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Karl R Precoda

Advanced Instructor, Cinema Studies

Ph.D., University of Virginia; M.A. Humboldt State University; B.A., University of California-Los Angeles

Research/Production Areas: The Culture Industry, Dramaturgy

Teaching Areas:  Cinema History, Critical Theory

Courses: (for Theatre & Cinema) Avant-Garde and Experimental Cinema, Underground Cinema, Documenting the Sixties, American Indians in Cinema, Writing and Directing for the Cinema; (for Sociology) Sociological Theory, Theories in Africana Studies (grad), Critical Indigenous Theory (grad).

Office: 207 Performing Arts Building

Karl serves as Dramaturg for department stage productions, most recently Measure for Measure, Pinter Works, La Ronde, Twelfth Night, and The Fantasticks.

Karl is affiliated with the Department of Sociology, where he teaches for the programs in Africana Studies and American Indian/Indigenous Studies.  His teaching awards include the CLAHS Certificate of Teaching Excellence and the Diggs Teaching Scholar.

Recent Publications:
Thomas Ratliff and Karl Precoda, "Aesthetic or Movement?  Fascism, Italian Neorealist Cinema, and Social Activism through Film," 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).