Linda Mizejewski

Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Linda Mizejewski

College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 614-292-2467
Topics: gender, popular culture

Linda Mizejewski is the author of Divine Decadence: Fascism, Female Spectacle, and the Makings of Sally Bowles (1992), Ziegfeld Girl: Image and Icon in Culture and Cinema (1999), and Hardboiled and High Heeled: the Woman Detective in Popular Culture, (Routledge, 2004). Her book It Happened One Night (2010) is part of the Wiley-Blackwell Studies in Film and Television, and her forthcoming book Pretty/Funny: Women Comedians and Body Politics, will be published in March, 2014. Prof. Mizejewski has been a Fulbright Lecturer in Slovakia and Romania, and her research has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies. At Ohio State, she has won the Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award and the Harlan Hatcher Distinguished Faculty Award.

Professor Mizejewskis talks about women in comedy and body politics while promoting her new book Pretty/Funny: Women Comedians and Body Politics in this podcast with the University of Texas Press.

Book Publications

  • Pretty/Funny: Women Comedians and Body Politics, (University of Texas Press, 2014).
  • It Happened One Night, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009).
  • Hardboiled and High Heeled: The Woman Detective in Popular Culture, (Routledge, 2004).

Selected Publications

“Calamity Jane and Female Masculinity in Deadwood.” Dirty Words in Deadwood: Literature and the Postwestern. Eds. Melody Graulich and Nicolas S. Witschi. U. of Nebraska P, 2013. 184-207.

"Queen Latifah, Unruly Women, and the Bodies of Romantic Comedy", Genders OnLine Journal, 2007

Areas of Expertise
  • Feminist Film Theory
  • Popular Culture
  • Comedy

  • Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

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