Adrienne L. McLean, Ph.D. School of Arts and Humanities
Professor of Film Studies
Dr. McLean is a film studies scholar whose work focuses most often on classical Hollywood cinema.
She is particularly interested in the intersections of film and other art forms, especially dance, in which she has an M.F.A., and in Hollywood’s relationship to changes in American cultural attitudes towards gender, sexuality, public behavior and morality, the body and other areas of identity politics.
Her books include Dying Swans and Madmen: Ballet, the Body, and Narrative Cinema; Being Rita Hayworth: Labor, Identity, and Hollywood Stardom; and Headline Hollywood: A Century of Film Scandal.
McLean received her Ph.D. in Film Studies and American Studies from Emory University.
Updated: November 29, 2011