Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn

Assistant Professor


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

Courses Taught

English 192: First-Year Seminar – Film and Place
Honors 200: The Mechanical and the Mystical
English 383: History of Animation
Film Studies 308: Special Effects

Teaching Interests

American exhibition
Modern theatrical architecture
American film history
Film and visual theory
History of technology
Science fiction film
Special effects
Horror film
Contemporary global cinema

Selected Publications

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.