Pamela Robertson Wojcik
Ph.D. in English, University of Chicago
Areas of specialization: American film, gender, genre, performance and stardom, sound and popular music, space and place
Classes: The Movie Musical, The Apartment Plot, The Child in Cinema, Film and Popular Music, Sinatra, Sex and Gender in Cinema, Basics of Film and Television
Pamela Wojcik is a Professor in Film, Television, and Theatre and Concurrent Faculty in American Studies and Gender Studies. She is President of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Her work focuses on American film, with particular emphasis on issues of gender, performance, genre, and space. She is author of Fantasies of Neglect: Imagining the Urban Child in American Film and Fiction (Rutgers UP 2016), The Apartment Plot: Urban Living in American Film and Popular Culture, 1945 to 1975 (Duke UP 2010), and Guilty Pleasures: Feminist Camp from Mae West to Madonna (Duke UP 1996). She is editor of the Screening Spaces series at Palgrave, New Constellations: Movie Stars of the 1960s (Rutgers 2011), Movie Acting: The Film Reader (Routledge 2004), and, with Arthur Knight, Soundtrack Available: Essays on Film and Popular Music (Duke UP 2001). Recent essays include “Little Orphan Annie As Streetwalker” in Picturing Childhood: Youth in Transnational Comics, ed. Mark Heimermann and Brittany Tullis (University of Texas Press, 2017) and “Placing Children at the Zoo: The Zoo as Mythical Landscape of Childhood” in The Zoo and Screen Media: Images of Exhibition and Encounter, ed. Karen Lury and Michael Lawrence, 155-172 (Palgrave MacMillan 2016). She is currently writing a book about the film Gidget (1959).