Rebecca Fine Romanow

  • Teaching Professor, Program Director
  • Film/Media
  • Phone: 401.874.9474
  • Email: rromanow@uri.edu
  • Office Location: Swan Hall, Rm 151

Biography

Rebecca Fine Romanow is the Director of the Film/Media Program at the University of Rhode Island. She received her Ph.D. 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 Press (Cambridge, England) in 2006, with a paperback edition published in 2008.

Her interests include 21st century film and television, world and transnational cinemas, films of the Middle East, and film history and theory. She has developed and taught film classes on Netflix, HBO, and International Television, Chaos Cinema, iPhone and Gorilla Film, You Tube film, New Wave Film Theory, Punk Cinema and the Underground Aesthetic, Films of the British Empire, The Theory of Film Excess, Films of Terrorism, The Rock ‘n’ Roll Film, British Comedy Film, and Quentin Tarantino.

Romanow’s articles have been published in Politics and Culture, Megafoni (Finland), and The Journal of Comparative Literature and Culture, as well as chapter contributions to several scholarly anthologies. She has delivered numerous papers and chaired panels at academic conferences including MLA, NeMLA, and the Cultural Studies Association conferences. Her current areas of research focus are on 21st Century global film and television, smartphone and low tech film criticism, and youth film from Iran, Iraq, Israel, and the Palestinian Territories.

Research

21st century film and television, world and transnational cinemas, films of the Middle East, and film history and theory.

Education

  • Ph.D., English, University of Rhode Island, 2006
  • M.A., English, University of Massachusetts Boston, 2000
  • M.B.A., Boston University, 1978
  • A.B., English Literature, Boston University, 1974

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