Faculty Profile

Gregory Steirer

Assistant Professor of English and Film Studies (2013)

Contact Information

steirerg@dickinson.edu

East College Room 409
717.245.2548095

Bio

Professor Steirer’s teaching and research interests include film and television, cultural economics, media industries, popular narrative genres, and audio culture. His current book-length project examines the growth of narrative-based intellectual property and the changes it has wrought to traditional processes of narrative creation and consumption. He currently serves as a researcher for the Connected Viewing Initiative of the Carsey-Wolf Center in Santa Barbara and his most recent scholarship has appeared or is forthcoming in the journals Postmodern Culture and Creative Industries. In the coming semesters, he plans to teach courses on Hollywood, superheroes, television, film theory, and video games.

Education

  • B.A. University of Pennsylvania, 2001
  • Ph.D., 2010

2014-2015 Academic Year

Fall 2014

FLST 210 Crit Approaches & Lit Methods
Cross-listed with ENGL 220-02.An introduction to the basic questions that one may ask about a literary text, its author, and its audience. Study of a limited selection of literary texts using several critical approaches. The course will also offer instruction in the elements of critical writing.

ENGL 220 Crit Approaches & Lit Methods
Cross-listed with FLST 210-03.

AMST 301 American Auteurs
Cross-listed with ENGL 335-01 and FLST 310-04. Auteurs are usually defined as filmmakers whose individual styles and extraordinary control over the elements of production allow them to create unique films that reflect their own personalities and artistic preoccupations. In this class we will examine the work of four contemporary American directors who are usually identified as auteurs: David Lynch, Gregg Araki, Sophia Coppola, Spike Lee, and Christopher Nolan. Through examinations of their films and through readings on film authorship and culture in the United States, we will explore what it means both to be an auteur in general and to be an auteur in twenty-first-century America.

FLST 310 American Auteurs
Cross-listed with AMST 301-03 and ENGL 335-01. Auteurs are usually defined as filmmakers whose individual styles and extraordinary control over the elements of production allow them to create unique films that reflect their own personalities and artistic preoccupations. In this class we will examine the work of four contemporary American directors who are usually identified as auteurs: David Lynch, Gregg Araki, Sophia Coppola, Spike Lee, and Christopher Nolan. Through examinations of their films and through readings on film authorship and culture in the United States, we will explore what it means both to be an auteur in general and to be an auteur in twenty-first-century America.

ENGL 335 American Auteurs
Cross-listed with AMST 301-03 and FLST 310-04. Auteurs are usually defined as filmmakers whose individual styles and extraordinary control over the elements of production allow them to create unique films that reflect their own personalities and artistic preoccupations. In this class we will examine the work of four contemporary American directors who are usually identified as auteurs: David Lynch, Gregg Araki, Sophia Coppola, Spike Lee, and Christopher Nolan. Through examinations of their films and through readings on film authorship and culture in the United States, we will explore what it means both to be an auteur in general and to be an auteur in twenty-first-century America.