Lynn Spigel

Lynn Spigel is author of Make Room for TV: Television and the Family Ideal in Postwar America; Welcome to the Dreamhouse: Popular Media and Postwar Suburbs; TV By Design: Modern Art and the Rise of Network Television; and has edited numerous volumes including Television after TV: Essays on a Medium in Transition. She is the book series editor for the Console-ing Passion and Spin-Offs book series at Duke University Press. She writes and teaches about the cultural history of film, television, and digital media, with a focus on gender, technology, and media's relation to everyday life.

Education

PhD UCLA, Film and Television


Publications

TV by Design: Modern Art and the Rise of Network Television (University of Chicago Press, 2009).

Welcome to the Dreamhouse: Popular Media and Postwar Suburbs (Duke University Press, 2001)

Make Room for TV: Television and the Family Ideal in Postwar America (University of Chicago Press, 1992)

TV Snapshots: An Archive of Everyday Life (Duke University Press, forthcoming)

Electronic Elsewheres: Media, Technology and Social Space (co-edited, University of Minnesota Press, 2010)

Feminist Television Reader (co-edited, Oxford University Press, 2007 and second edition 2010)

Television after TV: Essays on a Medium in Transition (co-edited, Duke University Press, 2005).

The Revolution Wasn’t Televised: Sixties Television and Social Transition (co-edited, Routledge, 1997)

Private Screenings: Television and the Female Consumer (co-edited, Minnesota University Press, 1992, reprinted by Duke University Press)

Close Encounters: Feminism and Science Fiction (co-edited, University of Minnesota Press and reprinted by Duke University Press, 1991)

Recent Articles in Harvard Design Magazine, Screen, Cinemas, Cinema Journal, Public Culture

Work translated into French, German, Spanish, Japanese, and Polish.

Awards

Guggenheim Fellowship; International Communication Association Book Fellows Award; IKKM Senior Fellowship, Bauhaus University; Selected and interviewed as Field Pioneer by Society for Cinema and Media Studies (Field Notes); Choice Award (Books in Communication:; Honorable Mention (2nd place) SCMS Kitty Kovacs book award; Fulbright Lecturer; Mellon Lecturer; Keynote Speaker and Lectures at such venues as the Screen Conference in Glasgow, University of Amsterdam, Stockholm University; Warwick University; Whitney Museum of Art; Museum of Modern Art, University of Paris (2); University of Pennsylvania; Harvard University; UC Berkeley; Princeton University; Stanford University; University of Buenos Aries.

Courses

TV and Media Theory; Science Fiction Film and Television; Media Historiography; Television History; Girl Culture; Media and Everyday Life; Television and Art; Cold War Visual Culture; Cultural Theory, Media and Theories of Social Space.

Lynn Spigel

Frances Willard Professor of Screen Cultures

Department:

Radio/Television/Film

Office:

Annie May Swift Hall
1920 Campus Drive
Room 219
Evanston, IL 60208

Graduate Programs:

Screen Cultures