Brenna Wardell, Ph.D.

Brenna Wardell

(256) 765-5752
UNA Box 5050
Willingham Hall 108
Assistant Professor, English



Research & Teaching Fields:
Film and Literature

Middlebury College B.A. 1988
University of California, Berkeley M.A. 1991
University of Oregon Ph.D. 2010


Research, Teaching and Other Interests:

  • Thesis Title: "The Rake's of Progress: Masculinities on Stage and Screen."
  • Dr. Wardell's work focuses on gender and cultural studies, aesthetics, and issues of place and environment.
  • Publications include her essay "'Almost a Golden Glow Around It': the Filmic Nostalgia of Walt Disney's Pollyanna (1960)" for the collection Pollyanna at 100 and "Waste Not: Luis Buñuel Frames Space and Waste in The Phantom of Liberty" for The Cine-Files.
  • She has presented her work at the London Film and Media conference, British Shakespeare Association biennial conference, and the Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference.

Courses Taught:

  • EN 212: British Literature II
  • EN 233H: Honors World Literature
  • EN 307: Introduction to Film Studies
  • EN 315: History of Film
  • EN 394: European Cinema
  • EN 395: World Cinema