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College of Arts and Sciences

Faculty and Staff

Susan Felleman

Title: Professor
Coordinator of Art History
Department: School of Visual Art & Design
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 803-777-8833
Office: McMaster, 215A
Resources: School of Visual Art & Design
Film and Media Studies Program


PhD, Art History, City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center (1993)
M. Phil., Art History, CUNY Graduate Center (1991)
BA, Art History, Cornell University (1981)

Areas of Specialization

Relationship between film and other visual arts
History and theory of avant-garde film and video and the art film
History and theory of Hollywood cinema
Modern art and theory
Psychoanalytic theory
Feminist theory


Susan Felleman is the author of four books: Botticelli in Hollywood: The Films of Albert Lewin (Twayne 1997), Art in the Cinematic Imagination (University of Texas, 2006), Real Objects in Unreal Situations: Modern Art in Fiction Films (Intellect 2014), and Screening Statues: Sculpture and Cinema, co-authored with Steven Jacobs, Vito Adriaensens, and Lisa Colbert (Edinburgh University, 2017), as well as numerous other publications, among them, “Source Hunting in a Dreamscape,” about art history and the films of David Lynch, in Lola (no. 7, 2016); “Two Way Mirror: Francis Bacon and the Deformation of Film,” in Film, Art, New Media: Museum without Walls?, edited by Angela Dalle Vacche (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2012); and “Remembering, Repeating, and Working Through: Three Screen Memories by Wago Kreider,” in Film Trilogies: New Critical Approaches, edited by Claire Perkins and Constantine Verevis (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2012).