Faculty | Barbara Klinger
Provost Professor, Film and Media Studies, Dept. of Communication and Culture
And President of The Society for Cinema and Media Studies
- Ph.D., Communication Studies/Film, University of Iowa, 1986
- M.A., School of Film, Ohio University, 1981
- B.A., Bucknell University, 1973
Her research and teaching focus on: US cinema; film exhibition; cinema and new media; transmedia and convergence; reception, audience, and fan studies; gender studies; film and media theory, history, and criticism
Courses Recently Taught
- Hollywood II: 1946-Present
- Media Audiences: Fans, Subcultures, Mass Culture
- Film Noir
- Digital Cinema
- Reception Studies: National and Transnational
- American Masculinities
- Cinema in the Digital Era
- Fandom and Participatory Cultures
- In progress: Cinema and Immortality: Hollywood Classics in a Transmediated World
- In progress: The 3D Experiment: Style and Storytelling in Contemporary Stereoscopic Film
- Beyond the Multiplex: Cinema, New Technologies, and the Home (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006)
- Melodrama and Meaning: History, Culture, and the Films of Douglas Sirk (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1994)
- “Beyond Cheap Thrills: 3D Cinema Today, the Parallax Debates, and the ‘Pop-Out’,” Special issue on “Parallax: Stereoscopic 3D in Moving Images and Visual Art,” Public: Art/Culture/Ideas 47 (Fall 2013), ed. Dan Adler, Janine Marchessault, and Sanja Obradovic: 186-199.
- "Cave of Forgotten Dreams: Meditations on 3D," Film Quarterly 65, no. 3 (Spring 2012): 38-43.
- "24/7: Cable Television and the Feature Film,” Wiley-Blackwell History of American Film, V. 4, ed. Roy Grundmann, Cynthia Lucia, and Art Simon (Wiley-Blackwell Publishers, 2012), pp. 295-316.
- "Becoming Cult: Replay Culture, The Big Lebowski, and Male Fandom,” Screen 51, no. 1 (Spring 2010): 1-20.
- “Contraband Cinema: Piracy, Titanic, and Central Asia,” Cinema Journal 49, no. 2 (Winter 2010): 106-124. (Winner of The Society for Cinema and Media Studies 2011 Katherine Singer Kovacs Best Essay Award)
- "What Do Female Fans Want? Blockbusters, The Return of the King, and U.S. Audiences,” in Watching the Lord of the Rings: Tolkien’s World Audiences, ed. Martin Barker and Ernest Mathijs (London: Peter Lang Publishers, 2007), 69-82.
- "The Art Film, Affect, and the Female Viewer: The Piano Reconsidered,” Screen 47.1 (Spring 2006): 19-41.
- "Film History Terminable and Interminable: Recovering the Past in Reception Studies,” Screen 38.2 (Summer 1997): 107-128. (Winner of The Society for Cinema Studies 1999 Katherine Singer Kovacs Best Essay Award)
Invited and Keynote Lectures
Aberystwyth University, Wales; UCLA; Chicago Film Seminar; University College London, England; Concordia University, Canada; Duke University; University of East Anglia; Emory University; Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia; University of Florida; University of Glasgow, Scotland; University of Illinois; University of Innsbruck, Austria; University of Kansas; University of Keele, England; University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; University of Nottingham, England; Northwestern University; University of Pennsylvania; University of Pittsburgh; Purdue University; USC; Syracuse University; University of Warwick, England; Wayne State University; University of Western Ontario, Canada; Vanderbilt University; University of Zurich, Switzerland
- With actress Meryl Streep, IU Auditorium: Conferral of Honorary Degree Ceremony and Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Lecture, Spring 2014
- With filmmaker Werner Herzog, Patten Lecture Series, WFIU Public Radio: “Artworks” and “Profiles,” Fall 2012
- With filmmaker John Sayles, IU Cinema: Jorgensen re Series, Fall 2011