CHRIS C LIPPARD portrait
  • Associate Chair for Academic Affairs, Film & Media Arts Department
  • Director of Graduate Studies, Film & Media Arts Department
  • Affiliated Faculty, Center for Research on Migration and Refugee Integration, 2017 to date, College Of Health
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Middle East Center, Middle East Studies Program
  • Professor, Film & Media Arts Department
  • 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), migration cinema, hemispheric studies in the Americas, 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.

Creative Research

  • Adviser, Sound recordist and crew. "Cyber Wedding to the Brine Shrimp." (Dir. Ewalina Jarosz; Location: Spiral Jetty and Great Salt Lake) short 15 minute film. Media Arts, completed 2021.

Presentations

  • Keynote Presentation (“Border Incidents” ) at Southwest English Symposium: Borders and Cross-Cultural Encounters, Arizona State University, Tempe, March 2019. , Presented, 2019.
  • Keynote Presentation (“Alternative Aesthetics in Contemporary Migration Films”) at Flickering Landscapes: The Image of Migration Conference, Center for Emerging Media, University of Central Florida, Orlando,. , Presented, 2019.
  • “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). , Presented, 2010.
  • “The Use of Culture as Political Device in the Western Saharan Conflict: an Overview.” Research-in- Progress. University of Utah Middle East Center. , Presented, 2019.
  • “Publishing on and around Middle Eastern Cinemas: Current Directions and Challenges.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference, Chicago, April 2022. Accepted. , Accepted, 2021.
  • “Restaging trauma and travail: The Push and Pull of Inter-American Migration re-envisioned on Film.” Accepted for presentation at the International Association of Inter-American Studies Biannual Conference, Laredo, October 2020 (Conference cancelled/postponed due to Covid-19), delivered at virtual conference, October 2021. , Presented, 2021.
  • “Challenging the Aesthetics of the Migration Film in Arab Cinema.” Accepted for presentation at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference, Denver, April 2020 (Conference cancelled/postponed due to Covid-19); delivered at the 2021 meeting, March 2021). (Also panel chair and organizer). , Presented, 2021.
  • “Run to the Hills, Indians: The Portrayal of Native Americans in classic Metal music,” Far West Popular and American Culture Associations Annual Conference, Las Vegas, February 2020 (Also panel chair and organizer). , Presented, 2019.
  • “Mobilization and Visualization: Strategies for a Sahrawi Cinema in Exile and Under Occupation,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference, Seattle, March 2019. , Presented, 2019.
  • Heavy Metal as costume and identity on and off the reservation,” Far West Popular and American Culture Associations Annual Conference, Las Vegas, February 2019. , Presented, 2019.
  • “Cinema in the Western Sahara: Crossing Borders and Visualizing Progress,” University Film and Video Association Conference, Las Cruces, New Mexico. , Presented, 2018.
  • “Resistance and Accommodation through Metallica: Metal music on the Navajo Reservation,” International Association of Inter-American Studies Biannual Conference, Coimbra, Portugal. , Presented, 2018.
  • Sand, Surfing and Fishing Rights Contested: Sahrawi and Moroccan uses of the Internet to Depict the Saharan Coast,” “Cinema of the Arab World” Symposium, American University in Cairo, Egypt. , Presented, 2018.
  • “Noir Depictions of Land and Land Rights” University Film and Video Association Conference, Los Angeles, August, 2017 (Also panel chair). , Presented, 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). , Presented, 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. , Presented, 2016.
  • “Cutting in Classical Hollywood Cinema: Close shaves and Neighborhood Barbers,” Far West Popular and American Culture Associations Annual Conference, Las Vegas, February 2016. , Accepted, 2015.
  • “The Body in Decay: Sebastián Hofmann’s Halley” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference, Montreal, March 2015. , Presented, 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). , Presented, 2015.
  • “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). , Presented, 2014.
  • “Creative Approaches to Linking Production and Critical Film Classes,” University Film and Video Association Conference, Bozeman, August, 2014 (Also panel chair). , Presented, 2014.
  • “Malfunction and Humor in the Iranian Art Cinema,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference, Seattle, March 2014. , Presented, 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). , Presented, 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). , Presented, 2013.
  • “Turning the Soil, Crossing the Divide: Movement and Imagination in Contemporary Border films.” University Film and Video Association Conference, Chicago, August, 2012. , Presented, 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). , Presented, 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. , Presented, 2011.
  • “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. , Presented, 2010.
  • “The Architecture of Desired Space in Recent Iranian Cinema.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference, Los Angeles. March 2010. , Presented, 2010.
  • “Animalia and movement in border crossing films.” Beyond Borders Symposium. Center for Interdisciplinary Research, Westphalia, Germany. June 2009. , Presented, 2009.
  • “Narrative Spaces and Transnational Identities in Babel, The Namesake and Quinceanera.” Hemispheric Identities Symposium. Center for Interdisciplinary Research, Westphalia, Germany. October 2008. , Presented, 2008.
  • “Narrative Spaces and Transnational Identities in Babel, The Namesake and Quinceanera.” Hemispheric Identities Symposium. Center for Interdisciplinary Research, Westphalia, Germany. October 2008. , Presented, 2008.

Publications

  • Chris Lippard (date unknown). Historical Dictionary of Middle Eastern Cinema. Rowan and Littlefield. Accepted, .
  • Chris Lippard (date unknown). “Narrative Spaces and Transnational Identities in Babel, The Namesake and Quinceanera”. Transnational Americas: Envisioning Inter-American Area Studies in Globalization Processes. Tempe, AZ, Arizona State/Bilingual Press, 2013. Accepted, .
  • Chris Lippard (date unknown). “Native Metal Music, Identity, and Authenticity: The Diné RezMetal Scene” in Reinventing the Social: Movements and Narratives of Resistance, Dissension, and Reconciliation in the Americas. Gonçalo Cholant (ed.).. (pp. 287-318). Coimbra University Press, 2021. Accepted, .
  • Sebastian Thies and Daniella Noll-Opitz (ed.s) (date unknown). “M and M’s for Everyone: Michael Moore, Steven Greenstreet and Identity”. Wissenschaflicher Verlag Trier. Accepted, .
  • Chris Lippard (date unknown). “Anthony Mann’s Noir Western as Social Critique: Race and Gender Dynamics in Devil’s Doorway” in Inter-American Perspectives in the 21st Century. Wilfried Raussert (ed.).. (pp. 225-140). New Orleans: The University of New Orleans Press, 2021: 225-240.. Accepted, .
  • Chris Lippard (date unknown). “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 . Tempe, AZ, Arizona State/Bilingual Press. Accepted, .
  • Chris Lippard (date unknown). “Mobilities of Cinematic Identity in the Western Sahara” in Cinema of the Arab World: Contemporary Directions in Theory and Practice.. (pp. 147-200 (54)). Palgrave MacMillan. Accepted, .
  • Chris Lippard (date unknown). Historical Dictionary of Middle Eastern Cinema, 2nd edition, revised and expanded. (pp. 704). Rowman and Littlefield. Accepted, .
  • Chris Lippard (date unknown). Cinema of the Arab World: Contemporary Directions in Theory and Practice. Editor and contributor. In Progress. Contract signed with , manuscript due: May 1, 2019. (pp. 445). Palgrave MacMillan in the Global Cinema Series. Accepted, .
  • Chris Lippard (date unknown). “"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). Journal of Film and Video 61:4 (Winter 2009) 31-40. Accepted, .
  • Chris Lippard (date unknown). "The Pan-African Film and Television Festival (FESPACO)". Cinema Journal 49:2 (Winter 2009),. Accepted, .
  • Chris Lippard (date unknown). “Peripherality and Humour in the Iranian Art Film” . Iranian Studies. Vol. 50:6, 917-944. Accepted, .
  • Chris Lippard (date unknown). “Private Practice, Public Health: The Politics of Sickness and the Films of Derek Jarman” in Fires Were Started: British Cinema and Thatcherism. Substantially revised and updated. Lester Friedman (ed.). New York and London, Columbia University Press, 2006. Anthologized in Twentieth Century Literary Criticism (Library Reference volume) Columbia, SC: Leyman Poupard Publishing, 2016. Accepted, .
  • Chris Lippard (date unknown). “The Body in Decay: A review of Sebastián Hofmann’s Halley” Journal of Medical Humanities: vol. 35, number 4, December 2014, pp.455-457. Journal of Medical Humanities: vol. 35, number 4, December 2014. Accepted, .
  • Chris Lippard (date unknown). “Missing Fathers and Women Without Men”. (pp. 126-130). Cinema Journal 50:1 (Fall 2010). Accepted, .
  • Chris Lippard (date unknown). “Teaching Transnational Cinema: Politics and Pedagogy”. Transnational Cinemas 9:1 (April 2018). Accepted, .