Charles (Chad) Newsom

Cinema studies professor


• B.A., philosophy, University of Memphis
• M.A., cinema studies, Savannah College of Art and Design
• Ph.D., English and film studies, University of Florida


Society for Cinema and Media Studies, South Atlantic Modern Language Association

Publications and Presentations


  • “Temple of Youth,” Film Criticism, vol. 39, no. 3 (2015)
  • “‘Kicking and Screaming’ (1995): The Significance of Slightness,” U.S. Independent Film After 1989: Possible Films (2015)
  • “Cahiers du Cinéma and Evaluative Criticism,” The Cine-Files, issue 2 (2012)


  • “Shirley Temple and Child Stardom.” Film & History Conference, Madison, Wisconsin (Fall 2015)
  • “Shirley Temple, Child Performance, and ‘Wee Willie Winkie,’” presented at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference in Durham, North Carolina (2015)
  • “Shirley Temple and Child Stardom,” presented at the Film and History Conference in Madison, Wisconsin (2015)
  • “On Teaching Film in the 21st Century,” presented at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana (2011)
  • “What Does It Mean to Teach a Film?” presented at the College English Association Conference in St. Petersburg, Florida (2011)
  • “Long Lost Film Theory,” presented at the South Central Modern Language Association Conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (2009)
  • “Young, Male, and Czech: The Ideal Protagonist for ‘Black Peter’ and ‘Closely Watched Trains,’” presented at the Florida State University Film and Literature Conference in Tallahassee, Florida (2007)