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Timothy Corrigan

Professor Emeritus of English, Cinema and Media Studies, and History of Art


Curriculum Vitae

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Timothy Corrigan is a Professor Emeritus of English and Cinema Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. His work in Cinema Studies has focused on contemporary international cinema and documentary film. Books include New German Film: The Displaced Image (Indiana UP), The Films of Werner Herzog: Between Mirage and History(Routledge), Writing about Film (9th ed., Longman/Pearson), A Cinema without Walls: Movies and Culture after Vietnam (Routledge/Rutgers UP), Film and Literature: An Introduction and Reader (2nd ed., Routledge), The Film Experience (6th ed., Bedford/St. Martin’s, co-authored with Patricia White), Critical Visions: Readings in Classic and Contemporary Film Theory (Bedford/St. Martin’s, co-authored with Patricia White and Meta Mazaj), American Cinema of the 2000s (Rutgers UP), Essays on the Esssay Film (Columbia UP, co-authored with Nora Alter), and The Essay Film: From Montaigne, After Marker (Oxford UP), winner of the 2012 Katherine Singer Kovács Award for the outstanding book in film and media studies. He has published essays in Film QuarterlyDiscourse, and Cinema Journal, among other collections, and is also a member of the editorial board of the journal Adaptation. He is a member of graduate groups and an affiliated faculty member in the departments of English, History of Art, German, Women’s Studies, and Comparative Literature. In 2014 he received the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Award for Outstanding Pedagogical Achievement and  the Ira H. Abrams Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania.


Doctoral Dissertations Chaired


Eleni Palis "Theorizing Film Quotation: Re-Membering Classical Hollywood in Contemporary American Cinema"


James J. Fiumara "Grotesque Attractions: Genre History, Popular Entertainment, and the Origins of the Horror Film"

Courses Taught

summer 2022

ENGL 1951.950 London in the Movies  

spring 2020

ENGL 592.401 Adaptation Studies  

spring 2019

fall 2018

ENGL 392.402 Adaptation Studies  

spring 2018

ENGL 592.401 Documentary Cinema  

fall 2017

ENGL 257.401 On Thoughts Occasioned By  

fall 2016

spring 2016

fall 2015

ENGL 592.402 Adaptation Studies  

fall 2014

ENGL 592.401 Documentary Cinema  

spring 2014

ENGL 392.401 Contempoary European Cinema  

fall 2013

ENGL 291.401 Documentary Film  
ENGL 392.402 Adaptation  

spring 2013

fall 2012

ENGL 592.401 The Essay Film  

spring 2012

ENGL 101.401 Shakespeare and Film  
ENGL 800.301 Pedagogy  

spring 2011

ENGL 392.401 Documentary Cinema  

spring 2010

fall 2009

ENGL 392.401 New Wave Cinemas  

spring 2009

fall 2008

spring 2007

ENGL 292.401 Documentary Cinema  

fall 2006

ENGL 092.401 Film Analysis and Methods  
ENGL 392.401 Cinematic Travel  

fall 2005

ENGL 092.401 Film Analysis and Methods  

spring 2005

ENGL 092.401 Film Analysis & Methods  

fall 2004

ENGL 091.401 Film History  
ENGL 092.401 Film Analysis and Methods  

spring 2004

ENGL 091.401 Intro to Cinema  
ENGL 092.402 Reading Film  

fall 2003

ENGL 091.402 Introduction to Cinema