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Devin Orgeron

Professor Emeritus, Film Studies

Department of English

Tompkins Hall 226


Professor, English


Office: N/A

Since his early retirement from NCSU, professor Devin Orgeron continues to teach courses in Film Theory, Film History Since 1940, The New American Director, International Film and Realism, Documentary, and The French New Wave in California, where he now resides. He also teaches a range of director-focused courses covering filmmakers such as Alfred Hitchcock, Fran├žois Truffaut, Howard Hawks, and the Coen Brothers. Dr. Orgeron researches and writes about cinema and mechanical mobility; cinematic masculinity; contemporary American cinema; film authorship; realism; advertising and commercial images; educational films; and postmodernity. He also collects, shows, and writes about home movies from the 1940s-1960s.

Dr. Orgeron is the author of Road Movies: From Muybridge and Melies to Lynch and Kiarostami (2007). He is editor of Learning with the Lights Off. His articles have appeared in Cinema Journal, The Velvet Light Trap, The Moving Image, The Journal of Film and Video, CineAction, College Literature, Post Script, and Film Quarterly.

He directs the Northeast Historic Fim Summer Symposium

He is editor-in-chief of The Moving Image

He, and his wife, media scholar and archivist Melissa Dollman, are co-founders of Home Movie Day, Palm Springs, CA

Sample Syllabi & Dr. Orgeron’s CV
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Dr. Orgeron still very much enjoys working with graduate students on their capstones and/or dissertation projects.

Office Hours

  • Wed: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.