Linda Mizejewski

Professor
Core Faculty

Linda Mizejewski is the author of Divine Decadence: Fascism, Female Spectacle, and the Makings of Sally Bowles (1992), Ziegfeld Girl: Image and Icon in Culture and Cinema (1999), Hardboiled and High Heeled: the Woman Detective in Popular Culture (Routledge, 2004), and It Happened One Night (2010), the latter of which is part of the Wiley-Blackwell Studies in Film and Television. Her most recent book, Pretty/Funny: Women Comedians and Body Politics, has won honorable mention for two national prizes. She is the co-editor of a forthcoming anthology, Hysterical! American Women in Comedy (2017).

Prof. Mizejewski has been a Fulbright Lecturer in Slovakia and Romania, and her research has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies. At Ohio State, she has won the Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award and the Harlan Hatcher Distinguished Faculty Award.

Book Publications

  • Pretty/Funny: Women Comedians and Body Politics, (University of Texas Press, 2014).

  • It Happened One Night, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009). 

  • Hardboiled and High Heeled: The Woman Detective in Popular Culture, (Routledge, 2004).

  • Ziegfeld Girl: Image and Icon in Culture and Cinema, (Duke University Press, 1999).
  • Divine Decadence: Fascism, Female Spectacle, and the Makings of Sally Bowles, (Princeton University Press, 1992).

  

 

   

Selected Publications

“Calamity Jane and Female Masculinity in Deadwood.”  Dirty Words in Deadwood: Literature and the Postwestern.  Eds. Melody Graulich and Nicolas S. Witschi.  U. of Nebraska P, 2013. 184-207.

"Queen Latifah, Unruly Women, and the Bodies of Romantic Comedy", Genders OnLine Journal, 2007

Areas of Expertise
  • Popular Culture
  • Comedy
  • Feminist Film Theory
Education
  • Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

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