Marsha Gordon

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1969-4597

film history, American film, American literature, documentary

Marsha Gordon is Professor and Director of Film Studies at North Carolina State University, a former Fellow at the National Humanities Center, and an NEH Public Scholar. She is the author of Becoming the Ex-Wife: The Unconventional Life and Forgotten Writings of Ursula Parrott (University of California Press, 2023), Film is Like a Battleground: Sam Fuller’s War Movies (Oxford University Press, 2017), and Hollywood Ambitions: Celebrity in the Movie Age (Wesleyan University Press, 2008), and co-editor of Learning With the Lights Off: Educational Film in the United States (Oxford University Press, 2012) and Screening Race in American Nontheatrical Film (Duke University Press, 2019). She has co-directed three documentary shorts, Nesting (2020), All the Possibilities… (2019), and Rendered Small (2017), which have played at film festivals like DOC NYC, Art FIFA, Hot Springs, River Run, and Sheffield Doc Fest.

Works (88)

Updated: February 6th, 2024 05:00

2024 chapter

Film as Cultural Practice

By: R. Kolker & M. Gordon*

Source: ORCID
Added: February 6, 2024

2024 book

Film, Form, and Culture

By: R. Kolker & M. Gordon*

Source: ORCID
Added: February 6, 2024

2024 chapter

Formal Structures

By: R. Kolker & M. Gordon*

Source: ORCID
Added: February 6, 2024

2024 chapter

Global Cinema

By: R. Kolker & M. Gordon*

Source: ORCID
Added: February 6, 2024

2024 chapter

Image and Reality

By: R. Kolker & M. Gordon*

Source: ORCID
Added: February 6, 2024

2024 chapter

Introduction

By: R. Kolker & M. Gordon*

Source: ORCID
Added: February 6, 2024

2024 chapter

The Building Blocks of Film I

By: R. Kolker & M. Gordon*

Source: ORCID
Added: February 6, 2024

2024 chapter

The Building Blocks of Film II

By: R. Kolker & M. Gordon*

Source: ORCID
Added: February 6, 2024

2024 chapter

The Stories Told by Film I

By: R. Kolker & M. Gordon*

Source: ORCID
Added: February 6, 2024

2024 chapter

The Stories Told by Film II

By: R. Kolker & M. Gordon*

Source: ORCID
Added: February 6, 2024

2024 chapter

The Storytellers of Film I

By: R. Kolker & M. Gordon*

Source: ORCID
Added: February 6, 2024

2024 chapter

The Storytellers of Film II

By: R. Kolker & M. Gordon*

Source: ORCID
Added: February 6, 2024

2024 chapter

The Storytellers of Film III

By: R. Kolker & M. Gordon*

Source: ORCID
Added: February 6, 2024

2023 book

Becoming the Ex-Wife: The Unconventional Life and Forgotten Writings of Ursula Parrott

Oakland, CA: University of California Press.

By: M. Gordon

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: March 31, 2023

2022 journal article

Gauging Film History: An Exquisite Corpse

Framework: The Journal of Cinema and Media, 63(1), 126–130.

By: M. Gordon, I. Archer, D. Everett & M. Johnson

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: March 31, 2023

2022 chapter

Madge Tyrone

In J. Gaines, R. Vatsal, & M. Dall’Asta (Eds.), Women Film Pioneers Project. NY: Columbia University Libraries.

By: M. Gordon

Ed(s): J. Gaines, R. Vatsal & M. Dall’Asta

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: March 31, 2023

2022 magazine article

Making Concessions: A Tale of Capitalism, Control, and Snacks

Pipewrench, (5). https://pipewrenchmag.com/making-concessions-movies-and-popcorn/

By: M. Gordon

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: March 31, 2023

2022 journal article

Reflections on the Decision to Teach Darnella Frazier’s Cellphone Video of the Murder of George Floyd, and on Changing My Mind

[Teaching Dossier]. Journal of Cinema and Media Studies (JCMS). https://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/idx/j/jcms/18261332.0061.902/--reflections-on-the-decision-to-teach-darnella-fraziers?rgn=main;view=fulltext

By: M. Gordon

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: March 31, 2023

2022 article

The Stories We Tell: Contemporary Film and Media: Plots in the Coronavirus Age

Gordon, M. (2022, June 22).

By: M. Gordon n

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸
Source: ORCID
Added: March 20, 2023

2022 article

The Stories We Tell: Infectious Disease and Film History

Gordon, M. (2022, June 22).

By: M. Gordon n

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸
Source: ORCID
Added: March 20, 2023

2022 article

You Can’t Say They Didn’t Try: Environmentally Conscious Documentaries — Part 1

Gordon, M. (2022, January 15). (Vol. 1). Vol. 1.

By: M. Gordon n

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸
Source: ORCID
Added: March 20, 2023

2022 article

You Can’t Say They Didn’t Try: Environmentally Conscious Documentaries — Part 2

Gordon, M. (2022, January 15). (Vol. 1). Vol. 1.

By: M. Gordon n

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸
Source: ORCID
Added: March 20, 2023

2021 journal article

Dusting Off that Old Projector: Preservation through Projection

The American Archivist, 84(1), 139–164.

By: M. Gordon* & D. Everett

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: March 26, 2023

2021 weblog post

Face-to-Face Teaching During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Some Practical Advice for Fall Classes

Gordon, M. (2021, August 20). https://delta.ncsu.edu/news/2021/08/20/face-to-face-teaching-during-the-covid-19-pandemic-some-practical-advice-for-fall-classes/

By: M. Gordon

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: March 31, 2023

2021 journal article

Going to the Show Again

LA Review of Books Quarterly, (31). https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/going-to-the-show-again/

By: M. Gordon

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: March 31, 2023

2021 journal article

Seeing Life Through a Different Lens

Sight + Sound, 31(3), 19–21.

By: M. Gordon & A. Field

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: March 31, 2023

2021 magazine article

The subversive joys of Joan Micklin Silver's little-known New York City short films

Gordon, M. (2021, March 13). Salon. https://www.salon.com/2021/03/13/joan-micklin-silver-short-films-fur-coat-club-elevator-duck/

By: M. Gordon

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: March 31, 2023

2020 journal article

‘Lights, Camera-maids, Action!’: Women Behind the Lens in Early Cinema

Los Angeles Review of Books. https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/lights-camera-maids-action-women-behind-the-lens-in-early-cinema/

By: M. Gordon & C. Grimm

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: March 31, 2023

2019 journal article

Creative Encounters with Film History: Thomas Edison Then/Now

[Teaching Dossier]. Journal of Cinema and Media Studies, 5(2).

By: M. Gordon

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: April 22, 2023

2019 chapter book

On the history (and future) of art documentaries and the film program at the National Gallery of Art

By: M. Parsons & M. Gordon*

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: March 31, 2023

2019 book

Screening Race in American Nontheatrical Film

Marsha Gordon

Ed(s): A. Field & M. Gordon*

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: March 31, 2023

2019 other

The American World War II Film

By: M. Gordon*

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: March 31, 2023

2018 journal article

#MeToo on the 1930s silver screen

The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/metoo-on-the-1930s-silver-screen-92321

By: M. Gordon

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: April 22, 2023

2018 journal article

A Double Feature: Sam Fuller’s The Steel Helmet and Stanley Kubrick’s Fear and Desire

Cineaste, XLIII(4), 32–35.

By: M. Gordon

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: April 22, 2023

2018 journal article

Brett Kavanaugh goes to the movies

The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/brett-kavanaugh-goes-to-the-movies-104182

By: M. Gordon

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: April 22, 2023

2018 journal article

Is it Time For a 21-st Century Version of The Day After?

The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/is-it-time-for-a-21st-century-version-of-the-day-after-90270

By: M. Gordon

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: April 22, 2023

2018 journal article

Nontheatrical Media

Feminist Media Histories, 4(2), 128–134.

By: M. Gordon*

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: March 31, 2023

2018 newspaper article

Six Must-See 21st Century Documentaries About Life in North Carolina

Gordon, M. (2018, June 14). NCSU News Services. https://news.ncsu.edu/2018/06/six-documentaries-about-nc/

By: M. Gordon

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: April 22, 2023

2018 article

The cinema hypothesis: Teaching cinema in the classroom and beyond

Critical Inquiry, Vol. 44, pp. 800–801.

By: M. Gordon*

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Blade Runner’s Chillingly Prescient Vision of the Future

The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/blade-runners-chillingly-prescient-vision-of-the-future-84973

By: M. Gordon

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: April 22, 2023

2017 monograph

Film is Like a Battleground

By: M. Gordon*

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: March 31, 2023

2017 book review

Review of Alain Bregala’s The Cinema Hypothesis: Teaching Cinema in the Classroom and Beyond

[Review of The Cinema Hypothesis: Teaching Cinema in the Classroom and Beyond, by A. Bergala]. Critical Inquiry. https://criticalinquiry.uchicago.edu/marsha_gordon_reviews_the_cinema_hypothesis/

By: M. Gordon

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: April 22, 2023

2016 journal article

3MM: The smallest gauge

Moving Image, 16(2), 1–20.

By: M. Gordon* & D. Everett

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

The Other side of the tracks: Nontheatrical film history, pre-rebellion Watts, and Felicia

Cinema Journal, 55(2), 1–24.

By: M. Gordon* & A. Field

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

An Introduction to the Bastard Film Encounter

INCITE: Journal of Experimental Media, 6, 130–132.

By: M. Gordon

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: April 22, 2023

2013 journal article

Editor's Foreword

The Moving Image: The Journal of the Association of Moving Image Archivists, 13(1), viii.

By: M. Gordon*

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: March 31, 2023

2013 chapter

Hettie Gray Baker

In J. Gaines, R. Vatsal, & M. Dall’Asta (Eds.), Women Film Pioneers Project. https://wfpp.columbia.edu/pioneer/ccp-hettie-gray-baker/

By: M. Gordon

Ed(s): J. Gaines, R. Vatsal & M. Dall’Asta

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: April 22, 2023

2013 journal article

Lenticular Spectacles: Kodacolor's Fit in the Amateur Arsenal

Film History, 25(4), 36.

By: Gordon

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: March 31, 2023

2012 chapter

A History of Learning with the Lights Off

In D. Orgeron, M. Gordon, & D. Streible (Eds.), Learning With the Lights Off: Educational Film in the United States (pp. 15–66). UK: Oxford University Press.

By: M. Gordon, D. Streible & D. Orgeron

Ed(s): D. Orgeron, M. Gordon & D. Streible

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: April 22, 2023

2012 journal article

Editors' Foreword

The Moving Image, 12(1), viii-xiv.

By: M. Orgeron & D. Orgeron

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: March 31, 2023

2012 chapter

GI’s Documenting Genocide: Amateur Films of WWII Concentration Camps

In T. Crowder & K. Wilson (Eds.), Film and Genocide (pp. 170–186). Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press.

By: M. Gordon

Ed(s): T. Crowder & K. Wilson

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: April 22, 2023

2012 book

Learning with the Lights Off: Educational Film in the United States

Oxford University Press.

Marsha Gordon

Ed(s): M. Gordon, D. Streible & D. Orgeron

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: April 22, 2023

2012 chapter

Multi-Purposing Early Cinema: A Psychological Experiment Involving Van Bibber’s Experiment (Thomas Edison, 1911)

In M. Braun, C. Keil, R. King, P. Moore, & L. Pelletier (Eds.), Beyond the Screen: Institutions, Networks and Publics of Early Cinema (pp. 153–160). UK: John Libbey.

By: M. Gordon

Ed(s): M. Braun, C. Keil, R. King, P. Moore & L. Pelletier

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: April 22, 2023

2012 chapter

‘A Decent and Orderly Society’: Race Relations in Riot-Era Educational Films, 1966-1970

In D. Orgeron, M. Gordon, & D. Streible (Eds.), Learning With the Lights Off: Educational Film in the United States (pp. 424–441). UK: Oxford University Press.

By: M. Gordon

Ed(s): D. Orgeron, M. Gordon & D. Streible

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: April 22, 2023

2011 journal article

Editors' Foreword

The Moving Image, 11(2), viii-xi.

By: M. Orgeron & D. Orgeron

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: March 31, 2023

2011 journal article

Editors’ Foreword

The Moving Image, 11(1), viii-xiv.

By: M. Orgeron & D. Orgeron

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: March 31, 2023

2011 journal article

Object Lessons: An Introduction to an Interview with Jan Švankmajer That Turned into an Essay by Jan Švankmajer

The Moving Image, 11(2), 100–102.

By: D. Orgeron & M. Orgeron

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: March 31, 2023

2010 chapter

Alexander Bogardy's Beauty Books

In Raw Vision (pp. 48–51). National Gallery of Art.

By: M. Gordon & P. Parsons

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: April 22, 2023

2010 journal article

Editors’ Foreword

The Moving Image, 10(1), vii-xiii.

By: M. Gordon

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: April 22, 2023

2009 journal article

"You Are Invited to Participate": Interactive Fandom in the Age of the Movie Magazine

Journal of Film and Video, 61(3), 3–23.

By: M. Orgeron

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: March 31, 2023

2009 book review

Book review

[Review of The Films of Samuel Fuller: if you die, I'll kill you!, by L. Dombrowski]. Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 29(1), 139–141.

By: M. Orgeron n

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸
Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: December 21, 2020

2009 book review

Review of Lisa Dombrowski’s The Films of Sam Fuller: If You Die I’ll Kill You!

[Review of The Films of Sam Fuller: If You Die I’ll Kill You!, by L. Dombrowski]. The Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 29(1), 139–141.

By: M. Gordon

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: April 22, 2023

2008 journal article

Filming The Marines In The Pacific: An Interview With World War II Cinematographer Norman Hatch

Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 28(2), 153–173.

By: M. Orgeron*

Sources: Crossref, ORCID, Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2008 book

Hollywood Ambitions: Celebrity in the Movie Age

MIddletown, Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press.

By: M. Gordon

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: April 29, 2023

2008 chapter

The History of Media Celebrity

In R. Kolker (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Film and Media Studies (pp. 187–223). New York: Oxford University Press.

By: M. Gordon

Ed(s): R. Kolker

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: April 22, 2023

2007 journal article

"I Came Back as Nobody": An Interview with the Former Baby Peggy

Framework: The Journal of Cinema and Media, 48(1), 4–22.

By: M. Orgeron & D. Cary

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: March 31, 2023

2007 journal article

"Something Different in Science Films": The Moody Institute of Science and the Canned Missionary Movement

The Moving Image, 7(1), 1–26.

By: M. Orgeron & S. Elsheimer

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: March 31, 2023

2007 journal article

Familial Pursuits, Editorial Acts: Documentaries after the Age of Home Video

The Velvet Light Trap, 60(1), 47–62.

Sources: Crossref, ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2007 chapter

Megatronic Memories: Errol Morris and the Aesthetics of Observation

In F. Guerin & R. Hallas (Eds.), The Image and the Witness (pp. 238–252). London: Wallflower Press.

By: M. Gordon & D. Orgeron

Ed(s): F. Guerin & R. Hallas

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: April 22, 2023

2007 journal article

‘The Most Profound Shock’: Traces of the Holocaust in Sam Fuller's Verboten! (1959) and the Big Red One (1980)

Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 27(4), 471–496.

By: M. Orgeron*

Sources: Crossref, ORCID, Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2006 newspaper article

How Much Reality Can You Handle? Full Frame Documentary Festival

Gordon, M. (2006, April). Raleigh Hatchet.

By: M. Gordon

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: April 22, 2023

2006 journal article

LIBERATING IMAGES? Samuel Fuller's Film of Falkenau Concentration Camp

Film Quarterly, 60(2), 38–47.

By: M. Orgeron*

author keywords: 16mm; concentration camps; war film; amateur film; World War II
Sources: Crossref, ORCID, Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2005 chapter

"Divine Teachings.” Alexander Bogardy

In Divine Aesthete exhibit catalogue.

By: M. Gordon

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: April 22, 2023

2005 journal article

Review essay of African Americans in Cinema CD-Rom

Contours: A Journal of the African Diaspora, 3(1), 119–126.

By: M. Gordon

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: April 22, 2023

2004 newspaper article

A How-to in Grassroots Political Filmmaking

Gordon, M. (2004, October 15). Technician, pp. 5–6.

By: M. Gordon

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: April 22, 2023

2004 magazine article

Alexander Bogardy: Singular Pursuits.” With Peggy Parsons, National Gallery of Art

Folk Art, the Magazine of the American Folk Art Museum, 62–67.

By: M. Gordon

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: April 22, 2023

2003 journal article

Alexander Bogardy: The Union of Divinity, Cosmetology & Art

Alexander Bogardy: The Union of Divinity, Cosmetology & Art. Folk Art Messenger, 16(2), 8–12.

By: M. Gordon & P. Parsons

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: April 22, 2023

2003 chapter

Happiness

In 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (p. 891). London: Quintet.

By: M. Gordon

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: April 22, 2023

2003 journal article

Making It in Hollywood: Clara Bow, Fandom, and Consumer Culture

Cinema Journal, 42(4), 76–97.

By: M. Orgeron*

Sources: Crossref, ORCID, Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2003 chapter

Now, Voyager

In 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (p. 183). London: Quintet.

By: M. Gordon

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: April 22, 2023

2003 journal article

Rethinking Authorship: Jack London and the Motion Picture Industry

American Literature, 75(1), 91–117.

By: M. Orgeron*

Sources: Crossref, ORCID, Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2003 chapter

The Road to Nowhere: Stephen Crane’s Maggie: A Girl of the Streets

In J. Fisher & E. Silber (Eds.), Women in Literature: Evaluating Fiction for Gender Bias (pp. 185–187). Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing.

By: M. Gordon

Ed(s): J. Fisher & E. Silber

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: April 22, 2023

2001 journal article

Eating Their Words: Consuming Class a la Chaplin and Keaton

College Literature, 28(1), 84–104.

By: M. Gordon & D. Orgeron

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: April 29, 2023

2000 journal article

Interventions: An Interview with Isaac Julien

COIL (UK), (9/10).

By: M. Gordon

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: April 29, 2023

2000 journal article

“What makes a girl who looks like that get mixed up in science?”;: Gender in Sam Fuller's films of the 1950s

Quarterly Review of Film and Video, 17(1), 1–17.

By: M. Gordon*

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸
Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: March 31, 2023

1999 journal article

Onward Kitchen Soldiers: Mobilizing the Domestic During World War I

Canadian Review of American Studies, 29(2), 61–88.

By: M. Gordon*

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: March 31, 2023

1998 journal article

Cinematic Violations in Peter Greenaway's The Baby of Mâcon

Enculturation, 2(1).

By: M. Gordon

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: April 29, 2023

1998 journal article

Review of Donald Pizer's American Expatriate Writing and The Paris Moment

[Review of American Expatriate Writing and The Paris Moment, by D. Pizer]. American Studies International, 36(1), 91–92.

By: M. Gordon

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: April 29, 2023

Employment

Updated: August 8th, 2018 13:36

2002 - present

North Carolina State University Raleigh, North Carolina, US
Professor, Flim Studies English

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