Faculty | Joan Hawkins
Associate Professor , Department of Communication and Culture
- Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1993
Joan Hawkins teaches courses on the horror genre; experimental film, theater and performance art; women directors; French cinema; panic culture; media theory and media history. Her research continues to focus on the politics of taste culture, gender and sexuality.
Courses Recently Taught
- C414 Experimental Film, Theater and Performance Art
- C392 The History and Politics of the Horror Film
- C420 Nightmare Movies
- C420 Independent Film
- C445 Film Fascism and Psychoanalysis
- C503 Intro to Media Theory and Aesthetics
- C592 Horror
- C596 Race and Class in Postwar French Cinema
"The Anxiety of Influence: Georges Franju and the Medical Horrorshows of Jess Franco." Horror Film Reader. Ed. James Ursini and Alain Silver. New York: Limelight Editions, 2000.
"'Click Here if You're White:' The Construction of Race and Gender on Whie Supremacist Web Sites." Concerns: A Publication of the Women's Caucus for the Modern Language Association 27 (2000): 45-48.
- Cutting Edge: Art-Horror and the Horrific Avant-garde. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2000.
- "One of Us: Todd Browning's Freaks." Freakery: Cultural Spectacles of the Extraordinary Body. Ed. Rosemarie Garland Thomson. London and New York: New York University Press, 1996.
- "'See It From the Beginning': Hitchcock's Reconstruction of Film History." The Hitchcock Annual: Hitchcock Centenary Issue (1999-2000): 13-29.
- "Sleaze-mania, Euro-trash and High Art:The Place of European Art Films in American Low Culture." Film Quarterly 53 (1999-2000): 14-29. Also accepted for inclusion in the Trash Cinema Reader. Ed. Eric Schaefer. Under consideration by University of Minnesota Press and the British Film Institute.
- "'No Sicker Than You Were Before:' Theory, Economy and Power in Abel Ferrara's The Addiction." Underground U.S.A. Ed. Steven Schneider and Xavier Mendik. Wallflower Press, forthcoming.
- "When Bad Girls Do French Theory: The Deconstruction of Rodney King." The Teacher's Body: Questions of Embodiment, Identity and Authority in College Classrooms. Ed. Diane Freedman, forthcoming.
Selected Honors and Awards
numerous teaching awards and the 2007 Active Learning Grant to develop a class on the American Avant-garde