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 Robertson Wojcik is a Professor in Film, Television, and Theatre and Concurrent Faculty in American Studies and Gender Studies. She is Past-President of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies and a member of the Provost's Advisory Committee. 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, The Apartment Complex: Urban Living and Global Screen Cultures (Duke University Press 2018), 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 "The Cop and the Kid in 1930s American Film" and "Becoming Single: Gidget Betwixt and Between." She is currently writing a book about Gidget as a transmedia phenomenon.