Research/Production Areas: Cinema History, Critical Theory, The Culture Industry, Dramaturgy
Courses: Avant-Garde and Experimental Cinema, Underground Cinema, Documenting the Sixties, American Indians in Cinema (TA courses); Theories in Africana Studies, Sociological Theory
Office: 207 Performing Arts Building
Dr. Precoda teaches a wide range of cultural studies courses. In addition to Theatre & Cinema, Precoda is affiliated with the Department of Sociology, Africana Studies, American Indian Studies, Women's & Gender Studies, The Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought (ASPECT), and The Center for 21st Century Studies (C21S). His teaching awards include a CLAHS Certificate of Teaching Excellence and the Diggs Teaching Scholar. Precoda has served as dramaturg for numerous department stage productions, most recently The Fantasticks and Twelfth Night slated in 2011.
Thomas Ratliff and Karl Precoda, "Aesthetic or Movement? Italian Neorealism as Social Activism Through Art," forthcoming in Shawn Bingham, ed., Art Reflects Life: The Artist as Observer and Social Critic (Lexington, 2012).
Karl Precoda and P.S. Polanah, "In the Vortex of Modernity: Writing Blackness, Blindness, and Insight," Journal of Modern Literature (2011).
Karl Precoda, "Literature: Boats and Ships," in The DeGruyter Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (2011).
Karl Precoda and P.S. Polanah, "To Discipline and Punish: Scottsboro and Narratives of Delinquency" Critical Criminology (2009).