Anna Froula

Title: Associate Professor
Office: Bate 2149
Phone: 252.328.6663
E-Mail: froulaa@ecu.edu


Anna Froula is Associate Editor for Cinema Journal, the journal of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Her research interests span war cultures, gender studies, militarism, and zombie culture. She is co editor of Reframing 9/11: Film, Popular Culture and the “War on Terror” (Bloomsbury, 2010), It’s a Mad World: The Cinema of Terry Gilliam (Columbia UP/Wallflower, 2013), and American Militarism on the Small Screen (Routledge, 2016) and has published widely on gender and representations of US warfare. Froula is the faculty sponsor for the ECU Pirate Veterans Organization.


B.A. Birmingham-Southern College
M.A. University of Kentucky
Ph.D. University of Kentucky

Research Interests

Film studies
American war studies
Gender studies
Zombie studies

Courses Taught

FILM 5350: Special Studies in Film
FILM 4985: Film Studies Capstone
FILM 4980: Topics in Film Aesthetics
FILM 4920: Contemporary International and American Cinema
FILM 4910: War Cinema, Satire in Cinema
FILM 3920: Film Theory and Criticism
FILM 3901: History of Film II
FILM 3900: History of Film
ENGL 3300: Women and Literature
FILM 2900: Introduction to Film Studies
ENGL 2000: Interpreting Literature

Selected Publications and Presentations

What Keeps Me Up at Night: Media Studies Fifteen Years After 9/11.” Cinema Journal 56.1 (2016): 111-118.

“‘Alpha Male, Veteran Journalist’: Rob Riggle’s Traumatic Embodiment and Satiric Authenticity.” JumpCut: A Review of Contemporary Media. (accepted with revisions, forthcoming).

“9/11, Gender, and Wars without End.” The Routledge Handbook of Gender, War and the US Military. New York and London: Routledge (In progress, forthcoming).

"'Conspiracy of Silence': The Containment of Military Women in World War II Newsreels and Short Films." Wiley-Blackwell Companion to the War Film. Ed. Douglas A. Cunningham. London and New York: Wiley-Blackwell, 2016, 106-128.

"Recasting The Best Years Of Our Lives: Gender, Revision, and Military Women in the Veteran's Homecoming Film." Future Texts. Eds. Virginia Kuhn and Vicki Callahan. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press, 2016, 110-125.

"Steampunk: The Aesthetic of Terry Gilliam in Jabberwocky and Beyond." In the Cinema of Terry Gilliam. 2013. 13-61.

"'9/11--What's That?': Trauma, Temporality, and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" Cinema Journal. 51.1. (2011): 174-79.

"Prolepsis and the 'War on Terror': Zombie Pathology and the Culture of Fear in 28 Days Later..." In Reframing 9/11: Film, Popular Culture, and the "War on Terror."

"Free a Man to Fight: The Figure of the Female Soldier in World War II Popular Culture." Journal of War and Culture Studies. 2.2 (2009): 153-65.

Website Links

Film Studies at ECU