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"Hairy Thuggish Women": Female Werewolves, Gender, and the Hoped-For Monster
The female werewolf embodies a kind of gendered border crossing: a female body expressing characteristics labeled both masculine and male by the dominant culture (power, strength, rage, aggression, violence, and body hair). ...
The Decay of Memory and Matter: Material Transformation in the New Artistic Archive
This project emerges from questions about how American society approaches film archiving and preservation, particularly in relation to the materiality of the image objects such an activity is predicated on. In the current ...
Authorship in Transnational Cinema: Pedro Almodovar, Wong Kar-wai, and the Star-Auteur
Built into the schema of commercially successful film today is a demand that directors perform as stars. This thesis explores the work of two filmmakers widely held as vanguards of contemporary global cinema and coveted ...
RESPONDING TO NEW MEDIA: AUTOMOBILE ADVERTISING AND MODERN CONSUMERISM
In this thesis I examine the unique positioning of BMW Films in the history of automotive advertising in the United States and suggest that BMW's unique approach of combining cinematic film and Internet technology initiated ...