Dr. Jill Craven

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

Dr. Jill Craven

Contact Information


Office: Hash Building I Room 222
Phone: 717.871.7366



  • 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

  • Strategic Planning Steering Committee
  • University Wide Advisement Council
  • The Honors College

Community & Club Connections

Odyssey of the Mind, Millersville Tournament Director (2009-present)

Passions & Distractions

  • skiing

Courses Taught

  • English 110: English Composition
  • English 232: World Literature II
  • English 237: Literary Research and Analysis
  • English 240: Introduction to 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)

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.