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About the Author

Biography: Virginia Wright


Title: Professor Emerita of English and Art History, University of Illinois at Chicago.


A History of Film. 7th Edition. Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 2009.

A History of Film, 7th Edition

A History of Film, 7th Edition

Film and Authorship. Rutgers University Press, 2002.

Film and Authorship

Film and Authorship

Women and Experimental Filmmaking. Co-edited with Jean Petrolle, Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2002.

Women and Experimental Filmmaking

Women and Experimental Filmmaking

Creating the Couple: Love, Marriage, and Hollywood Performance. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1993.

Creating the Couple

Creating the Couple

Roman Polanski. Boston: Twayne 1985.

Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski

Current Research:

“Compromised Positions: Hollywood Directors and the Cultural Construction of the Artist.”

Other Activities:

President , Society for Cinema and Media Studies, 1993-95.

Associate Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, UIC, 1997-1999.

Editor, Cinema Journal, 1991-94.
Executive Committee, Modern Language Association, 1998-2002.

Visiting Appointments:

University of Chicago, Visiting Associate Professor, 1989.

University of Michigan, Visiting Professor, 1999.

Film Festival Jury Service:

Birmingham Film Festival, 1983.

Chicago Film Festival, 1976. At UIC she served as


University of Chicago: BA (1970), MA (1971), PhD (1976).


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