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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.

Research Interests

Virtually the same as my teaching interests

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
CRWR 187L ATOMIC AGE: CREATIVE FICTION Undergraduate
ENGL 014S (LT) STORYTELLING FICTN & FILM Undergraduate
ENGL 114 FAIRY TALES IN ENGL & AMER LIT Undergraduate
ENGL 188Q AMRCN DREAMS, AMRCN NIGHTMARES Undergraduate
ENGL 191 INTERNSHIP IN ENGL Undergraduate
ENGL 194H JR SR SEM: SUBURBAN HORRORS Undergraduate
RTVF 010 (AA) INTRO TO CINEMA STUDIES Undergraduate
RTVF 138 FILM ADAPTATION Undergraduate
RTVF 157 FILM GENRES: GRAND ILLUSIONS Undergraduate
RTVF 158 FILM AUTH: ALLEN,SCORC,TARANTN Undergraduate
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