D.E. Wynter

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Professor, Media Theory & Criticism Option
Office location:
MZ 307



  • Film as Literature
  • Introduction to Mass Media
  • Media & Society
  • Intermediate Film Directing 

Current Research

  • Literature and the American auteur
  • Consumerism and race in children’s programming


  • M.F.A.    Yale University School of Drama
  • M.F.A.    American Film Institute
  • B.A.       Princeton University

Panels & Guest Lectures

University Film & Video Association Conference. Panel:  Once Upon a Time
     “Narrative by Data: The Stories Nickelodeon & Nielsen Tell Black Children” August  2013. 

Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association 111th Conference. Panel: Woody Allen Abroad
     “Dialogism as Social Discourse in Woody Allen’s Match Point.” November 2013

University of West Virginia’s Annual Colloquium: On The Language of Humor in Literature and Film.
     “Black Romantic Comedies & the Status of African American Images at the Box Office
     Both Domestic and Abroad”  Sept. 2012

Pacific Lutheran University Dept of Film and Television. Guest Lecture.
     “The Relativity of Celebrity in the Expansion of Cultural Genocide”  October 2009

Broadcast Educators Association. Panel Observations of Audiences Beyond our Borders
     Exhibition Venues & Values in Trinidad & Tobago.” BEA 2009

CSU San Francisco Panel: Emerging Trends in Entertainment 
     “Storage Technology in Digital Location Shooting”  March 2008

Directing credits (partial):

HappySAD (feature film) (Special Jury Honor, Los Angeles Pan African Film Festival);
Intimate Betrayal (Starz and BET); ABC television movie Daddy's Girl
     (Emmy nomination for Best Director)
Soul Food (Showtime) The Parkers (Paramount), and series for Nickelodeon (various);
ESPN's Bearing the Torch: Politics & the Olympics, a documentary chronicling the history
     of the modern Olympic Games (Co-Exec Producer)
The Interrogation of Nathan Hale – World Premiere (South Coast Rep);
Mules at San Francisco's Magic Theatre.