Distinguished Professor, Film Studies; Program Coordinator, Film Studies
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Credentials: 
Ph.D. - University of California, Los Angeles 1983
M.A.H. - State University of New York at Buffalo 1979
B.A. - Hobart College 1977
Professional Affiliations: 

Society for Cinema Studies

Education: 

          PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, 1983. Dissertation: The Comedy Films of Marilyn Monroe  and Jerry Lewis: A Narratological Study and An Introduction to the Social/Ideological Project.                  

          MAH, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1979. Thesis: The Flash in the Pan

         BA with High Honors in English, Hobart College, 1977.

Honors and Awards: 

           2015: OSU Distinguished Professor Award

           2015: University Honors College Eminent Professor, Oregon State University.

            2014: Center for the Humanities Research Fellowship, Oregon State University, awarded for research on Transition-era Hollywood.

            2006-2008: Judge, Ashland Independent Film Festival.

            2006: Center for the Humanities Research Fellowship, Oregon State University, awarded for research on file sharing and the MPAA.

            2005: Post-tenure Review Award, Oregon State University. 

             2003: Named Editor of Cinema Journal.

            2002: New York Times “New and Noteworthy in Paperback,” for Hollywood v. Hard Core.

             2001: Center for the Humanities Research Fellowship, Oregon State University, awarded for research on blacklist memoirs.

             2000: College of Liberal Arts Research Fellowship, Oregon State University, awarded for research on blacklist memoirs.

              1996: Center for the Humanities Research Fellowship, Oregon State University, awarded for research on the industrial impact of the 1968 MPAA Ratings Code.

              1995: Booklist Medal, Booklist Magazine, for Whom God Wishes to Destroy ... Francis Coppola and the New Hollywood.        

             1995: College of Liberal Arts Researcher of the Year, Oregon State University

             1994: “Outstanding Academic Book,” awarded by Choice Magazine for The Road to Romance and Ruin: Teen Films and Youth Culture.

             1992: College of Liberal Arts Research Fellowship, Oregon State University, awarded for research on Walt Disney Productions, January-April, 1992.

             1991: Corporation for Public Broadcasting/Annenberg Foundation Grant, awarded for the development of "distance learning" courses, June 1991-June 1993.

             1990: Center for the Humanities Research Fellowship, Oregon State University, awarded for research on youth culture and teen films, September-December 1990.    

             1990: Oregon Committee for the Humanities Summer Research Fellowship, awarded for research on youth culture and teen films, June-September 1990.

             1989: Judge, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Student Film Awards, April, 1989.          

             1988: Visiting Academic Director, Northwest Inter-institutional Council on Study Abroad, Bath, England, September-December 1988

             1987: Center for the Humanities Research Fellowship, Oregon State University, awarded for research on Francis Coppola's Zoetrope Studios, April-June 1987. 

             1985: College of Liberal Arts Research Fellowship, Oregon State University, awarded in support of the video production, "Fat Boy Prince of Darkness," January-March 1985.

             1984: College of Liberal Arts Research Grant, Oregon State University, awarded for research on 1950's American film comedy, April-June 1984.

Additional Information: 

Books:

 

Hard-Boiled Hollywood: Crime and Punishment in Post-war Los Angeles (University of  

      California Press, forthcoming Spring 2017)

 

Essential Cinema: An Introduction to Film Analysis (Wadsworth/Cengage, 2013).

 

The Godfather (BFI Film Classics, Palgrave/MacMillan, 2010; translated into Turkish and

     published by Alfa Publishing Group, 2014; translated into Chinese and published by  

     Peking University Press, 2015; translated into French and published by Editions

     Akileos, forthcoming).

 

American Film: A History (W.W. Norton, 2008)

 

Hollywood v. Hard-Core: How the Struggle over Censorship Created the Modern Film

     Industry  (NYU Press, 2000).

Whom God Wishes to Destroy ... Francis Coppola and the New Hollywood  (Duke  

     University, 1995 and in the U.K. by Athlone Press, 1995).

The Road to Romance and Ruin: Teen Films and Youth Culture (NY: Routledge, 1992).

     Re-issue: (NY: Routledge Library Edition: Cinema, 2013).

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Books (edited):

 

Behind the Silver Screen: Producers (Rutgers University Press, 2015; in the UK and

     elsewhere, IB Tauris).

 

The American Film History Reader (with Eric Smoodin) (Routledge, 2014).

 

Looking Past the Screen: Case Studies in American Film History and Method (with Eric

     Smoodin) (Duke University Press, 2007).

 

The End of Cinema As We Know It ... American Film in the Nineties (NYU, 2001).

 

The New American Cinema (Duke University Press, 1998).

 

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Book series (edited):

 

Behind the Silver Screen (Rutgers University Press and IB Tauris), 10 books, including:

 

Behind the Silver Screen: Editing and Special Effects, edited by Charlie Keil and Kristin

     Whissel (2016)

 

Behind the Silver Screen: Producing, edited by Jon Lewis (2015).

 

Behind the Silver Screen: Sound, edited by Kay Kalinack (2015).

 

Behind the Silver Screen: Acting, edited by Claudia Springer and Julie Levinson (2015).

 

Behind the Silver Screen: Art Direction, edited by Lucy Fischer  (2015).

 

Behind the Silver Screen: Cinematography, edited by Patrick Keating, (2014).

 

Behind the Silver Screen: Screenwriting, edited by Andrew Horton and Julian Hoxter,

     (2014).

Office Hours: 
TR 12:45-1:45 pm

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Biography

Jon Lewis is the Distinguished Professor of Film Studies and University Honors College Eminent Professor at Oregon State University where he has taught film and cultural studies since 1983. He has published eleven books, including The Road to Romance and Ruin: Teen Films and Youth Culture, which won a Choice Magazine Academic Book of the Year Award; Whom God Wishes to Destroy … Francis Coppola and the New Hollywood (a Booklist starred title); Hollywood v. Hard Core: How the Struggle over Censorship Saved the Modern Film Industry (a New York Times New and Noteworthy paperback); and for the British Film Institute’s Film Classics series, The Godfather. He is the series editor for Rutgers University Press’ Behind the Silver Screen.

     Professor Lewis has appeared in two theatrically released documentaries on film censorship: Inside Deep Throat (Fenton Bailey, 2005) and This Film is Not Yet Rated (Kirby Dick, 2006) and between 2002 and 2007, Lewis was editor of Cinema Journal and had a seat on the Executive Council of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies.

At OSU
Affiliated with: 
Sch of Wrtg Lit & Film
Courses Taught: 

PARTIAL List of courses taught:

 

     Cold War Hollywood

     Documentary Film

     Film and the New Wave

     Film Censorship

     Film Comedy

     Film Criticism and Theory

     Film Form

     Film Noir

     Films for the Future

     From Romance to Ruin: Teen Films and Youth Culture

     Hitchcock: Movies and Madness

     Introduction to Film Studies I (Film History 1895-1941)

     Introduction to Film Studies I (Film History 1942-1968)

     Los Angeles: A Cultural History

     Movie Stars: The Fundamental Thing

     Narrative Theory and Film

     Postmodernism

     Soap Operas and Society

     The Films of Francis Coppola

     The New American Cinema (1968-present)

     The Pleasure of Terror: the Horror Film

     The Sixties: A Cultural History

     The Wonderful World of Disney

     Women in Cinema: Position, Presentation and Representation

Research/Career Interests: 

Jon Lewis is a Distinguished Professor of Film Studies and a University Honors College Eminent Professor in the School of Writing, Literature, and Film at Oregon State University where he has taught film and cultural studies since 1983. He has published ten books: The Road to Romance and Ruin: Teen Films and Youth Culture, which won a Choice Magazine Academic Book of the Year Award; Whom God Wishes to Destroy … Francis Coppola and the New Hollywood; The New American Cinema; Hollywood v. Hard Core: How the Struggle over Censorship Saved the Modern Film Industry, a New York Times New and Noteworthy paperback; The End of Cinema as We Know It: American Film in the Nineties, American Film: A History, Looking Past the Screen: Case Studies in American Film History, for the British Film Institute’s Film Classics series, The Godfather; the popular textbook Essential Cinema, and The American Film History Reader. He is currently editing Behind the Silver Screen, a ten book series for Rutgers University Press on the history of selected film occupations (screenwriter, director, actor, producer, cinematographer, art director, sound engineer, animator, editor, and costume designer).

Professor Lewis has appeared in two theatrically released documentaries on film censorship: Inside Deep Throat (Fenton Bailey, 2005) and This Film is Not Yet Rated (Kirby Dick, 2006). Between 2002 and 2007, Professor Lewis was editor of Cinema Journal and had a seat on the Executive Council of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies.


Publications:

Books:

Hard-Boiled Hollywood: Crime and Punishment in Postwar Los Angeles (University of California Press, 2017)

The American Film History Reader (with Eric Smoodin) (Routledge, 2014).

Essential Cinema: An Introduction to Film Analysis (Wadsworth/Cengage, 2013).

The Godfather (BFI Film Classics, Palgrave/MacMillan, 2010.

American Film: A History (W.W. Norton, 2008)

Looking Past the Screen: Case Studies in American Film History and Method (with Eric Smoodin) (Duke University Press, 2007).

The End of Cinema As We Know It ... American Film in the Nineties (NYU, 2001).

Hollywood v. Hard-Core: How the Struggle over Censorship Created the Modern Film Industry  (NYU Press, 2000).

The New American Cinema (Duke University Press, 1998).

Whom God Wishes to Destroy ... Francis Coppola and the New Hollywood  (Duke University, 1995 and in the U.K. Athlone Press, 1995).

The Road to Romance and Ruin: Teen Films and Youth Culture (NY: Routledge, 1992). Re-issue: (NY: Routledge Library Edition: Cinema, 2013).

 

Proceedings and Conference Presentations: 

Papers and presentations (Invited):

 

“Censorship by Contract: Movies, Money and Morality,” deleivered at the invitation of the University of Kent, Canterbury, December, 2016.

 

“Mobsters and Movie Stars: Crime and Punishment in Postwar Los Angeles,” delivered at   

     the invitation of Kings College, London, December 2016.

 

“Editing American Film History,” delivered at the invitation of the Program in American

     Studies, University of California, Davis, May 2016.

 

“Hollywood Confidential: Crime and Punishment in Postwar Los Angeles,” delivered at

     the invitation of the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice-President, Oregon State

     University, May 2015.

 

“Random Reviews: Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War,”

     delivered at the invitation of the Friends of Corvallis Library, Corvallis Public Library,

     February 2015.

 

“Paths of Glory,” delivered at the Invitation of the School of Writing, Literature, and Film;

     the School of History, Philosophy, and Religion and the Northwest Film Center,  

     “Citizenship and Crisis” series, Portland Art Museum, January 2015.

 

“Few Things Sadder than the Truly Monstrous: The Black Dahlia Murder and Transition

     Era Hollywood,” delivered at the invitation of the School of Communication and Multi-

     Media Studies, Comparative Studies Colloquia on Interdisciplinarity, Florida Atlantic

     University, November 2014.

 

“A Simple Visual Figure in the Horror Film,” delivered at the invitation of the Center for

     the Humanities, “A Night of the Uncanny,” October 2014.

 

“Few Things Sadder than the Truly Monstrous: The Black Dahlia Murder and Transition

     Era Hollywood,” delivered at the invitation of the Center for the Humanities, Oregon   

     State University, October 2014.

 

“A Short History of the Short Subject,” delivered at the invitation of the McMinnville

     Short Film Festival, October 2014.

 

“Bombing Crazy People and Retards is Bad P.R.: The Aesthetics and Politics of the

     American War Film,” Peace Studies Program and the School of Communication and

     Multi-Media Studies at Florida Atlantic University, October, 2013.

 

“Mapping the Hollywood Transition,” delivered at the invitation of the Institute on the

     Americas, University College, London, January 2013.

 

“Hating Heather Donahue,” delivered at invitation of the Magic Barrel: A Reading to Fight

     Hunger, October 2011.

 

“The Voluntary Movie Ratings System,” delivered at the invitation of the Corvallis Public

     Library, October 2011.

 

“How the Blacklist Saved Hollywood,” delivered at the invitation of the University of

     Oklahoma, April, 2011.

 

“Kiss, Slap, Kiss,” delivered at the invitation of the Oregon State University Folk Club,

      February 2011.

 

“Movies and the First Amendment,” delivered at the invitation of the Benton County

     Historical Society, April 2010.

 

“Hedging Your Bets at the Oscars,” delivered at the invitation of the Professional Faculty

     Leadership Association, Oregon State University, February 2010.

 

“Independents and Independence,” delivered at the invitation of the Oregon State

     University Business Round Table, Portland, Oregon, December 2009.

 

“Real Sex: The Aesthetics and Economics of Art-House Porn,” delivered at the invitation

     of Wayne State University (Turner lecture series), April 2008.

 

“Movies and the First Amendment,” delivered at the invitation of the Office of

     Advancement, Oregon State University, brown-bag lunch series, April 2007.

 

"'If You Can't Protect What You Own, You Don't Own Anything': Piracy, Privacy and

     Public Relations in 21st Century Hollywood,” delivered at the invitation of the

     University of Pennsylvania, November 2006.

 

"'If You Can't Protect What You Own, You Don't Own Anything': “Piracy, Privacy and

     Public Relations in 21st Century Hollywood,” delivered at the invitation of the Center

     for the Humanities, Oregon State University, October 2006.

 

“Movies and Me,” delivered at the invitation of the College of Liberal Arts, October 2006.

 

“This Film Is Not Yet Rated,” introduction and Q&A, Cinema 21, Portland Oregon,

     September 2006.

 

“The Business of Scholarship: Some Practical Advice on Academic Publishing,” delivered

     at the invitation of the Cultural Studies program at the University of California, Davis,

     January 2006.

 

“Intellectual Property and Public Policy in 21st Century Hollywood,” delivered at the

     invitation of the University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, November 2004.

 

“Movies and the Political Process,” delivered at the invitation of the Academy of Life-      

      Long Learning, Corvallis, Oregon, October 2004.

 

“Piracy, Privacy and Public Relations in 21st Century Hollywood,” delivered at the

     invitation of the Department of English, Penn State University, September 2004.

 

“Hollywood and the First Amendment,” delivered at the invitation of the Department of

     Philosophy, “Ideas Matter” series, Oregon State University, October 2003.

 

“Hollywood and American Militarism,” delivered at the invitation of Faculty for Peace and

     Justice, Oregon State University, December 2002.

 

"'If You Can't Protect What You Own, You Don't Own Anything': Content Regulation in 

     the Hollywood that Jack Built," delivered at the invitation of the Department of Cinema

     Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, April 2002.

 

"Naming Names and Telling Stories: Historical Fictions on the Blacklist," delivered at the

     invitation of the Center for the Humanities, Oregon State University, November 2001.

 

"Hollywood v. Hard Core," delivered at the invitation of the Oregon State University

     Department of Distance and Continuing Education and the Oregon State University 

     Alumni Association,  CH2M Hill Alumni Center, Corvallis, Oregon, October 2001.

 

"Hollywood v. Hard Core," delivered at the invitation of the Pacific Northwest Library

     Association, CH2M Hill Alumni Center, Corvallis, Oregon, July 2001.

 

"Hollywood v. Hard Core," delivered at the invitation of Powell's City of Books, Portland,

     Oregon, July 2001.

 

"If History Has Taught Us Anything ... Coppola, Paramount and The Godfather, Parts I, II

     and III," delivered at the invitation of the Department of English, Portland State 

     University, November 2000.

 

"The Coen Brothers: Some Notes on Independence and Independents in the New

     Hollywood," delivered at the invitation of the English Department, University of 

     Pittsburgh, November 1999.

 

"We Do Not Ask You to Condone This ... How the Blacklist Saved Hollywood," delivered

     at the invitation of the USC Film School, November 1998.

 

"Robert Altman's McCabe and Mrs. Miller," delivered at the invitation of the Salem Public

     Library, March 1998.

 

"If History Has Taught Us Anything ... Coppola, Paramount and The Godfather, Parts I, II

     and III," delivered at the invitation of the Department of Radio, TV and Film, the

     University of North Texas, February 1997.

 

"Money Matters: Hollywood in the Corporate Era," delivered at the invitation of the Center

     for the Humanities, Oregon State University, November, 1996.

 

"Movies and Me / Movies, Money, Mike and Me," delivered at the invitation of the Center

     for Teaching Excellence, Oregon State University, November, 1996.

 

"Bruce Gilbert's An American Family," panel discussion organized by the Center for the

     Humanities, Oregon State University, November 1995.

 

 "Disney After Disney: From Family Business to the Business of Family," delivered at the

     invitiation of the Department of English, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon,

     May, 1994.

 

"No Room for Fear: On Re-presenting the Urban Scene," delivered at the invitation of the

     Department of Architecture, University of Oregon, February 1994.

 

"The Road to Romance and Ruin," a reading delivered at the invitation of Conant and   

     Conant Bookstore, Portland, Oregon, October 1992.

 

"The Road to Romance and Ruin," a reading delivered at the invitation of Modern Times

     Bookstore, San Francisco, California, September 1992.    

 

"The Road to Romance and Ruin," a reading delivered at the invitation of Kepler's

     Bookstore, Menlo Park, California, September 1992.

 

"From Romance to Ruin," delivered at the invitation of the Center for the Humanities,

     Working Papers Series, Oregon State University, November 1990.

 

"Films for the Future," delivered at the Invitation of the Hillsboro Public Library,

     November 1989.

 

"Films for the Future," delivered at the invitation of the Lake Oswego Public Library,

     October 1989.

 

"Films for the Future," delivered at the invitation of the Multnomah Public Library, 

     November 1989.

 

 "Francis Coppola's Zoetrope Films," delivered at the invitation of the Center for the

     Humanities, Working Papers series, Oregon State University, June 1987.

 

"Miami Vice: Advertising And Social Realism," delivered at the invitation of the

     Multnomah Public Library, Portland Oregon, February 1987.

 

"Miami Vice: Artistic and Cultural Production in Postmodern Society," delivered at the

     invitation of the Oregon Committee for the Humanities, Portland, Oregon, November 

     1986.

 

"Ronald Reagan and the American Film Western: A Response," invited presentation

     delivered at the Pacific Northwest American History Conference, Oregon State  

     University, May 1986.

 

"Miami Vice: Fun, Sun and Guns on America's Newest Mean Streets," invited

     presentation at Liberal Arts Day, sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts, Oregon

     State University, Portland Art Museum, March, 1986.

 

"The Politics of Paranoia: Hitchcock's North By Northwest," delivered at the invitation of

     the Communications Department, Ithaca College, July, 1983.

 

"Style and Politics: Authority in Welles' Touch of Evil," delivered at the

     invitation of the Communications  Department, Ithaca College, April, 1983.

 

"Critical Studies: Teaching Film in a University English Department," delivered at the

     invitation of the English Department, Oregon State University, January, 1983.

 

 

 

Colloquia and Workshops (invited):

 

“New Developments in Film Marketing and Distribution,” conducted as part of the “What

     is Film?: Change and Continuity in the 21st Century” conference, Portland, Oregon,

     November 2009.

 

“Academic Publishing, 2006,” conducted at the invitation of the University of

     Pennsylvania, November 2006.

 

“Academic Publishing, 2004,” conducted at the invitation of the University of Oregon,

     Eugene, Oregon, November 2004.

 

“How the Blacklist Saved Hollywood,” conducted at the invitation of Penn State

     University, State College, Pennsylvania, September 2004.

 

 

Papers Delivered at Professional Conferences:

 

     “Fly Straight and Live Right (Fly Right and Live Straight): Westbrook Pegler and the      

          Politics of Gossip,” delivered to the Society for Cinema Studies, Atlanta, Georgia,

           April 2016.

 

       “Disney’s World Cup: ESPN and the Un-Americanization of Global Football,”

           delivered to the Society for Cinema Studies, Montreal, Canada, March 2015.

 

      “The Dahlia and Transition-era Hollywood … An Epigram on Transient Lives,”

          delivered to the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Seattle, March, 2014.

 

      “Mapping the Hollywood Transition,” delivered to the Society for Cinema and

          Media Studies, Chicago, March, 2013.

 

     “Pornography, Murder, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Presidential Politics: The Short  

         Strange Story of Artisan Entertainment,” delivered to the Society for Cinema and

         Media Studies, Boston, Massachusetts, March 2012.

 

   “Talk is Cheap, Action is Expensive: Positioning, Platforming and Presenting American

       Independent Cinema,” delivered to the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, New

       Orleans Louisiana, California, 2011.    

 

     "The End of Cinema, Otra Vez … the American Movies (and the Movie Business)

        1999-2010," delivered to the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Los Angeles,    

        California, March 2010.

 

“Teaching the Introduction to Film Studies class,” delivered to the Society for Cinema and

     Media Studies, Los Angeles, California, March 2010

 

Medium Cool and Chicago 1968,” delivered to the Society for Cinema and Media

     Studies, Philadelphia, March 2008.

 

“Presumed Effects of Erotica: Some Notes on the Report of the Commission on Obscenity

     and Pornography,” delivered to the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Chicago,

     March 2007.

 

“Publishing a Print Journal in the Age of Open Access,” delivered to the Society for

     Cinema and Media Studies, Vancouver, BC, March 2006.

 

“Publishing in/an Academic Journal,” delivered to the Society for Cinema and Media

     Studies, London, England, March 2005.

 

“1955,” delivered to the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Atlanta, March, 2004.

 

"Security Standards, Intellectual Property and Public Policy: Some Notes on the Integrity 

     of  the Copyright Industries," delivered to the Society for Cinema Studies, Minneapolis,

     March 2003.

 

"Real Sex Imports and the American Film Market," delivered to the Society for Cinema

     Studies, Denver, May 2002.

 

"Turning Kids into Killers: Joseph Lieberman's Not So Brave New Hollywood," delivered

     to the Society for Cinema Studies, Denver, May 2002.

 

"Naming Names and Telling Stories: Historical Fictions on the Blacklist," delivered to the

     Society for Cinema Studies, Washington, DC, May 2001.

 

"Distance Education and the Politics of Academic Labor," delivered to the Society for

     Cinema Studies, Washington, DC, May 2001.

 

"The Body's in the Trunk and Some Other Very Bad Things: Generation-X on Film," 

     delivered to the Pacific Northwest American Studies Conference, Lincoln City, Oregon,

     April 2001.

 

"The Killing of The Killing of Sister George: The Political Economy of X-Rated

     Filmmaking," delivered to the Society for Cinema Studies, Chicago, Illinois, April  

    2000.

 

"Independence and Independents in the New Hollywood," delivered to the Society for

     Cinema Studies, Chicago, Illinois, April 2000.

 

"Blacklist Memoirs and the Re-construction of Hollywood History," delivered to the

     Society for Cinema Studies, West Palm Beach, Florida, April 1999.

 

"What We Talk About When We Talk About Hollywood," delivered to the Pacific

     Northwest American Studies Conference, Lincoln City, Oregon, April 1999.

 

"We Do Not Ask You to Condone This ... How the Blacklist Saved Hollywood," delivered

     to the Modern Language Association, San Francisco, California, December, 1998.

 

"We Do Not Ask You to Condone This ... How the Blacklist Saved Hollywood,"

     delivered to the Society for Cinema Studies, San Diego, California, April, 1998.

 

"The Business of Rating Movies," delivered to the Marxist Literary Group, Corvallis,

    Oregon, June 1997.

 

"Hollywood v. Hardcore," delivered to the Society for Cinema Studies, Ottawa, Canada,

     May 1997.

 

"Private Parts and Community Standards," delivered to the Pacific Northwest American

     Studies, Portland, Oregon, April 1997.

 

"Lost in Place: Generation-X on Film," delivered to the Modern Language Association,

     Washington, DC, December 1996.

 

"Movies and Money," delivered to the Society for Cinema Studies, Dallas, Texas, March,

     1996.

 

"'I Give You the End of a Golden String': Francis Coppola, Michael Cimino and the New

     Hollywood," delivered to the Pacific Northwest American Studies Association, Lincoln 

     City, Oregon, April 1995.

 

"The New New Hollywood," delivered to the Society for Cinema Studies, New York,

     March 1995.

 

"Documenting Masculinity: Male Performance in Bruce Weber's Broken Noses and Let's 

     Get Lost," delivered to the Modern Language Association, San Diego, California,  

     December 1994.

 

"Dealing The Cotton Club," delivered to the Pacific Northwest American Studies

     Association, Lincoln City, Oregon, April 1994.

 

"Trust and Anti-Trust in the New Hollywood," delivered to the Society for Cinema

     Studies, Syracuse, New York, March, 1994. 

 

"From Family Business to the Business of Family: Disney After  Disney," delivered to the

     Pacific Northwest American Studies Association, Bend, Oregon, April 1993.

 

"The Body is Elsewhere: Medical Imagery and Imagining the Body," delivered to the

     Society for Cinema Studies, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 1993.

 

"Disney After Disney: Family Practice in the Reagan Era," delivered to the Society for

     Cinema Studies, University of Pittsburgh, April, 1992.

 

"In the Absence of Community: The Politics of Suicide and Murder in American Youth

     Culture," delivered to the Pacific Northwest American Studies Association, Seattle,

     Washington, April 1992.

 

"The Cultural Politics of British Youth," delivered to the Northwest Conference on British

     Studies, University of Oregon, October, 1991.

 

"The Struggle for Fun: Youth and Gender," delivered to the  Pacific Northwest Popular

     Culture Association, Portland, Oregon, April, 1991.

 

"Where the Girls Are ... Teeny Boppers in the Sexual Wilderness," delivered to the

     Pacific Northwest American Studies Association, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, April 1991.

 

"I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You: Bruce Weber and the New American

     Realism," delivered to the University Film and Video Association, Ithaca College,

     June 1990.

 

"The Road to Romance and Ruin: The Crisis of Authority in Rumble Fish," delivered to

     the Society for Cinema Studies, Washington, DC, May, 1990.

 

"Some Notes on the Post-punk Pre-apocalypse Generation: On Revelations, the Rapture

     and Rumble Fish," delivered to the Pacific Northwest American Studies Association,

     Portland, Oregon, April 1990.

 

"No Room For Fear: On Re-Presenting the Urban Scene," delivered to the Society for

     Cinema Studies, University of Iowa, April 1989.

 

"You Have An Instant Rapport Because You Have A Camera: Cinematic Realism in the

     Eighties," delivered to the Pacific Northwest American Studies Association, Whitman

     College, March 1989.

 

"Cinema Cities" delivered to the Pacific Northwest American  Studies Association,

     University of Washington, April 1988.

 

"The Road to Romance and Ruin: Trends in the Teen Film, 1980-1987," delivered to the

     Popular Culture Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, March, 1988.

 

"Punks in LA : It's Kiss or Kill," delivered to the Pacific Northwest American Studies

     Association, Warm Springs, Oregon, April 1987.

 

"Francis Coppola's  Postmodern Cinema," delivered to the Popular Culture Association,

     Montreal, Canada, March, 1987.

 

"Alphaville: The Very Strange (and Political) Adventures of a  Pulp Film Detective in La

     Capitale de la Doleur ," delivered  to the Pacific Northwest Council on Foreign

     Languages, University of British Columbia, May, 1986.

 

"Cease to Resist/Cease to Exist: Charles Manson and American Family Life in the 1960's,"

     delivered to the Pacific Northwest American Studies Association, Otter Crest, Oregon,     

     April 1986.

 

"Jerry Lewis and the Mass Society," delivered to the Society for Cinema Studies, New

     Orleans, Louisiana, April 1986.

 

"Learning to Live With Las Vegas: One From the Heart and the Political Form of

     Postmodernism," delivered to the Society for Cinema Studies, New York University,

     June 1985.

 

"Jerry Lewis and the Work Ethic," delivered to the Pacific Northwest American Studies

     Association, Washington State University, April 1984.

 

"Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and The Stooge: Sexual Difference in the 1950's," delivered to

     the Popular Culture Association, Toronto, Canada, April 1984.

 

"Pillow Talk: Formal and Social Significance," delivered to the Society for Cinema

    Studies, the University of Pittsburgh, May, 1983.

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