Joanne Clarke Dillman, Ph.D.

Lecturer ; Graduate Faculty

Specialty: Visual Culture, Film and Media Studies, and Women's Studies

Dillman, Joanne Clarke

Contact information

Dept: Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Room: SCI 102E
Phone: 253-692-4462
Schedule: Autumn 2013 office hours: Mondays, 4:15 - 5:15 p.m.; Tuesdays, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.


  • Ph.D., Cultural Studies, George Mason University, 2009.
  • M.F.A., Film, Screenwriting and Directing, Columbia University, 1987.
  • A.B., English and American Literature, Brown University, 1984.


I am readying a book proposal for submission. It is called "Dead but not Gone: Women in Film, Television and News in the 2000's."


My work is on the intersection of issues of gender, class and power with popular culture, particularly visual culture, with an emphasis on film.


Content in paragraph form

  • TFILM 272, Intro to Film Studies
  • TFILM 348, Film and Human Values
  • TFILM 386, Silent Cinema
  • TFILM 481, Film, Theory and Aesthetics
  • TFILM 485, Media Genres: Conspiracy Thrillers
  • TFILM 486, Feminist Perspectives in Film and Literature
  • TFILM 350, Introduction to Screenwriting
  • TCORE 104, Introduction to Visual Culture (Humanities)

Selected Publications

  • Minority Report: Narrative, Images and Dead Women. Womens Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal (June 2007)
  • Armored Bodies: The Hummer, The Schwarzenegger Persona and Consumer Appeal. In The Hummer: Myths and Consumer Culture. Elaine Cardenas and Ellen Gorman, Eds. New York: Lexington Books, 2007
  • Twelve Characters in Search of a Televisual Text: Magnolia Masquerading as Soap Opera. Journal of Popular Film and Television (Winter 2005)


  • Member, Society for Cinema and Media Studies

Professional Service

  • Panelist for Sundance Institute's "Film Forward" Program, September 2013, held at the Tacoma Public Library

Honors and Awards

  • 2012 Outstanding Women of UWT award