Williams, Tami M.

Associate Professor


PhD, University of California-Los Angeles, Film and Television

Courses Taught

ArtHistory 205 Film History I: Development of an Art, 1895-1945
ArtHistory 206 Film History II: Development of an Art, 1945-Present
English 111 Film, Television and the Internet
English 291 Introduction to Television Studies
English 293 Literature and Media: Film Noir and the Crime Novel
English 295 Women and Film
English 312 Topics in Film Studies: Cinema and Digital Culture
English 316 Global Cinema: Women Directors
English 316 Global Cinema: Hong Kong Cinema
English 316 Global Cinema: French New Wave
English 329 Film and the Novel: Adaptation
English 390 Classical Film Theory and Criticism
English 590 Contemporary Film Theory: Feminist Film Historiography
English 743 Intro to Film Studies: Seminar in Theory and Criticism

Research and Teaching Interests

Early Cinema and Visual Culture (pantomime, theater, dance)
French Film History
International Silent Cinema
Feminist Film Historiography
Gender Studies/Queer Aesthetics
Classical Film Theory
Cinema and Digital Culture
Contemporary Global Cinema

Selected Publications

Williams, T. M., ed. (2016, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Early Cinema and the Archives. , 16.1(1). University of Minnesota Press: The Moving Image.
Williams, T. M. (2014). Germaine Dulac: A Cinema of Sensations. Chicago and Urbana-Champaign: University of Illinois Press.
Williams, T. M., Askari, K., Curtis, S., & Gray, F., eds. (2014). Performing New Media, 1890-1915. New Barnet, Herts: John Libbey Press.
Williams, T. M. (2012). The 'Silent Arts': Modern Pantomime and the Making of an Art Cinema in Belle Époque Paris. Gaudreault, A., Dulac, N., & Hidalgo, S. (Eds.). A Companion to Early Cinema, 99-118. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
Williams, T. M. (2011, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Towards a New ‘Silent’ Cinema: 1920s French Impressionist Film and its Global Legacy. Petro, P. (Ed.). Global Currents: A bi-annual bulletin by the Center for International Education., Center for International Education, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 8(1), p. 14-15.
Williams, T. M. (2010, December). Toward the Development of a Modern 'Impressionist' Cinema: Germaine Dulac's La Belle Dams sans merci (1921) and the Deconstruction of the Femme Fatale Archetype. Framework: The Journal of Cinema and Media, 51(2), 404-419.