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Rodney F. Hill

Assistant Professor of Radio, Television, Film


Degrees

PHD, 2006, Univ Kansas; MA, 1993, Univ Wisconsin Madison; BA, 1991, Georgia State Univ


Bio

Rodney F. Hill, Assistant Professor of Film Studies at Hofstra University, holds a Ph.D. from the University of Kansas and an M.A. from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He teaches various courses in film studies, on such topics as film authorship, film genres, and documentary film. Hill is co-author of THE FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA ENCYCLOPEDIA and THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF STANLEY KUBRICK, co-editor of FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA: INTERVIEWS, and a contributor to several other books, including THE ESSENTIAL SCIENCE FICTION TELEVISION READER and THE STANLEY KUBRICK ARCHIVES. His essays have also appeared in _Film Quarterly_, _Cinema Journal_, _Literature/Film Quarterly_, and elsewhere. In addition to his academic experience, Rodney Hill worked for several years in film distribution and marketing, handling theatrical campaigns for various international, independent, and documentary films, including Edward Yang's YI YI, Chuck Workman’s THE SOURCE (starring Johnny Depp, John Turturro, and Dennis Hopper) and the Oscar-nominated ON THE ROPES. Prior to joining Hofstra's RTVF faculty in 2012, Dr. Hill taught film and English at several other institutions, including the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Paris XII - Val de Marne. -->

Teaching Interests

Film authorship, film genres, documentary history and theory, film distribution and marketing, film history.

Research Interests

Stanley Kubrick, Francis Ford Coppola, the French New Wave, Science-fiction film and television.

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
RTVF 010 (AA) INTRO TO CINEMA STUDIES Undergraduate
RTVF 137A FILM HISTORY Undergraduate
RTVF 137B FILM HISTORY Undergraduate
RTVF 157 FILM GENRE:DEPICT OF AFR AMERS Undergraduate
RTVF 158 FILM AUTHORSHIP: COPPOLA Undergraduate
RTVF 170 INTERNSHIP PROGRAM Undergraduate
RTVF 177 DOCUMENTARY FILM Undergraduate
RTVF 270 INTERNSHIP Graduate
RTVF 300 THESIS PROJECT I Graduate
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