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Carol Donelan

Carol Donelan

Education & Professional History

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

At Carleton since 1999.

Highlights & Recent Activity

"'Too Marvelous For Words': Bogart and Bacall's Dark Passage from Myth to Modernized Melodrama" (under review).

"'Sing Me a Song of a Lass That is Gone': Myth and Meaning in the Starz Original Series Outlander," Quarterly Review of Film & Video 35.1 (2018).

"Film Lecturing for the National Audubon Society: Roger Tory Peterson's Wild America," The Moving Image 17.1 (2017).

"Audubon Screen Tours: The National Audubon Society and the Making of a 16mm Network," Film History: An International Journal 28.1 (2016).

"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, Minnesota, 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

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. Her interests include melodrama and film noir as modes of visual storytelling for popular audiences and archival research on the history of moviegoing and film exhibition. Among her publications are a study that connects local history with national trends in early film distribution and exhibition, Electric Theater: The Emergence of Cinema in Northfield, 1896-1917, and essays in The Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Film, The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Image in Digital Media, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Film History: An International Journal, and The Moving Image.

Women’s and Gender Studies

Profile updated July 2, 2018

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