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Overview

  • Jeff Klenotic teaches courses in media, culture and society with a focus on the historical emergence and development of new communication technologies. He is a past winner of the UNH Manchester Teaching Excellence Award and is passionate about facilitating media education with students and the public. He has also won two UNH Faculty Scholars Awards, including one for his digital history project, "Mapping Movies," which tracks the locations of movie theaters and allows users to explore changing landscapes of cinema history and social geography using interactive web-based maps. A founding member of the History of Moviegoing, Exhibition and Reception (HoMER) project, he has given lectures and research presentations to students and scholars in many countries, including Australia, Bahamas, Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, England, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, and the Netherlands. His essays on cinema history have been published in journals such as "Senses of Cinema," "Film History," "Communication Review," and "The Velvet Light Trap," as well as in numerous books and encyclopedias. Originally from Pennsylvania, Dr. Klenotic joined UNH in 1992 and helped design the current Communication Arts major. For fun he makes backyard maple syrup and enjoys spending time with his greyhounds, golfing, and going to the movies.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2011 Where is Cinema? Invited contribution to a special omnibus article entitled Senses of Cinema-Going: Brief Reports on Going to the Movies Around the WorldSenses of Cinema2011
    2001 Like Nickels in a Slot: Children of the American Working Classes at the Neighborhood Movie HouseThe Velvet Light Trap.  48:20-33. 2001
    1998 Class markers in the mass movie audience: A case study in the cultural geography of moviegoing, 1926‐1932Communication Review.  2:461-495. 1998
    1994 The Place of Rhetoric in ’New’ Film Historiography: The Discourse of Corrective RevisionismFilm History: An International Journal.  6:45-58. 1994

    Chapter

    Year Title
    2019 Roll the Credits: Gender, Geography and the People's History of Cinema.  202-216. 2019
    2018 Rural Cinema Exhibition and Audiences in a Global Context.  91-113. 2018
    2014 Space, Place, and the Female Film Exhibitor: The Transformation of CInema in Small-Town New Hampshire During the 1910s.  44-79. 2014
    2013 From Mom-and-Pop to Paramount-Publix: Selling the Community on the Benefits of National Theater Chains.  189-208. 2013
    2011 Putting Cinema History on the Map: Using GIS to Explore the Spatiality of Cinema.  58-84. 2011
    2007 Four Hours of Hootin’ and Hollerin’: Moviegoing and Everyday Life Outside the Movie Palace.  130-154. 2007
    2007 Staying in the Moment: Hollywood, History, and the Politics of 9/11 Cinema.  85-106. 2007
    2006 Foreward 2006
    2001 The Sensational Acme of Realism: Talker Pictures as Early Cinema Sound Practice.  156-166. 2001

    Teaching Activities

  • Film History/Theory and Method Taught course 2019
  • Introduction to Media Studies Taught course 2019
  • Hist & Organizatn Advertising Taught course 2018
  • Intrnshp/Comn Urban Community Taught course 2018
  • Introduction to Media Studies Taught course 2018
  • Seminar/Mobile Media Taught course 2018
  • Film History/Theory and Method Taught course 2018
  • Intrnshp/Comn Urban Community Taught course 2018
  • Introduction to Media Studies Taught course 2018
  • Communication Tech & Culture Taught course 2017
  • History of Film Taught course 2017
  • Introduction to Media Studies Taught course 2017
  • Introduction to Media Studies Taught course 2017
  • Sem/Mobile Media Taught course 2017
  • Film History/Theory and Method Taught course 2016
  • Hist & Organizatn Advertising Taught course 2016
  • Introduction to Media Studies Taught course 2016
  • Communication Tech & Culture Taught course 2016
  • History of Film Taught course 2016
  • IS/Corporate Communication Taught course 2016
  • IS/Mapping Movies Taught course 2016
  • Introduction to Media Studies Taught course 2016
  • Hist & Organizatn Advertising Taught course 2015
  • Introduction to Media Studies Taught course 2015
  • Sem/Mobile Media Taught course 2015
  • Communication Tech & Culture Taught course 2015
  • History of Film Taught course 2015
  • Introduction to Media Studies Taught course 2015
  • Film History: Theory & Method Taught course 2014
  • Hist & Organizatn Advertising Taught course 2014
  • Introduction to Media Studies Taught course 2014
  • History of Film Taught course 2014
  • Introduction to Media Studies Taught course 2014
  • Sem/Mobile Media Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.A. Speech/Theater Education, Pennsylvania State University
  • M.A. Communications, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • Ph.D. Communications, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • Full Name

  • Jeffrey Klenotic