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Jennifer S. Clark


Martino Hall, Room 710



PhD Critical Studies, Cinema - Television, University of Southern California

Biography and Research Interests

Prof. Clark is interested in television production cultures, television history, gender studies, female stardom and celebrity, and representations of masculinity and emotion.


Selected Publications

"Reclaiming Single Women’s Work: Gender, Melodrama, and the Processes of Adaptation in The Best of Everything" in ed. Katherine Fama and Jorie Lagerway, Single Lives: Modern Women in Literature, Culture, and Film (under contract at Rutgers University Press)

"From Stripping on Broadway to Knitting on TV: Gypsy Rose Lee's Adaptable Labors" Feminist Media Histories (2016) 2 (4): 143–168.

“What Happens When WeWatch What Happens Live?, or The Aftershow as Critical Mediation In Media Res (April 25, 2016)

“Queenfor a Day: Representation, Materiality, and Gender in Elizabeth II’s TelevisedCoronation” Journal of e-Media Studies4.1 (2015).

"Post Feminist Masculinity and the Complex Politics of Time:Contemporary Quality Television Imagines a Pre-Feminist World," NewReview of Film and Television Studies, Vol. 12, Issue 4, December2014 

“Liberating Bi-Centennial America: Imagining the Nation through TVSuperwomen of the Seventies” in Television & New Media (September2009): 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.)

Courses Taught

  • Critical Production Studies in Film and Television
  • Queer Theories
  • Fashion in British Film and Television
  • Understanding Film
  • Understanding Television
  • Film Stardom
  • Film Theory and Criticism
  • Fashion and Costuming in Film
  • Fashioning Britain
  • British Heritage Cinema
  • Film and Gender
  • Theories of Media, Culture, and Society
  • Film Aesthetics and Economics