Christine Evans’ pedagogic research focuses on bridging film theoretical, psychoanalytic, and ideological approaches with evidence-based scholarly teaching in film and media studies. She has a particular interest in curriculum design, repurposing ‘traditional’ teaching and evaluative practices, and learning technologies. Her discipline-specific research focuses primarily on film theory, Lacanian psychoanalysis, and the work of Slavoj Žižek. Her pedagogic and discipline-specific work has appeared in The Journal of Cinema and Media Studies, Film-Philosophy and The International Journal of Žižek Studies; her book in the series Film Thinks, Slavoj Žižek: A Cinematic Ontology, is forthcoming from Bloomsbury.
Courses Taught Recently:
- FIST 100 Introduction to Film Studies
- FIST 200 Introduction to Canadian Cinema
- FIST 220 Hollywood Cinema 1930-1960
- FIST 331 Studies in Film Theory
- FIST 430 Authorship (topic: “Pedro Almodóvar”)
- FIST 434E Studies in Film (topic: “Representing Sex in the Cinema”)
- FIST 434F Studies in Film (topic: “Cinema’s Bad Parents”)
- FIST 449 Honours Essay
- 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.