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Dr. William Thomas McBride

Associate Professor
English
Office
Stevenson Hall - STV STV 336
Office Hours
By appointment T 12:30 - 1:30 pm
  • About
  • Education
  • Awards & Honors
  • Research

Current Courses

124.001Film Style And Literature

285.001Drama

124.001Film Style And Literature

124.002Film Style And Literature

Teaching Interests & Areas

Film Style. Drama. American, British, Global Literature. The Tanakh and New Testament, Ancient Literature

Research Interests & Areas

Hermeneutics, Hitchcock, Soundtracks, Sacred Texts, Cultural Theory of the Popular, Dracula

Ph D

State University of New York at Buffalo

MA

University of Delaware

BA

University of Delaware

Provost’s Innovation and Enhancement Grant

The Provost's Office
2023

Book, Chapter

“Hitchcock’s Stylized Capture of Post-Adolescent Fatheads.” Children in the Films of Alfred Hitchcock. Ed. Debbie Olson. Palgrave-McMillan, 2014, pp 237-263. http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/children-in-the-films-of-alfred-hitchcock-debbie-olson/?isb=9781137475541
McBride, W. “Stylized Moments. Student Engagement & Participation in an Asynchronous Online 2015University Film Course.” In Handbook of Research on Strategic Management of Interaction, Presence, and Participation in Online Courses. IGI Global 2015.. Handbook of Research on Strategic Management of Interaction, Presence, and Participation in Online Courses. IGI Global 2015. Advances in Educational Technologies and Instructional Design (AETID) Book Series.. IGI (2015)

“Call It Magic Surgery: Possessing Members, Possessing Texts/Circumcision & Midrash.” Sacred Tropes: Tanakh, New Testament, and Qur’an as Literature and Culture. Biblical Interpretation Series 98.  Ed. Roberta Sabbath.  Brill Press 2009, pp. 245-55.

“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.

Presentations

“Past the Outskirts of Infinity-The Yahweh Qadash Blues”. American Comparative Literature Association. 1954. (2019)

Curator, Normal Theater’s Spring Six Week Film School, “Alfred Hitchcock: Master of Style, ” Shadow of a Doubt 2/1, Notorious 2/8, Strangers on a Train 2/15, Vertigo 2/22, Psycho 3/1, The Birds 2/8. 2017

Interviewed on WJBC’s The Steve Fast Show promoting Six Week Film School, Alfred Hitchcock-Master of Style, Jan 29, 2017. https://audioboom.com/posts/5547371-william-mcbride-1-29-17?t=0
“Chuck Berry Drew Influences From Musical Melting Pot” discussing the historical and cultural impact of black rock progenitor Chuck Berry, interviewed by Mike McCurdy on WGLT’s Sound Ideas, April 4, 2017. http://wglt.org/post/chuck-berry-drew-influences-musical-melting-pot
“Hitchcock Pitches `Curve Balls’ During Film Festival,” promoting Six Week Film School, Alfred Hitchcock-Master of Style, interviewed by Mike McCurdy on WGLT’s Sound Ideas, Feb 1, 2017. http://wglt.org/post/hitchock-pitches-curve-balls-during-film-festival#stream/0

“Bogie & Bowie: The Quintessential Film Noir Anti-Hero & The Iconic Queer Pop Artist Hero.” “Wild Heroes: Media, Society, and the Need for Narrative” panel. The International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature and Media. Palmer House, Chicago, IL. July 7, 2016.

“Connecting the Dots 3 Years On Teaching an Online Film Course & Textbook,” Connecting the Dots for Effective Online Instruction panel, William Thomas McBride Chair. 2016 Teaching & Learning Symposium, Imagining the Future Reflecting on the Past. Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, Normal, Il, January 6, 2016.

“Why Stories Matter: Overcoming Oppression and Celebrating Diversity through Narrative,” panelist, Illinois State University’s Culturally Responsive Campus Community (CRCC) Conference, Uniting to Challenge Systems of Oppression, Old Main Room/Bone Student Center, October 25, 2016.

“`Who Told Thee That Thou Wast Naked?’ Troubling Nakedness and Knowing in the Tanak, New Testament, and the Qu’ran.” Sacred Aporia: Troubling Topics in Tanakh, New Testament, and Qur'an. American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting. Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. March 19, 2016.

Curator, Normal Theater’s Fall Six Week Film School, “Film Noirs: Visual Style & Fortune,” The Maltese Falcon 9/21, Double Indemnity 9/28, Murder My Sweet, 10/12 The Postman Always Rings Twice 10/26, Out of the Past 11/9, Chinatown 11/16. 2016

Grants & Contracts

Provost’s Innovation and Enhancement Grant to fund streaming media. The Provost. Illinois State University. (2023)
MLA Approaches to Teaching Stoker's Dracula. Illinois State University. Illinois State University. (2020)
ISU Harold K. Sage Foundation Fund Grant. Illinois State University. Illinois State University. (2016)