Theresa L. Geller

Closed (1) Generic Subversions: The Queer Character of Popular Film

Applications for fall 2021 are now closed for this project.

This project is for a book on how film genres change and develop in response to cultural and historical shifts. It provides a specifically queer and feminist lens for a film genre textbook by looking at the influence of the rise of film festivals and New Queer Cinema, specifically, on mainstream film in the 1990s and early 2000s.

The undergraduate will be tasked with primary and secondary research in the UCB library and online databases. Bibliography entry and formatting also among the tasks required. Learning outcomes include directed scholarly research experience, as well as familiarization with the revision and editorial process of academic writing.



Qualifications: A student with background in film studies and critical theory is highly desirable; knowledge of feminist and queer theory a plus. Strong writing skills and familiarity with UC Berkeley library system required.

Weekly Hours: 3-5 hrs

Related website: https://berkeley.academia.edu/TheresaGeller
Related website: https://www.academia.edu/1834020/Queering_Hollywoods_Tough_Chick_The_Subversions_of_Sex_Race_and_Nation_in_The_Long_Kiss_Goodnight_and_The_Matrix_

Closed (2) Reframing Todd Haynes--Feminism's Indelible Mark

Applications for fall 2021 are now closed for this project.

This is a book forthcoming April 2022 on Duke University Press. It is a large edited volume on the films of Todd Haynes, situating them as part of canon and tradition of New Feminist Cinema. The book is completed but indexing will take place in the fall.

Qualifications: The undergraduate will be asked to work with me as I create the index for the volume in preparation for publication. Strong organizational skills and excellent eye for detail essential. Some familiarity with the films of Todd Haynes highly desired.

Weekly Hours: 6-8 hrs

Off-Campus Research Site: This can be done remotely as well.

Related website: https://berkeley.academia.edu/TheresaGeller
Related website: https://www.dukeupress.edu/reframing-todd-haynes