Missy Molloy

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Lecturer School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies


Teaching in 2018


BA Marlboro College

MA University of Utah

PhD University of Florida

Current research projects

I am currently co-editing a volume of essays on Danish film and television director, Susanne Bier, Refocus: The Films of Susanne Bier, which will launch a new monograph series on international filmmakers published by Edinburgh University Press.

Areas of supervision

  • Women’s Screen Authorship
  • Feminist Film Criticism
  • Transnational Cinemas
  • Queer Film Studies
  • Scandinavian Media Cultures
  • Crime Films
  • Postcolonial Cinema Studies
  • Film Adaptation & Transmedia Storytelling
  • Independent Film & Video Production

Recent publications

“Queer-Haptic Aesthetics in the Films of Lucrecia Martel and Albertina Carri,” Studies in Spanish & Latin American Cinemas 14.1 (2017).

Review of Complex TV: The Poetics of Contemporary Television Storytelling by Jason Mittell. Journal of Popular Television 4:2 (2017), 119-122.

“The Singular Vision of Chantal Akerman” Pine Magazine (2016), 131-140: http://www.pine-mag.com/shop/no-1-brazen

“Globalism, Gender, Psychosis: Redrafting Identities in the Scope of 21st Century Warfare,” East-West Cultural Passage 14.2 (2015), 130-152.

“Refiguring Giorgio Agamben’s Potentiality through Mina Loy’s Poetics,” The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies 1.2 (2014). https://theapollonianjournal.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/ta-1-2_mol.pdf.

“Mother-Daughter Ambivalence According to Sigmund Freud and Chantal Akerman,” PsyArt (2014).

Selection of recent conference papers

Unreal’s Elaborate Deconstruction of Reality TV,” Spectacular Now – the Politics of the Contemporary Spectacle, November 2016 (Dortmund, Germany)                    

“Transgressive Desires in Bier’s B-Sides” Society for Cinema & Media Studies, March 2016 (Atlanta, GA, U.S.A.)

“Claudia Llosa’s The Milk of Sorrow,” Embodied Film Language Symposium, December 2015 (Helsinki, Finland)

“Queer Sexualities and Post-colonial Critique in Scandinavian Crime Films” Society for Cinema & Media Studies, March 2015 (Montreal, Canada)

“Rape and Pregnancy in Top of the Lake” Captivating Criminality,April 2014 (Bath, England)

“Female Desire, Maternity, and Heterosexual Aesthetics,”Institute for the Psychological Study of the Arts Symposium, February 2014 (Gainesville, FL, U.S.A.)

“Sex, Violence, and Childhood in the films of Lucrecia Martel and Albertina Carri” Society for Cinema & Media Studies,March 2012 (Boston, MA, U.S.A.)


Teaching in 2018