Elana Levine

Elana Levine

Associate Professor

586 Bolton Hall
Vita (pdf)


Ph.D., Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin–Madison
M.A., Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin–Madison
B.A., English and Telecommunications, Indiana University

Courses Taught:

JAMS 142: Television and Radio in American Society - Syllabus
JAMS 562: Media Studies and Culture - Syllabus
JAMS 860: Gender and Popular Culture - Syllabus

Research Interests:

Television history, theory and criticism; media convergence; media production studies; media audience studies; gender, sexuality and media

Teaching Areas:

History of Mass Media, Media Studies and Culture, Principles of Media Studies, Seminar in Mass Communication and Society, Gender and Media, Media and Cultural Studies (graduate), Feminist Media Studies (graduate)

Other Activities:

Columnist for Flow (flowtv.org);
Board member, Console-ing Passions International Conference on Television, Audio, Video, New Media and Feminism;
Affiliated Faculty Member--Film Studies, Modern Studies, Women's Studies

Selected Publications:

Wallowing in Sex: The New Sexual Culture of 1970s American Television (Duke University Press, 2007).

Editor (with Lisa Parks), Undead TV: Essays on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Duke University Press, 2007).

"Fractured Fairy Tales and Fragmented Markets: Disney's Weddings of a Lifetime and the Cultural Politics of Media Conglomeration," Television and New Media 6:1 (February 2005), 71-88.

"Toward a Paradigm for Media Production Research: Behind the Scenes at General Hospital," Critical Studies in Media Communication 18 (March 2001), 66-82.