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Faculty Directory » Rachelle Dermer

Communications Media

Office Hours:

Semester: Fall 2019
Thursday and Friday 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Office Information:

Room Number: CNIC 349
Phone: (978) 665-3542
Email: rdermer@fitchburgstate.edu

Courses Taught:

Pre-Production for Film/Video (COMM 3506)
Directing Video and Film (COMM 3730)
Writing for Film & Video (COMM 3765)

Education:

M.F.A., Vermont College of Fine Arts (Film)
Ph.D., Boston University (Art History (Theory/Criticism and History of Photography))
M.A., Boston University (Art History (History of Photography))
B.F.A., Arizona State University (Photography)

Research Interests:

The "Cambridge Turn"
Personal documentary
Psychoanalysis and the lens

Current Projects:

Long-form non-fiction film currently in post-production: Photography Gave Me Cancer (and Other Stories I Tell Myself)

Developing non-fiction film with working title "The As-If Personality" on Helene Deutsch, an early woman in psychoanalysis (1925)

Representative Publications:

Dermer, Rachelle A. "Overt Subjectivity and the Use of Professional Coaching Tools to Re-Think the Educational Art Critique," Exposure, Spring 2012

Dermer, Rachelle A. Photographic Objectivity and the Construction of the Medical Subject in the United States, Ph.D. Dissertation, 2002

Dermer, Rachelle A., "Joel-Peter Witkin and Dr. Stanley Burns: A Language of Body Parts," History of Photography 23:3 (Autumn, 1999)