Faculty and Staff

Bruce E Williams

Professor • Department of Languages & Culture

Bruce Williams is Professor and Graduate Director in the Department of Languages and Cultures and co-coordinator of the program in International Cinema at the William Paterson University of New Jersey. He has published extensively in the areas of cinema history, film theory, Latin American and European cinemas, and language and cinema. He is the author, with Keumsil Kim-Yoon, of Two Lenses on the Korean Ethos: Key Cultural Concepts and Their Appearance in Cinema. His current research focuses on Albanian cinema, with particular emphasis on the Kinostudio era, the transition to international coproduction, and women directors. Williams is at work on a book-length manuscript on Albanian cinema. His article, ‘It’s a Wonderful Job: Women at Work in the Cinema of Communist Albania’, published in Studies in Eastern European Cinema in 2015 received the 2016 award for best essay in the Central, Eastern, and Southern European Media Special Interest Group of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies. A Fulbright scholar (1977-78), Williams recently received an award of merit from Albania's ARbnori Center of Culture.

Professional Interests

cinema studies, language and media, bilingual studies

Other Interests

language and ethnography in Russia

Spanish  Portuguese  French  German  Italian  Catalan  Russian  Other 


PhD Hispanic Languages and Literatures, University of California at Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA


Albanian cinema, Eastern European cinema, Latin American cinema, language and media

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Notable Courses Taught

TBED 5420 Multiculturalism and Acculturation TBED 6421 Contrastive Analysis TBED 6450 Field Experience Bilingual LAS 2010 Introduction to Latin American Studies SPAN 3740 Latin American Cinema SPAN 3710 Cinema of Spain SPAN 48700 Seminar in Hispanic Cinema SPAN 4800 Seminar in Latin American Literature SPAN 4810 Seminar in Spanish Literature

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