Amy Lawrence

Professor of Film and Media Studies
Professor of Comparative Literature
The Mary Brinsmead Wheelock Professor in the Humanities

Amy Lawrence has taught at Dartmouth since 1988. She teaches the Introduction to Film Course, film history, and courses on women and film, film sound, musicals, British film and television, 50s melodrama, avant garde film, animation history, and film theory. She has written on sound in film, feminist film issues, Hollywood stars, and contemporary animation. She also makes animated films.

202 Black Family Visual Arts Center
Comparative Literature
Film and Media Studies
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
B.A. University of Southern California Cinema-Television
M.A. University of Southern California Cinema-Television
Ph.D. University of Southern California Cinema-Television

Selected Publications

The Passion of Montgomery Clift (California, 2010)

“Italian American: Rudolph Valentino, Modernism and the 1920s” in Idols of Modernity: Movie Stars of the 1920s ed. Patrice Petro (Rutgers 2010)

“James Mason: A Star is Born Bigger than Life” in Larger than Life: Movie Stars of the 1950s ed. R. Barton Palmer (Rutgers 2010)

“Counterfeit Motion: The Animated Films of Eadweard Muybridge,” Film Quarterly , 57:2 (Winter 2004) 15-25.

“Marlene Dietrich: The Voice as Mask” in Dietrich Icon ed. Gerd Gemunden, Mary Desjardins (Duke 2007)

The Films of Peter Greenaway , (1997).

Echo and Narcissus: Women’s Voices in Classical Hollywood Cinema , (1991).

Works in Progress

“Bruised and Confused: Helen Morgan and the Transition to Sound”