Heather Addison

Heather Addison

Heather Addison

Heather Addison Associate Professor
Graduate Director
315 Sprau Tower
(269) 387-2901
 
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Education: Ph.D., University of Kansas
Areas of Expertise: Film History and Culture

Heather Addison, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Communication, joined the faculty in 2002. She received her doctorate from the University of Kansas in 2001. She has taught a broad range of courses in film and video history, theory, criticism, and production.
Her primary research area is Hollywood's relationship to American culture (with a particular focus on representations of the body), though she has recently begun writing about international cinema and pursuing the craft of screenwriting. She has published her work in a number of scholarly journals. Her books include Hollywood and the Rise of Physical Culture (Routledge, 2003) and Motherhood Misconceived: Representing the Maternal in U.S. Films (SUNY, 2010), a collection of essays co-edited with Elaine Roth and Mary Kate Goodwin-Kelly.

Courses I Teach

COM 2410 (Film Communication)
COM 3050 (Short Scriptwriting)
COM 3410 (Film Modes and Genres)
COM 3420 (The International Film Industry)
COM 3430 (American Film History)
COM 3440 (History of Animation)
COM 3550 (Introduction to Digital Video Production)
COM 3560 (Film Production)
COM 4430 (Media Theory and Social Change)
COM 6400 (Seminar in Mass Communication)
COM 6450 (Mass Communication)

 

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