School of Communication

Lynn Spigel

Department of Radio/Television/Film

Lynn Spigel

Professor, Frances Willard Professorship of Screen Cultures
lspigel@northwestern.edu
Annie May Swift
1920 Campus Drive, 2nd floor
Evanston, IL 60208
Graduate Programs: Director of Graduate Studies, Screen Cultures

Lynn Spigel is author of Make Room for TV: Television and the Family Ideal in Postwar America; Welcome to the Dreamhouse: Popular Media and Postwar Suburbs; TV By Design: Modern Art and the Rise of Network Television; and has edited numerous volumes including Television after TV: Essays on a Medium in Transition. She is the book series editor for the Console-ing Passion book series at Duke University Press. She writes and teaches about the cultural history of media and media audiences, with special focus on issues of gender, technology, and media’s relation to everyday life.

Education

PhD UCLA, Film and Television

Publications

TV By Design: Modern Art and the Rise of Network TV (University of Chicago Press, 2009.

Electronic Elsewheres: Media, Technology and Social Space (University of Minnesota Press, 2010)

Television after TV: Essays on a Medium in Transition (Duke University Press, 2005).

Make Room for TV: Television and the Family Ideal in Postwar America (University of Chicago Press, 1992)

Awards and Honors

2012 Guggenheim Fellowship; Keynote Speaker/University Lectures at such venues as University of Amsterdam, University of Leicester. England; Lasaunne University, Switzerland; Stockholm University; Warwick University; Whitney Museum of Art; University of Paris (2); University of Pennsylvania; Harvard University; UC Berkeley; UCLA; Princeton University; Cornell University. Honorable Mention (2nd place) in Kitty Kovacs book award, 1992 for Make Room for TV; Choice Award (Books in Communication) for Welcome to the Dreamhouse.

Courses

TV and Media Theory; Science Fiction Film and Television; Media Historiography; Television History; Girl Culture; Media and Everyday Life; Television, Art and Coldwar Visual Culture; Cultural Theory (Media and Theories of Social Space).