- Chair of Cinema and Media Studies, Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, Cinema and Media Studies
Education & Professional History
Iowa State University, BS; University of Iowa, MA; University of Massachusetts at Amherst, PhD.
At Carleton since 1999.
Highlights & Recent Activity
"Vampires Suck! Twihards Rule!!! Myth and Meaning in the Twilight Saga Franchise," Quarterly Review of Film & Video 32.3 (2015).
Co-edited, with Elizabeth Nathanson, "Teaching Film and Media in Liberal Arts Colleges," Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier 2.2 (Spring 2014).
Co-authored, with Ron Rodman, “Lions and Lambs: Industry-Audience Negotiations in the Twilight Saga Franchise,” Oxford Handbook of Sound and Image in Digital Media, Eds. Carol Vernallis and Amy Herzog, Oxford University Press, 2013.
Electric Theater: The Emergence of Cinema in Northfield, 1896-1917, Northfield Historical Society, 2011.
Co-curated, with Laurel Bradley, Modernizing Melodrama exhibition and catalog, Carleton College Teaching Museum, 2010.
Organizations & Scholarly Affiliations
Society for Cinema & Media Studies
University Film & Video Association
Courses Taught This Year
- CAMS 330: Cinema Studies Seminar (Fall 2014)
- CAMS 291: Human Interest Journalism (Fall 2014)
- CAMS 400: Integrative Exercise (Fall 2014)
- CAMS 110: Intro to Cinema & Media Stds (Fall 2014)
- CAMS 291: Media Journalism: Japan-US (Fall 2014)
- CAMS 210: Film History I (Winter 2015)
- CAMS 400: Integrative Exercise (Winter 2015)
- CAMS 291: Race, Class, Gender on Film (Winter 2015)
- CAMS 186: Film Genres (Spring 2015)
As Listed on Department Faculty Pages
Carol Donelan teaches Introduction to Cinema & Media Studies, Film Genres, Film History I, Film History II, Film Noir and Cinema Studies Seminar. She has co-curated an exhibition on Modernizing Melodrama in the Carleton Art Gallery and written a book that connects local history with national trends in film distribution and exhibition, Electric Theater: The Emergence of Cinema in Northfield, 1896-1917. Currently she is researching the history of the Audubon Screen Tours 1943-1958 and contemplating the strange and surprisingly complex patterns of meaning-making in popular Hollywood genre films.