Priscilla Peña Ovalle
Cinema Studies Department Head
Associate Professor of Cinema Studies
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"