Contact Information
516.323.3241
dpribram@molloy.edu

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.

Education
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

Publications
“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: www.interdisciplinarypress.net, 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.

Productions
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