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Isabelle Freda

Assistant Professor of Radio, Television, Film


Degrees

PHD, 2009, New York Univ (NYU); MA, 1995, New York Univ (NYU); BA, 1984, Hobart/William Smith Coll


Bio

Isabelle Freda is Assistant Professor of Film Studies at Hofstra University . She received her Ph.D. from New York University. Recent course topics include Women Directors, Science Fiction Film, Film History, Films of the 80s, and Romantic Comedy. Dr. Freda’s publications include articles on film and 9/11, ecopolitics and film, and the Cold War and visual culture. As a Fellow at the American Council on Germany, she conducted research in Berlin on the “Marshall Plan Films.'?
Her most recent fellowship at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin allowed Dr. Freda to pursue a study of the intersection of film and media and history as uncovered by investigative journalists such as Jessica Mitford and Rachel Carson. She is currently working on a study of the intersection of biopolitics and post-war visual culture in the presidential campaign film for Columbia University Press.

Teaching Interests

Film and History; American Film, German Film, Women and Film, Color and Film, Nature and Film, German-American relations in film and media, Film Theory.

Research Interests

Presidential Campaign Film, Cold War Politics and Visual Culture, Feminist Re-readings of the Cold War, Nature and Film, Color and its changing meaning over time and media.

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 150 INDEP STUDY/READINGS Undergraduate
RTVF 158 FILM AUTHORSHIP: EURO DIRECTRS Undergraduate
RTVF 170 INTERNSHIP PROGRAM Undergraduate
RTVF 180DH NEW YORK AND FILM CULTURE Undergraduate
RTVF 199 DEPARTMENTAL HONORS Undergraduate
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