Main Office: Peck Hall 302
Department Chair: Dr. Maria K. Bachman
Telephone: (615) 898-5090
Fax: (615) 898-5098
Member, Graduate Faculty
Ph.D. (1992), University of Iowa; MA (1990), University of Iowa; BA (1984), Lake Forest College; Office: PH 361; Phone/Voice Mail: 898-5961
Dr. Helford teaches courses in women's and gender studies, American film and popular culture, and contemporary literature and theory. Recent courses she has created and teaches on a regular basis include Jewish American Identity in Literature and Culture (ENGL 2020), Gender and Film (ENGL 3885), and Feminist Theory (ENGL 6/7500). She is former director of Women's Studies. Helford is currently writing a book on gender in the films of Hollywood studio director George Cukor. She is the editor of Fantasy Girls: Gender in the New Universe of Science Fiction and Fantasy Television and is on the Editorial Advisory Board for the Journal of Science Fiction Film and Television.