Luke Holmaas

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  • Teaching Assistant
  • Film
Expertise and Activities: 

Research interests include:
• Contemporary Hollywood comedy
• Gag-based comedy
• Joe Dante
• Gender and comedy
• Satire
• Transmedia comedy

Served as:

Coordinating Editor (Submissions Editor), The Velvet Light Trap, Fall 2018.
Editorial Board and Reader, The Velvet Light Trap, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2017.

Education

  • M.A. Communication Arts - Film, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015
  • B.A. Film History and Criticism, Minnesota State University Moorhead, 2010

Honors/Awards

  • Elliott Dissertation Scholarship , Department of Communication Arts, UW-Madison , 2019
  • Graduate School Fellowship , The Graduate School of the University of Wisconsin-Madison , 2018
  • Helen K. Herman Memorial Fund Scholarship , Department of Communication Arts, UW-Madison , 2018
  • Honored Instructor , University Housing (UW-Madison) , 2014
  • Ted Larson Scholarship , MSUM Film Studies , 2009

Articles

Lectures/Keynotes

  • 2018. "Angel of Mirth: The Use of Thrash and Death Metal in Contemporary Hollywood Comedies," SWPACA , Albuquerque, NM , February 07, 2018 .
  • 2018. "Of Gremlins and Popstars: Considering the Legacy of Vulgar Modernism," SCMS , Toronto, ON , March 14, 2018 .
  • 2018. ""I must have broken some taboo": The Reception of Women in Vulgar Comedies of the New Hollywood," Women and New Hollywood, Maynooth University , Maynooth, Ireland , May 29, 2018 .
  • 2010. "Sounds of Ecstasy: Music in the Films of Werner Herzog," Minnesota State University Moorhead Student Academic Conference , Moorhead, MN .
  • 2009. "Through A Looking Glass Darkly: The Parallax View and War of the Worlds as Filmed American Nightmares," Minnesota State University Moorhead Student Academic Conference , Moorhead, MN .

Courses

  • CA 100 Intro to Speech Composition
  • CA 105 Public Speaking
  • CA 300 Film Comedy
  • CA 300 Film Comedy (Lecturer, Summer 2019)
  • CA 350 Introduction to Film
  • CA 552 Contemporary Hollywood Cinema