Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

Adjunct Faculty Directory

Dr. Leslie Abramson

Title/s:  Adjunct Professor

Specialty Area: Cinema Studies

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About

Film scholar Leslie Abramson is the author of Hitchcock and the Anxiety of Authorship (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). Her essays have been published in Hitchcock and Adaptation (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014), American Cinema of the 1960s (Rutgers University Press, 2008), New Constellations: Movie Star of the 1960s (Rutgers University Press, 2012), In the Limelight and Under the Microscope: Forms and Functions of Female Celebrity (Continuum, 2011), and various journals. Abramson has been a Visiting Scholar at the American Bar Foundation and she has taught at the Loyola University School of Law. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

Dr. Abramson’s research interests include law and cinema, the cinema of Alfred Hitchcock, issues of cinema authorship, American cinema in the 1950s and 1960s, and silent cinema. She is presently at work on a book on cinema in the 1960s to be published by Routledge, and her essay “Evidence to the Contrary: Matrimony & Legal Interventionism in Silent Divorce Comedies” will be published in the upcoming issue of New Review of Film and Television Studies.  She is a member of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies and the Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities. 

Degrees

Ph.D., University of Chicago

Research Interests

Law and cinema, cinema of Alfred Hitchcock, issues of cinema authorship, American cinema in the 1950s & 1950sSociety for Cinema and Media Studies, Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities

Professional & Community Affiliations

Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities

Courses Taught

Introduction to Cinema, Law & Film (Loyola University School of Law), Communication & New Media

Selected Publications

See above for selected publications.