Faculty | Christopher Anderson
Associate Professor, Department of Communication and Culture
- Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1988
Professor Anderson writes and teaches about media industries and the history of movies, radio, television, and advertising in the United States. He recently received the Library of Congress Coca-Cola Fellowship for the Study of Advertising and World Culture and is researching the activities of advertising agencies and corporate sponsors, who used radio and television to promote a consumer society in America during the years 1930-1960.
- "Creating the 21st-Century Television Network: General Electric and
NBC." America's Network. Ed. M. Hilmes. New York: Oxford
University Press, forthcoming.
- "Disneyland." Television: The Critical View. 6th ed. H. Newcomb. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. (Previously published in 5th ed., 1994.)
- "Hollywood in the Home: The Meaning of Television at the End of the Studio System." Modernity and Mass Culture. Ed. P. Brantlinger and J. Naremore. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1991. 80-102.
- Hollywood TV: The Studio System in the Fifties. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1994.
- "Mapping the Ethereal City: Chicago Television, the FCC and the Politics of Place." Co-authored with Michael Curtin. Quarterly Review of Film and Video 16 (1999): 289-305.
- "On Being Lost: Television Networks and the Uses of Drama." Thinking Outside the Box: Television Genres in Transition. Ed. G. Edgerton and B. Rose. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2005.
- "Television and Hollywood in the 1940's." Boom and Bust: Hollywood in the 1940's (History of American Cinema, vol. 6). Ed. T. Schatz. New York: Scribner's, 1997. 422-444.
- "Writing Cultural History: The Challenge of Radio and Television." Co-authored with Michael Curtin. Media History: Theories, Methods and Analysis. Ed. N. Brugger and S. Kolstrup. Aarhus: Aarus University Press, 2001.