Anna Froula is currently working on a book on popular representations of American servicewomen. She is also completing a project about the satiric authority of Comedy Central's Rob Riggle and Stephen Colbert on the Iraq war. Froula is the incoming Associate Editor for Cinema Journal, the journal of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies.
B.A. Birmingham-Southern College
M.A. University of Kentucky
Ph.D. University of Kentucky
Primary Areas of Research/Teaching
American war studies
5350: Special Studies in Film
4985: Issues in Cinema and Culture
4980: Topics in Film Aesthetics
3300: Women and Literature
2900: Introduction to Film Studies
2000: Interpreting Literature
3901: History of Film II
4910: War Cinema, Satire in Cinema
4920: Contemporary International and American Cinema
Selected Publications and Presentations
"Steampunked: The Aesthetic of Terry Gilliam in Jabberwocky and Beyond." The Cinema of Terry Gilliam: It's a Mad World. Eds. Jeff Birkenstein, Anna Froula, and Karen Randell. New York: Wallflower Press/Columbia UP. Forthcoming.
“‘Strictly G.I.’: The Containment of Military Women in World War II Training and Recruitment Films.” Wiley-Blackwell Companion to the War Film. Ed. Douglas A. Cunningham. London and New York: Wiley-Blackwell (accepted, forthcoming).
“‘Alpha Male, Veteran Journalist’: Rob Riggle’s Traumatic Embodiment and Satiric Authenticity.” Trauma and Culture. Eds. Amanda Wicks and Andrew Banecker. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (accepted, forthcoming).
“Captive Students and Dueling Podia: A Collaborative Approach to Teaching the Frontier in American Literature and Film." Co-authored with E. Thomson Shields, Jr. Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education 19.1 (2012): 33-42.
"'9/11--What's That?': Trauma, Temporality, and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" Cinema Journal. 51.1. In Focus: The Long Shadow of 9/11. 51.1 (2011): 174-79.
Reframing 9/11: Film, Popular Culture, and the "War on Terror." Eds. Jeff Birkenstein, Anna Froula, and Karen Randell. New York: Continuum, 2010.
"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." Eds. Jeff Birkenstein, Anna Froula, and Karen Randell. New York: Continuum, 2010. 195-208.
"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.