Priscilla Peña Ovalle

Priscilla Pena Ovalle

Priscilla Peña Ovalle

Associate Department Head,
Cinema Studies

Associate Professor,
Department of Cinema Studies

266 PLC

Recent Citations – Publications – Professional Work

Dance and the Hollywood Latina: Race, Sex, and Stardom. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2011.

Articles, Essays, & Chapters
"Synesthetic Sabor: Translation and Popular Knowledge in 'American Sabor' (Exhibit Review)." American Quarterly 61.4 (2009): 979-996.

"Urban Sensualidad: Jennifer Lopez, Flashdance and the MTV Hip-Hop Re-Generation." Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory 18.3 (2008): 253-268.

"Framing Jennifer Lopez: Mobilizing Race from the Wide Shot to the Close-Up." The Persistence of Whiteness: Race and Contemporary Hollywood Cinema. Ed. Daniel Bernardi. London & New York: Routledge, 2007. 215-44.

"Pocho.Com: Re-Imaging Television on the Internet." Television after TV: Essays on a Medium in Transition. Eds. Lynn Spigel and Jan Olsson. Durham: Duke University Press, 2004. 324-41.

Columns & More
“Latina/o Dance on Screen: A conversation between Melissa Blanco Borelli and Priscilla Peña Ovalle,” Conversations across the Field of Dance Studies (forthcoming)

Resounding Silence and Soundless Surveillance, From TMZ Elevator to Beyoncé and Back Again,” 9 September 2014. Sounding Out: The Sound Studies Blog.

Aurally Other: Rita Moreno and the Articulation of ‘Latina-ness.’ 24 January 2011. Sounding Out: The Sound Studies Blog. Web.

"Aurally, Visually, Virally: Choreographing Race From Fosse to Beyoncé (Guest Column)." 2009. Flow TV. (04/05/09): Department of Radio, Television, and Film at the University of Texas at Austin (UT).

"Head & Shoulders Gives Good Hair: Dance, Hair and Latina Representation (Guest Column)." 2009. Flow TV. (01/15/09): Department of Radio, Television, and Film at UT.

"Viva Viagra! Or, How Race Dances around Erectile Dysfunction (Guest Column)." 2008. Flow TV. (09/01/08): Department of Radio, Television, and Film at UT.


ENG 260 "Media Aesthetics"
ENG 265 "History of Motion Pictures I" (silent period)
ENG 266 "History of Motion Pictures II" (early sound)
ENG 381 "Film, Media, and Culture" ENG 485 "Television Studies"
ENG 488 "Topics: Race and Representation" (including "Race, Sex, and Stardom" and "Hollywood Dance Films")