Clayton Dillard, PhD student in Screen Studies

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Theories of Art Cinema
  • Histories of Transnational Cinema
  • Global Horror Cinema
  • Migrancy and Cinema


  • "Un-quaring San Francisco in Milk and Test." The European Journal of American Studies 11.3, document 3 (2017): 1-16.
  • "The Slasher Template: John Carpenter's Halloween vs. Buffy the Vampire Slayer." In Joss Whedon vs. Horror: Fangs, Fans and Genre in Buffy and Beyond, edited by Kris Woofter and Lorna Jowett. I.B. Tauris Press. Forthcoming 2018. 

Conference Presentations

  • "Intertextual Migration and the Racial Unconscious in Aki Kaurismäki's Le Havre." Accepted for presentation at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Toronto, ON. March 2018.
  • "Screen for Me: The Trauma of Remediation in John Carpenter's Halloween." Accepted for presentation at PCA/ACA. Indianapolis, IN. March 2018.
  • "Flying on Foot: The Politics of Land Use in Transnational Film Styles." Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Atlanta, GA. March 2016.
  • "The Aesthetics of Critique and 'Unmapping' in Joshua Oppenheimer's The Act of Killing." Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Seattle, WA. March 2014.
  • "The Carnivalesque Post-Continuity of Neveldine/Taylor." Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Chicago, IL. March 2013. 

Why OSU?

The interdisciplinary aims of OSU’s English department facilitates not just intense research with faculty and advisors, but enables an understanding of processes and developments adjacent, and related, to any of the chosen areas of study.