Alice Maurice

Alice Maurice
Associate Professor and Chair
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Building HW 326


Alice Maurice's research focuses on early cinema, late nineteenth- and eary twentieth century American literature and culture, and critical theory. Her book, The Cinema and Its Shadow: Race and Technology in Early Cinema (University of Minnesota Press, 2013), argues that ideas about race and racial difference were fundamental to the development of cinematic language in early U.S. cinema. She has published articles in journals including Camera ObscuraThe Moving ImageThe Henry James Review, and Cinema Journal. Professor Maurice teaches courses in film studies, including courses on the documentary, adaptation, and theories of spectatorship.She also teaches courses on American literary realism and turn-of-the-century visual culture. Professor Maurice has also worked in documentary film production and was Associate Producer of the documentary films A Healthy Baby Girl (Helfand Productions,1997) and the Academy Award-winning Defending Our Lives(Cambridge Documentary Films, 1994). Her current project explores the history of the face in cinema. 

Research Interests

Cinema Studies, American Literature, Narrative Theory, Women’s Studies