Eric A. Pitz

Eric A. Pitz

M.A. Research Professions track

Originally from the Minneapolis, Minn., area, Eric Pitz’s current research primarily focuses on American cinematic representations of the relationship between gender and sexuality and authority ranging from the silent era through the 1970s. Additional research interests include animation history and the ways in which filmmakers approach literary adaptations. As an undergraduate student at Northern Michigan University, Pitz worked as a programming curator with the Fresh Coast Film Festival, as a DJ for 91.5 WUPX, and as an editor for the undergraduate research journal Conspectus Borealis. He was also the president of three student organizations, founding one of them. While at NMU, he received the Anna and Rich Lundin Summer Research Fellowship.

Research Interests

American film history, gender and sexuality, portrayals of authority, animation history, literary adaptation


B.A. English and Spanish, minor in Film Studies, Northern Michigan University, 2019
Certificate: Spanish Language, Universidad de Salamanca, 2018

Selected Publications

“In Another Person’s Skin: Adaptations of To Kill a Mockingbird and the Characterization of Scout Finch.”
Conspectus Borealis: 4, no. 1 (2018).

“Homosociality in Michael Radford’s The Merchant of Venice.” Conspectus Borealis: 3, no. 1 (2017).