Department of English at Illinois State University

English Department Faculty and Staff


William McBride

Associate Professor, Film, Drama, Aesthetics & Hermeneutics

Office Address: STV 336
Office Phone: (309) 438-7998
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Email: Contact William McBride (wmcbrid)
Website: Visit William McBride’s Website
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Teaching Interests:
Film, Drama, Cultural Theory, the Novel, Biblical Hermeneutics, Art Criticism/Aesthetics, Children's Literature, Global Literature, Hitchcock, Noir
Research Interests:
Film Style, Soundtracks, Actor-Network Theory, Hitchcock, Midrash, Gender Theory, Noir, Popular Culture, Writing & Violence, Coming of Age, Cultural Expressions of Race, Monotheism
Ph.D, English, SUNY-Buffalo

M.A., English, University of Delaware

B.A., English, University of Delaware
Selected Publications:

“Hitchcock’s Stylized Capture of Post-Adolescent Fatheads.” Children in the Films of Alfred HitchcockEd. Debbie Olson. McMillan Palgrave, 2014, pp. 237-263. Click

"Le Rouge et le Noir et le Blanc: Niki Hoeky's Cajun Chiasm of Indian Masking and Native Funk."  Creoles, Diasporas and Cosmopolitanisms: The Creolization of Nations, Cultural Migrations, Global Languages and Literatures. Ed. David Gallagher.  Academica Press, 2012, pp. 67-82.


“Call It Magic Surgery: Possessing Members, Possessing Texts/Circumcision & Midrash.” Sacred Tropes: Tanakh, New Testament, and Qur’an as Literary Works. Ed. Roberta Sabbath.  Brill Press, 2009. For more information, Click.

“Figura Preserves: History (in) Ajar."  Maps and Mirrors: Topologies of Art and Politics.  Ed. Steve Martinot. Northwestern University Press, 2001, pp. 8-15.


“What It Is! The Mothership Connection.”  The UFO Show. University Galleries.  2000, pp. 38-71.  



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