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Scott Krzych

Scott Krzych

Associate Professor, Chair

My teaching and research focuses on theoretical approaches to media and culture, with an emphasis on the relation between technology and ideology. My current research is divided into two separate projects. The first is a manuscript examining the hysterical discourse of contemporary conservative media, including chapters on Citizens United documentaries, Glenn Beck and Fox News, and Internet sites like the Drudge Report.  The second project, The World in Miniature, studies such new media phenomena as tilt-shift video, Google Earth, and social network timelines through the lens of cinematic special effects.  


Beyond Bias: Documentary Form, Conservative Media, and the Politics of Hysteria
(Oxford University Press, forthcoming, under contract).

“Seeing, Sensing, Saying: Holding Patterns in The Homesman (2014),”
Intertexts 21.1-2 (Spring-Fall 2017): 67-88.

“Alternating Influences: Sublimation in Time-Travel Cinema.”
World Picture 13 (Spring 2018) : 1-28. <>.

“Circumstantial Sublimation and Steven Soderbergh’s Ordinary Objects”
Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society 23.2 (June 2018): 123-40.

“‘The Things You Don’t Choose’: Ethics, Singularity, and Gone Baby Gone (2007).”
Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture 39.1 (Winter 2017): 117-39.

“Improvisational Ethics and Moral Interfaces in Déjà Vu (2006).”
Cultural Critique 97 (Fall 2017): 105-27.

“Beyond Bias: Stock Imagery and Paradigmatic Politics in Citizens United Documentaries” Jump Cut 56 (Fall 2016).

“The Price of Knowledge: Hysterical Discourse in Anti-Michael Moore Documentaries.”
The Comparatist 39 (October 2015): 80-100.

Guest Editor and Introduction, “The Digital Subject.”
Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society 18.1 (Spring 2013): 56-62.

“Auto-Motivations: Digital Cinema and Kiarostami’s Relational Aesthetics.”
The Velvet Light Trap 66 (Fall 2010): 26-35.

“Phatic Touch, or, The Instance of the Gadget in the Unconscious.”
Paragraph 33.3 (Fall 2010): 374-89.

“Kino Ex Nihilo.”
World Picture 2 (Autumn 2008). <>

Regular Classes

FM101 Introduction to Film Studies

FM200 Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society (Block Away in Los Angeles, CA)

FM203 Media and Psychoanalysis

FM300 Film History and Theory

FM401 Senior Thesis (Critical)


    Ph.D., Screen Studies, Oklahoma State University

    MA, English Literature, SUNY-Buffalo

    BA, Honors in English, California State University-Northridge