Rashna Richards | Associate Professor
Office: 307 Palmer Hall | Phone: (901) 843-3399 | Email: richardsr@rhodes.edu


Rashna Richards is Associate Professor of English and Director of Film Studies. Her teaching and research interests include American film and television, critical theory, and transnational cultural studies. Her first book, Cinematic Flashes: Cinephilia and Classical Hollywood (Indiana UP, 2013), offered a cinephiliac history of the studio system. She is currently working on two projects: an edited collection (with David T. Johnson, Associate Professor of English, Salisbury University) titled Love, Teaching, Film: Cinephilia in and out of the Classroom as well as a series of essays exploring how contemporary Bollywood remakes quote, borrow from, and transform Hollywood cinema. Her next monograph will investigate the intertextual relationship between the AMC TV show Mad Men and the movies of its era. Vita.pdf


Ph.D., English (Film and Media Studies), University of Florida, 2006
M.A., English, West Virginia University, 2001
M.A., English, University of Mumbai, India, 1999
B.S., Business, Narsee Monjee College, India, 1997


English 485 Senior Research Seminar: Transnational Literature and Film
English 385 Junior Seminar: Critical Theory and Methodology
English 382 Film Theory
English 381 Advanced Topics in Film -American Television
English 381 Advanced Topics in Film -Film Remakes
English 381 Advanced Topics in Film -From Hollywood to Bollywood and Halfway Back Again: Cross-Cultural Remakes and Transnational Media Flows
English 381 Advanced Topics in Film -Hitchcock and Hitchcockians
English 381 Advanced Topics in Film -The Good Old Days: Fifties American Cinema
English 381 Advanced Topics in Film -Tough Guys, Dangerous Dames, and Streets with No Name - American Film Noir
English 245 Special Topics in Film - Chick Flicks and Macho Movies: Gender, Genre, and American Cinema
English 245 Special Topics in Film - Documentary Cinema
English 241 History and Criticism of American Cinema - From Hollywoodland to Planet Hollywood - History of American Cinema
English 202 Introduction to Cinema

Selected Publications

Cinematic Flashes: Cinephilia and Classical Hollywood. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2013.














"Translating Cool: From Hollywood to Bollywood via Hong Kong." Transnational Film Remakes. Eds. Constantine Verevis and Iain Robert Smith. Forthcoming with Edinburgh University Press.

"Love, Desi Style: Arranged Marriage and Transnational Mobility." Forthcoming in South Asian Review.

"(Not) Kramer vs. Kumar: The Contemporary Bollywood Remake as Glocal Masala Film." Quarterly Review of Film and Video 28.4 (2011): 342-52.

"Unsynched: The Contrapuntal Sounds of Luis Buñuel′s L′Age d′Or." Film Criticism 33.2 (2008-09): 23-43.

"Loose Ends: The Stuff That Movies Are Made of." Arizona Quarterly 63.4 (2007): 83-118.

"Show-Stoppers: 1937 and the Chance Encounter with Chiffons." Framework: The Journal of Cinema and Media 48.2 (2007): 84-110.

"So Many Fragments, So Many Beginnings, So Many Pleasures: The Neglected Detail(s) in Film Theory." Criticism 45.2 (2003): 173-95.

Short Essays and Reviews
"Nothingness, Spectacle, Cinema." Film Quarterly 61.4 (2008): 92-93.

Review of Mira Nair′s The Namesake. Scope 10 (2008).

"Re-Viewing Cinephilia: The Movement and the Moment." Politics and Culture 1 (2006).

"Humphrey Bogart." Men and Masculinities: A Social, Cultural, and Historical Encyclopedia. Eds. Michael Kimmel and Amy Aronson. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2003. 95-96.