Diane L. Shoos

Diane L. Shoos


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  • Associate Professor of Visual Studies and French, Humanities
  • PhD, Ohio State University


Dr. Diane L. Shoos' research is in the area of the practice and theories of visual representation, including advertising, television, and, especially, cinema. Her scholarship focuses on the representation of women and the construction of female subjectivity in visual texts, the evolving formulations of sexual difference and masculinity in these texts, and gender as a factor in their production and reception.

Recent Publications

  • Shoos, D. L., "Representing Domestic Violence: Ambivalence and Difference in What’s Love Got to Do With It" in Masculinity Lessons: Rethinking Men's and Women's Studies. James V. Catano and Daniel A. Novak, (Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Maryland 2011), Chapter 12, 222-240. (Published)


  • Shoos, Diane L., "Composing the Self, Gleaning the Other: Agnes Varda’s The Gleaners and I and The Gleaners and I Two Years Late", Thomas Watson Conference, University of Louisville, Oral. (October 2008 - Present).
  • Shoos, Diane L., "Adoptees, Identity, and Kinship in Contemporary Cinema", Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Boston, Massachussets, Oral. (March 21, 2012 - March 25, 2012).
  • Shoos, Diane L., "Commentator and discussion facilitator for 2 documentaries", MTU Women's Film Series, Center for Diversity and Inclusion, MTU campus, Oral. (January 30, 2012).
  • Shoos, Diane L., "Keynote address: "Beyond Multiple Perspective: Power and Enunciation in Visual Media"", 2011 Virginia Tech English Graduate Conference, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, Oral. (February 26, 2011).