Marsha Gordon, 2019–2020

Leftover Ladies: Ursula Parrott and the Emergence of the Modern Woman

M. H. Abrams Fellowship, 2019-20

Professor of Film Studies, Department of English, North Carolina State University


Marsha Gordon

Marsha Gordon is professor of film studies at North Carolina State University. She is the author of Film is Like a Battleground: Sam Fuller’s War Movies (Oxford University Press, 2017) and Hollywood Ambitions: Celebrity in the Movie Age (Wesleyan University Press, 2008), and co-editor of Learning With the Lights Off: Educational Film in the United States (Oxford University Press, 2012) and Screening Race in American Nontheatrical Film, forthcoming from Duke University Press in 2019. Marsha is the former co-editor of The Moving Image (University of Minnesota Press), the journal of the Association of Moving Image Archivists.

Marsha does a monthly show, “Movies on the Radio,” with NC Museum of Art film curator Laura Boyes and Frank Stasio, on 91.5/WUNC’s “The State of Things.” She regularly introduces films, gives lectures, and participates in panels all over the United States and Europe. She also co-directed her first documentary, Rendered Small, in 2017 and is currently completing a new documentary about the artist Vernon Pratt.

Visit her website at marshagordon.org.

Selected Publications

Film is Like a Battleground: Sam Fuller’s War Movies

  • Gordon, Marsha, and Allyson Nadia Field, eds. Screening Race in American Nontheatrical Film. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2019.
  • Gordon, Marsha. Film is Like a Battleground: Sam Fuller’s War Movies. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2017.
  • Gordon, Marsha, and Allyson Nadia Field. “The Other Side of the Tracks: Nontheatrical Film History, Pre-Rebellion Watts, and Felicia.” Cinema Journal 55, no. 2 (February 2016): 1-24.
  • Gordon, Marsha, Devin Orgeron, and Dan Streible, eds. Learning with the Lights Off: Educational Film in the United States. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2012.
  • Gordon, Marsha. Hollywood Ambitions: Celebrity in the Movie Age. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2008.
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