Barbara Brickman

Barbara  Brickman

Assistant Professor

(205) 348-0418

207 Lloyd Hall

Office Hours

By appointment

Undergraduate Education

BA, James Madison University, 1995

Graduate Education

MA, University of Georgia, 1999

PhD, University of Rochester, 2005

Teaching Interests

Feminist Film Theory

Psychoanalysis and Popular Culture

Teen Film and Genre Theory

American Cinema of the 1970s

Horror Film

Queer Studies and Popular Culture


Representative Publications

New American Teenagers: The Lost Generation of Youth in 1970s Film. New York: Continuum Press, 2012.

“Brothers, Sisters, and Chainsaws: The Slasher Film as Locus for Sibling Rivalry.” Quarterly Review of Film and Video 28.2 (Winter 2011):

“Portrait of an Artist as a Young Fan: Consumption and Queer Inspiration in Six Feet Under,” in Teen Television: Essays on Programming and Fandom. Eds. Sharon Ross and Louisa Stein. Jefferson, NC: McFarland P, 2008.

“Coming of Age in the 70s: Revision, Fantasy, and Rage in the Teen-Girl Badlands.” Camera Obscura 66 (Dec 2007): 25-58.

“Riot in Girls Town: Remaking, Revising, and Redressing the Teenpic.” Journal of Film and Video 59.4 (Winter 2007): 20-36.

“ ‘Delicate’ Cutters: Gendered Self-Mutilation and Attractive Flesh in Medical Discourse.” Body and Society 10.4 (December 2004): 87-111.