Maria Pramaggiore, Ph.D.
Professor of Media Studies
Dean of Graduate Studies
Professor of Media Studies, Maynooth University, 2013-present
Professor of Film Studies, Department of English, NCSU 2007-2013
Associate Professor of Film Studies, North Carolina State University, 2000-2007
Assistant Professor of Film Studies, NCSU, 1994-2000
Visiting Assistant Professor, Women's Studies, Emory University, 1993-1994
Dean of Graduate Studies, Maynooth University, 2017-present
Head of Media Studies, Maynooth University, 2014-2017
Associate Head of English and Director of Undergraduate Studies, NCSU, 2011-2013
Director of the Film Studies Program, NCSU, 2003-2006; 2011
Director, Women’s and Gender Studies Program, NCSU, Fall 2011
Acting Director, Graduate Programs in English, NCSU, Fall 2000
Ph.D., Emory University; Film Studies and Women's Studies
M.Sc., Lancaster University, UK; Economics
B.A., cum laude, Williams College; Political Economy
Film: A Critical Introduction, 4rd edition. Laurence King Publishing (UK) and Pearson (US), 2019.
Maria Pramaggiore and Tom Wallis.
Vocal Projections: Voices in Documentary. Bloomsbury, 2018. Co-edited with Annabelle Honess Roe.
Making Time in Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon: Art, History & Empire.. Bloomsbury, 2014.
Neil Jordan. University of Illinois Press, 2008.
Irish and African American Cinema: Identifying Others and Performing Identities, 1980-2000.
State University of New York Press, 2007.
Representing Bisexualities: Subjects and Cultures of Fluid Desire. Co-edited with Donald E. Hall.
New York University Press, 1996.
Awards and Recognition
Irish Film Institute Council Member, 2016- present
SCMS Pedagogy Award Nominee, 2012-13
SCMS Presidency, Nominee, 2013
College Nominee for the UNC Board of Governors’ Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2011 and 2012.
Fulbright Fellowship, University College Cork, Ireland, 2007
Outstanding Teacher; Membership in the Academy of Outstanding Teachers, NCSU, 2006
Outstanding Junior Faculty Member (Research Award), NCSU CHASS, 1999
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship, 1996
Emory University Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching, 1992-93
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Graduate Fellowship, University of Southern California,1986-87
Rotary Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 1982-83
Phi Beta Kappa, 1982
Public Humanities Project
The Virtual Hirschfeld Centre
Recent Articles and Book Chapters
“I’ll Be Dancin’: American Soldiers, Cute YouTube Performances, and the Deployment of Soft Power in the War on Terror,” in The Affects and Aesthetics of Cuteness, edited by Joshua Dale, Joyce Goggin, Julia Leyda, Anthony P. MacIntyre, and Diane Negra. Routledge, 2016.
“Animal Afterlives: Horses and Modernity,” in Modernist Afterlives in Irish Literature and Culture, edited by Paige Reynolds. London: Anthem Press, 2016.
“From Screwdriver to Dildo: Retooling Women’s Work in Orange is the New Black..” Television & New Media, special issue on Orange is the New Black, 2016.
“The Taming of the Bronies: Animals, Autism and Fandom as Therapeutic Performance.” Alphaville Issue 9 (Fall 2015).
“From Thackeray to the Troubles: The Irishness of Barry Lyndon," iin Stanley Kubrick: New Perspectives. Edited by Peter Krämer, Tatjana Ljulic and Richard Daniels. London: Blackdog Publishers. 2015.
“Filial Coupling, the Incest Narrative, and the O’Neals,” in First Comes Love: Power Couples, Celebrity Kinship, and Cultural Politics, edited by Shelley Cobb and Neil Ewen. Bloomsbury, 2015. 78-95
“The Celtic Tiger’s Equine Imaginary,” in Representing Animals in Irish Literature and Culture. Edited by Kathryn Kirkpatrick and Borbala Farago. London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2015. 270-291.
"Privatization is the New Black: Quality Television and the U.S. Prison Industrial Complex (PRIC). Routledge Companion to Global Popular Culture, ed. Toby Miller. London: Routledge. 2014.
“Gulliver’s Horses, or, The Irish Equine Imaginary,” in Representing Animals in Irish Literature and Culture. Edited by Kathryn Kirkpatrick and Borbala Farago. London: Palgrave McMillan. 2014.
“Keeping up with the Aspirations: Second Generation Celebrity and the Kardashian Family Brand” with Diane Negra. In Reality Gendervision: Sexuality & Gender on Transatlantic Reality Television. Edited by Brenda Weber. Durham: Duke UP, 2014. 76-96.
“History as Palimpsest: Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon.” In A Companion to the Historical Film. Edited by Robert Rosenstone and Constantin Parvulescu. London: Blackwell, 2013. 30-52.
“Expanded Media: NPR and the Katrina Anniversary.” In Post-Katrina Film and Media. Edited by Diane Negra. Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. 67-88.
“The Global Repositioning of the City Symphony: Sound, Space, and Trauma in 11’09”01—September 11.” Jump Cut 52 (Summer 2010). www.ejumpcut.org
“Jane Fonda: from Graylist to A-list.” In Hollywood Reborn: Stardom in the 1970s. Edited by James Morrison. Rutgers UP, 2010. 16-38.
Selected Conference Papers and Invited Talks
"Empathy and Transcendence: the Cinema's Equine Imaginary," Columbia University Seminar, New York, February 9, 2017.
“I’ll Be Dancin’: American Soldiers, Cute YouTube Performances, and the Deployment of Soft Power in the War on Terror,” Cultural Studies Association, Sydney, Australia, December 14, 2016.
“Designing Voices in Rock Documentary,” Visible Evidence XXIII, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT August 11, 2016.
"Aural and Auto Eroticism in Jane Gillooly's Suitcase of Love and Shame (2013)." Visible Evidence XXII, University of Toronto, August 19-22, 2015.
“The Taming of the Bronys: Animals, Autism and Fandom as Therapeutic Performance, “ Screen Conference, June 26-28, 2015
“The Angel in the Prisonhouse: Domesticity and Labor in Orange is the New Black,” Orange is the New Black Conference, Edinburgh Napier University, June 5-7 2015.
“Listening in Film Noir,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Montreal, CA. March 26, 2015.
SCMS 2014 Panel organizer: “Animals and Adolescence: Cinema’s Humane Education.” My paper: “Humanizing Irish Horses: Crushproof and Garage.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Seattle, WA, March 22, 2014.
“The Celtic Tiger’s Equestrian Economics: The Valuable, Vulnerable Horse,” Modern Language Association, Chicago, IL, January 6-9, 2014.
“Gulliver’s Horses, or, The Irish Equine Imaginary,” Irish Cinema Studies Conference, University College Cork, April 18-20, 2013.
SCMS 2013 Panel organizer: “Vocal Projections: The Disembodied Voice in Documentary.” My paper: “‘You're Gonna Miss Me’: the Disembodied Voice in Rock Documentary.” Chicago, IL, March 7, 2013.
“Coupled Cupidity: The Incest Narrative and the O’Neals,” Celebrity Couples Conference, University of Southampton, UK, November 24, 2012.
“Crossing Over Genre, Ethnicity, and the Boundaries of Good Taste: Ryan and ‘The O’Neals,’” SCMS, Boston, MA, March 21-26, 2012.
“Measuring the ‘70s: Barry Lyndon and the Long Take,” SCMS Conference, New Orleans, LA, March 13, 2011.
“’You're Gonna Miss Me’ Perform: Amateur Filmmaking as Personal and Collective History.” Saving Private Reels Conference, University College Cork, Ireland, September 16-29, 2010.
“Remembering Chick Strand.” SCMS Conference, Los Angeles, CA, March 19, 2010.
Books In Progress .
Empathy and Transcendence: the Equine Imaginary in Modern Visual Culture
Dynastic Celebrity: Affect, Economics, and the Inheritance of Inequality
AIDS and Irish Media, with Páraic Kerrigan