Romanow, Rebecca

Meet the Program Chair! Rebecca Romanow

Director, Film/Media Program

Director/ Faculty & Staff/ Film/Media/ Full Professor/ Program Chair

Rebecca Fine Romanow is the Director of the Film/Media Program. She received her PhD in English from the University of Rhode Island in 2006, with an emphasis in postcolonial literature and film. Her dissertation, The Postcolonial Body in Queer Space and Time, was published by Cambridge Scholar’s Publishing (Cambridge, England) in 2006, with a paperback edition published in 2008. Her chapter, “Refusing Migrant Subjectivity: Alternative Time and Space in Hanif Kureishi’s The Buddha of Suburbia” was published in Indiscretions: At the Intersection of Queer and Postcolonial Theory (Ed. Murat Aydemir) in May, 2011.  “Turtles Can Fly: Invasion, Influence and Inevitability Along the Frontier” was published as a chapter in Projecting Words, Writing Images: Intersections of the Literary and the Visual in American Cultural Practice (Ed. Mark Paryz and John R. Leo) in October, 2011. Her research and teaching interests include world and transnational cinemas, films of the Middle East, and late 20th and 21st century film. She has developed and taught film classes on New Wave Film Theory, Punk Cinema and the Underground Aesthetic, The Rock ‘n’ Roll Film, Films of Terrorism, The World Youth Film, The Theory of Film Excess, Indian Film, and Quentin Tarantino. Recently, she has created courses focusing on YouTube Film, Films of the British Empire, British Comedy Film, Low-tech, Mobile, Mutant and Guerilla Film Theory, Star Studies,  and Bad Movies: The Theory of Film Aesthetics.  Romanow’s articles have been published in Politics and CultureMegafoni (Finland), Subaltern Studies, and The Journal of Comparative Literature and Culture.