Oregon State University

Jon Lewis

Professor of English; Program Liaison, Film Studies


Oregon State University
Moreland 312
2550 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331 USA
Tel: 541-737-1647
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Credentials

  • Ph.D. - University of California, Los Angeles 1983
  • M.A.H. - State University of New York at Buffalo 1979
  • B.A. - Hobart College 1977

Research

Jon Lewis is a professor in the School of Writing, Literature, and Film at Oregon State University where he has taught film and cultural studies since 1983. He has published eight books: The Road to Romance and Ruin: Teen Films and Youth Culture, which won a Choice Magazine Academic Book of the Year Award; Whom God Wishes to Destroy … Francis Coppola and the New Hollywood; The New American Cinema; Hollywood v. Hard Core: How the Struggle over Censorship Saved the Modern Film Industry, a New York Times New and Noteworthy paperback; The End of Cinema as We Know It: American Film in the Nineties, American Film: A History, Looking Past the Screen: Case Studies in American Film History and for the British Film Institute’s Film Classics series, The Godfather.

Professor Lewis has appeared in two theatrically released documentaries on film censorship: Inside Deep Throat (Fenton Bailey, 2005) and This Film is Not Yet Rated (Kirby Dick, 2006). Between 2002 and 2007, Professor Lewis was editor of Cinema Journal and had a seat on the Executive Council of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies.

Course Information

Contact Info

Writing, Literature, & Film 238 Moreland Hall 541.737.3244
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