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Stephen Whitty

Stephen Whitty

Adjunct Instructor

Stephen Whitty, BFA, is a freelance critic and journalist who has written about film for more than 30 years for the New York Daily News, Entertainment Weekly, the Times-Picayune, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and Fortune.com. A two-time chair of the New York Film Critics Circle, his work has won awards from the American Association of Sunday and Features Editors, the Los Angeles Press Club, and the New Jersey Press Association. His fiction won the NYU Seth Barkas Prize in 1979 and his short film, "The Silver Maiden," won the Cine Golden Eagle in 1982. He has lectured at NYUSPS, Rutgers, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Museum of the Moving Image. His book The Alfred Hitchcock Encylopedia will be published in July.

Currently Teaching

Femmes Fatales on Film

Explore the femme fatale in various films, and chart how this cinematic trope has evolved over the years.

Femmes Fatales on Film

Explore the femme fatale in various films, and chart how this cinematic trope has evolved over the years.

From Night of the Living Dead to Get Out: George Romero and the Revolution of the Modern Horror Film

Watch landmark horror films in class and discuss them, with a special emphasis on interpreting them as expressions of sociopolitical anxieties.

From Night of the Living Dead to Get Out: George Romero and the Revolution of the Modern Horror Film

Watch landmark horror films in class and discuss them, with a special emphasis on interpreting them as expressions of sociopolitical anxieties.

American Screwball Comedy Films

Watch a variety of screwball comedy films, and discuss how each represents and deals with the harsh economic realities of the time.

American Screwball Comedy Films

Watch a variety of screwball comedy films, and discuss how each represents and deals with the harsh economic realities of the time.

Hitchcock's Villains

Watch some of Alfred Hitchcock’s most compelling masterpieces, and explore their complex social and moral themes.

Hitchcock's Villains

Watch some of Alfred Hitchcock’s most compelling masterpieces, and explore their complex social and moral themes.