Mary R. Desjardins

Associate Professor of Film and Television Studies

Women's and Gender Studies
Film and Media Studies
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”