Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Jennifer Clark

Ph.D. Critical Studies, Cinema - Television, University of Southern California

422A Lowenstein

Courses Taught:
Introduction to Film
Understanding Television
Film Stardom
British Heritage Cinema
Film and Gender
Theories of Media, Culture, and Society
Film Aesthetics and Economics (M.A. course)

Research Interests:
Jennifer Clark’s research interests include television history, gender studies, female stardom and celebrity, representations of masculinity and emotion, and the aesthetics of quality television.

She is currently working on articles about the gender politics of masculine ennui in The Sopranos and Mad Men; Queen Elizabeth’s II televised coronation; and early television stardom, with case studies of Gloria Swanson, Gorgeous George, and Gypsy Rose Lee. She is also developing a book that examines the spatial dimensions involved in the relationship between the American Women’s Liberation Movement and television during the 1970s.

“Liberating Bi-Centennial America: Imagining the Nation through TV Superwomen of the Seventies” in Television & New Media (September 2009): 434-454 .
“Producing Television,” Spectator, Spring 2008 28:1 (editor)
Writing Lives, Reading Communities, Pearson/McGraw-Hill, 2000 (co-edited with Kay Halasek et. al.)

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