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Susan Felleman

Professor, Coordinator of Art History
Art History
School of Visual Art and Design
University of South Carolina

Office MM 215A
Phone Number 777-8833

Art History

Film and Media Studies Program 


  • PhD, Art History, City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center (1993)
  • M. Phil., Art History, CUNY Graduate Center (1991)
  • BA, Art History, Cornell University (1981)

Areas of Specialization

  • Relationship between film and other visual arts
  • History and theory of avant-garde film and video and the art film
  • History and theory of Hollywood cinema
  • Modern art and theory
  • Psychoanalytic theory
  • Feminist theory


Susan Felleman is the author of three books, Real Objects in Unreal Situations: Modern Art in Fiction Films (Intellect 2014), Art in the Cinematic Imagination (Texas 2006) and Botticelli in Hollywood: The Films of Albert Lewin (Twayne 1997), as well as numerous other publications, including, recently, “Decay of the Aura: Modern Art in Classical Cinema,” Jump Cut, and three book chapters: “A Little Infidelity: La femme infidéle becomes Unfaithful,” a speculative essay on cinephilia, memory and intextuality" in Cinephilia in the Age of Digital Reproduction: Film, Pleasure, and Digital Culture, Volume II, edited by Scott Balcerzak and Jason Sperb (Wallflower Press, 2012); “Two Way Mirror: Francis Bacon and the Deformation of Film,” in Film, Art, New Media: Museum without Walls?, edited by Angela Dalle Vacche (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2012); and “Remembering, Repeating, and Working Through: Three Screen Memories by Wago Kreider,” in Film Trilogies: New Critical Approaches, edited by Claire Perkins and Constantine Verevis (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2012). She is currently collaborating with Steven Jacobs on a book about sculpture and cinema.