Visual & Media Arts Faculty

Eric Schaefer

Associate Professor (1992)

B.A. Webster University
M.A. University of Texas, Austin
Ph.D. University of Texas, Austin


Eric Schaefer

Dr. Schaefer is a film and media historian who specializes in exploitation film and other marginalized cinemas. He is the author of the award-winning "Bold! Daring! Shocking! True!": A History of Exploitation Films, 1919–1959 (Duke University Press), now in its third printing. His edited collection, Sex Scene: Media and the Sexual Revolution, was recently published by Duke.

Dr. Schaefer's essays have been published in Cinema Journal, Film History, Film Quarterly, The Moving Image and other journals, and in anthologies including Looking Past the Screen: Case Studies in American Film History and Method (Duke UP), Sleaze Artists: Cinema at the Margins of Taste, Style, and Politics (Duke UP), American Cinema of the 1960s: Themes and Variations (Rutgers UP), The Wiley-Blackwell History of American Film (Blackwell) and Learning With the Lights Off: Educational Film in the United States (Oxford UP). He is working on Massacre of Pleasure: A History of Sexploitation Films, 1960–1979 and on a collection of interviews with "adults only" filmmakers.

Dr. Schaefer has served on the editorial board of The Moving Image, the journal of the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA), since its inception in 2001 and on the Board of Advisors of Northeast Historic Film for over 15 years. He has twice served on the Board of Directors of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) was the recipient of the 2012 SCMS Service Award.  He was recently named a Collections Advisor for the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction at Indiana University.

 

Contact

Office: Para 527

Phone: 8861

E-Mail: eric_schaefer@emerson.edu

Current Courses

History of Media Arts I (VM100)
Sem Top: Women in Film (VM402)
Sem: American Film of the 70's (VM402)
Sem: Film on the Margins (VM402)
Sem: Hitchcock (VM402)
Sem: Media Industry Studies (VM402)
Sem: Queer Film & Video (VM402)
Sem: Rock & Roll & Film & TV (VM402)
Sem: Sex on Screen (VM402)
Sem: Silent Hollywood (VM402)
Sem: Sound as Fine Art (VM402)
Sem: The Western in Film & TV (VM402)
Sem: Underst. the Whedonesque (VM402)
Sem in Media Arts Topics: Short Musical Film and Video (VM402)
Sem Top: Media Industry Studies (VM402)
Sem Top: Parody, Satire, and Irony: The Affect of Ambivalence and the Politics of Reference. (VM402)
Sem: Animation Histories: From Concept to Screen (VM402)
Sem: Animation Histories: From Concepts to Screen (VM402)
Sem: Film and Television in an Age of Anxiety (VM402)
Sem: Film and Television in an Age of Anxiety (VM402)
Sem: Media Ethics and Cultural Diversity (VM402)
Sem: Media Ethics and Cultural Diversity (VM402)
Sem: Media of Consumption: From Totally Cool to Totally Wired (VM402)
Sem: Parody, Satire, and Irony: The Affect of Ambivalence and the Politics of Reference (VM402)
Sem: Popularity & Profits: TV Culture (VM402)
Sem: Queer TV After Ellen Came Out (VM402)
Sem: TV Creators: Understanding the Whedonesque (VM402)
Seminar in Media Arts Topics: American Film of the 1970's (VM402)
Seminar in Media Arts Topics: Film and Television in the Age of Anxiety (VM402)
Seminar in Media Arts Topics: Media Industry Studies (VM402)
Seminar in Media Arts Topics: Romantic and Screwball Comedy (VM402)
Seminar in Media Arts Topics: Sports, Media and Spectacle (VM402)
Seminar in Media Arts Topics: Television Genres (VM402)
Seminar in Media Arts Topics: The Films and Television of David Lynch (VM402)
Seminar in Media Arts Topics: The Films and TV of David Lynch (VM402)
Seminar in Media Arts Topics: The Romantic and Screwball Comedy (VM402)
Seminar in Visual and Media Arts Topics: Media of Consumption: From Totally Cool to Totally Wired (VM402)
Top: Live on the Sunset Strip: Media Production in Los Angeles (VM402)
Visual & Media Arts Associate Professor Diane Lake has written screenplays for Columbia, Disney, Miramax, Paramount, and many independent producers.