Christina Parker-Flynn

Assistant Professor
WMS 441
Film theory and criticism, gender studies, 19th-century literature and culture, comparative literature, Hitchcock studies

CHRISTINA PARKER-FLYNN, Assistant Professor, Ph.D. Emory University (Comparative Literature, 2010), B.A. Hamilton College (English & French, 2001). Dr. Parker-Flynn specializes in comparative studies in literature and film, with particular emphasis on Symbolism, Aestheticism, Wilde studies, early cinema, film noir, film theory, and Alfred Hitchcock. Her current book project - entitled Artificial Generation: Heterotextuality at the Intersection of Nineteenth-Century Literature and Film - focuses on exploring the fluid non-boundaries between literature and film theory, or, literature as film theory.


  • "The Cinema, or the Egg: The Fowl Aesthetics of Alfred Hitchcock's Film Form." Quarterly Review of Film and Video. (forthcoming)
  • "To Be Felt: Examining Textility in Spike Jonze's Her." Mise-en-scène: The Journal of Film & Visual Narration, Issue 3.1, Spring 2018. (forthcoming)
  • "Joe and the 'Real' Girls: Blade Runner 2049." Gender Forum, Issue 66, Winter 2017.
  • "Miss Representation: The Femme Fatale and the Villainy of Performance in Neo-Victorian Hollywood," Neo-Victorian Villains: Adaptations and Transformations in Popular Culture. Ed. Benjamin Poore. New York: Rodopi, 2017.
  • "Dark Borders: Film Noir and American Citizenship." Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media, Issue 7, Summer 2014.
  • "The Hitchcock Annual Anthology: Selected Essays from Volumes 10-15." Scope: an online journal for film studies, Issue 19, February 2011.


  • ENG 3600: Hollywood Cinema, Postmodern/Postmortem Film
  • ENG 5998: Film Club (graduate)
  • ENG 5138: Studies in Film, Adaptation (graduate)
  • ENG 5998: Teaching Film (graduate)
  • ENG 4115: Film Theory, Hitchcock: Allegories for Seeing (Cinematically)
FALL 2016
  • ENG 4932: Studies in English, Global Horror Film
  • ENG 5138: Studies in Film, Hitchcock: Auteurism, Adaptation, and the Invention of Form (graduate)
  • ENG 4115: Film Theory, Hitchcock: Allegories for Seeing (Cinematically)


  • Florida State University, First-Year Assistant Professor Research Grant, 2015.
  • UCLA William Andrews Clark Memorial Library Center for Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellowship for Postdoctoral Research, 2011.