Faculty Profile for Dr. Rebecca Bell-Metereau

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Dr. Rebecca Bell-Metereau
Professor — English
FH 335
phone: (512) 245-3725

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Rebecca Bell-Metereau teaches film at Texas State University and directs the interdisciplinary Media Studies Program. She was Fulbright scholar in Senegal (1999-2000). has published Transgender Cinema, Hollywood Androgyny (2nd ed., Columbia Press), and co-authored and edited Star Bodies and the Erotics of Suffering, co-authored Simone Weil on Politics Religion and Society (Sage Publication), chapters and articles in Close Up: Great Cinematic Performances, The Many Cinemas of Michael Curtiz, Critical Insights: Stanley Kubrick; A Little Solitaire: John Frankenheimer and American Film, Stars of the 80s, Acting for America, Authorship in Film Adaptation, Cinema and Modernity, American Cinema of the 1950s, Film and Television after 9/11, Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls (SUNY Press), Writing With, Cultural Conflicts in Twentieth Century Literature, Deciding Our Future: Technological Imperatives, Women Worldwalkers: New Dimensions of Science Fiction and Fantasy, College English, Journal of Popular Film and Television, and Cinema Journal and the forthcoming anthology, Post-9/11 Cinema. She has also served as Special Assistant to the President at Southwest Texas State University and campus director for -ISM, a nationwide Ford Foundation grant to incorporate diversity and media literacy in the curriculum.

Teaching Interests

Introduction to film, politics in film, film adaptation, gender and film, documentary and biopic films, celebrity and reception studies, literary criticism, pedagogy

Research Interests

Gender roles, film, reception theory, celebrity studies, pedagogy, politics and film, bio-pics, documentary, transgender, disability studies

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Bell-Metereau, R. L. (2019). Transgender Cinema. New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.: Rutgers University Press. Retrieved from https://lccn.loc.gov/2018031135
  • Bell-Metereau, R. L. (2018). Bending It Like Curtiz: Gender and Genre in The Scarlet Hour and The Helen Morgan Story. In The Many Cinemas of Michael Curtiz (pp. 15–27). Austin, Texas, US: University of Texas Press. https://doi.org/10.7560/315545
  • Bell-Metereau, R. L. (2018). Orlando. In Books to Film, Vol. 2 (Vol. 2). Farmington Hills, Delaware, United States: Cengage Learning, Inc. Retrieved from https://books.google.com/books?isbn=1410338436
  • Bell-Metereau, R. L. (2018). James Mason in Lolita. In Close Up: Great Cinematic Performances Volume One: America (Vol. 1). Edinburgh, Scotland: Edinburgh University Press. https://doi.org/9781474417020
  • Bell-Metereau, R. L. (n.d.). “Corporations as Villains in Postwar Conspiracy Films.” In Critical Insights: Conspiracy. Amenia, New York, U.S.: Greyhouse Publishers.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Choice's Outstanding Academic Title award., Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association. October 1, 2019 - December 2, 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Faculty Research Award: 2020-21, Texas State University. 2020 - Present
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Marquis Who's Who of American Women. 2008 - 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Nominee for Liberal Arts Award for Service, English Department, Texas State University. January 10, 2017 - March 22, 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Faculty Research Award 2013-2014. 2013 - 2014

Selected Grants

  • Bell-Metereau, Rebecca L. Department of Health and Human Services, Video for Case Management, Children and Pregnant Women. (Funded: 2006). Grant.
  • Bell-Metereau, Rebecca L. San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District, Why Wait? Sex education video grant. (Funded: 2005). Grant.
  • Bell-Metereau, Rebecca L. ISM Grant, National Endowment for the Humanities, Ford Foundation, Diversity Video. (Funded: 1996). Grant.
  • Bell-Metereau, Rebecca L. National Endowment for the Humanities, $3000. (Funded: 1984). Grant.
  • Bell-Metereau, Rebecca L. Summer Faculty Research Grant (summer salary). (Funded: 1983). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Environment and Sustainability Committee
Faculty Senator
Presidential Award for Excellence in Service Committee
Developed, Authored and Directed, Media Studies Minor, English Department, Texas S. U.,
Honor Council