Jeffrey Klenotic

Jeffrey Klenotic

Phone: (603) 641-4130
Office: Communication, 88 Commercial Street, RM 481, Manchester, NH 03101

Jeff Klenotic is the 2021 recipient of the UNH Manchester Excellence in Research and Scholarship Award for Associate and Full Professors. He teaches courses in media, culture and society with a focus on the historical emergence and development of new communication technologies. He is a past winner of the UNH Manchester Teaching Excellence Award and is passionate about facilitating media education with students and the public. He was chosen as a participating scholar in the UNH Main Street Academy and has also won two UNH Faculty Scholars Awards, including one for his digital history project "Mapping Movies," which tracks the locations of movie theaters and allows users to explore changing landscapes of cinema history and social geography using interactive web-based maps. A founding member of the History of Moviegoing, Exhibition and Reception (HoMER) project, he has given lectures and research presentations to students and scholars in many countries, including Australia, Bahamas, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, England, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, Spain, and the Netherlands. His essays on cinema history have been published in journals such as "Images: The International Journal of Film, Performing Arts and Audio Visual Communication," "TMG/Journal for Media History," "Senses of Cinema," "Film History: An International Journal," "Communication Review," and "The Velvet Light Trap," as well as in numerous books and encyclopedias. Originally from Pennsylvania, Dr. Klenotic joined UNH in 1992 and helped design the current Communication Arts major.

Courses Taught

  • CA 501: Intrnshp/Comn Urban Community
  • CA 527: History of Film
  • CA 531: Hist & Organizatn Advertising
  • CA 610: Communication Tech & Culture
  • CA 615: Film History/Theory and Method
  • CA 720: Seminar/Mobile Media
  • CMN 455: Introduction to Media Studies


  • Ph.D., Communications, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • M.A., Communications, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • B.A., Speech/Theater Education, Pennsylvania State University

Research Interests

  • Film history
  • Media and cultural studies
  • Media history and theory
  • New Media/Digital Humanities

Selected Publications

  • Klenotic, J. (n.d.). ‘Big’ and ‘little’ Quo Vadis? in the United States, 1913–1916: Using GIS to map rival modes of feature cinema during the transitional era. Images. The International Journal of European Film, Performing Arts and Audiovisual Communication, 32(41), 5-25. doi:10.14746/i.2022.41.01

  • Klenotic, J. (n.d.). Mapping Flat, Deep, and Slow: On the ‘Spirit of Place’ in New Cinema History. TMG Journal for Media History, 23(1-2). doi:10.18146/tmg.789

  • Klenotic, J. (2020). Book Review. Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film, 174837272094397. doi:10.1177/1748372720943978

  • Klenotic, J. (2019). Roll the Credits: Gender, Geography and the People's History of Cinema. In D. Biltereyst, R. Maltby, & P. Meers (Eds.), Routledge Companion to New Cinema History (pp. 202-216). Routledge. Retrieved from

  • Delfour, M., Novotny, A. A., Sokolowski, J., & Zochowski, A. (2019). Foreword. In APPLICATIONS OF THE TOPOLOGICAL DERIVATIVE METHOD (Vol. 188, pp. VII-+). Retrieved from

  • Treveri Gennari, D., Hipkins, D., & O'Rawe, C. (Eds.) (2018). Rural Cinema Exhibition and Audiences in a Global Context. In . Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-66344-9

  • Klenotic, J. (2014). Space, Place, and the Female Film Exhibitor: The Transformation of CInema in Small-Town New Hampshire During the 1910s. In J. Hallam, & L. Roberts (Eds.), Locating the Moving Image: New Approaches to Film and Place (pp. 44-79). Indiana University Press.

  • Klenotic, J. (2013). From Mom-and-Pop to Paramount-Publix: Selling the Community on the Benefits of National Theater Chains. In K. Aveyard, & A. Moran (Eds.), Watching Films: New Perspectives on Movie Going, Exhibition and Reception (pp. 189-208). Intellect.

  • Klenotic, J. (2011). Where is Cinema? Invited contribution to a special omnibus article entitled Senses of Cinema-Going: Brief Reports on Going to the Movies Around the World. Senses of Cinema, (58).

  • Klenotic, J. F. (1998). Class markers in the mass movie audience: A case study in the cultural geography of moviegoing, 1926‐1932. The Communication Review, 2(4), 461-495. doi:10.1080/10714429809368568

  • Most Cited Publications