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Mary M. Dalton is Professor of Communication and Film Studies at Wake Forest University.

Her scholarly publications include articles, book chapters, and the books The Hollywood Curriculum:  Teachers in the Movies, Teacher TV:  Sixty Years of Teachers on Television, and the co-edited volume The Sitcom Reader:  America Viewed and Skewed.

Her documentaries have been screened at various festivals, museums, galleries, libraries, and on public television.  She is currently working on a longitudinal documentary project.

Professor Dalton teaches critical media studies courses and frequently comments on intersectionality and media on her blog Mary Dalton on Media.


From my blog, On Media…

  • The Last Jedi
    by marymdalton on December 19, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    It appears that critics are ranking the new Star Wars movie much higher than average viewers. My guess, after looking at social media, is that lots […]

  • Epic Eight
    by marymdalton on December 17, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    There are eight episodes of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. I plowed right through them today…and…after an auspicious beginning…the […]

  • Marvelous, Indeed…
    by marymdalton on December 17, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    After starting The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel this morning, all I want to do is binge through the series. It is fresh, funny, and fitting for our times […]

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