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Peter Lehman

Center Dir & Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1401
Center Dir & Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0302
Biography
Peter Lehman is the Director of the Center for Film, Media and Popular Culture at Arizona State University. He is the author of Running Scared: Masculinity and the Representation of the Male Body, New Edition and Roy Orbison: The Invention of an Alternative Rock Masculinity and coauthor of Thinking about Movies: Watching Questioning, Enjoying, Third Edition; Blake Edwards; Returning to the Scene, Blake Edwards, Vol. 2.; and Authorship and Narrative in the Cinema. He is editor of Pornography: Film and Culture, Defining Cinema, and Close Viewings: An Anthology of New Film Criticism and coeditor of The Searchers: Essays and Reflections on John Ford's Classic Western. He is a former president of the Society for Film and Media Studies.
Publications
  • Lehman, Peter Robert and Hunt Susan. Lady Chatterley's Legacy in the Movies: Sex, Brains, and Body Guys. (2010).
  • William Luhr and Peter Lehman. "Victor/Victoria de Blake Edwards: un auteur hollywoodien à Broadway.". Alternatives théâtrales (2009).
  • Peter Lehman and Susan Hunt. "Exposing the Body Guy: The Return of the Repressed in Twentynine Palms". Mysterious Skin: Male Bodies in Contemporary Cinema (2009).
  • Peter Lehman and Susan Hunt. "You Can be Dead but You’re Never Really Dead:" Six Feet, Six Inches Under. (2009).
  • Peter Lehman and Susan Hunt. Hanging by a Thread. (2009).
  • Peter Lehman and Susan Hunt. Hung in America. (2009).
  • Peter Lehman and Susan Hunt. Observe and Report What?. (2009).
  • Peter Lehman and Susan Hunt. Still Hanging. (2009).
  • Peter Lehman. "En el Reino de la Confusión" English title, "In the Realm of Confusion". Exit (2008).
  • Lehman, Peter Robert,Hunt, Susan. "The Naked and the Dead: The Jewish Male Body and Masculinity in Sunshine and Enemy oat the Gates. The Persistence of Whiteness: Race and Contemporrary Hollywood Cinema (2008).
  • Peter Lehman. "Script/Performance/Text: Performance Theory and Auteur Theory". Auteurs and Authorship: A Film Reader (2008).
  • Peter Lehman and Susan Hunt. "Californication: Trouble in Body Guy Paradise.". (2008).
  • Peter Lehman and Susan Hunt. Californication: Trouble in Body Guy Paradise. (2008).
  • Lehman, Peter Robert. Running Scared: Masculinity and the Representation of the Male Body. (2007).
  • Lehman, Peter Robert (Author) . Crying Over the Melodramatic Penis: Melodrama and Male Nudity in Films of the 90s. Genre, Gender, Race, and World Cinema: An Anthology (2007).
  • Lehman, Peter Robert (Author) ,Luhr, William (Author) . I Love New York: Breakfast at Tiffany's. New York: City That Never Sleeps (2007).
  • Peter Lehman. A 'Strange Quirk in His Lineage': Walter Mosely, Donald Goines, and the Racial Representation of the Penis. Men and Masculinities (2006).
  • Lehman, Peter Robert. Pornography: Film and Culture. (2006).
  • Lehman, Peter Robert. Pornography: Film and Culture. (2006).
  • Lehman, Peter Robert. Pornography: Film and Culture. (2006).
  • Lehman, Peter Robert (Author) . Introduction: 'A Dirty Little Secret': Why Teach and Study Pornography?. Pornography: Film and Culture (2006).
  • Lehman, Peter Robert (Author) . Revelations about Pornography. Pornography: Film and Culture (2006).
  • Luhr, William (Author) ,Lehman, Peter Robert (Author) . Experiment in Terror: Dystopian Modernism, Film Noir, and the Space of Anxiety. Cinema and Modernity (2006).
  • Lehman, Peter Robert, Eckstein, Arthur M. The Searchers: Essays and Reflections on John Ford's Classic Western. (2004).
  • Eckstein, Arthur M, Lehman, Peter Robert. The Searchers: Essays and Reflections of John Ford's Classic Western. (2004).
  • Lehman, Peter Robert (Author) . Bad, Worse, Worst: 8MM and Hollywood's Bad Boyys of Porn. Bad: Infamy, Darkness, Evil, and Slime on Screen (2004).
  • Lehman, Peter Robert (Author) . In an Imperfect World Men with Small Penises Are Unforgiven. Men's Lives (2004).
  • Lehman, Peter Robert (Author) . They Look So Uncomplicated Once They're Dissected: The Act of Seeing the Dead Penis with One's Own Eyes. The Trouble with Men: Masculinities in European and Hollywood Cinema (2004).
  • Lehman, Peter Robert (Author) . You Couldn't Hit It on the Nose: The Limits of Lknowledge in and of The Searchers. The Searchers: Essays and Reflections on John Ford's Classic Western (2004).
  • Lehman, Peter Robert. Roy Orbison: The Invention of an Alternative Rock Masculinity. (2003).
  • Lehman, Peter Robert, Luhr, William. Thinking About Movies: Watching, Questioning, Enjoying. (2003).
  • Lehman, Peter Robert (Author) . The Limits of Knowledge in and of The Searchers. The Searchers: Essays and Reflections on John Ford's Classic Western (2003).
  • Peter Lehman, Susan Hunt. Severed Heads and Severed Genitals: Violence in Dead Presidents. Framework (2002).
  • Lehman, Peter Robert (Author) ,Hunt, Susan (Author) . The Mind, the Body, and Transformations of Masculinity in the Nutty Professor. Enfant Terrible: Jerry Lewis in American Film (2002).
  • Peter Lehman, Susan Hunt. Passion and Passion for Learning in The Governess. Jump Cut (2001).
  • Lehman, Peter Robert. Masculinity: Bodies, Movies, Culture. (2001).
  • Lehman, Peter Robert (Author) . Crying Over the Melodramatic Penis. Masculinity: Movies, Body Culture (2001).
  • Lehman, Peter Robert (Author) . How the West Wasn't Won: The Repression of Capitalism in John Ford's Westerns. John Ford Made Westerns: Filming the Legend in the Sound Era (2001).
  • Lehman, Peter Robert (Author) . The American Cinema and the Critic Who Guided Me Through It. Citizen Sarris, American Film Critic (2001).
  • Lehman, Peter Robert (Author) . What Business Does a Critic Have Asking If Blake Edwards Is Gay?: Rumor, Scandal, Biography, and Textual Analysis. Headline Hollywood: A Century of Film Scandal (2001).
  • Peter Lehman. Will the Real Machine Please Stand Up?: 8MM. Jump Cut (2000).
  • . . Review of: Heroes in hard Times: Cop Action Movies in the U.S (2000).
Research Activity
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
FMS 100Introduction to Film
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
FMS 460Masculinity and Film
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
FMS 100Introduction to Film
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
FMS 460Masculinity and Film
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
FMS 100Introduction to Film
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
FMS 460Masculinity and Film
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
FMS 100Introduction to Film
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
FMS 460Masculinity and Film
FMS 598Special Topics
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
FMS 100Introduction to Film
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
FMS 460Masculinity and Film
FMS 598Special Topics
Presentations
  • Peter Lehman. "How Do You Simulate a Caress?: The Difference between Hard-Core and Soft-Core Porn and Why It Matters.". VIII MAGIS/International Film Studies Spring School Conference, Gorizia, Italy (Mar 2010).
  • Peter Lehman and Susan Hunt. "Observing and Reporting on Phallic Masculinity.". Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference (Mar 2010).
  • Peter Lehman. "Caves, Buttes, Marshes, and Deserts: Landscape in The Searchers.". "Flickering Landscapes: Cinematic Representations of the West," Moab, Utah (May 2007).
  • Lehman, Peter, Hunt, Susan. The Naked and the Dead: The Jewish Male Body in Sunshine and Enemy at the Gates. Society or Cinema Studies Conference (Mar 2006).
  • Lehman, Peter. Unmaking Love: The Graphic Representation of "Normal" and "Perverse" Sex in Post-1968 Cinema. University of Zurich Conference on Sexuality and the Media in the 20th Century (Oct 2005).
  • Lehman, Peter. Roy Orbison's "You May Feel Me Crying" in Wim Wenders's The End of Violence. Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference (Mar 2005).
  • Lehman, Peter. Unmaking Love: Removing the Wall Between Normalcy and Perversion. 5th International tel-Viv Conference on Cinema Studies (Jun 2004).
  • Lehman, Peter, Luhr, William. Experiment in Terror: Film Noir, Dystopian Modernism, and the Space of Anxiety. Society for Film and Media Studies Conference (Apr 2004).
  • Lehman, Peter. The Searchers. John Ford Symposium at the Gwanju International Film Festival (Aug 2003).
  • Lehman, Peter. Any Given Sunday: Evolutionary Theory and Male Display in the Locker Room, on the Playing Field, and on the Screen. Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, wr (Apr 2003).
  • Lehman, Peter. The Searchers: A Film that Fits a Lot of Descriptions. Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference (Mar 2003).
  • Lehman, Peter. The Searchers: A Film that Fits a Lot of Descriptions. American West (s) in Film, Television, and History Conference (Nov 2002).
  • Lehman, Peter, Hunt, Susan. Between the Boardroom and the Locker Room: The Trajectory of the Career Woman in Any Given Sunday. Society for Cinema Studies Conference (May 2002).
  • Lehman, Peter. Teaching Sexuality in the Media to Undergraduates. Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality Conference (Apr 2002).
  • Lehman, Peter. Rumor, Scandal, Biography, and Textual Analysis. New York University Biography Seminar (Feb 2002).
  • Lehman, Peter, Hunt, Susan. Male Writers as Lovers in The End of the Affair and Henry and June. Society for Cinema Studies Conference (May 2001).
  • Lehman, Peter, Hunt, Susan. 'The Inner Man': The Mind, the Body, and Transformations of Masculinity in The Nutty Professor. Florida State University Conference on Literature and Film (Feb 2001).
  • Lehman, Peter. There Are Stronger Men than Me: Masculinity in the Music of Roy Orbison. Musical Intersections Conference (Nov 2000).
  • Lehman, Peter. 'Chicken Hearted': Roy Orbison's Not So Tough Guy Persona. Point Blank: Tough Guy Film and Culture Conference (May 2000).
  • Lehman, Peter, Hunt, Susan. The Father, THE FATHER, and the Son: The Male Body in The Governess. Society for Cinema Studies Conference (Mar 2000).
  • Lehman, Peter. 'But Wait': Time, Masculinity, and Race in Roy Orbison's and Count Basie's Versions of 'Oh, Pretty Woman'. Florida State University Conference on Literature and Film (Jan 2000).
  • Lehman, Peter. Anatomy in Anatomy. Florida State University Conference on Literature and Film
  • Lehman, Peter. “The Penis Now: Male Subjectivity and the Penis in User-Generated Content on the Voyeurweb and in Walter Mosley's Killing Johnny Fry.”. "Carnal Knowledge[s]: Desire, Consumption and the Visual"
  • Lehman, Peter, Hunt, Susan. “Exposing the Body Guy: The Return of the Repressed in Twentynine Palms.”. Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference
Service
  • Film and Media Studies and Director, Center for Film and Media Research, Arizona State University, Director (2005 - Present)
  • Committee for the development of a Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Media and Digital Culture. Planning Authority granted by the Arizona Board of Regents, Chair (1999 - Present)
  • Phoenix Art Museum, Speaker (2010 - 2010)
  • Phoenix Art Museum, Speaker (2009 - 2009)
  • Phoenix Art Museum, Speaker (2007 - 2007)
  • Phoenix Art Museum, Speaker (2006 - 2006)
  • Humanities Interdisciplinary Program, Florida State University, Tallhassee, External Evaluator (2005 - 2005)
  • Interdisciplinary Humanities Program, Arizona State University, Director (2002 - 2005)
  • A&E. Interviewed and appear in biography broadcast, Blake Edwards (2004 - 2004)
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Steering Committee for the Development of the School of Global Studies, Member (2004 - 2004)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, M.A. and Ph.D. Proposal, External Evaluator (2004 - 2004)
  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies Honorary Membership Committee, Chair (2003 - 2003)
  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies Honorary Membership Committee, Member (2001 - 2002)
  • Promotion and Tenure Committee, Member (1999 - 2002)
  • School of Art, Search Committee for a Twentieth-Century Art Historian, Chair (2000 - 2001)
  • A Conversation Between People in the Film Industry, Critics, and a Philosopher on Values In Film, Conference on Ethics and the Arts, Arizona State University, Tempe, Participant (2001 - 2001)
  • Art Effects: 'Does Art Really Incite Behavior?', Conference on Ethics in the Arts, Arizona State University, Tempe, Participant (2001 - 2001)
  • Lecture on Blake Edwards for the Barrett Honors College (2000 - 2000)
  • Film Committee, Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Member (2000 - 2000)
  • University of Colorado at Boulder Film Program External Evaluation Committee, Member (2000 - 2000)