PhD candidate, Department of English
Texas A&M University
embreedesirae@tamu.edu
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Education:

PhD, Texas A&M University, English (in progress)
        Film Studies Certificate (Spring 2017) 
        Women and Gender Studies Certificate
 (Fall 2017)
BA, Texas A&M University, Philosophy and French
       Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi

Areas of Focus:

  • Film and Media Studies
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • American film
  • Queer film
  • Sex on screen
  • Videographic criticism

Publications:

(For online public scholarship, see clips.)

"Carol (Todd Haynes 2015)." Screening American Cinema, ed. Gary Needham, Routledge, 2021. (Forthcoming)

Editorial Activity:

Associate Film Editor, PopMatters. Jan 2016-Jan 2017.

Copyeditor. Published conference proceedings from “Hannah Arendt’s Eichmann in Jerusalem: 50 Years On,” Glasscock Center for Humanities Research, Texas A&M University. University of Toronto Press, 2017.

Copyeditor and Indexer, Department of Philosophy, Texas A&M University. Kierkegaard’s Fear and Trembling: A Critical Guide. Ed. Daniel Conway. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Conference Presentations:

2018, "Scissoring and Cinema's Lesbian Imaginary," Roundtable on "Queer Sex and Contemporary Cinema," Society for Cinema and Media Studies, March 14-18.

2018, "Lacanian/Slash Lesbian|Bar," Video Epigraph for the Seminar in Videographic Criticism, Society for Cinema and Media Studies, March 14-18. 

2017, "Investigating Carol: Lesbian Representability and the Status of Intradiegetic Sound," Society for Cinema and Media Studies, March 22-26.

2016, "Rethinking the Politics of Representation." FLOW Conference 2016, University of Texas at Austin, September 15-17

2015, "Strange Bedfellows: the Woman's Film, Pornography, and 50 Shades of Grey," Film & History Annual Conference, University of Wisconsin Madison, November 6-9

Invited Talks

Panel following The Graduate (Mike Nichols 1967) film screening, Texas A&M University, 15 November 2017.

Panel following Carol (Todd Haynes 2016) film screening, sponsored by the Film Studies Program, Texas A&M University, 27 April 2016.

Research:

2017, Graduate Assistant Research, surpervised by Dr. Shona Jackson, Department of English, Texas A&M University. 

Assisted in the research and development of a graduate course in contemporary theoretical methodologies.

2016-present, Graduate Assistant Researcher, supervised by Dr. Claire Katz, Department of Philosophy, Texas A&M University. P4C Texas Program.

Assisted in the organization and expansion of the P4C program through social media optimization, administrative support, and curriculum building.

Teaching Experience:

2015-present, Graduate Assistant Teacher, Department of English, Texas A&M University:

ENGL 203 Writing About Literature (3 sections)
ENGL 104 Rhetoric and Composition (3 sections)
ENGL 210 Technical Writing (2 sections)

Guest Lectures

FILM 299 History of Film, "Conventions of Film Noir"
FILM 299 History of Film, "Discussion of Double Indemnity"
FILM 351 Advanced Film, "The Third Man and Film as Heterotopia."
ENGL 330 Arthurian Lit, "Guy Ritchie's King Arthur and Film Analysis"
ENGL 203 Writing about Lit, "Adaptation and The Tempest (Taymor 2010)"

2016-2018, Instructor, Aggie School of Athens, Philosophy for Children Summer Camp. Department of Philosophy TAMU.

2015, Teaching Assistant (Grader), Department of English, Texas A&M University:

ENGL 334 Sci-Fi Past, Present, and Future
ENGL 210 Technical Writing

Service:

First-Year Graduate Student Mentor, 2016-present.
Co-President, English Graduate Student Association, 2017-18.
Convener, Film Studies Working Group, 2017-present.
Organizer, Texas A&M First Generation Academics, 2017-present.

Professional Memberships and Affiliations:

Society for Cinema and Media Studies (Queer Caucus, Women's Caucus)
Film Studies Working Group, Texas A&M University

Graduate Coursework:

Film, Literature and Theory

  • Film Noir
  • Topics in Film: Adaptation Theory
  • Survey of Telecommunication and Media Studies
  • Queer Theory
  • Alternative Intimacies
  • Cultural Studies: Vanity
  • Shakespeare’s Rivals and Collaborators
  • Global Intimacies
  • Black Feminist Theory

Pedagogy and Professionalization

  • First Year Seminar
  • Pedagogy
  • Bibliography and Research