Mary R. Desjardins

Associate Professor of Film and Television Studies

Department(s): 
Women's and Gender Studies
Film and Media Studies
Education: 
B.A. University of California at Riverside
M.A. University of California at Berkeley
Ph.D. University of Southern California

Selected Publications

“Ephemeral Culture/eBay Culture: Film Collectibles and Fan Investments,” in Everyday eBay: Culture, Collecting and Desire , K. Hillis, et al. (eds.), (2006).

“Our Movie-Made Parents, or Watching TV with My Mother,” flowtv , 4:2 (March 2006).

“Are You Lonesome Tonight? Gendered Discourse in The Lonesome Gal and The Continental ,” written with M. Williams, in Communities of the Air: Radio Century, Radio Culture , S. Squier (ed.), (2003) 251-274.

“Maureen O’Hara’s Confidential Life: Recycling Stars Through Gossip and Moral Biography,” in Small Screens, Big Ideas: Television in the 1950s , J. Thumim (ed.), (2002) 118-130.

“Systemizing Scandal: Confidential Magazine, Stardom, and the State of California,” in Headline Hollywood: 100 Years of Film Scandal , A. McLean and D. Cook (eds.), (2001) 206-231.

Works in progress

Dietrich Icon

Recycled Stars: Female Film Stardom in the Age of Television and Video

“The Objects of Our Affection: Material Practices, Material Culture, and (a) Film History;”

“Archive of the Future/Archive of Everyday Practices: Feminism, Materiality, and Temporality”