Amy Lawrence

Academic Appointments

Professor of Film and Media Studies

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, animation history, and 50s melodrama. 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


  • 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)

  • "Paranormal Survivors: Validating the Struggling Middle Class" Journal of Popular Film and Television, 45:4, 2017

    "Bruised and Confused: Helen Morgan and the Limits of Pathos," Film History 25:3, 2013.

    “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.

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Works In Progress

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