Diana W. Anselmo



Diana W. Anselmo holds a PhD in Visual Studies from the University of California-Irvine and just completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Film Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. Her work on girl culture and American silent cinema has appeared in Cinema Journal, Camera Obscura and Spectator, several academic anthologies, and is forthcoming in Screen and Feminist Media Histories. Her research has received grants from the Fulbright Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and Harvard University, among others. She is currently working on a book examining the film scrapbooks, fan mail, and suicide letters produced by the first generation of movie girl fans to emerge in the United States.

Áreas de Investigação

  • Cinema americano
  • Cultura material visual
  • História das mulheres
  • Estudos de fãs

Publicações destacadas

  • Anselmo, Diana W. “Made in Movieland: Imitation, Agency, and Girl Movie Fandom in the 1910s,” Camera Obscura 32 (2017): 128-165. [resumo]
  • Anselmo-Sequeira, Diana. “Screen-Struck: The Invention of the Movie Girl Fan,” Cinema Journal 55 (2015): 1-28. [resumo].

Projectos principais



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