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Marsha Gordon


Marsha is a Film Studies professor at North Carolina State University who loves researching, writing, and speaking about American film and culture. She regularly introduce movies, moderate panels, make radio and podcast appearances, and lectures on an array of topics. ​ Her latest book, Becoming the Ex-Wife: The Unconventional Life and Forgotten Writings of Ursula Parrott (2023), was supported by National Humanities Center Fellowship (2019-2020) and NEH Public Scholar Fellowship (2020-2021). ​ She is also the author of Film is Like a Battleground: Sam Fuller’s War Movies and Hollywood Ambitions: Celebrity in the Movie Age, and the co-editor of Learning with the Lights Off: A Reader in Educational Film and Screening Race in American Nontheatrical Film. Marsha is the former editor of The Moving Image journal. She has co-directed three short documentaries: Nesting (2020), about a bird’s nest and historical small-town American newspapers; All the Possibilities... (2019), about a single, extraordinary painting by Vernon Pratt; and Rendered Small (2017), about a unique collection of American Folk Art Buildings. ​From December 2013 to November 2020, she did the monthly radio show, “Movies on the Radio,” on NPR affiliate WUNC’s "The State of Things," 91.5 on your FM dial. she also co-founded Home Movie Day Raleigh and the infamous Bastard Film Encounter. She has given talks all over the United States as well as in London, Amsterdam, Vienna, and Prague. Marsha has introduced films at the National Gallery of Art, the National Archives, the Museum of the Moving Image, the Hammer Museum, the Czech National Film Archive, the Austrian Film Museum, the North Carolina Museum of Art, and many other venues.

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