Scott Balcerzak

Scott Balcerzak

Scott Balcerzak

Assistant Professor

Film and Media Studies

Office: ZH 1002
Phone: 753-6642
Email: sbalcerzak@niu.edu


 

Educational Background

Ph.D. University of Florida; 2008
M.A. Oklahoma State Unviersity; 2004
B.A. Louisiana State University in Shreveport; 2001

Professional Interests

Classic Hollywood
Literature and Film
Early 20th Century Popular Stage, Vaudeville and Broadway
Cinema and Digital Culture
Gender Studies

Selected Publications

  • Buffoon Men: Classic Hollywood Comedians and Queered Masculinity. Detroit, MI: Wayne State
    University Press, 2013.
  • With Jason Sperb, eds. Cinephilia in the Age of Digital Reproduction: Film, Pleasure, and Digital Culture. Vol. 2. Wallflower Press, 2012.
  • "Laurel and Hardy Queer the Fraternity: The Comedy Duo and Heterosexual Brotherhood in Sons of the Desert (1933)." Camera Obscura 25.1 (2010).
  • With Jason Sperb, eds. “Presence of Pleasure.” Cinephilia in the Age of Digital Reproduction: Film, Pleasure, and Digital Culture. Vol. 1. Wallflower Press, 2009.
  • "Nationalizing and Segregating Performance: Josephine Baker and Stardom in Zouzou (1934)." Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities 26.1 (2006).
  • “The Two Faces of Hans Beckett: Refragmenting and Reconstructing Cinematic Performance in Peter Lorre’s The Lost Man (1951).” Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association 29.1 (2006).