Caroline Bem

Contact Information
Email address: 
caroline.bem [at]
Course Lecturer
Cultural Studies
Arts 140A

Ph.D Communication Studies (McGill)
M.A. Communication Studies (McGill)
B.A. Film Studies with Philosophy (Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge)

Film studies
(New) Media studies
Game Studies
Visual Culture
Narrative Theory
Teaching areas: 

Film studies; Visual Culture; Cultural Studies; Theory and history of (new) media.

Selected publications: 

“Mediality, Materiality, Narrative: Successive Incarnations of a Special Effect in Vanishing Point and Death Proof.” Screen 57.1 (Spring 2016). ‘Forthcoming’

“Text as Image in the Digital Age: A Formalist Reading of Polyvore Sets.” In L’Imaginaire: texte et image / The Imaginary: Word and Image, edited by Claus Clüver, Matthijs Engelberts and Véronique Plesch, 243-260. Leiden and Boston: Rodopi, 2015.

“Miles to go before I sleep: Narrative Reconfigurations and Generic Border-Crossings in Recent American Cinema.” In (Re)discovering “America”: Road Movies and Other Travel Narratives in North America/ (Re)descubriendo “América”: road movie y otras narrativas de viaje en América del Norte, edited by Wilfried Raussert and Graciela Martínez-Zalce, 155-170. Trier, Germany and Tempe: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier/ Bilingual Press, Arizona State University, 2012.