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CV

Curriculum Vitae
Michael Rennett
michael_rennett@yahoo.com

EDUCATION

M.A. Chapman University, College of Film and Media Arts, Orange, CA
Concentration in Film Studies, May 2006

□   Thesis:  “Quentin Tarantino and the Director as DJ”

B.A. California State University Northridge, Northridge, CA

Major: Department of Cinema and Television Arts
Media Theory and Criticism
, 2004

Minor: College of Humanities
Jewish Studies
, 2004

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Adjunct Faculty, Moorpark College, Humanities Department

History of Cinema II (WWII to Present); Spring 2007 – Spring 2008, Spring 2009 – Spring 2010
Introduction to Cinema; Spring 2007, Spring 2008
History of Cinema I (1895 to WWII); Fall 2007 – Fall 2008
Film Directors; Spring 2009

Graduate Assistant, Chapman University, College of Film and Media Arts

Survey of American Cinema, August 2005 – December 2005
Evolution of Film Language and Theory, February 2006 – May 2006
Production Workshop I & II, August 2005 – May 2006

PUBLICATIONS

“The Color of Authorship:  Almodovar’s Labyrinth of Red.”  Chapter in book on Pedro Almodovar.  Eds. Maria Matz and Carole Salmon (forthcoming).

“Quentin Tarantino and the Director as DJ.”  The Journal of Popular Culture.  Ed. Gary Hoppenstand (forthcoming 2010-2011).

Inglourious Basterds (film review).”  The Journal of Religion and Film.  Ed. Rubina Ramji.  Vol. 13.2, October 2009.  Online.  <http://www.unomaha.edu/jrf/vol13.no2/reviews/InglouriousBasterds.htm>

“Defiance (film review).”  The Journal of Religion and Film.  Ed. Rubina Ramji.  Vol. 13.1, April 2009.  Online.  <http://www.unomaha.edu/jrf/vol13.no1/reviews/Defiance.htm>

“Baudrillard and The Joe Schmo Show.”  The International Journal of Baudrillard Studies.  Ed. Gerry Coulter.  Vol. 6.1, January 2009.  Online.  <http://www.ubishops.ca/BaudrillardStudies/vol-6_1/v6-1-rennett.html>

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

“Navigating the War on Terror in the Hills Have Eyes Duology,” (dis)junctions Conference, Riverside, CA, April 9-10, 2010

“An Eye for an Eye?:  Post-Holocaust Issues of Revenge and Forgiveness in Spielberg’s Films,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies 50th Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA, March 17-21, 2010

“Gus Van Sant is Here to Recruit You!:  Milk and the Contemporary Political Landscape,” Associated Graduate Students in English Conference, California State University, Northridge, CA, March 29, 2009

“Thus Spoke McLovin:  Nietzsche’s Teenage Übermensch?,” Far West Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association 21st Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, March 13-15, 2009

“The Conspiracy of Reality:  Elements of Baudrillard in The Joe Schmo Show,” Baudrillard:  A Symposium, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, April 18-19, 2008

“Quentin Tarantino and the Director as DJ,” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference, San Francisco, CA, March 19-22, 2008

“Quentin Tarantino and the Director as DJ,” Far West Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association 20th Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, January 25-27, 2008

AWARDS

Order of Omega Honor Society, California State University, Northridge, December 2002

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Society for Cinema and Media Studies
Popular Culture Association
Society for Animation Studies
Western Jewish Studies Association
Modern Language Association

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