Lynn A. Higgins

  • Interim Chair, Film & Media Studies (2022-2024 and winter 2025)

  • Edward Tuck Professor of French Emerita

  • Formal Affiliations with Comparative Literature; Film & Media Studies; Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

My teaching and research interests include French cinema; 20th-century French novel; women filmmakers; adaptation; literary criticism and theory; literature, film, and the representation of history, the politics of memory


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  • B.A. Oberlin College
  • M.A. University of Minnesota
  • Ph.D. University of Minnesota

Selected Publications


    Alain Resnais, Interviews (Editor and Introductory essay). University Press of Mississippi "Conversations with Filmmakers" series, 2021.

  • Bertrand Tavernier, Interviews (Introductory essay; interviews co-edited with T. Jefferson Klline). University Press of Mississippi "Conversations with Filmmakers" series, 2016; pb 2022.

  • Bertrand Tavernier. Manchester U. Press (U.K.), Palgrave Macmillan (U.S.), 2011; pb 2015.


  • New Novel, New Wave, New Politics: Fiction and the Representation of History in Postwar France. U. of Nebraska Press, 1996. Choice Outstanding Academic Book. Modern Language Association Scaglione Prize for best book in French & Francophone Studies, 1997.

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Works In Progress

  • Book: "Adaptation from Darwin to Hitchcock"

  • "Aurenchébost and the French Cinema Canon" (on the scriptwriting team Jean Aurenche and Pierre Bost).