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Carol Donelan

Carol Donelan

Education & Professional History

Iowa State University, BS; University of Iowa, MA; University of Massachusetts at Amherst, PhD.

At Carleton since 1999.

Highlights & Recent Activity

"Audubon Screen Tours: The National Audubon Society and the Making of a 16mm Network," Film History: An International Journal (forthcoming).

"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

As Listed on Department Faculty Pages

Cinema & Media Studies

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.

Women’s and Gender Studies

Profile updated February 11, 2015

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