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


Rashna Richards joined the English department as Assistant Professor and Director of Film Studies in 2008. Her research and teaching interests include American film history, 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 now working on her next book, Bollywood Remakes Hollywood: Cross-Cultural Makeovers and Transnational Media Flows, which explores how contemporary Bollywood remakes quote, borrow from, and transform Hollywood cinema. 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 - American Television
English 381 - From Hollywood to Bollywood and Halfway Back Again: Cross-Cultural Remakes and Transnational Media Flow
English 381 - Hitchcock and Hitchcockians
English 381 - The Good Old Days: Fifties American Cinema
English 381 - Tough Guys, Dangerous Dames, and Streets with No Name - American Film Noir
English 245 - Chick Flicks and Macho Movies: Gender, Genre, and American Cinema
English 241 - From Hollywood to Planet Hollywood - History of American Cinema
English 202 - Introduction to Cinema

Selected Publications

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














"(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.