Check out the latest issue of Girlhood Studies for Dr. Scahill's new essay "Fanfic'ing Film: Queer Youth Cinema Reclaims Pop Culture." The essay is guided by a simple question: if given the means to make their own films, what stories would young queer people today tell about their own lives? To answer this question, Dr. Scahill traveled to Calgary in 2018 to attend the Fairy Tales Film Festival, where festival organizers provided training and resources to young queer filmmake
In 1992, Paul Verhoeven's Basic Instinct opened to protests by religious groups for its sex and violence, and by GLBT groups for its depiction of homosexual psychopaths. Right and Left shared the picket line as the resulting controversy helped make the film $352M worldwide.
26 years later, we'll take a look back at Basic Instinct for a critical re-assessment as part of Dr. Scahill's "Studies in Censorship" class. The Alamo Drafthouse Sloan Lake has generously donated their
Students in Dr. Andrew Scahill’s Literature and Film class at Salisbury University recently conducted a question-and-answer session with Academy Award-nominated independent film producer Anne Rosellini. “This is something I’m trying to do more and more in my classes — to get actual industry professionals to talk to students,” Scahill said. Rosellini is best known for the 2010 Jennifer Lawrence film Winter’s Bone by director Debra Granik, based on the book by Daniel Woodrell.