William Horrigan, "An Analysis of the Construction of an Author:  The Example of Douglas Sirk." Fall 1979.

Raymond Narducy, "The Films of the Beatles:  A Study in Star Images."  Summer 1981.

Ellen Seiter, "The Promise of Melodrama:  Recent Soap Operas and Women's Pictures."  Summer 1981.

Jeremy Butler, "Toward a Theory of Cinematic Style: The Remake."  Fall 1981.

Carole Harmel, "Strategies of the Still:  Minor White's Concept of Reading the Photographic Image Extended and Applied to Still Images in Experimental Film."  Winter 1982.

Peter Steven, "Hollywood's Depiction of the U.S. Working Class from 1970-1980:  A Marxist Analysis."  Winter 1982.

Jane Gaines, "Popular Icon as Commodity and Sign:  The Circulation of Betty Grable, 1941-1945."  Spring 1982.

Gina Marchetti, "Film and Subculture:  The Relation of Film to Punk and Glitter Youth Subcultures."  Summer 1982.

Gretchen Bisplinghoff, "Codes of Feminine Madness in Film."  Fall 1983.

Blaine Allan, "The New American Cinema and the Beat Generation, 1956-1960." Spring 1984.

Claudia Springer, "Cultural Projections:  The Ideology of Cross-Cultural Representation in Contemporary American Film." Spring 1986

Greg Faller, "The Function of Star and Performance in the Hollywood Musical: Eleanor Powell, Sonia Henie, Esther Williams." Summer 87.

Elizabeth K. Jackson, "Contemporary Black Film, Television and Video Makers: A Survey Analysis of Producers." Fall 88.

Chris Straayer, "Sexual Subjects: Signification, Viewership, and Pleasure in Film and Video." Fall 88. 

Jenny Kwok Wah Lau, "A Cultural Interpretation of the Popular Cinema of China and Hong Kong, 1981-1985." Winter 89

Tülin Yilbar-Sertoz, "Issues in Documentary Practice: With a Focus on Turkey." Winter 89.

Rosemary Matich, "Functional Criticism: Space/Time Theory and Phenomenology." Spring 89

Susan Doll, "Elvis Presley:  All Shook Up.  The Effect of Ideology and Subculture on Star Image." Summer 89

Virginia Keller, "Multiple Points of View: Dialectics of Film Narration." Fall 89

Deborah Latourette, "Dr. Who Meets Vladimir Propp: A Comparative Morphological Analysis."  Spring 1990

Ramona Curry, "Power and Allure:  The Mediation of Sexual Difference in the Films of Mae West."  Fall 1990.

Toni Perrine, "Beyond Apocalyse: Representations of Nuclear War and its Aftermath in Recent U.S. Narrative Film."   Fall 1991.

Chris List,  "Chicano Images:  Strategies for Ethnic Self-Representation in Mainstream Cinema,"  Fall 1991

Deborah Tudor, "Hollywood and the Discourse of Team Athletics"   Winter 1992.

Ilene Goldman, “Cine Mujer: Fifteen Years of Feminist Film and Videomaking in Bogotá, Colombia,” Spring 1994

Gabriel Gomez, “The Emergence of a Queer Aesthetic in Recent Gay Independent Film and Video.” Fall, 1996.

Eilish McCormick, "The Development of the Video Sports Producer/Director in Intercollegiate Football:  An Institutional Analysis."  Fall, 1997.

Jyotsna Kapur, “Out of Control: Television, Hollywood, and the Transformation of Childhood in Late Capitalism,”  Summer, 1998.

Abigail Feder, “‘Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better’: Transgressive Gender Role Performance in Musical Theater and Film, 1930-1950,”  [Ph.D. Program in Drama and Theatre]  Fall, 1999

Nina K. Martin, “Encountering Soft-core Thrills: Gender, Genre, and Feminism in the Erotic Thriller Film.” Fall, 1999.

David Douglas, “Another Avant Garde: Toronto Experimental Film in the 1970s and 1980s.” Spring 2000.

Jeffrey Skoller, "Shadows, Specters and Shards: Toward a Poetics of the Representation of History in Avant-Garde Film 1972-1999" Spring 2001

Amy Beer, "From the Bronx to Brooklyn: Spanish Language Movie Theaters and Their Audiences in New York City 1930-1999" Spring 2001

J. B. Capino,  "Film and The Spectacle of Colonialism: American Documentary Films About The Philippines, 1899-1989".  [Pilot program in digital dissertation] Spring 2002. Won SCMS dissertation award.

Aaron Anderson, “Reading the Fights: Gestures Toward a Semiotics of Staged Combat.”  [Ph.D. Program in Drama and Theatre] Fall 2002

Hyunsoek Seo, “The Shock of Boredom: The Aesthetics of Absence, Futility, and Bliss In Moving Images,” Spring 2003

Fatimah Muhammad, “Hip Hop Culture’s Impact on Young Black Women’s Identity Formation.” Fall 2003

Aditi Menon-Broker, “A Hall of Mirrors: Repetition and Recycling in Hindi Commercial Cinema.”  Fall 2004

Suk-Young Kim, “Revolutionizing the Family: A Comparative Studies on the Filmed Propaganda Performance of the People’s Republic of China and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (1966-1979),”   Spring 2005. [Ph.D. Program in Drama and Theatre]

Mark Kerins, “Rethinking Film for the Digital Sound Age,”  Spring 2005

Ting Wang, “Hollywood’s Global Expansion and China’s Filmed Entertainment Industry,” Fall 2005

In Progress

Amy Beste, “Contemporary Institutions of the Avant Garde Cinema”

Susan Ericsson, “Shock Tactics: Representation and Narration in U.S. Cinema, 1994-2004”

Shannon Gore, “Television Documentary and the Civil Rights Movement: 1957-1965”

Mary Pagano, “The Impact of the Feminist Movement in US Television Programs, 1965-1980.”

Dissertation Examiner

Laleen Jayamanne, "Positions of Women in the Sri Lankan Cinema,  1947-1979,"  New South Wales University, Australia.  1981.

S.J.J. Dermody,  "The Second Cinema:  Australian Feature Film Since 1970 and the Problematic of Australianess,"  University of Sydney, Australia.  1986.

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