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Hunter Vaughan

Title: Assistant Professor
Office: 530 O'Dowd Hall
Phone: 248.370.4131

B.A., University of Southern California
M.A., University of Sussex
Ph.D., University of Oxford

Courses Taught
  • CIN 150: Introduction to Film
  • CIN 302: Film History -- New Waves and Beyond
  • CIN 314: French Film Culture
  • CIN 315: Film Theory and Criticism
  • CIN 321: Race and Ethnicity in American Film
  • CIN 322: Masters of Suspense
  • CIN 350: Studies in Animation
  • CIN 450 Capstone: Gender and Sexuality in American Film
  • HC 201: Film and Philosophy

Areas of study

  • Film Theory and Philosophy
  • French Cinema
  • Identity Studies in Media
  • Visual Culture and the Environment



Where Film Meets Philosophy: Godard, Resnais, and Experiments in Cinematic Thinking
. New York: Columbia University Press, 2013.

Selected Articles and Book Chapters

“Past Present Palimpsest: The Filmic Folklore of May ’68 and the Fictions of Documentary Cinema,” Film and History (forthcoming)

“Debates: 1980-present,” The French Cinema Book, 2nd ed. (London: BFI, forthcoming)

“Film Fable” and “Ordinary Man of Cinema” entries, Encyclopedia of Film Theory, ed. Edward Branigan and Warren Buckland (London: Routledge, 2013) 203-6, 339-443

 “Centripetal and Centrifugal Systems: Currents in Trans-Atlantic Film-Philosophy,” in Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia 69, 3-4 (2013), 471-90 

 “Mutants We All: Jean-Louis Schefer and our Cinematic Civilization,” SubStance, Issue 129, 41.3 (2012), 147-65

“Re-Mapping Cinema for the Twenty-First Century: Globalism, Borders, and Bodies in the Films of Lukas Moodysson,” Journal of European Popular Culture, 1.2 (Summer 2011), 109-21 (refereed)

 “The Philosophical War: Beyond the Cartesian Subject in Alain Resnais’ La Guerre est finie (1966)”, Studies in French Cinema, 11.2 (Summer 2011), 125-37 (refereed)

 “The Paradox of Film: an Industry of Sex, a Form of Seduction (notes on Jean Baudrillard’s Seduction and the Cinema),” Film and Philosophy 14.2 (November 2010), 41-61 (refereed)