Dr. Rothman received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Harvard University and is the author of several books, including the landmark study Hitchcock--The Murderous Gaze, The "I" of the Camera, Documentary Film Classics, and A Philosophical Perspective on Film. He is editor of the highly regarded "Studies in Film" series published by Cambridge University Press.
- Hitchcock: The Murderous Gaze (1982) by William Rothman
- The 'I' of the Camera: Essays in Film Criticism, History, and Aesthetics (1998) by William Rothman
- Hitchcock: The Murderous Gaze (2012) by William Rothman
- Must We Kill the Thing We Love? Emersonian Perfectionism and the Films of Alfred Hitchcock (2014) by William Rothman
Book Chapters & Essays
- Alfred Hitchcock's Murder!: Theater, Authorship, and the Presence of the Camera
— in A Hitchcock Reader (1989) edited by Marshall Deutelbaum & Leland Poague
— and A Hitchcock Reader (2009) edited by Marshall Deutelbaum & Leland Poague (2nd ed)
- Returning to the scene of the crime - "Psycho" and the remake
— in Alfred Hitchcock: Centenary Essays (1999) edited by Richard Allen & S. Ishii Gonzales
- The Universal Hitchcock
— in A Companion to Alfred Hitchcock (2011) edited by Thomas Leitch & Leland Poague
- Georgia Review (1975) - Alfred Hitchcock's "Notorious"
- Film Quarterly (1975) - Against "The System of the Suture"
- Quarterly Review of Film Studies (1980) - Taylor, "Hitch: The Life and Times of Alfred Hitchcock" (book review)
- Quarterly Review of Film Studies (1980) - Yacowar, "Hitchcock's British Films" (book review)
- Wide Angle (1980) - Alfred Hitchcock's "Murder!": Theater, Authorship and the Presence of the Camera
- American Film (1983) - Torn Curtain (book review)
- North Dakota Quarterly (1983) - North by Northwest: Hitchcock's Monument to the Hitchcock Film
- American Film (1983) - Collector's Choice: Hitchcock
- Filmhäftet (1999) - Hitchcock, auteur: Kommentarer till Hitchcock - The Murderous Gaze
- Hitchcock Annual (2002) - The Villain in Hitchcock
- Film International (2012) - Why Not Realize Your World?: Philosopher/film scholar William Rothman interviewed