English

Dr. Linda Badley Film, Horror, and the Body Fantastic Writing Horro and the Body Lars von Trier Traditions in World Cinema

Dr. Linda Badley
Professor

Member, Graduate Faculty

B.A., 1966, Oklahoma Baptist University; M.A., 1967, University of Iowa; Ph.D., 1977, University of Louisville. (1979)

Office: PH 354; Phone/Voice Mail: 898-2597

Linda Badley teaches courses in film studies, Gothic and horror literature and culture, and women's and gender studies. She has authored or co-edited books on horror fiction and film, international film traditions, and Lars von Trier, and serves with R. Barton Palmer as a General Editor of the Traditions in World Cinema series at Edinburgh University Press. Since 1997, with Charisse Gendron and Clare Bratten, she has coordinated the film series for MTSU's Women's and Gender Studies Conference.

See Publications

Editorship

  • Traditions in World Cinema, Edinburgh University Press, General Editor (with R. Barton Palmer)


Conference Presentations and Panels (since 1995)

•"Seasons of the Witch: From the 1960s to the Present." Popular Culture Association Conference. Panel organizer and chair. San Antonio, TX, 22 April 2011.
•" Antichrist, Misogyny, and Witch Burning." Popular Culture Association Conference. San Antonio, TX, 22 April 2011.
•"Shirin Neshat's Women Without Men." Screening and panel organizer. The MTSU Interdisciplinary Conference: Global Discourses in Women's and Gender Studies. March 24, 2011.
•"The Antichrist Controversy." Panel Organizer and Chair, Popular Culture Association in the South, Savannah, 9 Oct. 2010.
•"Lars von Trier's Theatre of Cruelty." Popular Culture Association in the South, Savannah, 9 Oct. 2010.
•"'Dancing around the Machines': Communist Kitsch, Björk, and Dancer in the Dark." Popular Culture Association in the South, Louisville, 10 Oct. 2008.
•"Comedy, Performance, and Politics in The Office and The Boss of It All." Popular Culture Association in the South, Jacksonville, 28 Sept. 2007.
•"Gender and Performance in Three Films by Women Directors." Feminist Film Series, Co-chair (with Charisse Gendron and Clare Bratten). MTSU Women's Studies Conference: Performing Gender, Murfreesboro, TN, 22-24 Feb. 2007.
•"Filmbyen: The Anti-Hollywood." Popular Culture Association in the South, Savannah, 6 Oct. 2006.
•"Lars von Trier's America." Popular Culture Association in the South, Jacksonville, 7 Oct. 2005.
•"Whose Globalism?" Feminist Film Series Co-chair (with Charisse Gendron and Clare Bratten). Women and Power: Addressing Globalism, MTSU Women's Studies conference), Murfreesboro, TN, 3-5 March 2005.
•"Cannibal Carnivalesque: The Zombie Splatter Comedy from George Romero to Peter Jackson." Popular Culture Association in the South, New Orleans, 15 Sept. 2004.
•"Horrors V." Popular Culture Association in the South, New Orleans, 15 Sept. 2004, (Undergraduate) Session Organizer and Chair.
•"Spiritual Journeys: Feminist Quests." Feminist Film Series Co-chair (with Charisse Gendron and Clare Bratten). Women and Power: Reclaiming Faith: Socially, Spiritually, Artistically. MTSU Women's Studies Conference, Murfreesboro, TN, 27 Feb.-1 March, 2003.
•"Cine-limbo: The Near Death Experience and Recent Film." Popular Culture Association. Toronto, Ontario, 15 March 2002.
•"Sons of Celluloid: Recent Movies about Making Horror Movies." Popular Culture Association in the South, Jacksonville, FL, 4 Oct. 2001.
•"Women, Media, and Risk: International Perspectives." Feminist Film Series Co-chair (with Charisse Gendron). Women and Power: Engendering Risk. MTSU Women's Studies Conference, Murfreesboro, TN, 8-10 March, 2001.
•"Wiccans, Witches, and Bitches: The Craft as Portrayed in Recent Television and Film." Popular Culture Association in the South, Nashville, TN, 9 Oct. 2000.
•"Return to Repression: Postfeminism, Witchcraft, Filmmaking, and The Blair Witch Project." Popular Culture Association, New Orleans, LA, 22 April 2000.
•"Feminist Films." Feminist Film Series Co-chair (with Charisse Gendron). Women and Power. MTSU Women's Studies Program Conference, 18-20 February 1999.
•"Working Collaboratively in the Portfolio Composition Program." National Council of Teachers of English, 88th Annual Convention, Nashville, TN, 21 Nov. 1998.
•"Posthumanism, The X-Files, and the Key to Heaven's Gate." The Nineteenth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Dania, FL, 19 March 1998.
•"Female Bonding Films in the 1990s." South Central Women's Studies Association Conference Houston, TX, 6 March 1998.
•"'Exiting the Vehicle': Heaven's Gate, Posthuman Identity, and Recent X-Files." Popular Culture Association in the South, Columbia, SC, 16 Oct. 1997.
•"How to Make a [Hollywood] Woman's Film." Popular Culture Association in the South, Savannah, GA, 19 Oct. 1996.
•"Feminist Films." Feminist Film Series Co-chair (with Charisse Gendron). Women and Power. MTSU Women's Studies Program Conference, 21-22 February 1997.
•"The Body as Alien in The X-Files." Popular Culture Association in the South, Richmond, VA, 5 Oct. 1995.