Works

Wide Angle, Vol. 18, No. 3 (July 1996): 53-84.

“‘Journeys For Those Who Can Not Travel’: Promenade Cinema and the Museum Life Group”

Visual Anthropology Review, Vol. 12, No. 2 (Fall/Winter 1996/97): 18-43.

“Knowledge and Visuality in Turn of the Century Anthropology: The Early Ethnographic Cinema of Alfred Cort Haddon and Walter Baldwin Spencer”

The Journal of Visual Culture, Vol. 9 No. 2 (Fall 2010): 163-88.

“Magic, Wonder and the Fantastical Margins: Medieval Visual Culture and Cinematic Special Effects”

Screen, Vol. 44, No. 1 (Spring 2003): 1-37.

“‘Shivers Down Your Spine’: Panoramas, Illusionism, and the Origins of the Cinematic Reenactment”

Republics of Letters: A Journal of Knowledge, Politics, and the Arts, Vol. 3 Issue 3 (April 29, 2014)

“Tableaux Mort: Execution, Cinema, and Galvanistic Fantasies”

New York: Columbia University Press, 2008

Shivers Down Your Spine: Cinema, Museums, and the Immersive View

New York: Columbia University Press, 2002

Wondrous Difference: Cinema, Anthropology, and Turn-of-the-Century Visual Culture

Living Pictures, Vol. 1, No.1 (July 2001): 59-77.

‘“Yes in Truth all the World Was There’: World’s Fairs and the Social Horizon of Early Ethnographic Film”

Journal of Popular Film and Television, Vol. 29, No. 3 (Fall. 2001): 100-111.

“Playing at Being Indian: Spectatorship and the Early Western”

Informal Learning 66 (May-June 2004): 1, 4-8.

"Media Technology and Museum Display: A Century of Accommodation and Conflict"

Illuminace: The Journal of Film Theory, History, and Aesthetics, Vol. 20, No. 3 (2008): 68-106.

“A Moving Picture of the Heavens: Immersion in the Planetarium Space Show”

Film History, Vol. 25, No. 1-2 (2013): 95-109.

“The Untrammeled Camera: A Topos of the Ethnographic Expedition Film”

Film History, Vol. 11, No. 3 (September 1999): 282-307.

“‘To the World the World We Show’: Early Travelogues as Filmed Ethnography”

Film History 25:4 (Fall 2013): 1-35

“A Portal to the Outside World: Motion Pictures Arrive in the Penitentiary”

Film Criticism, Vol. XXXVII, No. 3 (Spring/Fall 2013): 60-85.

“Sensual Vision: 3-D, Medieval Art, and the Cinematic Imaginary”

Early Popular Visual Culture, Vol. 6, No. 3 (Fall 2006): 245-71.

“’They Go to See A Show’: Vicissitudes of Spectating and the Anxiety Over the Machine in the Nineteenth Century Science Museum”

Early Popular Visual Culture Vol. 9, Issue 3 (Dec. 2011): 271-92.

“The 1920s Museum Sponsored Expedition Film: Beguiling Encounters in All But Forgotten Genre”

Deep Focus, Vol. 6 (1996): 24-31.

“Discourses of Nationalism in Guru Dutt’s Pyassa”

Continuum: The Australian Journal of Media and Culture, Vol. 9, No. 2 (1996): 174-184.

“‘A Moving Picture in Two Senses’: Allegories of the Nation in 1950s Indian Melodrama”

Continuum: The Australian Journal of Media and Culture, Vol. 7, No. 2 (1994): 307-26.

“Ethnography and Popular Memory: Postmodern Configurations of Welsh Identities”

Awards and Recognition

  • Best Published Essay in the Field of Cinema and Media Studies Society for Cinema and Media Studies March 2004 Honorary Mention (second place) for Best Essay: “‘Shivers Down Your Spine’: Panoramas, Illusionism, and the Origins of the Cinematic Reenactment,” "Screen," Vol. 44, No. 1 (Spring 2003): 1-37. Krazna-Krausz Moving Image Book Award Krazna-Krausz Foundation April 2003 Honorable Mention ($1,800 prize). One of two runners up for book: "Wondrous Difference: Cinema, Anthropology, and Turn-of-the-Century Visual Culture" (Columbia University Press). Katherine S. Kovács Book Award Society for Cinema and Media Studies February 2003 Won the Best Published Book in Cinema and Media Studies Annual Award. Sixteenth Annual Dissertation Award Society for Cinema and Media Studies April 1999 $1,000 Award for the Best Dissertation in the field of Cinema and Media Studies
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Location

New York, NY

Category

General Non-Fiction, Essays, Biography & History