Linda   Belau

Professor  

Office: ELABS 203
Phone: (956) 665-3421
Email: linda.belau@utrgv.edu

Dr. Linda Belau

Dr. Linda Belau is the Recipient of the University of Texas System Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award and the Excellence in Online Teaching Award





Selected Publications


  • Linda Belau. "Family Ties and Maternal Things: Bates Motel as a Family Romance for the post-Oedipal Era," Television in the Age of Consumption. Routledge, November 2017.

  • Linda Belau. Horror Television in the Age of Consumption. New York: Routledge, 2017.

  • Linda Belau. "Introduction: Binging on Fear," Horror Television in the Age of Consumption. Routledge, November 2017.

  • Linda Belau, "Melodrama, Sickness, and Paranoia: Todd Haynes and the Woman’s Film. Co-authored.," Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal (December 2016).

  • Linda Belau. "‘Under the Floorboards of this Nation’: Trauma, Representation, and the Stain of History in 12 Years a Slave," Movies in the Age of Obama: The Era of Post-Racial and Neo-Racist Cinema. Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.

  • Linda Belau. "Sublimation, Myth and the Work of Dreams: Radical Nostalgia and Melancholic Attachment in Pier Paolo Pasolini's Edip Re," Dreamscapes Projected: The Oneiric in Italian Film Culture. Farleigh Dickinson University Press, 2014.

  • Linda Belau. Review of 'Mishima’s Negative Political Theology: Dying for the Absent Emperor,' by Akio Kimura. Nationalism, War & Sacrifice: Dying for One's Country. Library of Social Science Newsletter, 2013.

  • Linda Belau. "Writing in Translationese: Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day and the Uncanny Dialect of the Diasporic Writer," Diaspora: A Journal of Transnational Studies (2012).

  • Linda Belau. "Has Tomomi Lost Her Mind? Psychosis, Femininity, and the Universal Appeal of Kazumi Yumoto’s Spring Tone," Studies in the Novel 42, no. 1 (2010).

  • Linda Belau "In Praise of Freud: An Introduction," Women Writers. Women Writers 12, no. 1 (2010).



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Linda Belau. Global Opportunity Grant, Office of Global Engagement “Mariachi Mario: Translating Video Game Music”, Office of Global Engagement, $500.00 (October 2017 - March 2018)

  • Andrés Amado. Globalization Opportunities Grant, Office of Global Engagement, $500.00 (March 1, 2018)

  • Linda Belau. Online Program Blueprinting Grant, Center for Online Teaching and Technology, $5,000.00 (September 2016)

  • Linda Belau. Online Program Blueprinting Grant, Center for Online Teaching and Technology, $5,000.00 (October 2015)

  • Linda Belau. Online Program Blueprinting Grant, Center for Online Teaching and Technology, (January 2015)

  • Linda Belau. Online Program Blueprinting Grant, Center for Online Teaching and Technology, (August 2014)

  • Linda Belau. Screening Exile: Representations of the Asian Diaspora in East Asian & Asian American Film, Faculty Research Council , ( 2012)

  • Linda Belau. Online Exemplary Course Program Grant, Center for Online Teaching and Technology, ( 2011)

  • Linda Belau. Expanding Curricular Options: Film Studies Training at the Seattle Film Institute, Faculty Developmental Fund Program , ( 2010)

  • Linda Belau. The Trauma of Japanese-American Internment during World War II: A Psychoanalytic Study of the Autobiographical Writings of Survivors, Facutly Research Council , ( 2008)



Selected Presentations


  • Linda Belau. "Unheroic Memory: The Traumatic Contours of Herzog’s War Documentary," South Central Modern Language Association Convention, San Antonio (October 2018)

  • Linda Belau. "The Alternate Universe of Horror Television," Speculative Visions: Re-Imagining Sci-Fi, Horror, and Fantasy Colloquium, University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley (November 2017)

  • Linda Belau. "Cinema as Theory/Praxis: History, Difference, and the Border in John Sayles' Lone Star," International Conference on Border Studies, University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley (October 2017)

  • Linda Belau. "Family Ties and Maternal Things: Bates Motel as Family Romance for the Post-Oedipal Era," South Central Modern Language Association, Dallas, TX (November 2016)

  • Linda Belau. "Humanities Seminar--Multi Cultural Cinema," Houston, TX (April 2016)

  • Linda Belau. "Screening Savagery: Traumatic Returns in Steve McQueen’s Twelve Years a Slave.”," South Central Modern Language Association, (October 2014)

  • Linda Belau. "Narrative Film as Sublimation: The Case of Pier Paolo Pasolini," Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, Portland, OR (October 2013)

  • Linda Belau. "Documentary and Personal Narrative," Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association, Seattle, WA (October 2012)

  • Linda Belau. "You Yourself are the Criminal You Seek: Repetition and Melancholic Attachment in Edipo Re," Memory in World Cinema Conference, San Antonio, TX (September 2011)

  • Linda Belau. "Traumatic Suffering and Superegoic Demand," Middle Atlantic Popular Culture Association, Alexandria, VA (October 2010)

Current Courses

FILM 2312 90L - History of Film:
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FILM 4307 90L - Topics in Film Theory:
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ENGL 2312 90L - History of Film:
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ENGL 4307 90L - Topics in Film Theory:
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ENGL 3306 90L - Survey of Literary Theory:
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