Associate Professor of Modern Culture and Media:
Modern Culture and Media
Phone: +1 401 863 9375
Professor Joyrich does research in film, television, and media studies; gender and sexuality studies; feminist and queer theory; and cultural and critical theory.
Lynne Joyrich is associate professor of Modern Culture and Media where she has taught film and television studies, as well as gender and sexuality studies, since 1999. She is the author of Re-viewing Reception: Television, Gender, and Postmodern Culture (Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1996) and of a number of articles and book chapters on film, television, feminist, queer, and cultural studies in various journals and anthologies (such as Cinema Journal, Critical Inquiry, differences, Discourse, and Camera Obscura; and New Media, Old Media: Interrogating the Digital Revolution, Film and Theory: An Anthology, Media Studies: A Reader, Postmodern After-Images: A Reader in Film, Television and Video, Pedagogy: The Question of Impersonation, Private Screenings: Television and the Female Consumer, Modernity and Mass Culture, and Logics of Television: Essays in Cultural Criticism). She is also a co-editor and member of the editorial collective of the media and cultural studies journal Camera Obscura.
Currently, Professor Joyrich is researching the construction of gender and sexuality in contemporary U.S. television, exploring how television, through its specific media and textual conventions, produces not only particular knowledges of gender and sexuality, but also particular means and methods of coming to know (or not know) certain identities, bodies, and cultural formations. Through analyses of various programs, genres, and channel formats, she considers such issues as the constitution and reconstitution of family through TV texts and their viewing contexts, the treatment of gay and lesbian subjects on television, television's (re)definitions of gendered and transgendered identities, televisual narration and sexual violence, "pedagogic" television and youth sexuality, televisual formations of gender and genre, and television's production of a history of sexuality.
In a second project, Professor Joyrich is reflecting on the experience of both Holocaust survivors and members of "the second generation," attempting to consider issues of narrative and representation, history and memory, distance and identification.
Ph.D., American Civilization, Brown University, 1990.
2005-06: Faculty Fellowship and Seminar Leader, "Mediated Bodies/Bodies of Mediation," The Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women, Brown University.
2005: Cogut Center for the Humanities Grant for the Working Group on "Perverse Spectacles: Critical Theories of Pornography and Exhibitionism," Brown University.
2001-02: Faculty Fellowship, The Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women, Brown University.
2000: UTRA Grant, Brown University.
1998-99: Fellowship, The Center for Twentieth Century Studies, The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (spring, 1998-99 academic year).
1997: Participant, USIA University Affiliations Grant.
1996-97: Visiting Scholar, The Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women, Brown University.
1989-90: Fellowship, The Center for Twentieth Century Studies, The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
1987-88: Brown University Curricular Development Grant.
1981: Phi Beta Kappa, The University of Michigan.
Society for Cinema and Media Studies
Modern Language Association
Professor Joyrich teaches courses in film and television studies (including such courses as: "Introduction to the Study of Television"; "Television Time and Space"; "TV/TV: Commercial and Alternative Television"; "Real TV"; "Television, Gender, and Sexuality"; "Seeing Queerly: Queer Theory, Film, Video"; and "Cinema and Stardom: Image/Industry/Fantasy."