Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn

Associate Professor and Director of Film Studies
Director of Film Studies


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, Jocelyn. Movies Under the Influence. University of Minnesota Press, 2024.
Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn. “Tasteful Networks of Attention: Language, Listening, Meaning, and Art House Exhibition” The Oxford Handbook on Cinematic Listening Oxford University Press. (2021).
Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn. “Bombed Pasts, Burning Futures: Notes on Demolition and Exhibition” Framework 62.2 (2021).
Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn. “Technologies of Blackness: Aldo Tambellini, Psychedelia, Widescreen, Media” Cultural Critique 112. (2021).
Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn, and Grusin, Richard A. 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 Bloomington, IN: Film History. 2016.
Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn, and Groening, Stephen. Objects, Exhibition, and the Spectator - Special issue of Film History 28.3 Bloomington, IN: 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. “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 New York and London: Routledge. (2012): 104-113.