Christina Lane

Christina Lane is Chair and Associate Professor of the Department of Cinema and Interactive Media. She received a Ph.D. in critical and cultural theory from the Radio-TV-Film Department at the University of Texas at Austin. She earned an M.A. in Women's Studies from Ohio State University.

Dr. Lane's scholarly interests include film authorship, history, cultural studies, and feminist theory. She is the author of the books, "Feminist Hollywood: From Born in Flames to Point Break" (Wayne State UP, 2000) and "Magnolia" (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011), which is the first full-length study of the Paul Thomas Anderson film. She has published journal articles in Cinema Journal, Mississippi Quarterly, The Journal of Popular Film and TV, Australian Screen Education, and Film and History. She also has essays in various edited collections, including "Culture, Trauma, and Conflict: Cultural Studies Perspectives on War, Authorship and Film;" "Hollywood Transgressor: The Films of Kathryn Bigelow;", and Contemporary American Independent Film;" "Feminism Goes to the Movies" and "Hitchcock and Adaptation."

She won a Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2007. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses, including History of Motion Pictures I & II; Film Directors; Women, Media, & Popular Culture; Aesthetics and Analysis; and Pedagogy and Film, among others. She holds a joint appointment with the American Studies program. 

Dr. Lane is the Director for the Norton Herrick Center for Motion Picture Studies, which includes a collection of over 3,000 film and television titles. The Herrick Center is dedicated to providing support for research, preservation and archiving, to facilitating the study of film at the University, and to enriching the cultural life of the University and the South Florida community.

Research Interests

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Featured Publications

"Carole Lombard and What Remains" (video essay) Cinefiles Eds. Vicki Callahan and Virginia Kuhn. Issue 11 2017

"A Modern Marriage for the Masses: Carole Lombard, Clark Gable, and the Cultural Front," Quarterly Review of Film and Video, 33.5 (January 2016).

"Good Grief: The Cultural Work of Flightplan and the Vanishing Lady Tale," in Culture, Trauma, Conflict: Cultural Studies Perspectives on War, Sec. Edition Ed. Nico Carpentier. (UK: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2015)

"Susan Seidelman's Contemporary Films and the Feminist Art of Self-Reinvention in a Changing Technological Landscape," in Badley, Linda, Claire Perkins, and Michele Schreiber. 2017. Indie reframed: women's filmmaking and contemporary American independent cinema. (UK: Edinburgh UP, 2017)

with Jo Botting. "'What Did Alma Think?': Continuity, Writing, Editing, and Adaptation," Hitchcock and Adapatation Ed. Mark Osteen. (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014)

"Kathryn Bigelow.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Cinema and Media Studies, ed. Krin Gabbard. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013), online.

with Nicole Richter. “The Feminist Poetics of Sofia Coppola: Spectacle and Self-Consciousness in Marie Antoinette,” Feminism at the Movies: Understanding Gender in Contemporary Popular Cinema, eds. Hilary Radner and Rebecca Stringer. (New York: Routledge, 2011), 189-202.

Magnolia (Wiley-Blackwell Series in Film and Television) (London, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011).

“Sally Field and Goldie Hawn: Feminism, Postfeminism, and Cactus Flower Politics,” Acting for America: Movie Stars of the 1980s, ed. Robert T. Eberwein. (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2010), 180-200.

“Forging Florida’s Sun Screen: Architecture, Film, Orientalism, and the Settling of America’s Final Frontier.” Mississippi Quarterly 63.3-4 (Summer-Fall 2010): 373-398.

“Just Another Girl Outside the Neo-Indie.” Contemporary American Independent Film: From the Margins to the Mainstream, eds. Christine Holmlund and Justin Wyatt. (New York: Routledge, 2004), 193-210.

"The Strange Days of Kathryn Bigelow and James Cameron." The Films of Kathryn Bigelow: Hollywood Transgressor, eds. Deborah Jermyn and Sean Redmond. (New York and London: Columbia University Press/Wallflower Press, 2003), 178-197.

"Stepping Out from Behind the Grand Silhouette: Joan Harrison's Films of the 1940s," Authorship and Film, eds. David E. Gerstner and Janet Staiger. (NY: Routledge, 2003), 97-116.

Feminist Hollywood: From Born in Flames to Point Break (Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press, 2000).