Dr. Jill Craven

Professor of English

Dr. Jill Craven

Contact Information


Office: Hash 222
Phone: 717-871-7386

Spring 2023

M: 5:00PM-6:00PM
T: 12:00PM-1:00PM
W: 10:00AM-12:00PM



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


  • Film Studies
  • Critical Theory
  • Narrative Studies

Courses Taught:

  • ENGL 232: World Literature II
  • ENGL 237: Literary Research and Analysis
  • ENGL 240: Introduction to Film/Art of Film
  • ENGL 347: Studies of Ethnicity in Cinema
  • ENGL 451/651: Literary Theory and Criticism
  • ENGL 481/681: History of Film
  • ENGL 482/682: Film and American Society
  • ENGL 483: Politics, Film, and Electronic Media
  • ENGL 484: Science Fiction, Technology and Film
  • WRIT 311: Advanced Composition
  • WSTU Introduction to Women's Studies


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

University/Program Connections

  • Director of Women and Gender Studies
  • Law Advisor 
  • The Honors College
  • President's Commission on the Status of Women

Community & Club Connections:

Passions and Distractions:

politics, justice

Sample Publications:

  • "The Marx Brothers" and "Sidney Lumet." Encyclopedia of Jewish American Popular Culture. Ed. Jack Fischel with Susan Ortmann. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press. 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