Deidre Pribram, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Courses Taught at Molloy
Experiences in Communication
Experiences in Media Literacy
Film Art
Foundations of Media Theory
Gender and Communication
Group Discussion
Intercultural Communication
Scriptwriting for Media
Communications Seminar I
Communications Seminar II

Areas of Expertise
Film and Television Studies, Film and Video Production, Cultural Studies, Gender Theory, and Emotion Theory.

School of Cultural Studies, Sheffield Hallam University, England
. Ph.D., 1999, Independent Film in the United States, 1980-1999

Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
. M.F.A., Film and Video, 1988

University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
. Honours B.A., Literature and History, 1977

“Melodrama and the Aesthetics of Emotion.” Melodrama Unbound. Eds. Christine Gledhill and Linda Williams. New York: Columbia University Press, 2017.

“Van Gogh: Changing Perceptions of Mental Illness and Art.” Mental Illness in Popular Culture. Ed. Sharon Packer. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, forthcoming 2017.

“How 9/11 Changed the Movies: The Tony Scott Barometer.”  Reflecting 9/11: New Narratives in Literature, Television, Film and Theatre. Eds. Heather Pope and Victoria Bryan. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars, 2016.

A Cultural Approach to Emotional Disorders: Psychological and Aesthetic Interpretations“. New York: Routledge, 2016.

“Feeling Bad: Emotions and Narrativity in Breaking Bad,” in Breaking Bad, ed. David Pierson. Lexington/Rowman and Littlefield, 2013.

“Order and Disorder: Rational Acumen and Emotional Incompetence in the Television Detective Story,” in Madness in Cultural Context: An Interdisciplinary and Multinational Approach, eds. F. Alves and K. Jaworski. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2012.

“Order and Disorder: Television Detectives and Emotional Illness,” in Madness in Plural Contexts, eds. F. Alves, K. Jaworski, and S. Butler. Oxford:, 2012.

“Circulating Emotion: Race, Gender and Genre in Crash,” in Gender Meets Genre in Postwar Cinemas, ed. Christine Gledhill. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2012.

Emotions, Genre, Justice in Film and Television: Detecting Feeling. New York: Routledge, 2012.

“Circulating Emotion: Race, Gender, and Genre in Crash,” in Gender in Genre: Interactions in Contemporary Film Culture, ed. Christine Gledhill. Urbana: University of Illinois, 2011.

“An Individual of Feeling: Emotion, Gender, and Subjectivity in Historical Perspectives on Sensibility,” in Sexed Sentiments: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Gender and Emotion, eds. W. Ruberg and K. Steenbergh. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2010.

“Mr. Monk and the Emotion-Reason Dilemma,” in Mr. Monk and Philosophy: The Curious Case of the Defective Detective, ed. D. E. Wittkower. Chicago: Open Court, 2010.

Co-editor, Emotions: A Cultural Studies Reader. London: Routledge, 2009.

“Cold Comfort: Emotion, Television Detection Dramas, and Cold Case,” in Emotions: Cultural Studies Reader, eds. J. Harding and E.D. Pribram. London: Routledge, 2009.

“Losing Our Cool? Following Williams and Grossberg on Emotions,” co-authored with Jennifer Harding, Cultural Studies, 18.6 (Nov. 2004).

Cinema and Culture: Independent Film in the United States, 1980-2001. New York: Peter Lang, 2002.

“The Power of Feeling: Locating Emotions in Culture,” co-authored with Jennifer Harding, European Journal of Cultural Studies, 5.4 (Nov. 2002).

“Spectatorship and Subjectivity,” in A Companion to Film Theory, eds. Toby Miller and Robert Stam. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1999. “Viewer Discretion Advised: Moral and Emotional Codes in NYPD Blue,” Creative Screenwriting, 4.4 (Winter 1997).

“Sleepless in Seattle: Three Writers, Three Concepts”, Creative Screenwriting, 3.4 (Special Issue 1996).

“M.F.E.O.: Nora Ephron’s Sleepless in Seattle”, co-authored with Jeanne Hall, Creative Screenwriting, 1.1 (Spring 1994).

“Institutional Power and Independent Film Funding”, Afterimage, 21.1 (Summer 1993).

“Seduction, Control and the Search for Authenticity: Madonna’s Truth or Dare,” in The Madonna Connection: Representational Politics, Subcultural Identities and Cultural Theory, ed. C. Schwichtenberg. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1992

Editor and “Introduction,” Female Spectators: Looking at Film and Television, London: Verso, 1988.

Faculty Paper Presentations

“Dramatic Television Seriality, the Melodramatic Mode, and Emotions,” SERCIA Conference (Société d’Etudes et de Récherches sur le Cinéma Anglophone), Paris Diderot University, Paris, France, Sept. 8-10, 2016.

“Emotional Subjectivity: Psychological and Aesthetic Interpretations,” Social History Conference, Northumbria University, Newcastle, England, April 8-10, 2014.

“The Cultural Mobility of Emotions,” Dislocating Agency Moving Objects: Association, Demarcation, Transformation Conference, Amsterdam School For Cultural Analysis, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April 17-19, 2013.

“Emotions and Cinematic Narrativity,” Amsterdam Centre for Cross-Disciplinary Emotions and Sensory Studies, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April 15, 2013.

“Order and Disorder,” Madness: Probing the Boundaries Conference, Mansfield College, Oxford University, England, September 27-29, 2011.

“Developing a Cultural Emotion Studies,” Affecting Feminism Conference, Newcastle University, England, December 10-12, 2010.

“An Individual of Feeling: Emotion, Gender, and Subjectivity in Historical Perspectives on Sensibility,”

European Social Science History Conference Lisbon, Portugal, February 26-March 1, 2008.

“Depicting Emotion: The Case of Cold Case,” New York State Communication Association, Kerhonkson, NY, October 21-23, 2005.

“Structures of Feeling: Historicizing the Emotions,” International Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference, Birmingham, England, June 21-25, 2000.

“Structures of Feeling: Theorizing the Emotions,” History, Technology and Identity: After Foucault, Comparative Literature Conference, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, March 16-18, 2000.

The Family Business, narrative feature film, 1997.
Writer, director, editor

Kids Like Us: Recovering From Addiction in the Family, video, 1990
Writer, producer, director, editor

E de K (Elaine de Kooning), video, 1989
Writer, producer, director, editor

Aladar, video, 1988
Writer, producer, director, editor

Single Parent Families, film, 1988
Writer, producer, director, editor

Axis 1 Diagnosis, film, 1987
Writer, producer, director, editor