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Paula M. Uruburu

Professor of English


Degrees

PHD, 1983, SUNY Stony Brook Univ; BA, 1979, SUNY Stony Brook Univ


Bio

Paula Uruburu, a Professor of English and Film Studies, is a former Chair of the English Department and former Vice Dean of the School for University Studies at Hofstra. She received her Ph.D. from SUNY Stony Brook in English in 1983 with specializations in American literature, film studies and drama. Her last book, American Eve, tells the story of the meteoric rise to fame and the tragic consequences of Gibson Girl Evelyn Nesbit's fated relationships with famed architect Stanford White and murderer Harry Thaw, whose trial marked the beginning of our country's obsession with celebrity. She is currently finishing a book on the infamous Lizzie Borden. Dr. Uruburu has acted as a consultant to A&E, PBS, the History Channel, and the Smithsonian Channel. Of Basque-Irish descent, she is a native New Yorker who lives in her haunted 1890 house on the South Shore of Long Island, and has always liked the fact that her last name is a palindrome.


Teaching Interests

Her research and teaching interests include the Gothic and the Grotesque, the Gilded Age, film history (genre, auteur, adaptation), gender studies, American popular and material culture, and true crime.

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
CRWR 188A THE PHOTO ESSAY Undergraduate
ENGL 014F (LT) GENDR & IMAGE & POP CULTR Undergraduate
ENGL 014S (LT) HAUNTD AMER IN FIC & FILM Undergraduate
ENGL 181 (LT) THE GRAPHIC NOVEL Undergraduate
ENGL 188M ADAPTING STEPHEN KING Undergraduate
ENGL 188N WRITING ABOUT FILM Undergraduate
ENGL 291B THE AMERICAN SHORT STORY Graduate
RTVF 010 (AA) INTRO TO CINEMA STUDIES Undergraduate
RTVF 150 INDEP STUDY/READINGS Undergraduate
RTVF 157 FILM GENRES: SIN & CENSORSHIP Undergraduate
RTVF 158 FILM AUTHORSHIP: REMAKES Undergraduate
RTVF 180DF SCREENWRITING: HORROR Undergraduate
WST 150R (IS) FEMME FATALES: FCTN &FLM Undergraduate
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