Welcome to my home page. I’m a teacher and scholar with interdisciplinary interests in film studies, American literature, American cultural and intellectual history in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, and American studies. Most of the classes I teach relate to the relationship between film and American culture. Click on the “Courses” button for a sample of some recent syllabi.
In the summer of 2007 one of my books, City Lights, was published in the British Film Institute Film Classics series. Click the “Current Work” button above for more on that and my other more recent work.
I grew up in Minnesota, and the poster to the right and above my head in the picture below is of another person with Minnesota roots.