- Associate Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, Chair 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
"For the Birds: Audubon Screen Tours, 1943-1948," in progress.
"'They Started It; He Didn't Do Anything' and Other Crazy Theories: Myth and Meaning in Silver Linings Playbook," under review 2013.
"Vampires Suck! Twihards Rule!!! Myth and Meaning in the Twilight Saga Franchise," Quarterly Review of Film & Video 33.1 (January 2016)
Electric Theater: The Emergence of Cinema in Northfield, 1896-1917, Northfield Historical Society, 2011.
Organizations & Scholarly Affiliations
Society for Cinema & Media Studies
University Film & Video Association
Courses Taught This Year
- CAMS 211: Film History II (Fall 2012)
- CAMS 330: Cinema Studies Seminar (Winter 2013)
- CAMS 110: Intro to Cinema & Media Stds (Winter 2013)
- CAMS 186: Film Genres (Spring 2013)
- CAMS 291: Digital Media Workflows (Fall 2013)
- CAMS 210: Film History I (Fall 2013)
- CAMS 110: Intro to Cinema & Media Stds (Fall 2013)
- CAMS 211: Film History II (Winter 2014)
- CAMS 400: Integrative Exercise (Winter 2014)
- CAMS 225: Film Noir: The Dark Side of the American Dream (Spring 2014)
- CAMS 330: Cinema Studies Seminar (Fall 2014)
- CAMS 400: Integrative Exercise (Fall 2014)
- CAMS 110: Intro to Cinema & Media Stds (Fall 2014)
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.