Sean Cobb

Faculty

Assistant Professor Film Studies in English

I'm so happy to be teaching at Gustavus Adolphus College.  The students are amazing and I hope that I can contribute to their learning, appreciation, and understanding of American film, literature and culture. 

I'm particularly interested in the intersection between literature and film, and how visual culture shapes literature. I completed my PhD at the University of Arizona in Tucson and wrote my dissertation on the historical deployment of paranoia around fears of the border and terrorism. Currently, I'm working on film and politics, in particular how public political space is represented in film.  

I'm deeply committed to visual and cultural literacy and believe that the English major should train students to become actively engaged in reading and interpreting the world around them, and have fun in the process.

Education

University of Arizona, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.


Courses Taught

Current

ENG-101 (Read:Film and Society), ENG-101 (Read:Film & Soc Lab), and ENG-122 (American Literature II)

Past
Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
ENG-142Film Art & History122013/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, 2009/FA, and 2008/FA
ENG-142Film Art/History Lab62013/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, 2009/FA, and 2008/FA
ENG-101Read:Film and Society52012/SP, 2011/SP, 2009/SP, and 2008/FA
FTS-100First Term Seminar42012/FA, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, and 2009/FA
ENG-140Horror Films32013/JN, 2011/JN, and 2010/JN
ENG-399Senior Seminar22013/FA and 2010/SP
ENG-121American Literature I22013/SP and 2012/SP
ENG-248Film Theory22013/SP and 2011/SP
ENG-248Film Theory Lab22013/SP and 2011/SP
ENG-101Read:Film & Soc Lab22012/SP and 2011/SP
ENG-122American Literature II22011/SP and 2009/SP
NDL-268Career Exploration12012/JN
ENG-337Contemporary American Literature12010/SP
ENG-244Special Topic: Crime Film and Fiction12009/SP
ENG-244Special Topic: Film Lab12009/SP