Film, Cultural Studies, Stardom, Celebrity Culture, Fandom


Gabriel Wettach’s primary research and teaching interests are in Film and Cultural Studies. He teaches introductory level film courses and advanced, thematic classes on film genres, fans and fandom, and celebrity culture; in the MLA program he teaches a course introducing graduate students to interdisciplinary research methodologies. He also advises undergraduate English and American Studies majors on registration, course selection, and preparation for graduation, providing them with academic support and guidance to keep them informed of the many rewarding career opportunities associated with both majors.

Selected Publications

  • “For the Love of Jodie Foster: Star Demystification and National Configuration,” Special Edition of Social Semiotics, Vol. 18, No. 2 (June 2008): 205-22.

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Cinema Studies
  • Fans and Fandom on Film
  • Celebrity Culture
  • Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies
  • And a career seminar for English and American Studies majors