John Fawell

Fawell

Professor of Humanities

Education

BA General Studies in the Humanities, University of Chicago
MA Comparative Literature, University of Chicago
PhD Comparative Literature, University of Chicago

Research Interests

19th-century European literature; film, particularly studio-era Hollywood

Selected Publications

Books

The Essence of Chaplin: The Style, the Rhythm and the Grace of a Masterartofhollywoodsergiohitchcock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ernst Lubitsch’s Student Prince in Old Heidelberg: The Art of the Classical Hollywood Film, forthcoming Rowman & Littlefield

The Essence of Chaplin: The Style, the Rhythm and the Grace of a Master, McFarland Press, 2014.

The Hidden Art of Hollywood: In Defense of the Studio Era Film, Praeger Press, 2008.

The Art of Sergio Leone’s Once Upon a Time in the West: A Critical Appreciation, McFarland Press, 2005.

Hitchcock’ Rear Window: The Well-Made Film, Southern Illinois University Press, 2001, (paperback version, 2004).

DVD

Feature Commentary, Universal Studios Legacy Edition of Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window, 2008 (re-released in Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection (Limited Edition), Blu-ray, 2012)

Articles

“Collaborative Learning: a Few Reservations,” forthcoming in North Dakota Quarterly

“Experiential Learning: a Few Reservations,” Academe, 103:6, (November-December 2017): online only

“Interdisciplinary Practices: A Few Reservations,” Academic Questions, 29:3, (Fall 2016): 303-311.

“Romanticism, Spirituality and the Modern University,” forthcoming in Midwest Quarterly, Spring 2016.

“Chaplin, Satirist,” in La Figure de Charlot et ses avators, eds. Morgane Jourdren and Pierre-Marie Loizeau, Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2015.

“An Earthy Sacredness: Maupassant’s and Van Gogh’s Christian Materialism,” in Dynamics of Desacralization: Disenchanted Literary Talents, ed. Paola Partenze. Goettingen Germany: V&I Press, 2015.

“Hardy, the Churchiest Atheist,” in Poetry and Religion: Figures of the Sacred, eds. Ineke Bockting, Jennifer Kilgore-Caradec, Cathy Park. Bern: Peter Lang Press, 2013.

“The Magnificent Ambersons,” in Il Cinema Americano Attreverso I Film, ed. Leonardo Gandini. Rome: Carocci Press, 2011.

“Films that Survive Literature,” North Dakota Quarterly (Summer 2009): 98-110

“Maupassant’s ‘Idyll:’ The Art of the Simple Tale,” Midwest Quarterly, 49:3 (Spring 2008): 314-325

“Torturing Women and Mocking Men: Hitchcock’s Rear Window,” Midwest Quarterly, 44: 1 (Autumn 2002): 88-145

“A Loneliness Amidst a Populace: Hitchcock’s Rear Window,North Dakota Quarterly, 68:1 (Winter 2001): 107-121

“Stage Fright: Alfred Hitchcock’s Fear of Acting.” Film Criticism, 36:1 (Fall 2001): 25-42

“Fashion Dreams: Hitchcock, Women and Lisa Fremont,” Literature/Film Quarterly 28:4 (2000): 274-284

“The Sound of Loneliness, Rear Window’s Soundtrack,” Studies in the Humanities. 27.1 (2000): 62-75

“The Art of Digression: Blake Edwards’ Skin Deep,” Literature/Film Quarterly 24.2 (1996): 177-83

“The Globe-trotting Professor: David Lodge’s Romance of the Modern Literary Critic,” The Midwest Quarterly 37.2 (Winter 1996): 183-95

“Cruel Fates:  Parallels Between Roman Polanski’s Chinatown and Sophocles’s Oedipus Rex,” The Armchair Detective 29.2 (Spring 1996): 178-193

“Nine Thoughts Upon Seeing the Celebrated Schindler’s List,” Society for the Philosophic Study of the Contemporary Visual Arts Review, 5.1 (November 1995)

“Eric Rohmer’s Oppressive Summers,” French Review 66:5 (April 1993): 777-787

“The Allure of Stiva Oblonsky in Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina,” Kentucky Review, 12.1 (Autumn 1993): 48-59

“Why are Videos so …Violent,” Lamar Journal of the Humanities, 19:1 (1993): 57-63

“Taking Silly Girls Seriously: Eric Rohmer’s Comedies et Proverbes,” French American Review 23.2 (Winter 1992): 50-57

“The Total Act: Paul Valery’s “L’Ame et la danse,” Dalhousie Review, 72.3 (Fall 1992): 368-381

“Tennyson’s ‘In Memoriam’: Sorrow as Prayer,” University of Dayton Review 21.3 (Spring 1992): 43-50

“Sound and Silence, Image and Invisibility, in Jacques Tati’s Mon Oncle,” Literature/Film Quarterly 18.4 (1990): 221-230

“The Musicality of the Film Script,” Literature/Film Quarterly, 17.1 (1989): 44-50