Dr. Chris Cagle

Assistant Professor

Temple University
Film and Media Arts

Office: Annenberg Hall 132
Email: ccagle@temple.edu


Ph.D. English   Brown University, Providence, RI
A.M. English Brown University, Providence, RI
B.A. English University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 


Fall 2010

Introduction to Film and Video Analysis | Syllabus

Cinema and Sexual Difference | Syllabus

Other courses taught

Film Theory, Advanced Film History, Documentary Fictions, Race and Ethnicity in US Film, Critical Methods, Media and Culture


Research interests

Classical Hollywood history; industrial research and social history; the public sphere; sociology of taste; documentary theory and the pseudodocumentary.

Currently working on a book on the postwar Hollywood social problem film, provisionally entitled Looking Past the Blacklist: Social Problem Films and Hollywood’s Changing Place in American Culture.

Recent Publications

"Robert Redford and Warren Beatty: Consensus Stars for a Post-Consensus Age," in Hollywood Reborn: Movie Stars of the 1970s ed James Morrison (Rutgers 2010)

" When Pierre Bourdieu Meets the Political Economists: RKO and the Leftists-in-Hollywood Problematic." Convergence Media History ed Janet Staiger and Sabrina Hake (Routledge 2009)

"Two Modes of Prestige Film" Screen 48.3 (Autumn 2007)

Review of Uncovering the Holocaust, Scope, no. 10 (February 2008)

Awards and Activities.

"Two Modes of Prestige Film" received the Screen Award for Best Essay, 2006-2007


Category D
A weblog devoted to film and media studies | Website

Philadelphia Repertory Film Blog
Listings of Philadelphia film screenings and events |

Department of Film and Media Arts | Temple University, 2020 N 13th St | Philadelphia, PA 19122 |