Students in Dr. Scahill's upper division "Film Theory" class presented their original research in a conference-style setting on the theme of "Cinema Paranoia" in the Auraria Library. By presenting their works-in-progress in a public forum, students considering graduate study were able to experience a conference format in a supportive environment.
An abbreviated version of their final paper, the students were asked to take an intersectional approach to the study of film by c
In the most recent issue of CU Denver Today, Dr. Scahill was asked to take part in a new faculty profile. In the article, Prof. Scahill talks about his work on horror cinema, his current class on film censorship, the field of academia, and his Instagram-famous dog Otto. The piece begins: "An expert on horror, Scahill describes himself as a 'film historian' who considers how a movie’s successes are both deeply idiosyncratic and indelibly linked to larger cultural forces. At th
Andrew Scahill was interviewed this week by SLATE magazine for an article on the pop culture trope of children making violent doodles and thus revealing their inner demonic self. In his book The Revolting Child in Horror Cinema, Dr. Scahill examined the child-as-monster, whose origins in the Cold War spoke to societal anxieties about a burgeoning and uncontrollable youth culture and the perceived susceptibility of children to alternative political ideologies. In "The Devil is
Go West, Young(ish) Man! Big changes are afoot as Dr. Scahill has officially accepted an Assistant Professor position at the University of Colorado Denver, to begin this fall. He will be teaching film in the English department alongside his exceptional colleague Sarah Hagelin. Scahill has thoroughly enjoyed my time at Salisbury University, and values the many wonderful experiences with my colleagues and students. Salisbury University houses a top-notch film studies program an