Dr. Jill Craven

Professor of English/Film Studies and Comparative Literature; Pre-Law Adviser

Dr. Jill Craven

Contact Information


Office: Hash 222
Phone: (717) 871-7386

Spring 2021

M: 10:00-12:00
T: 10:00-12:00
R: 10:00-11:00 or by appointments
Comments: MY ZOOMLINK: Jill's 2021 Office Hours


  • Ph.D. Comparative Literature, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • B.S. Mathematical Science/Computer Science, UNC-Chapel Hill


  • Film Studies
  • Critical Theory
  • Narrative Studies


  • Author: Faulkner
  • Theorists: Foucault, Bakhtin, Arendt
  • Directors: Polanski, Welles

University/Program Connections

  • PASSHE Interim Faculty Council (Millersville Representative)
  • The Honors College
  • President's Commission on the Status of Women

Community & Club Connections

Passions & Distractions

politics, justice

Courses Taught

  • English 110: English Composition
  • English 232: World Literature II
  • English 237: Literary Research and Analysis
  • English 240: Introduction to Film/Art of Film
  • English 311: Advanced Composition
  • English 347: Studies of Ethnicity in Cinema
  • English 451/651: Literary Theory and Criticism
  • English 481/681: History of Film
  • English 482/682: Film and American Society
  • English 483: Politics, Film, and Electronic Media
  • English 484: Brave New Worlds: Exploring Technology through Film
  • EDW 736: The Film Studies Workshop (for educators)
  • WSTU Introduction to Women's Studies

Sample Publications

  • "The Marx Brothers" and "Sidney Lumet." Encyclopedia of Jewish American Popular Culture. Ed. Jack Fischel with Susan Ortmann. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press. Scheduled December, 2008.
  • "Reading the Revolution and Writing the Wrongs: Exploring Roya Hakakian's Passion for Possibility." Rapportage: Literary Essays, Interviews, and Profiles: 50-54. Pennsylvania: Lancaster Literary Guild. January, 2006.
  • "Unstitching Cultural Sutures: Medicine and Media." Quarterly Review of Film and Video 23(5): 440-443. Review Article. London, England: Taylor and Francis, 2006.
  • "Ironic Empathy in Cronenberg's Crash: The Psychodynamics of Postmodern Displacement from a Tenuous Reality." Quarterly Review of Film and Video 17(3): 187-209. Harwood Academic Publishers, 2000.