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Christine HolmlundChris Holmlund

Arts & Sciences Excellence Professor of Cinema Studies, Women’s Studies & French

602 McClung Tower

Phone: (865) 974-6994

E-Mail: cholmlun@utk.edu


Major Field

Cinema studies, women's studies

Research Interests

Film, film theory, feminist, post-colonial, and queer theory, cultural studies

  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1984
  • M.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1976
  • B.A., University of Maryland, College Park, 1974

Books:

  • 2017. Female Trouble. Queer Classics Series, Arsenal Pulp Press (Vancouver.) 
  • 2014. The Ultimate Stallone Reader: Sylvester Stallone as Star, Icon, Auteur, ed. Chris Holmlund. Wallflower/Columbia University Press.
  • 2008. American Cinema of the 1990s: Themes and Variations, ed. Chris Holmlund. In the "Screen Decades: American Culture/American Cinema" series. Rutgers University Press.
  • 2005. Contemporary American Independent Film: From the Margins to the Mainstream, ed. Chris Holmlund and Justin Wyatt. London and New York: Routledge. (Primary editor.)
  • 2002. Impossible Bodies: Femininity and Masculinity at the Movies. London and New York: Routledge.
  • 1997. Between the Sheets, In the Streets: Queer, Lesbian, Gay Documentary, ed. Chris Holmlund and Cynthia Fuchs. Minneapolis and London: University of Minnesota Press. (Primary editor.)

Co­edited journal issue:

  • “Sexuality in Scandinavian Cinema.” Special issue of Journal of Scandinavian Cinema 5.2. With Elisabet Bjö̈rklund and Annette Brauerhoch.

Articles published in refereed journals since 2005 (full list available on request):

  • 2016. “Introduction: Sexuality in Scandinavian Cinema.” Journal of Scandinavian Cinema 5.2: 75­80. With Elisabet Böörklund and Annette Brauerhoch.
  • 2010. "Jackie Chan and the Art of Aging in Transnational Action." Celebrity 1.1: 96-112.
  • 2005. "Wham! Bam! Pam!: Pam Grier as Hot Action Babe and Cool Action Mama." Quarterly Review of Film and Video 22.2: 97-112.
  • 2005. "Postfeminism from A to G." Cinema Journal 44.2 (Winter): 116-121.

Translation:

  • 2007. Astrid Söderberg Widding. "A Cabinet for Everyday Wonders." Framework 48.2 (Fall 2007): 149-153.

Contributions to edited volumes since 2005 (full list available on request):

  • 2017. “Casing American ‘Indie’ Acting.” In A Companion to American Indie Film, ed. Geoff King. Wiley–­Blackwell, pp. 471-492.
  • 2016. “Women Directors and Their Muses.” In Indie Reframed, ed. Linda Badley, Claire Perkins, Michele Schreiber. Edinburgh University Press, pp. 257-275.
  • 2014. "Introduction: Presenting Stallone/Stallone Presents." In The Ultimate Stallone Reader: Sylvester Stallone as Star, Icon, Auteur, ed. Chris Holmlund. Wallflower/Columbia University Press, pp. 1-25.
  • 2014. "Adventures in Acting: Stallone the Performer." In The Ultimate Stallone Reader: Sylvester Stallone as Star, Icon, Auteur, ed. Chris Holmlund. Wallflower/Columbia University Press, pp. 121-146.
  • 2012. "Niche Actors and Acting Gay." In Screen Acting, Theory, and Philosophy, ed. Aaron Taylor. New York and London: Routledge, pp. 210-226.
  • 2010. "Sigourney Weaver: Woman Warrior, Working Girl." In Acting for America: Movie Stars of the 1980s, ed. Robert Eberwein, New Brunswick and London: Rutgers University Press, pp. 139-159.
  • 2009. "Campion-Keitel Connections: 'We Are the Piano.'" In Jane Campion: Cinema, Nation, Identity, ed. Hilary Radner, Alistair Fox and Irène Bessière. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, pp. 55-73.
  • 2008. "Introduction." In American Cinema of the 1990s, ed. Chris Holmlund. In the "Screen Decades: American Culture/American Cinema" series. New Brunswick and London: Rutgers University Press, pp. 1-23.
  • 2008. "1999: Movies and Millennial 'Masculinity.'" In American Cinema of the 1990s, ed. Chris Holmlund. In the "Screen Decades: American Culture/American Cinema" series. New Brunswick and London: Rutgers University Press, pp. 225-248.
  • 2008. "1990s Timeline." In American Cinema of the 1990s, ed. Chris Holmlund. In the "Screen Decades: American Culture/American Cinema" series. New Brunswick and London: Rutgers University Press, pp. ix-xiii.
  • 2007. "Contemporary Stardom." In The Cinema Book, third edition, ed. Pam Cook. London: British Film Institute, pp. 131-132.
  • 2007. "Arnold Schwarzenegger." In The Cinema Book, third edition, ed. Pam Cook. London: British Film Institute, pp. 132-133.
  • 2007. "Whoopi Goldberg." In The Cinema Book, third edition, ed. Pam Cook. London: British Film Institute, pp. 133-134.
  • 2007. "George Clooney." In The Cinema Book, third edition, ed. Pam Cook. London: British Film Institute, p. 135.
  • 2007. "Gunvor Nelson: Excavating Visual Fields, Layering Audial Frames." In Avant-garde Women Filmmakers, ed. Robin Blaetz. Durham and London: Duke University Press, pp. 67-87.
  • 2006. "Dolph Lundgren." Journeys of Desire: European Actors in Hollywood, ed. Ginette Vincendeau and Alastair Phillips, London: BFI, pp. 346-347.
  • 2006. "Jean-Claude van Damme." Journeys of Desire: European Actors in Hollywood, ed. Ginette Vincendeau and Alastair Phillips, London: BFI, pp. 457-458.
  • 2005. "Nelly Kaplan." France and the Americas: Culture, History, Politics, ed. Bill Marshall. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO. Vol. 2., pp. 639-640.
  • 2005. "Introduction." In Contemporary American Independent Film, ed. Chris Holmlund and Justin Wyatt. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 1-19.
  • 2005. "Generation Q's ABCs: 1990s Queer Kid Indie Features." In Contemporary American Independent Film, ed. Chris Holmlund and Justin Wyatt. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 177-191.
  • 2005. "Introduction to 'Critical Formations.'" In Contemporary American Independent Film, ed. Chris Holmlund and Justin Wyatt. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 23-26.

Contracted work in progress:

  • Books
    • Being John Malkovich. Edinburgh University Press.

INVITED PRESENTATIONS since 2005:

Invited International Presentations (full list available on request):

  • 2015. Master class. "John Cusack and Performance." Edge Hill University. Ormskirk, UK.
  • 2015. Keynote presentation. "Arnold Schwarzenegger in Sweden." Workshop on "Stars as Brands." Lund University. Lund, Sweden.
  • 2015. Seminar. "Ethical Collaborations in Film, Philosophy, Politics: Nicole Holofcener, Catherine Keener, Kelly Reichardt, Michelle Williams and Luce Irigaray." University of Zaragoza. Zaragoza, Spain.
  • 2015. "Performance in Romance Film: Generic Contexts and Types." University of Zaragoza. Zaragoza, Spain.
  • 2012. Keynote presentation. "Brand Arnold: In Transition, In Place." Celebrity Studies Inaugural Conference. Deakin University. Melbourne, Australia.
  • 2010. Keynote presentation. "Sylvester Stallone: Acting in Action." Screen conference centered on Screen Performance. Glasgow, United Kingdom.
  • 2008. Plenary Speaker. "Jackie Chan: The Art of Aging in Transnational Action." Remapping Cinema, Remaking History XIV Conference of the Film and History Association of Australia and New Zealand. University of Otago, New Zealand.
  • 2008. "The Shifting Shapes of Stars in Action." U.S./Brazil colloquium on "Global Spaces and Borders: Towards Interdisciplinary Studies of Communication." Tulane University. New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • 2006. "Campion-Keitel Connections, a.k.a. 'We Are the Piano.'" Research Colloquium "Cinema, Nation, Identity: Jane Campion." University of Otago. New Zealand.
  • 2006. "Action and Desire." Week-long seminar. University of Zaragoza. Spain.
  • 2006. "From the Local to the Global: Dolly Parton's Films and Fans." University of Zaragoza. Spain.

Invited National and Regional Presentations (full list available on request):

  • 2016. "Independent Women: Filmmakers and Stars as Mutual Muses." Boston University. Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 2014. "Romance Conventions, Cusack Style." University of California-Los Angeles. Los Angeles, California.
  • 2010. "Jackie Chan in Action." Rhodes College. Memphis, Tennessee.'
  • 2009. "Sylvester Stallone: Adventures in Acting." Smith College. Northampton,
  • Massachusetts.
  • 2009. Keynote. "Stardom and Aging." Midwest Undergraduate Film Conference. Notre Dame University. Southbend, Indiana.
  • 2007. "Queer Turns: Supporting Performances in 1999's Independent Films." University of Maryland Women's Studies Department & School of Languages, Literatures & Culture. College Park, Maryland.

(Full list of all conference presentations available on request.)

Honors, Offices, Boards and Committees

Academic Honors:

  • 2015. Hedda Andersson Research Professor. University of Lund. Lund, Sweden.
  • 2014. Neilson Research Professor. Smith College. Northampton, Massachusetts.
  • 2011-2016. Arts and Science Excellence Professor. University of Tennessee.

National/International Offices Held (since 2000):

  • 2013-2015. Past President. Society for Cinema and Media Studies.
  • 2011-2013. President. Society for Cinema and Media Studies.
  • 2009-2011. President-Elect. Society for Cinema and Media Studies.
  • 2011. Conference Committee Program Chair. Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference. New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • 2009-2011. Board Liaison to Scholarly Interest Groups and Caucuses of Society for Cinema and Media Studies.
  • 2005. Chair. Nominating Committee. Society for Cinema and Media Studies.
  • 2002-2010. Chair or co-chair of SCMS French and Francophone Scholarly Interest Group and liaison to AFECCAV.
  • 2001. Chair. Film Division Executive Committee. Modern Language Association.
  • 2000. Secretary. Film Division Executive Committee. Modern Language Association.

National/International Editorial Boards and Committees (since 2000):


Editorial Boards:

  • 2014-. Editorial Board. Atlantis. Revista de la Asociacioón Española de Estudios Anglo-Norteamericanos.
  • 2012-. Editorial Board. Journal of Scandinavian Cinema.
  • 2012-. Editorial Board. Canadian Journal of Popular Culture.
  • 2008-. Editorial Board. Celebrity Studies.
  • 2000-2002. Editorial Board. Studies in New Zealand Culture. Kakapo Books.

Committees:

  • 2014-2015. Program Committee. Society for Cinema and Media Studies.
  • 2009-2010. Program Committee. Society for Cinema and Media Studies.
  • 2007-2008. Committee 26 (Communication, Cultural Studies and Women's Studies). Canadian Social Studies and Humanities Research Council. Ottawa, Canada.
  • 2004. Nominating Committee. Society for Cinema and Media Studies.
  • 1999-2004. Film Division Executive Committee. Modern Language Association.
  • 1999-2002. Executive Council. Society for Cinema Studies.
  • 1999-2001. Program Committee. Society for Cinema Studies.

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