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Leslie Midkiff DeBauche

Media Studies

CAC 205



  • B.A. Degree: University of Iowa - 1974
  • M.A. Degree: University of Iowa - 1979
  • Ph.D. Degree: University of Wisconsin - Madison - 1986
  • Major Area of Concentration: Film Studies and Mass Communication

Courses Taught

  • Comm 160: Introduction to Film
  • Comm 192:  Constructing Media Narratives
  • Comm 364: Soviet Film and Culture (NW)
  • Comm 367:  French Film and Culture
  • Comm 369: Topics in Film (Film and History of the 1930s, Women and War in History and on Film, Eastern European Film and Culture)
  • Comm 374: Art of Criticism

Research & Publications

2009    "1917, The Movies and World War I," in America Cinema of the 1910s:  Themes and Variations, Ben Singer and Charlie Keil, eds. Rutgers University Press, forthcoming in March.
With Randy Bigham entry on "Lucille Duff Gordon," in Women Film Pioneers Sourcebook, Volume 1, University of Illinois Press, forthcoming.
2008    "Movie-going in the 'Biggest Little City in Wisconsin,'" in Hollywood in the Neighborhood, Historical Case Studies of Local Movie-going.  Kathryn H. Fuller-Seeley, ed., Berkeley:  University of California Press.
2007    "Testimonial Advertising Using Movie Stars in the 1910s"  How Billie Burke Came to Sell Pond's Vanishing Cream in 1917," Marketing History at the Center, Blaine Branchik,ed., Durham, North Carolina:  CHARM Associaton.
2006    "The United States Film Industry in World War I" in ed. David Slocum, Hollywood and War:  The Film Reader, Rutgers University Press.
2004    Entries on "Fashion" and "Mary Pickford" in Encyclopedia of Early Cinema, Richard Abel, ed., Routledge University Press.
2001    “High Fashion, Costume Design and Character Type: How Clothes Helped Bille Burke Become an ‘American Girl.’” In The Tenth Muse, ed. Leonardo Quaresima, Laura Vichi. Udine: Universita degli Studi di Udine.
2000    “Melodrama and the World War I War Film,” in I Limiti della rappresenttazione: Censura, visibile, modi di rappresentazione nel cinema. Edited by Leonardo Quaresima. Udine: Universita degli Studi di Udine.
1999    “Reminiscences of the Past, Conditions of the Present: At the Movies in Milwaukee in 1918,” in American Movie Audiences: From the Turn of the Century to the Early Sound Era. Edited by Melvyn Stokes and Richard Maltby. London: British Film Institute Publishing.
“The United States Film Industry in World War I,” in The First World War and Popular Cinema. Edited by Michael Paris. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
1997    Reel Patriotism, the Movies and World War I. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.
Current Work in Progress and Areas of Interest: Silent Film History, Haute Couture, Mise en scene, Actresses in the 1910s.
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