About the Author
Victoria O'Donnell (PhD, Pennsylvania State University) is professor emeritus at Montana State University, where she teaches seminars on television criticism for the school of film and photography. She has published on topics concerning persuasion, the social effects of media, women in film and television, British politics, Nazi propaganda, collective memory, cultural studies theory, and science fiction films of the 1950s. She recently published the second edition of Television Criticism, also with SAGE. She has authored or co-authored several books, including Persuasion: An Interactive-Dependency Approach (with June Kable), Propaganda and Persuasion (with Garth S. Jowett), and Speech Communication. She also co-edited Readings in Propaganda and Persuasion with Garth S. Jowett. O’Donnell made a film for PBS, Women, War, and Work: Shaping Space for Productivity in the Shipyards During World War II, has written television scripts for environmental films, done voice-overs, and served on several journal editorial boards, and is the recipient of numerous research grants and teaching awards.