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, thought in Ron Howard’s films, 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 entitled Slavoj Žižek and Film: A Cinematic Ontology (I.B. Tauris, forthcoming 2018) for the series Film Thinks: How Cinema Inspires Writers and Thinkers (series eds. Lúcia Nagib and Tiago de Luca). She has spent the past several years researching a project on the externality of thought in cinema. She plans to follow these projects 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.

Winter 2018

FIST100 Introduction to Film Studies Sections

Basic aesthetic, economic, sociological, and technological aspects of film.

Winter 2018

FIST200 Introduction to Canadian Cinema Sections

History and aesthetics of Canadian cinema.

Winter 2018

FIST331 Studies in Film Theory Sections

A seminar introducing the many theoretical approaches to film: formalist, historical, Marxist, psychoanalytic, semiotic, and structuralist.

Winter 2018
No FIST course(s) were found for W2018 term.Winter 2018

FIST336 Seminar in European Cinema Sections

Topics may include a study of a European national cinema.

Winter 2018

FIST534B Seminar in Film Studies - SEM FILM STUDIES Sections

Topics to be arranged.

Winter 2018

FIST449 Honours Essay Sections

A course allowing honours students to work with a faculty member on a major research paper.

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.