Rick Worland

Film & Media Arts






Dr. Rick Worland received his M.A. and Ph.D. in motion picture/television critical studies from UCLA. His teaching has included courses on film history, documentary and silent cinema, as well as popular genres including Westerns, horror/science fiction, film noir, European cinema and the films of Alfred Hitchcock. His research has focused primarily on popular film and television in the Cold War period. Worland has published in various academic journals including Cinema Journal, Journal of Film & Video, Journal of Popular Film & Television and Film and History. His first book, The Horror Film: An Introduction, appeared in 2007 from Blackwell Publishing. His recent book, Searching for New Frontiers: Hollywood Films in the 1960s, was published by Wiley Blackwell in 2018. He was the 1997-98 Algur H. Meadows Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Meadows School of the Arts.


Ph.D. and M.A. in Motion Picture/Television Critical Studies, UCLA

Recent Work

American film & TV in the Cold War era, the horror genre, the Hollywood Studio era, American film in the 1960s & 1970s

1997-98 Algur H. Meadows Distinguished Teaching Professor

Course list

International Film History 
American Film History 
Film Genres (Horror, Westerns, Film Noir, etc.) 
History of Documentary Film 
Post-WWII European Film 
The Films of Alfred Hitchcock 
Rick Worland