Jeff Klenotic is the 2021 winner 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, the Czech Republic, England, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, and the Netherlands. His essays on cinema history have been published in journals such as "TMG/Journal for Media History," "Senses of Cinema," "Film History," "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.
Ph.D., Communications, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
M.A., Communications, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
B.A., Speech/Theater Education, Pennsylvania State University
Media and cultural studies
Media history and theory
New Media/Digital Humanities
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
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). Richard Abel, Motor City Movie Culture, 1916-1925. Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film, 47(2), 212-216. 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 https://www.routledge.com/
Rural Cinema Exhibition and Audiences in a Global Context (2018). 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). Putting Cinema History on the Map: Using GIS to Explore the Spatiality of Cinema. In R. Maltby, D. Biltereyst, & P. Meers (Eds.), Explorations in New Cinema History: Approaches and Case Studies (pp. 58-84). Wiley-Blackwell.
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. (2007). Staying in the Moment: Hollywood, History, and the Politics of 9/11 Cinema. In T. Conroy, & J. Hanson (Eds.), Constructing America’s War Culture (pp. 85-106). Lexington Books.
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