Dr. Jesse Schlotterbeck
Jesse Schlotterbeck, Assistant Professor of Cinema, is in his first year with Denison University as a tenure-track professor. He received his Ph.D. in Film Studies from the University of Iowa, where he wrote a dissertation which critically surveys the musical biopic from the 1960s to present. In addition to work on American cinema and film genre, he studies documentary and the relationship between film and other media.
Recent publications include entries in Movies in American History: An Encyclopedia, a piece on film collecting in the internet age in In Media Res, and an entry in World Film Locations: Los Angeles. Jesse’s work also appears in Scope: An Online Journal of Film and Television Studies, M/C – A Journal of Media and Culture, the Encyclopedia of Documentary Film, and The Journal of Popular Film and Television.
Jesse continues to study the treatment of musical stars in film biographies and is also engaged in research which explores the relationship between radio dramas and feature films in the classical era and the use of sound in documentary filmmaking. He is currently teaching Introduction to Film Aesthetics and Analysis, a first-year seminar, Gender, Sexuality, Cinema, and Film History. In Fall 2012, he will teach Introduction to Film Aesthetics and Analysis and Film Theory.