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Lucas Hilderbrand

Associate Professor, Film & Media Studies
School of Humanities

Associate Professor, Visual Studies
School of Humanities

Affiliated Faculty, Women's Studies
School of Humanities

Ph.D., New York University, 2006, Cinema Studies

Email: lucas.h@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
2128 Humanities Gateway
Mail Code: 2435
Irvine, CA 92697

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Research
Interests
Queer Cultures and Media, Cultural Studies, Documentary, Pornography, Popular Music, Television, Video Art, Histories of Technology
   
URLs Film and Media Studies
   
Visual Studies
   
Inherent Vice on Facebook
   
OC Weekly article
   
Interview with Henry Jenkins
   
Reflections on writing about Paris Is Burning
   
Paris Is Burning book on Facebook
   
Interview about Paris Is Burning
   
Academic
Distinctions
Katherine Singer Kovacs Book Award-Honorable Mention, Society for Cinema and Media Studies, 2010
Richard Wall Memorial Book Award Finalist, Theater Librarians Association, 2010
Katherine Singer Kovacs Essay Award, Society for Cinema and Media Studies, 2006
   
Appointments COURSES TAUGHT:

Film and Media Studies
FMS 85B: History of Broadcasting (Winter 2009); syllabus: https://eee.uci.edu/09w/26010
FMS 101B: History of Cinema: The Sound Era, Part I (Spring 2011, Spring 2013, Spring 2014); most recent syllabus: https://eee.uci.edu/14s/24140
FMS 110: Film and Media Theory (Spring 2009, Winter 2011); most recent syllabus: https://eee.uci.edu/11w/26070
FMS 112: Documentary (Winter 2008); syllabus: https://eee.uci.edu/08w/26090
FMS 113: Documentary Narratives (Winter 2010); syllabus: https://eee.uci.edu/10w/26130
FMS 115: Disney (Spring 2010); https://eee.uci.edu/10s/26110
FMS 130/WS 190: Going Out: Queer Nightlife (Spring 2009, Spring 2012); most recent syllabus: https://eee.uci.edu/12s/26100
FMS 139W: Writing about Film and Media: Queer Screens (Winter 2008); syllabus: https://eee.uci.edu/08w/26191
FMS 139W: Writing about Film and Media: The Simpsons (Spring 2010); syllabus: https://eee.uci.edu/10s/26185
FMS 139W: Sound (Winter 2013); syllabus: https://eee.uci.edu/13w/24270
FMS 145: The 90s (Winter 2014); syllabus: https://eee.uci.edu/14w/24310
FMS 146/190: Audio Cultures: Sound and Music (Fall 2007, Fall 2009, Fall 2013); most recent syllabus: https://eee.uci.edu/13f/24230
FMS 162: 1970s American Cinema (Fall 2008, Fall 2012); most recent syllabus:
https://eee.uci.edu/12f/26140
FMS 190: Sex on Screen (Fall 2010): most recent syllabus: https://eee.uci.edu/10f/26240

Visual Studies
VS 295: Inventing the Media: Histories of Technology (Fall 2007); syllabus: https://eee.uci.edu/07f/33024
VS 295: Sex Scenes: Sexualities, Images, Publics (Fall 2008); syllabus: https://eee.uci.edu/08f/33024
VS 290B: Film and Media Studies: Theories and Methods (Winter 2010, Winter 2013); most recent syllabus: https://eee.uci.edu/13w/32100
VS 290C: Visual Studies: Theories and Methods (Spring 2012, Spring 2014); most recent syllabus: https://eee.uci.edu/14s/32100
   
Research
Abstract
WORKS IN PROGRESS:

Book: The Bars Are Ours: The Culture of Gay Bars in the U.S. since Stonewall (in progress)

Essay: "Historical Fantasies: Gay Porn in the Archives," for the anthology From Deep Throat to the Sex Wars, eds. Carolyn Bronstein and Whit Strub (in progress)

Essay: "Film: Of Sissies and Shepherds," for The Cambridge Companion to Gay and Lesbian American Literature, ed. Scott Herring (in progress)
   
Publications BOOKS:

Paris Is Burning (Queer Film Classics series, Arsenal Pulp Press, 2013)
Available at: http://www.amazon.com/Paris-Burning-Queer-Classic-Classics/dp/1551525194

Inherent Vice: Bootleg Histories of Videotape and Copyright (Duke University Press, 2009)
Available at: http://www.amazon.com/Inherent-Vice-Histories-Videotape-Copyright/dp/0822343762


ESSAYS AND EDITORIAL PROJECTS:

"Luring Disco Dollies to a Life of Vice: Queer Pop Music's Moment," Journal of Popular Music Studies (25:4, December 2013)
PDF available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jpms.12044/abstract

"Sex out of Sync: Christmas on Earth's and Couch's Queer Soundtracks," Camera Obscura (83, September 2013)
PDF available at: http://cameraobscura.dukejournals.org/content/28/2_83/45.full.pdf+html

"A Suitcase Full of Vaseline, or Travels in the 1970s Gay World," Journal of the History of Sexuality (22:3, September 2013)
PDF available at: http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/journal_of_the_history_of_sexuality/toc/sex.22.3.html

"In the Heat of the Moment: The Past, Present and Futures of Born in Flames," Women & Performance (2013)
PDF available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0740770X.2013.786340#.UcPVFev0r-k

“Moving Images: On Video Art Distribution” in Resolutions 3: Global Networks of Video, edited by Ming-Yuen Ma and Erika Suderberg (University of Minnesota Press, 2012)

"The Art of Distribution: Video on Demand," Film Quarterly (64:2, winter 2010)
PDF available at: http://caliber.ucpress.net/doi/abs/10.1525/FQ.2010.64.2.24

Special issue editor (with Lynne Sachs), "Experiments in Documentary," Millennium Film Journal (summer 2009)
Available at: http://mfj-online.org/

"Experiments in Documentary: Contradiction, Uncertainty, Change," Millennium Film Journal (summer 2009)
PDF available at: http://vnweb.hwwilsonweb.com/hww/jumpstart.jhtml?recid=0bc05f7a67b1790e88476a397d012423e4ed85f27f8f2134a42fd493f53b49473cf87501a56a7e0b&fmt=P

“YouTube: Where Cultural Memory and Copyright Converge,” Film Quarterly, Vol. 61, Issue 1 (Fall 2007)
PDF available at: http://caliber.ucpress.net/toc/fq/61/1

Special issue editor, “Media Access: Technologies and Preservation,” Spectator, Vol. 27, No. 1 (Spring 2007)
Available at: http://cinema.usc.edu/programs/critical-studies/spectator/spectator-spring-2007-vol-272b.htm

“Mediating Queer Boyhood: Dottie Gets Spanked” in The Cinema of Todd Haynes, edited by James Morrison (Wallflower Press, 2007)

“Retroactivism,” GLQ, Vol. 12, Issue 2 (Spring 2006)
PDF available at: http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/journal_of_lesbian_and_gay_studies/toc/glq12.2.html

Co-editor, with Kate Horsfield, Feedback: The Video Data Bank Catalog of Video Art and Artist Interviews (Temple University Press, 2006)

“Conceptual Cinephilia: On Jon Routson’s Bootlegs,” in Cinephilia: Movies, Love, and Memory, edited by Marijke de Valck & Malte Hagener (Universiteit van Amsterdam Press, 2005)

“Grainy Days and Mondays: Superstar and Bootleg Aesthetics,” Camera Obscura, Issue 57 (December 2004)
PDF available at: http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/camera_obscura/toc/co19.3.html


COLUMNS, COMMENTARIES, REVIEWS, AND INTERVIEWS:

With Alexandra Juhasz, Debra Levine, and Ricardo Montez, “Downtown’s Queer Asides,” Downtown Film, Video, and TV Culture 1975-2001, ed. Joan Hawkins (Bristol: Intellect Press, forthcoming)

“I Wanna Go, or Finding Love in a Hopeless Place”
Media Fields 7 (December 2013)
Online at: http://mediafieldsjournal.squarespace.com/i-wanna-go/

"Puppets, Pink Felt, and Levi's Pockets: Materials from the Main Club," RECAPS Magazine (July 2013)
Online at: http://recapsmagazine.com/rethink/puppets-pink-felt-and-levis-pockets-materials-from-the-main-club-by-lucas-hilderbrand/

"Harpo Never Scolded Me for My Excesses: An Interview with Wayne Koestenbaum"
Berfrois, May 2012
Online at: http://www.berfrois.com/2012/05/berfrois-interviews-wayne-koestenbaum/

"Undateable: Reflections on Online Dating and the Perversion of Time," Flow (13:12, spring 2011)
Online at: http://flowtv.org/2011/04/undateable/

"It's Okay to Watch a Show Called Cougar Town," Flow (13:8, winter 2011)
Online at: http://flowtv.org/2011/02/its-okay-to-watcha-show-called-cougar-town/

"The History of Postmodern: Mark Ronson's Pop Nostalgia," Flow (13:3, fall 2010)
Online at: http://flowtv.org/2010/11/the-history-of-postmodern-mark-ronson’s-pop-nostalgia-lucas-hilderbrand-university-of-california-irvine/

"Sweatin' Out the Shame," Flow (11:12, spring 2010)
Online at: http://flowtv.org/?p=4971

"Phonography: Lessons Learned from Teaching Audio Technologies," Flow (11:7, winter 2010)
Online at: http://flowtv.org/?p=4766

"Cinematic Promiscuity: Cinephilia after Videophilia," Framework (50:1-2, fall 2009)
PDF available at: http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/framework_the_journal_of_cinema_and_media/summary/v050/50.1-2.hilderbrand.html

"Stage Left: Glee and the Textual Politics of Difference," Flow (11:3, fall 2009)
Online at: http://flowtv.org/?p=4574

"Rewind: sex, lies, and videotape at 20," Flow (10:7, summer 2009)
Online at: http://flowtv.org/?p=4246

"Digital Is Not a Noun," Flow (10:4, summer 2009)
Online at: http://flowtv.org/?p=4126

"Justice Is a Bitch: On Damages as Liberal Revenge Fantasy," Flow (10:1, summer 2009)
Online at: http://flowtv.org/?p=4014

“’More Than One Way to Love’”: On Kiki and Herb (But Mostly Kiki),” Camera Obscura, Issue 67 (Spring 2008)
PDF available at: http://cameraobscura.dukejournals.org/content/vol23/issue1_67/?etoc

“An Accidental Institution: Eddie Brandt’s Saturday Matinee: An Interview with Claire Brandt," Spectator, Vol. 27, No. 1 (Spring 2007)
Available at: http://cinema.usc.edu/programs/critical-studies/spectator/spectator-spring-2007-vol-272b.htm

Adaptation” (review essay), Film Quarterly, Vol. 58, Issue 1 (Fall 2004)
PDF available at: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3697263
   
Grants Humanities Center Research Grant (2008-09)
   
Division of Undergraduate Education Assessment Grant (2010-11)
   
Academic Senate Council on Research, Computing, and Libraries Cultural Diversity Grant (2011)
   
Professional
Societies
Society for Cinema and Media Studies
American Studies Association
   
Other Experience Post-doctoral fellow, School of Cinematic Arts
University of Southern California 2006—2007

   
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Last updated 04/18/2014