Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn

Associate Professor
English and Film Studies

BA, University of Notre Dame, 2000

MA, Northwestern University, 2008

PhD, Northwestern University, 2013

Research and Teaching Interests
Exhibition and theatrical architecture, American film history, Spectatorship, Film and visual theory, History of technology, Cultural history, Animation, Special effects, and Horror film

Courses Taught
English/Film Studies 383: History of Animation

English/Film Studies 380: Special Effects

English/Film Studies 876: Media Historiography

English/Film Studies 380: Trash Cinema

English/Film Studies 290: Introduction to Film Studies

Film Studies 690: Classical Hollywood Cinema

Recent Publications

Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn. “Tasteful Networks of Attention: Language, Listening, Meaning, and Art House Exhibition.” The Oxford Handbook on Cinematic Listening. Oxford University Press, .
Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn. “Technologies of Blackness: Aldo Tambellini, Psychedelia, Widescreen, Media.” Cultural Critique 112. (2021).
Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn, and Grusin, Richard A., eds. Ends of Cinema. University of Minnesota Press, 2020.
Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn. The Optical Vacuum: Spectatorship and Modernized American Theater Architecture. Oxford University Press, 2018.
Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn, and Groening, Stephen. Afterword, Objects, Exhibition, and the Spectator. 28.3 Film History, 2016.
Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn, and Groening, Stephen. Objects, Exhibition, and the Spectator - Special issue of Film History. 28.3 Film History, 2016.
Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn. “Smoke and Mirrors: Cigarettes, Cinephilia, and Reverie in the American Movie Theater.” Film History 28.3 (2016): 85-113.
Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn. “Revisiting The Apparatus: The Theatre Chair and Cinematic Spectatorship.” Screen 57.3 (2016): 253-276.
Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn. “Space, Satisfaction, and the Screen.” 2ha 7, "Suburbia + Cinema". (2014).
Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn. “In the House, in the Picture: Distance and Proximity in the American Mid-Century Neutralized Theatre.” World Picture 7, "Distance". (2012): 1-18.
Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn. “The Hues of Memory, the Shades of Experience: Color and Time in 'Syndromes and a Century'.” Color and the Moving Image: History, Theory, Aesthetics, Archive. Routledge, (2012): 104-113.