Lehman, Peter 1944-
LEHMAN, Peter 1944-
PERSONAL: Born December 25, 1944, in Janesville, WI; son of Ernest and Anne (Heinemann) Lehman; married second wife, Melanie Magisos, June 16, 1983; children: (first marriage) Eleanor. Education: University of Wisconsin—Madison, B.S. (with honors), 1967, graduate study, 1967-68, M.A., 1973, Ph.D., 1978; graduate study at Queens College of the City University of New York, 1968-69.
ADDRESSES: Home—1525 South Moonlight Dr., Tucson, AZ 85748. Office—Department of Drama, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721.
CAREER: English teacher at public junior high schools in New York, NY, 1968-71; Ohio University, Athens, visiting professor, 1975-77, assistant professor of film and director of annual Film Conference, 1977-83, codirector of conference, 1984; University of Arizona, Tucson, associate professor of film, 1983—, and member of faculty of interdisciplinary humanities. University of California—Santa Barbara, visiting lecturer, summer, 1982.
MEMBER: Society for Cinema Studies.
(Coauthor) Authorship and Narrative in the Cinema: Issues in Contemporary Aesthetics and Criticism, Putnam (New York, NY), 1977.
(With William Luhr) Blake Edwards, Ohio University Press (Athens, OH), 1981.
(Editor) Close Viewings: An Anthology of New Film Criticism, Florida State University Press (Tallahassee, FL), 1990.
Running Scared: Masculinity and the Representation of the Male Body, Temple University Press (Philadelphia, PA), 1993.
(Editor and author of introduction) Defining Cinema, Rutgers University Press (New Brunswick, NJ), 1997.
(With William Luhr) Thinking about Movies: Watching, Questioning, Enjoying, Harcourt Brace (Fort Worth, TX), 1998.
(Editor) Masculinity: Bodies, Movies, and Culture, Routledge (New York, NY), 2000.
Roy Orbison: The Invention of an Alternative Rock Masculinity, Temple University Press (Philadelphia, PA), 2003.
Contributor to books, including Cinema Histories, Cinema Practices, edited by Patricia Mellencamp and Philip Rosen, American Film Institute, 1984; andAmerican Film Directors since World War II, edited by Randall Clark, Gale (Detroit, MI), 1985. Contributor of articles and reviews to magazines, including Velvet Light Trap, Film Reader, and Cineaste. Editor, Wide Angle: Film Quarterly of Theory, Criticism, and Practice; member of editorial advisory board, Ca Cinema.
SIDELIGHTS: Peter Lehman once told CA: "When I was a freshman in college, I saw the film The Pink Panther and enjoyed it so much that I went back to see it over and over. I memorized the scenes which I thought were funny and in the process I discovered how much of the humor had to do with composition, use of space, and cutting patterns. I'd had no film education of any kind, and this was my real discovery of some of the significant elements of the medium. Years later, when I became a film graduate student, I wanted to write my master's thesis or doctoral dissertation on Blake Edwards. I could not find an advisor who would agree that it was a worthwhile project (one professor sarcastically referred to Edwards as 'that party-going director'), so I chose John Ford instead. I resolved, however, that, at the first opportunity, I would do on my own what I could not do in academia at that time."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Library Journal, June 1, 2003, Bill Piekarski, review of Roy Orbison: The Invention of an Alternative Rock Masculinity.*