curriculum vitae

Abbreviated CV

Education

PhD, Bowling Green State University, American Culture Studies, 2009
Film, Media, and Popular Culture Concentration
Dissertation: Amateur Musician Narrative in Fictional Film, 1980-2000

MLA, Temple University, Liberal Arts, 2004
Concentrations: Media Studies, American Studies, and Material Culture
Thesis: “The Perpetuation of (Live) Music in the Age of Reproduction”

BA, West Virginia University, Liberal Arts, 2000
Emphases: Music, Creative Writing, Sociology, and Religious Studies

Experience

Director of Film Studies Program, Elizabethtown College, 2016-present.

Associate Professor of Communications, Elizabethtown College, 2015-present.

General Manager, WWEC FM, Elizabethtown College, 2010-present.

President, Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association, 2015-2016.

Executive Secretary, Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association, 2010-2015.

Assistant Professor of Communications, Elizabethtown College, 2009-2015.

Instructor of Telecommunications, Bowling Green State University, 2007-2009.

Media Assistant Archivist, Bowling Green State University Sound Recording Library, 2006-2009.

Instructor of American Culture Studies, Bowling Green State University, 2005-2008.

Motion Pictures Asst. Archivist Univ. of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, 2003-2004.

Courses Designed and Taught

Audio Applications & Techniques

Cinematic Narrative

Communications Senior Seminar

Cultural Pluralism in the United States

Digital Media Convergence & Design

Documentary Film Criticism & Production

Interactive Media Technologies

International Communications

Introduction to Cinema Studies

Introduction to Communications

Media Design and Production

Multimedia Applications for Communications

Music/Subculture/Identity

Popular Music and Social Change

Public Performance and Presentation

Television and Film Criticism

Visual Communications

Writing for New Media

Publications

Helb, C. “David Feldman and Imponderables.” The Second Generation of Popular Culture Scholarship and the Evolution of the Popular Culture and American Culture Associations. Ed. Lynn Bartholome. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, TBA.

Helb, C. “‘What’s for Tea, Daughter?’: Gender and Technology in Petra Haden Sings: The Who Sell Out (2005).” All by Myself: Essays on the Single-Artist Rock Album. Ed. Steven Hamelman. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.

Helb, C. & A. DiBlasi. “Riding the Backs of Giraffes for Laughs is Alright for a While”: The Monkees and Authenticity, Production, and Fandom.” The Mid-Atlantic Almanack, Vol. 25. November 2014.

Helb, C. “Ishtar and Hollywood Gender Politics: Elaine May’s Orwellian Vision.” Americana: The American Popular Culture Magazine. July 2014.

Abbey, E. and C. Helb, Eds. Hardcore, Punk, and Other Junk: Aggressive Sounds in Contemporary Music. Lanham, MD: Lexington, Lanham, MD: Lexington, 2014.

Helb, C. “The Time Is Right To Set Our Site On Salvation:’ The Strange Tale of How The Hare Krishnas Came To Play Hardcore Punk.” Hardcore, Punk, and Other Junk: Aggressive Sounds in Contemporary Music. Eds. Eric James Abbey & Colin Helb. Lanham, MD: Lexington, 2014.

Helb, C. “Music Making at Home.” Music in American Life: An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories That Shaped Our Culture. Ed. Jacqueline Edmondson. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2013.

Helb, C. “Rage Against the Machine.” Music in American Life: An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories That Shaped Our Culture. Ed. Jacqueline Edmondson. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2013.

Helb, C. “Red Hot Chili Peppers.” Music in American Life: An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories That Shaped Our Culture. Ed. Jacqueline Edmondson. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2013.

Helb, C. “WiFi.” Encyclopedia of Social Networking. Eds. George Barnett, J. Geoffrey Golson. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2011.

Helb, C. “Review of Straightedge: Complexity and Contradictions of a Subculture.” (R. T. Wood. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse UP, 2006) Popular Music and Society. New York: Routledge, July 2009.

Helb, C. “Review of Straight Edge: Clean Living Youth, Hardcore Punk, and Social Change.” (R. Haenfler. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, 2006) Journal of Popular Culture. New York: Blackwell, April 2007.

Recent Conference Papers and Presentations

Helb, C. (with T. Sodano, J. McClain, & K. Lieb). “Time’s Up: Pedagogical Strategies of Managing Media and Popular Culture in the Classroom.” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference, San Diego CA, April 2017.

Helb, C. “Access to the Archive: Syndicated Television Programming in the Age of the Internet.” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference, San Diego CA, April 2017.

Helb, C. “‘Strictly Video’: Video on the Web Beyond YouTube.” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference, Seattle WA, March 2016.

Helb, C. “The Amateur Films of Watson Kintner.” Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association Conference. Philadelphia PA, November 2015.

Helb, C. (with J. Brandt, C. Clare, Y. Kuwahara, & J. McClain). “Where the Discipline Stands: Teaching and Talking about Popular Culture in the Academy Today.” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference, New Orleans LA, March 2015.

Helb, C. (with B. Batchelor, P. Booth, G. Hopennstand, & G. Burns). “Why Ray Browne Matters.” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference, Chicago IL, March 2014.

Helb, C. (with E. Abbey, S. Hamelman, & L. Pitilli). “Performing similarities across time and genre (Music Roundtable/Performance).” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference, Chicago IL, March 2014.

Helb, C. “Stalking the New Monkees: Explorations in Web-based Presence of Pre-Web (Not So) Popular Culture.” Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association Conference, Atlantic City NJ, November 2013.

Helb, C. (with C. Pralea, J. Davis, & D. Shope). “’How Users Operate’: Contemporary Popular Culture Studies” (online presentation). Alternative Modernities in Europe: 2nd International Conference of Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies. Transilvania University of Braşov, Romania, June 2013.

Helb, C. “‘A Manufactured Image with No Philosophies’: The Monkees, Postmodernity, and Cross-Mediation,” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference, Washington DC, March 2013.

Helb, C. “’The Time is Right to Set Our Sight on Salvation’: Hardcore Punk and Krishna Consciousness.” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference, Boston MA, April 2012.

Helb, C. “Punk Finds (a) God: Krishna Consciousness and Hardcore in the 1990s.” Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association Conference, Philadelphia PA, November 2011.

Helb, C. “’We Just Have to Listen to the Radio?’: Listening to Top 40 Radio as a Teaching Tool.” Elizabethtown College Scholarship Reconsidered: Faculty Innovations in Teaching, Research, and Service, Elizabethtown PA, May 2011.

Helb, C. “Can’t Quit Your Day Job: The Liminal Space of the Semiprofessional Musician.” American Studies Association Annual Meeting, San Antonio TX, November 2010.

Helb, C. “Experimental Media’s (Extra)Terrestrial Alienation.” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference, St. Louis MO, April 2010.

Helb, C. “Deriving ‘Authenticity’ From Obscure Fiction: Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains (1981) as Prototype for the Riot Grrrl Movement.” Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association Conference, Boston MA, November 2009.

Helb, C. “Cultural Capital of Voluntarily Freely Distributed Music via the Internet.” International Association for the Study of Popular Music-US, Iowa City IA, April 2008.

Helb, C. “Foreign ‘Bodies’: The Forgotten Films of Watson Kintner.” Battleground States 2008: The Body and Culture, Bowling Green OH, February 2008.

Helb, C. “’We Called it United Front’”: Second-wave Straight Edge Hardcore and Nostalgia.” Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association Conference, Philadelphia PA, November 2007.

[full CV available upon request]