Jeffrey Sconce

Jeffrey Sconce is Associate Professor in the Screen Cultures program. He is the author of Haunted Media: Electronic Presence from Telegraphy to Television (2000) and the editor of Sleaze Artists: Cinema at the Margins of Taste, Style, and Financing (2007). His new book, The Technical Delusion: Electronics, Power, Insanity will be published by Duke University Press in 2018.

Education

PhD Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison
MA Radio/TV/Film, University of Texas-Austin
BS Radio/TV/Film, University of Texas-Austin
BA English, University of Texas-Austin


Recent Publications

"The Ghostularity," Communication + 1, Volume 4 (Spring 2015)

"Des médias hantés (entretien)."  Hippocampe 11 (Summer 2014)

"Altered Sex: Satan, Acid, and the Erotic Threshold." Sex Scenes: Media and the Sexual Revolution. Edited by Eric Schaefer. Duke University Press, 2014.

"Explosive Boredom." ‘B’ for Bad: Aesthetics, Politics, and Cultural Value. Edited by Claire Perkins and Constantine Verevis. SUNY Press, 2014.

Ultraghosts. Blurb (2014), "Media Mediums" exhibition, Galerie YGREC (Paris, France).

"La théorie du cinéma : que veut-elle de nous?" Théorème 15 (2012)

"When Worlds Collide," Exploded Fortress of Solitude.  New York: Gagosian Gallery/Rizzoli International, 2011.

Jeffrey Sconce. Sleaze Artists: Cinema at the Margins of Taste, Style, and Politics. Duke University Press, 2007.

"Movies: A Century of Failure," in Sleaze Artists: Cinema at the Margins of Taste, Style, and Politics. Duke University Press, 2007.

"A Vacancy at the Paris Hilton." Fandom: Identities and Communities in a Mediated World. Ed. by Jonathan Gray, Cornel Sandvoss and C. Lee Harrington. NYU Press, 2007.

"I've Got This Strange Feeling: A Discussion Between Mike Kelley and Jeffrey Sconce" in Mike Kelley: Interviews, Conversations, and Chit-Chat (1986-2004). Ed. by John C. Welchman. Dijon: Les Presses du reel, 2006.

Recent Awards and Honors

2004-2005 - Ameritech Chair in Communications

2003-2004, 2004-2005 - AGS Faculty Honor Roll

Courses

RTVF 230 Media Contexts
RTVF 402 Media and Irony
RTVF 322 The Horror Film
RTVF 410 Textual Analysis
RTVF 326 Exploitation Cinema
RTVF 326 Irrational Media
RTVF 422 Narration and Culture

 

Jeffrey Sconce

Associate Professor

Department:

Radio/Television/Film

Office:

Annie May Swift Hall
1920 Campus Drive
Room 207
Evanston, IL 60208

Phone:

847-491-5982

Graduate Programs:

Communication Studies; Media, Technology, and Society; Performance Studies; Radio/Television/Film