Jerry Mosher

Department Chair
Film & Electronic Arts--MS 2801
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840-2801

Office: UTC 106
Phone: (562) 985-2247
email: jerry.mosher at

Spring 2014 Courses

FEA 205: Film History

FEA 392B: European Cinema After 1960

Fall 2014 Courses

FEA/RGR 346: European Cinemas of Fascism, Communism & Resistance

Selected Publications

"Philip Seymour Hoffman: Jesus of Uncool," in Murray Pomerance, ed., Shining in Shadows: Movie Stars of the 2000s. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2012, 108-127.

"An American in Paris: John Frankenheimer's Impossible Object," in Murray Pomerance and R. Barton Palmer, eds., A Little Solitaire: John Frankenheimer and American Film. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2011, 199-213.

"Steve Martin and John Candy: Penny Wise and Pound Foolish," in Robert Eberwein, ed., Acting for America: Movie Stars of the 1980s. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2010, 243-262.

"Hard Boiled and Soft Bodied: The Fat Heavy in Film Noir," in Krin Gabbard and William Luhr, eds., Screening Genders. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2008, 141-154.

"Big Daddies and the Hollywood Myth of Family Capitalism," in Murray Pomerance, ed., A Family Affair: Cinema Calls Home. London/New York: Wallflower Press/Columbia University Press, 2008, 265-275.

"Morphing Sean Astin: 'Playing Fat' in the Age of Digital Animation," in Ernest Mathijs and Murray Pomerance, eds., From Hobbits to Hollywood: Essays on Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings. Amsterdam and New York: Editions Rodopi, 2006, 301-318.

"Survival of the Fattest: Contending With the Fat Boy in Children's Ensemble Films," in Murray Pomerance and Frances Gateward, eds., Where the Boys Are: Cinemas of Masculinity and Youth. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2005, 61-82.

"Having Their Cake and Eating It Too: Fat Acceptance Films and the Production of Meaning," in Jon Lewis, ed., The End of Cinema As We Know It: American Film in the Nineties. New York: New York University Press, 2001, 237-249.

"Setting Free the Bears: Refiguring Fat Men on Television," in Jana Evans Braziel and Kathleen LeBesco, eds., Bodies Out of Bounds: Fatness and Transgression. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2001, 166-193.


M.A. and Ph.D. in Film and Television, University of California, Los Angeles

B.A. in English, University of California, Los Angeles

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