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Julie Levinson

Professor

Division Chair
Academic Division: Arts & Humanities

Bio

Julie Levinson is Professor of Film and Chair of the Arts and Humanities division. She teaches courses in film and cultural history. Previously, she taught at M.I.T.,​ Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts and the Rencontres Cinématographiques Franco-Américaines in Avignon, France. She holds a PhD. in Film and Literature and an M.S. in Film from Boston University, as well as a B.A. in Theatre Arts and English from Cornell University. In addition to her academic appointments, Levinson was the Curator of Film at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, Director of Programming at the Boston Film/Video Foundation, and Curator/Producer of Mixed Signals cable television series for the New England Foundation for the Arts. She has curated film series for several other organizations including the Flaherty Film Seminar, the Celebration of Black Cinema, and the Davis Museum and Cultural Center at Wellesley College. She has been a panelist for, among others, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University, and the New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Vermont Councils on the Arts. She frequently serves as a film festival judge and an editorial consultant on documentary films. Levinson is the author of The American Success Myth on Film (Palgrave MacMillan), editor of Alexander Payne: Interviews (University Press of Mississippi) and co-editor of Acting in the Behind the Silver Screen film history series (Rutgers University Press). Her published work in journals and edited collections has focused on a wide range of topics including genre and gender, documentary film, narrative theory, and metafiction.​​​

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, Boston University
  • MS, Boston University
  • BA, Cornell University

Academic Interests

Film and Cultural History; Narrative Theory; Film Genre; Independent and Documentary Film

Awards & Honors

  • 2016 - Summer Research Stipend, Babson Faculty Research Fund
  • 2015 - Babson Teaching Innovation Fund grant, Babson College
  • 2014 - Babson Research Scholar, Babson College
  • 2013 - Summer Research Stipend, Babson College
  • 2012 - Summer Research Stipend, Babson College
  • 2011 - Babson Teaching Innovation Fund grant, Babson College
  • 2011 - Women Who Make a Difference , Babson College

Courses

Degree Courses 2016-2017
  • FLM 4610: WORK PLAY & ADULTHOOD IN AMER MOVIES
Degree Courses 2015-2016
  • LVA 2009: AMERICAN FILM HISTORY (FLM)

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Levinson, J.R. (2015). Time and Time Again: Temporality, Narrativity and Spectatorship in Christian Marclay’s The Clock. Cinema Journal, 54(3)
  • Levinson, J.R., Mandel, R.P. (2013). Teaching Research Methodologies to Professionally Oriented Honors Students. Honors in Practice, 9, 163-172.

Books

  • Levinson, J.R., Springer, C. (2015). Acting (Behind the Silver Screen, Volume 4): Rutgers University Press
  • Levinson, J.R. (2015). The American Success Myth on Film (Paperback Edition): Palgrave MacMillan
  • Levinson, J.R. (2014). Alexander Payne: Interviews: University Press of Mississippi
  • Levinson, J.R. (2012). The American Success Myth on Film. London: Palgrave Macmillan

Cases and Teaching Notes

  • Levinson, J. (2016). City as Text: A Teaching Resource Document. City as Text: A Teaching Resource Document,

Book Chapters

  • Levinson, J.R., Rademacher, V.N. (2015). Global Film Across the Curriculum: Narrative Imagination and Pedagogical Innovation.Evolving Entrepreneurial Education: Innovation in the Babson Classroom.: Emerald Group Publishing
  • Levinson, J.R. (2015). Acting: The Auteur Renaissance, 1968 – 1980.Acting (Behind the Silver Screen Series, vol. 4).

Presentations

  • Comedies of Beset Manhood: Midlife Masculinities in the Films of Alexander Payne
    Levinson, J. Comedies of Beset Manhood: Midlife Masculinities in the Films of Alexander Payne Crossroads in Cultural Studies, Sydney Australia (2016)
  • Publishing Pedagogy Research
    Levinson, J. Publishing Pedagogy Research Working Session with the Masters: Publishing Babson Cases and Teaching Materials, Babson (2016)
  • Global Film Across the Curriculum: Narrative Imagination and Pedagogical Innovation
    Levinson, J. Global Film Across the Curriculum: Narrative Imagination and Pedagogical Innovation Marketing Management Association, Providence, RI (2016)
  • Acting: The Auteur Renaissance
    Levinson, J. Acting: The Auteur Renaissance Book talk, Framingham Public Library (2016)
  • The American Success Myth on Film
    Levinson, J. The American Success Myth on Film Book Reading, Needham, MA (2015)
  • Are We Game: Video Games Beyond Entertainment
    Levinson, J. Are We Game: Video Games Beyond Entertainment Are We Game?: Video Games Beyond Entertainment, Needham, MA (2014)
  • Success Reassessed in "You Can’t Take It With You"
    Levinson, J. Success Reassessed in "You Can’t Take It With You" The American Success Myth on Film, Needham, MA (2013)

Service

  • Arts and Humanities Division Chair
    (current)