Tami M. WilliamsTami M. Williams

Associate Professor of English and Film Studies

Office: Curtin Hall 474
Phone: (414) 229-3935
e-mail: tamiw@uwm.edu
Curriculum Vitae: pdf


Ph.D., University of California-Los Angeles, Film and Television

Courses Taught:

ArtHistory 205 - Film History I: Development of an Art, 1895-1945
ArtHistory 206 - Film History II: Development of an Art, 1945-Present
English 111 - Film, Television and the Internet
English 291 - Introduction to Television Studies
English 293 - Literature and Media: Film Noir and the Crime Novel
English 295 - Women and Film
English 312 - Topics in Film Studies: Cinema and Digital Culture
English 316 - Global Cinema: Women Directors
English 316 - Global Cinema: Hong Kong Cinema
English 316 - Global Cinema: French New Wave
English 329 - Film and the Novel: Adaptation
English 390 - Classical Film Theory and Criticism
English 590 - Contemporary Film Theory: Feminist Film Historiography
English 743 - Intro to Film Studies: Seminar in Theory and Criticism

Research and Teaching Interests:

Early Cinema and Visual Culture (pantomime, theater, dance)
French Film History
International Silent Cinema
Feminist Film Historiography
Gender Studies/Queer Aesthetics
Classical Film Theory
Cinema and Digital Culture
Contemporary Global Cinema

Representative/Recent Publications:


Germaine Dulac: A Cinema of Sensations. Women Film Pioneers series. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2014.


Performing New Media, 1890-1915. (Domitor International Early Cinema Association.) Co-editor with Scott Curtis, Frank Gray, et al. New Barnet, Herts: John Libbey (forthcoming, June 2014).

World Cinemas, Global Networks. Co-editor with Elena Gorfinkel. Rutgers. In progress.

Pure Cinema: Selected Writings of Germaine Dulac. Editor, translator. Series editor Timothy Barnard. Caboose Books. In progress.

Germaine Dulac, au-delà des impressions (anthology). Special issue of 1895. ed. Tami Williams with collaboration of Laurent Veray. Paris: Association Française de Recherche sur l’Histoire du Cinéma (AFRHC)/Cineteca Bologna, 2006.

Articles and Book Chapters

"The 'Silent' Arts: Modern Pantomime and the Making of an Art Cinema in Belle Époque Paris." A Companion to Early Cinema. ed. André Gaudreault and Nicolas Dulac. Oxford, England: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. pp. 99-118.

"Towards a New ‘Silent’ Cinema: 1920s French Impressionist Film and its Global Legacy." Global Currents: A bi-annual bulletin by the Center for International Education. Milwaukee, WI: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. vol. 8, no. 1 (Fall 2011). p. 14-15.

"Toward the Development of a Modern 'Impressionist' Cinema: Germaine Dulac's La Belle Dams sans merci (1921) and the Deconstruction of the Femme Fatale Archetype." Framework: The Journal of Cinema and Media. Vol. 51, no. 2. Fall/December 2010. p. 404-419.

"Dancing with light: Choreographies of Gender in the Cinema of Germaine Dulac." Avant-Garde Film. Special issue of Avant-Garde Critical Studies 23 ed. Dietrich Scheunemann and Alexander Graf. Editions Rodopi, 2007. p. 121-132.

"Germaine Dulac and the French Film Industry between the Wars: Modernizing the 'News-Real'." Women in Europe between the Wars: Politics, Culture and Society. ed. Angela Kershaw and A. M. Kimyongür. Ashgate Publishing, England, 2007, p. 171-189.


DVD Commentary. The Seashell and the Clergyman (Germaine Dulac, 1927). DVD box set. Film bonus: “Surimpressions (Superimpositions).” Paris: Light Cone Film, 2009. Award: 'Best Use of Criticism'. 2010 Cinema Ritrovato Film Festival, Bologna.

Germaine Dulac    Germaine Dulac book cover