Joan Hawkins  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Joan Hawkins is an American scholar, a B.A in history and a M.A. and Ph. D in comparative literature. Her dissertation was Horror Cinema and the Avant-garde. She elaborated on concepts such as body genres (a term she borrowed from Linda Williams) and has worked on the nobrow in cinema : the intersection of high and low culture in the paracinematic text.

In 2000 she published Cutting Edge: Art-Horror and the Horrific Avant-garde. Her research and teaching interests include:

  • Post World-War II French and American Film Culture
  • Theories of High and Low Culture
  • European and American Film History
  • Film Theory
  • Horror Cinema
  • Avant-garde, Experimental and Alternative Film Cultures
  • Women Directors
  • Representations of Gender and Sexuality in the Media

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