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Mike Frank

Associate Professor, English and Media Studies
Ph.D., Cornell University, 1972
M.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1965
B.A., Yeshiva College, 1960
B.R.E., Yeshiva University, 1960
Office: Adamian Academic Center 097 | 781.891._2948 | mfrank@bentley.edu
                       


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Bio

Ph.D. from Cornell. Has taught at Tel-Aviv University, Williams C., U. of Chicago, and Oberlin C.. Received 3 Bentley Teaching Awards. Fulbright Scholar at Hebrew University. At Bentley since 1980.

Teaching Interests

Cinema Studies [Alfred Hitchcock]; Literary & Cultural Analysis; Expository Writing; Literature & the Arts [Music]

Research Interests

Literary Theory: Narrative Theory; Principles of Interpretation Cinema Studies [Hitchcock] Cultural Studies; Humanities Theory/Principles of Education

Professional Memberships

Modern Language Association
Society for Cinema and Media Studies
Society for the Study of Narrative Literature

Awards and Honors

2012, Bentley Innovation in Teaching Award, Bentley
2003, Bentley Innovation in Teaching Award
1991, Bentley Innovation in Teaching Award
1987, Visiting Scholar; Visual Studies; Harvard University
1963, Fulbright Award, Institute for International Education

Publications

Journal Article(s)
Book Chapters
Frank, M. (2006). The Radical Monism of Alfred Hitchcock. In Norden, Marty (Eds.), . Amsterdam: . Editions Rodopi <www.rodopi.nl>

Conference Proceeding(s)
Frank, M. (2009). The Ontology of the Pornographic Image. , The Nordic Association for Comparative Literature (NorLit) International Conference.

Conference Presentations

Frank, M. (2014). ""The Humanities as Ideology: The Political Valence of Neutrality,"." Presented at the Common Ground Publishing's July 2014: Twelfth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, , Madrid, Spain.

Frank, M. (2010). "“Why Not to Take Hitchcock Seriously”." Presented at the Tel Aviv University's Suspenseful Times and the Moving Image: The Eighth Tel-Aviv International Colloquium on Cinema and Television Studies , Tel Aviv.

Frank, M. (2010). "“Torah and Tragedy”." Presented at the Bentley English Dep't & Valente Center.'s Valente Center Seminar, Waltham.

Frank, M. (2009). "The Ontology of the Pornographic Image." Presented at the The Nordic Association for Comparative Literature (NorLit) International Conference, Stockholm, Sweden.

Frank, M. (2008). "Why the Humanities Are Not Progressive." Presented at the Third International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Monash University, Prato, Italy.

Frank, M. (2005). "“Judy's Kansas Photos: Speculations on Reading Vertigo”." Presented at the Screen [Journal]'s Screen Studies Conference, Glasgow (UK).

Frank, M. (2002). "“What to Say About a Text: Prospects for Humanistic Discourse in a Post-Disciplinary Age”." Presented at the American Comparative Literature Association's American Comparative Literature Association Conference, San Diego, CA.

Service

Department Service
Committee Member for Department evaluation committee., 2014 - 2014
Committee Member for Expository Writing Committee, 2014 - 2014
Committee Member for Literature committee, 2014 - 2014
Committee Member for Department evaluation committee, 2013 - 2013
Committee Member for Expository writing committee, 2013 - 2013
Committee Member for Literature Committee, 2013 - 2013
Committee Member for Department evaluation committee, 2012 - 2012
Committee Member for Expository writing committee, 2012 - 2012
Chair spring term; member fall term., 2012 - 2012
Committee Member for Media Studies Committee, 2012 - 2012

University Service
Committee Member for Academic Standards Committee, 2014 - 2014
University Senate for Faculty Senate, 2014 - 2014
Committee Member for Academic Standards Committee, 2013 - 2013
University Senate for Faculty Senate, 2013 - 2013
Committee Member for Academic Standards Committee, 2012 - 2012
University Senate for Faculty Senate, 2012 - 2012