Meet the Faculty
Stephen F. Parmelee
Associate Professor of English and Film Studies
- Ph.D., English, Claremont Graduate University, 2006
- M.A., English, Pepperdine University, 1983
- B.A., Art, Pepperdine University, 1974
- Los Angeles Literature and Film
- English for International Students
- Introduction to Literature
- English Composition
- Crime in Literature and Film
- African-American Cinema
- The History of the American Cinema
- Great American Directors
- British, French, and German Film
- Rebels and Causes: The 1950s and Film
- You Say You Want a Revolution: The 1960s and Film
- Senior Project in Film Studies
- Religion and Film
- Internship in Film Studies
- Society for Cinema and Media Studies
- Member, Modern Language Association
- American cinema history
- Film genres (film noir, the French gangster film, the Western)
- Historical and popular cultures of Southern California in general and of Los Angeles in particular.
- "'Such Inexplicable Pain': Kon Ichikawa's The Burmese Harp." Christian Scholar's Review XL:4 (Summer 2011): 393-405.
- "Dillwyn Parrish, Praise the Lord!, and Religious Fervor in Southern California in the 1930s." Christianity & Literature (61:1), Autumn 2011.
- Writing substantial portions of and editing Pepperdine's self-study for accreditation with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges
- "The Dilemma of the Christian Scholar." Part of seminar entitled "A Christian World View in the Classroom: What Does It Mean?" May 1993
- Trouble in Paradise: Nine Southern California Novels, 1927-1940 (dissertation)
- "Remembrance of Films Past: Film Posters on Film." Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television 29:2 (June 2009): 181-196.