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Anna Froula
Associate Professor

Office: Bate 2149
Phone: 252-328-6663

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” and It’s a Mad World: The Cinema of Terry Gilliam and is currently working on a book project on the television series China Beach and on American Militarism on the Small Screen, an edited collection about television series about war.


BA Birmingham-Southern College
MA University of Kentucky
Ph.D. University of Kentucky

Primary Areas of Research/Teaching
Film studies
American war studies
Gender studies
Zombie studies

Courses Taught

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

Selected Publications

"'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 (forthcoming)

"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 (in press, forthcoming).

The Cinema of Terry Gilliam: It's a Mad World. Co-edited with Jeff Birkenstein and Karen Randell. New York: Wallflower Press/Columbia UP, 2013.  

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

“Captive Students and Dueling Podia: A Collaborative Approach to Teaching the Frontier in American Literature and Film." Co-authored with E. Thomson Shields. 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. (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."

"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