Scott Balcerzak

Scott Balcerzak

Associate Professor
Film and Media Studies

Office: ZH 1002
Email: sbalcerzak@niu.edu

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. University of Florida; 2008
  • M.A. Oklahoma State Unviersity; 2004
  • B.A. Louisiana State University in Shreveport; 2001

Professional Interests

  • Classic Hollywood
  • Literature and Film
  • 20th Century Stage
  • Cinema and Digital Culture
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies

Selected Publications

  • “Authoring and Performing ‘Latency:’ Postwar Sexual Discourse in the Two Versions of Marty (1953/1955).” Quarterly Review of Film and Video. 34.1 (2017): 18-36.
  • “The Cinephilic Pleasures of DVD Commentary: Watching The Passenger (1975) with Jack Nicholson.” Journal of Film and Video. 66.1 (2014). 21-38.
  • Buffoon Men: Classic Hollywood Comedians and Queered Masculinity. Detroit, MI: Wayne State
    University Press, 2013.
  • With Jason Sperb, eds. Cinephilia in the Age of Digital Reproduction: Film, Pleasure, and Digital Culture. Vol. 2. Wallflower Press, 2012.
  • "Laurel and Hardy Queer the Fraternity: The Comedy Duo and Heterosexual Brotherhood in Sons of the Desert (1933)." Camera Obscura 25.1 (2010).
  • With Jason Sperb, eds. “Presence of Pleasure.” Cinephilia in the Age of Digital Reproduction: Film, Pleasure, and Digital Culture. Vol. 1. Wallflower Press, 2009.
  • "Nationalizing and Segregating Performance: Josephine Baker and Stardom in Zouzou (1934)." Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities 26.1 (2006).
  • “The Two Faces of Hans Beckett: Refragmenting and Reconstructing Cinematic Performance in Peter Lorre’s The Lost Man (1951).” Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association 29.1 (2006).

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DeKalb, IL 60115

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