Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn

Associate Professor


PhD, Screen Cultures, Northwestern University
MA, Screen Cultures, Northwestern University
BA, English and Film, University of Notre Dame

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

Teaching Interests

  • Exhibition and theatrical architecture
  • American film history
  • Spectatorship
  • Film and visual theory
  • History of technology
  • Cultural history
  • Animation
  • Special effects
  • Horror film

Selected Publications

Szczepaniak-Gillece, J. (2021, May). Technologies of Blackness: Aldo Tambellini, Psychedelia, Widescreen, Media. Cultural Critique, 112.
Szczepaniak-Gillece, J. (2021, March). Tasteful Networks of Attention: Language, Listening, Meaning, and Art House Exhibition. The Oxford Handbook on Cinematic Listening. Oxford University Press.
Szczepaniak-Gillece, J., & Grusin, R. A., eds. (2020, December). Ends of Cinema. University of Minnesota Press.
Szczepaniak-Gillece, J. (2018, September). The Optical Vacuum: Spectatorship and Modernized American Theater Architecture. Oxford University Press.
Szczepaniak-Gillece, J., & Groening, S. (2016, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Afterword, Objects, Exhibition, and the Spectator. , 28(3).
Szczepaniak-Gillece, J., & Groening, S. (2016, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Objects, Exhibition, and the Spectator - Special issue of Film History. , 28(3).
Szczepaniak-Gillece, J. (2016, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Smoke and Mirrors: Cigarettes, Cinephilia, and Reverie in the American Movie Theater. Film History, 28(3), 85-113.
Szczepaniak-Gillece, J. (2016, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Revisiting The Apparatus: The Theatre Chair and Cinematic Spectatorship. Screen, 57(3), 253-276.
Szczepaniak-Gillece, J. (2014). Space, Satisfaction, and the Screen. 2ha, 7, "Suburbia + Cinema".
Szczepaniak-Gillece, J. (2012). In the House, in the Picture: Distance and Proximity in the American Mid-Century Neutralized Theatre. World Picture, 7, "Distance", 1-18.
Szczepaniak-Gillece, J. (2012). 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, 104-113. New York and London: Routledge.