Mary Desjardins





Mary Desjardins received her PhD in Cinema-TV from USC. Before coming to Dartmouth, she taught at UC Santa Barbara and UT Austin. She has published articles in a variety of journals, such as Film Quarterly, Camera Obscura, Film History, Cinema Journal, The Velvet Light Trap, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Vectors, and The Spectator. She also has book chapters in 17 collections, including Television, History, and American Culture: Feminist Critical Essays; Everyday eBay: Culture, Collecting and DesireHeadline Hollywood: 100 Years of Film ScandalCommunities of the Air: Radio Century, Radio Culture; When Private Talk Goes Public: Gossip in United States History; Glamour in a Golden Age:  Movie Stars of the 1930s; Idols of Modernity:  Movies Stars of the 1920s; and Fires Were Started: British Cinema and Thatcherism.  Her books include Dietrich Icon, which she co-edited with Gerd Gemunden (Duke University Press, 2007);  Recycled Stars: Female Stardom in the Age of Television and Video (Duke University Press, 2015); and Father Knows Best (Wayne State University Press, forthcoming 2016). Mary is also an executive board member of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, on the planning board of Console-ing Passions: Conference on Television, Audio, Video, New Media, and Feminism and the advisory board for "She Made It: Women Creating Television and Radio," a permanent collection at the Paley Center for Television and Radio. Areas of teaching specialty include: media history, film and television stardom, feminist theory, gender and the media, feminist filmmaking, melodrama, material culture, print culture and history.

Recycled Stars