Antoinette Winstead, MFA
Program Chair

Contact information:
Office: Ayres 142
Phone: (210) 434-6711

MA, English Literature, 1995, Our Lady of the Lake University
MFA, Film (Screenwriting/Directing), 1989, Columbia University
BFA, in Film/Television Production, 1987, New York University
AA, Theater, 1985, San Antonio College

Research Interests:  Portrayal of race, gender and social class in film and television; horror film and literature; Shakespeare and film adaptations; documentary film; film noir; international cinema; auteur studies; the Harry Potter series and film adaptations; and Harlem Renaissance literature.

Courses Taught:
Introduction to Mass Media
Introduction to Cinema
Film Studies
Writing the Short Screenplay
Broadcast Writing


“From Marion to Sydney: The Evolution of the Heroine in Horror Film.” Dissections: Journal of Contemporary Horror. February 2008: 8 -9 <>

“The Heroic Journey and Harry Potter: An Examination of J.K. Rowling’s Use of the Monomyth in the Harry Potter Series.” Selected Papers From Nimbus-2003: A Harry Potter Symposium. CD-ROM. CadiumCD, 2004.

“Mass Media and Society: Race, Gender, and Media . . .” Teaching the Personal 2001: Women’s Studies on the Catholic Campus. Boston: NAWCHE, 2001. 16-17

“China on Screen: Cinema and Nation.” Film and History. Vol. 37.2 Fall 2007: 110 – 111

“Foster, Gwendolyn A. Class-Passing: Social Mobility in Film and Popular Culture.Choice. March 2006

“Robert Brent Toplin. Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11: How One Film Divided a Nation.Film and History. Vol. 37. Spring 2007: 92

“Wheeler Winston Dixon. Visions of Paradise: Images of Eden in The Cinema.” Film and History. Vol. 36.2. Fall 2006: 65 - 66

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