Christine Evans holds a Ph.D in Film Studies from The University of Kent, Canterbury, where her dissertation explored how Slavoj Žižek’s work on love and universality has influenced film theory and film philosophy. Her research focuses on the intersections between film theory, continental philosophy, Lacanian psychoanalysis, and love. She has published primarily on cinema as it relates to Lacanian psychoanalytic theory, the work of Slavoj Žižek, and philosophical conceptions of love. She has also published and presented work on a breadth of interdisciplinary topics as varied as tautology and Hegel, David Cronenberg’s male melodramas and shame, Stella Dallas and liberal humanism, love and Samuel Barber’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Søren Kierkegaard and neighbour love, queerness and homosociality, popular music and universality, and economies of worth and waste.

She is currently working on a book project entitled Cinema’s Temporal Epistemologies that examines the externality of thought, meaning, and knowledge in cinema. She plans to follow this project with a close reading of André Bazin’s work on love in cinema, arguing that Bazin positions love as an alternative mode that radicalizes epistemology.

Courses Taught Recently:

  1. FIST 100 Introduction to Film Studies
  2. FIST 200 Introduction to Canadian Cinema
  3. FIST 220 Hollywood Cinema 1930-1960
  4. FIST 331 Studies in Film Theory
  5. FIST 430 Authorship (topic: “Pedro Almodóvar”)
  6. FIST 434E Studies in Film (topic: “Representing Sex in the Cinema”)
  7. FIST 434F Studies in Film (topic: “Cinema’s Bad Parents”)
  8. FIST 449 Honours Essay
  9. FIST 534A Seminar in Film Studies

Refereed publications in print:

“The Analogical Parallax.” The International Journal of Žižek Studies 8:2 (2014).

Plus-de-Jouir, Plus A: The Work of Love.Contours 5 – ‘Sixty Years After Lacan: The Symbolic Order in the 20th Century’ (Fall 2014).

“Inherent Transgression” (entry). The Žižek Dictionary. Ed. Rex Butler. Durham: Acumen Publishing, 2014.

“The Love of a Good Neighbour: Divine Love, Otherness, and the Object-Cause of Desire.”Otherness: Essays and Studies 4:1 – ‘Philosophy and the Other’ (2013).

“M. Hommelette’s Wild Ride: Lamella as a Category of Shame.” The International Journal of Žižek Studies 2:2 (2008).

“Medea’s Family Reunion: The Lacanian Act and Aphanisis as a Challenge to Liberal Humanism.” Cinephile Vol. 3 (Fall 2007): 47-60.

“I Fought the Law and the Law Won: Transgression, the Act, and Narratives of Aphanisis in Claude Chabrol’s Story of Women.” Refractory: A Journal of Entertainment Media. Vol. 9 (2006).

“I’m in Love! I’m a Believer!: Structures of Belief in Jonathan Glazer’s Birth.” Cinephile Vol. 2 (March 2006): 9-17.

“Shared Vision/Shared Trauma: The Ethics and the Ethos of Shared Vision in Aki Kaurismaki’sThe Man Without a Past and Ingmar Bergman’s The Passion of Anna.” Journal of Finnish Studies9:1 (August 2005): 17-26.

“I am not a fascist, since I do not like shit. I am not a sadist, since I do not like kitsch: Sadism, Serial Killing, and Kitsch.” Cinephile Vol. 1 (April 2005): 6-9.