A professor speaks to a group of students sitting in the film viewing room with black and white film on the screen over his shoulder.

Ian Olney, Ph.D.


  • Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Lincoln (2003)
  • M.A., University of South Carolina, Columbia (1997)
  • B.A., Rhodes College (1995)


  • Film and Media Arts
  • Programmer, Humanities Film Series
  • York College Director of the Literature/Film Association
  • Faculty Advisor, York College Film and Media Society


  • Introduction to Film and Film History
  • Literature and Film
  • Screenwriting
  • Film Genres, Directors, Periods, and National Cinemas
  • Film Theory and Criticism

Research Interests

  • European Cinema
  • The Horror Film
  • American Film Comedy
  • Cinema in the Twentieth Century Literary Imagination


  • Speaker, International Symposium on Euro Horror, Institute of Contemporary Arts (London), 2013
  • Keynote Speaker, IRIS Film Festival (Huntingdon, PA), 2009

Recent Publications

  • The Films of Jess Franco (co-edited with Antonio Lázaro-Reboll), Wayne State University Press, 2018
  • Zombie Cinema, Rutgers University Press, 2017
  • Euro Horror: Classic European Horror Cinema in Contemporary American Culture, Indiana University Press, 2013