Amanda McQueen

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  • Faculty Assistant
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I am a Ph.D. candidate in Film Studies, and my research focuses primarily on the musical genre. I am particularly interested in the Hollywood musical in the immediate post-studio period, and my dissertation is an industrial history of the musical from 1955 to 1975, which seeks to revise existing accounts of the genre during this period by taking a cycle-based approach to genre study. My other research interests include the Hollywood studio system, musicals on television, British cinema, and genre theory. I have been a teaching assistant for Introduction to Film Studies, American Cinema after 1970, Film History after 1960, and Introduction to Speech Composition. In addition, I have worked as a project assistant on the Wisconsin Nitrate Film Project and for the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Cinematheque, and I have served on the editorial board for THE VELVET LIGHT TRAP.


  • B.A. Davidson College, 2006
  • M.A. University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2009


  • Helen K. Herman Memorial Fund Scholarship , UW-Madison , 2014
  • Pearce Research Award , UW-Madison , 2013
  • Elizabeth Warner Risser Fellowship for Film Studies , UW-Madison , 2011
  • Pearce Research Award , UW-Madison , 2009
  • First Year McCarty Scholarship Award , UW-Madison , 2007



  • 2014. The Night They Invented the Golden Age: Revising the Historiography of the Hollywood Musical. Conference Presentation. Madison, WI: Film and History .
  • 2014. "All They're Good For is to Make Money": The Industrial Significance of Elvis Presley Musicals in 1960s Hollywood. Conference Presentation. Seattle, WA: Society for Cinema and Media Studies .
  • 2013. Songs and Shadows: The Question of the Classic Film Noir Musical, 1941-1958. Conference Presentation. Chicago, IL: Society for Cinema and Media Studies .
  • 2012. Musical Marriage: The Mash-Up as Governing Principle in GLEE. Conference Presentation. Boston, MA: Society of Cinema and Media Studies .
  • 2011. Bring the Noise: Intensified Continuity in the Sound Design of the Works of Edgar Wright. Conference Presentation. New Orleans, LA: Society of Cinema and Media Studies .


  • CA 100 - Introduction to Speech Composition
  • CA 350 - Introduction to Film Studies
  • CA 353 - Film History After 1960
  • CA 552 - American Cinema After 1970
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