Eva Rueschmann, vice president/dean of faculty and professor of cultural studies, received her B.A. in English and French Languages and Literatures at the Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg in Germany, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she also worked as a research and administrative assistant in the Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies.
Her research and teaching interests include world literature and cinema with a special focus on Australian and New Zealand film, exile and migration in transnational literature and film, gender studies, film studies, and contemporary cultural studies of popular culture.
She has published two books, Sisters on Screen: Siblings in Contemporary Cinema (Temple UP, 2000) and Moving Pictures, Migrating Identities (UP of Mississippi, 2003).
She is also the author of several essays on such topics as the film directors Margarethe von Trotta and Jane Campion, New Zealand cinema, diasporic female identities in Asian-American and Asian-Canadian films, African writer Mariama Ba, African American writers Jessie Fauset and Dorothy West, and psychoanalytic criticism. Her current book project focuses on coming-of-age narratives and postcolonial identities in Australian and New Zealand cinema.
School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies
Recent and Upcoming Courses
HACU-0154: Introduction to Film Studies: The History of American Cinema 1895-1960 (Spring 2014)
HACU-0126: Introduction to Visual Culture (Spring 2013)
HACU-0247: New Directions in World Cinema (Fall 2012)
Contemporary Australian & New Zealand Cinema (Spring 2011)