CHRIS C LIPPARD portrait
  • Director of Graduate Studies, Film & Media Arts Department
  • Affiliated Faculty, Center for Research on Migration and Refugee Integration, 2017 to date, College Of Social Work
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Middle East Center, Middle East Studies Program
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Asian Studies Program
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Research Statement

My research interests include Middle Eastern cinema (I am past chair of the Middle East caucus of the Society for Cinema Studies), indigenous cinemas, British cinema (especially the work of Derek Jarman), the relationship between pain and creativity, and early theories of the cinema. In addition, I have  published work on the cinema of F.W.Murnau, Jorge Sanjines, political documenatary in the United States, Mexican cinema and _Crash_ and race.

Presentations

  • “Placing Humor and Technology in the Iranian Art Film,” The Visual World of Persianate Culture International Conference, Edinburgh, October, 2014. (Participation funded by grants form the Middle East Center and asia Cente). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2104.
  • “Cinema in the Western Sahara: Crossing Borders and Visualizing Progress,” University Film and Video Association Conference, Las Cruces, New Mexico . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/2018.
  • “Resistance and Accommodation through Metallica: Metal music on the Navajo Reservation,” International Association of Inter-American Studies Biannual Conference, Coimbra, Portugal. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2018.
  • “Mobilization and Visualization: Strategies for a Sahrawi Cinema,” “Cinema of the Arab World” Symposium, American University in Cairo, Egypt . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2018.
  • “Noir Depictions of Land and Land Rights” University Film and Video Association Conference, Los Angeles, August, 2017 (Also panel chair). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2017.
  • Anthony Mann's Devil’s Doorway: A challenge to Hollywood’s Institutional Racism?,” Far West Popular and American Culture Associations Annual Conference, Las Vegas, February 2017 (Also, panel chair). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/2017.
  • “Noir Aesthetics as a Depiction of Institutional Racism: Anthony Mann’s Devil’s Doorway and the Denial of Land Rights to First Americans,” International Association of Inter-American Studies Biannual Conference, Santa Barbara, October, 2016. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2016.
  • “Cutting in Classical Hollywood Cinema: Close shaves and Neighborhood Barbers,” Far West Popular and American Culture Associations Annual Conference, Las Vegas, February 2016 . Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 12/2015.
  • “The Body in Decay: Sebastián Hofmann’s Halley” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference, Montreal, March 2015 . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2015.
  • “Disguise as Power in Offside and The Lizard” Far West Popular and American Culture Associations Annual Conference, Las Vegas, February 2015 (Also, panel chair). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/2015.
  • “Creative Approaches to Linking Production and Critical Film Classes,” University Film and Video Association Conference, Bozeman, August, 2014 (Also panel chair). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2014.
  • “Malfunction and Humor in the Iranian Art Cinema,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference, Seattle, March 2014. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2014.
  • “The Dead Body in Contemporary Mexican Cinema.” (Accepted for presentation, Far West Popular and American Culture Associations Annual Conference, Las Vegas, February 2014.) (Also, panel chair). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/2014.
  • “The New Western: Ties and Threats to Nature in The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada.” Far West Popular and American Culture Associations Annual Conference, Las Vegas, February 2013 (Also, panel chair). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/2013.
  • “Turning the Soil, Crossing the Divide: Movement and Imagination in Contemporary Border films.” University Film and Video Association Conference, Chicago, August, 2012. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2012.
  • “Transitional Space and Transitional Identity in The Namesake.” Far West Popular and American Culture Associations Annual Conference, Las Vegas, March 2012 (Also, panel chair). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2012.
  • “The Animal as a Figure of (Dis-)empowerment in The Color of Olives, Border Incident, and La Ciénega.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference, New Orleans. March 2011. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2011.
  • “Germans and German Stereotypes in Hollywood and Mexican Cinema, 1919-1950.” Department of American Studies, University of Duisburg-Essen, November, 2010. Conference Paper, Professional, other, 11/19/2010. International (Germany). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/19/2010.
  • “Into Mother Earth They Tear: Crossing Borders and Breaking Ground in Jonathan of the Bears and The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada.” International Association of Inter-American Studies Biannual Conference, Essen, Germany, November, 2010. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/13/2010.
  • “The Architecture of Desired Space in Recent Iranian Cinema.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference, Los Angeles. March 2010. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/12/2010.
  • “Animalia and movement in border crossing films.” Beyond Borders Symposium. Center for Interdisciplinary Research, Westphalia, Germany. June 2009. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/30/2009.
  • “Narrative Spaces and Transnational Identities in Babel, The Namesake and Quinceanera.” Hemispheric Identities Symposium. Center for Interdisciplinary Research, Westphalia, Germany. October 2008. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/17/2008.
  • “Narrative Spaces and Transnational Identities in Babel, The Namesake and Quinceanera.” Hemispheric Identities Symposium. Center for Interdisciplinary Research, Westphalia, Germany. October 2008. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/17/2008.

Publications

  • Chris Lippard (2017). “Peripherality and Humour in the Iranian Art Film” . Iranian Studies. Vol. 50:6, 917-944. Published, 09/2017.
  • “The Body in Decay: A review of Sebastián Hofmann’s Halley” Journal of Medical Humanities: vol. 35, number 4, December 2014, pp.455-457. Published, 12/2014.
  • Transnational Americas: Envisioning Inter-American Area Studies in Globalization Processes. Olaf Kaltmeier. (ed.). Tempe, AZ, Arizona State/Bilingual Press, 2013.“Narrative Spaces and Transnational Identities in Babel, The Namesake and Quinceanera”. Published, 12/2013.
  • “M and M’s for Everyone: Michael Moore, Steven Greenstreet and Identity” Screening the Americas/Proyectando las Américas: Narration of Nation in Documentary Film. Sebastian Thies and Daniella Noll-Opitz (ed.s). Trier: Wissenschaflicher Verlag Trier, 2011. Published, 11/2011.
  • “Missing Fathers and Women Without Men” Cinema Journal 50:1 (Fall 2010), 126-130. Published, 10/30/2010.
  • Historical Dictionary of Middle Eastern Cinema, Rowan and Littlefield/Scarecrow Press, March, 2010 . Co-editor and chief contributor with Terri Ginsberg. Published, 03/19/2010.
  • “"Disappearing into the Distance and Getting Closer all the Time: Vision, Position and Thought in Kiarostami’s The Wind Will Carry Us" Journal of Film and Video 61:4 (Winter 2009) 31-40. Published, 12/20/2009.
  • "The Pan-African Film and Television Festival (FESPACO)" Cinema Journal 49:2 (Winter 2009), 125-129. Published, 12/12/2009.
  • “National, Cultural and Linguistic (In)Securities: Perceptions of the United States in Some Bolivian Films.” E Pluribus Unum?: National and Transnational Identities in the Americas/ Identidades nacionales y transnacionales en las Américas Ed. Josef Raab and Sebastian Thies. Tempe, AZ, Arizona State/Bilingual Press, 2008. Published, 07/2008.