Contact Information

Rabb 217
office hours: TBA

Prof. Stevens


Florence Levy Kay Fellow in Film Studies and the Digital Humanities
Ph.D, University of Pittsburgh

Research Interests

Film theory and aesthetics, Anglophone cinema and media history, queer cinema, sound studies, gender and sexuality studies, cultural studies, ordinary language philosophy

Selected Publications

Mike Nichols and the Language of New Hollywood (forthcoming from Oxford University Press)

“Dying to Love: Gay Identity, Suicide, and Aesthetics in A Single Man.” Cinema Journal. (Summer 2013)

“Tossing Truths: Improvisation and the Performative Utterances of Nichols and May.” Critical Quarterly. Vol. 52, no. 3. October 2010. pp. 23-46.

“What a Difference A Gay Makes: Marriage in the Nineties Romantic Comedy.” Falling in Love Again: Romantic Comedy in Contemporary Cinema. Eds. Deborah Jermyn and Stacey Abbott. New York: I.B. Tauris Press, 2009. 

“Review: Film: A Sound Art by Michel Chion.” Film Criticism. Winter, 2011/12. Vol. XXXVI, p. 81-84.

Selected Courses Taught

Introduction to the Moving Image (FILM 100a)
Digital Media and Culture (ENG 160a)
Hipsters on Trial: Irony, Meaning, and Style in the Digital Age (ENG 140b)