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Monika Loewy

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My PhD was completed in January 2017 in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London. My research specialisms are twentieth and twenty-first century literature, psychoanalysis, film studies, and literary theory. The thesis focuses on how psychoanalysis, film, fiction, and post-structuralist literary theory can be linked to two physical syndromes. I am particularly interested in the ways in which object relations theory and contemporary French psychoanalysis can open dialogues about literature and film. I've published on contemporary literature, psychoanalysis, and film, and have two book chapters coming out in 2017. I have also taught psychoanalysis and film, and undergraduate modules in literature at Goldsmiths. My current project, entitled Embodying the Screen, examines the relationship between bodies, texts, and screens. I will explore contemporary literary works that focus on how fictions and texts are foregrounded as bodies themselves, and how the observer is physically affected by them. I am interested in how we interact with fictional works and technological platforms.

Alien Limbs: Living in a Struggle Between Body and Mind

How literature can help people with extreme body disorders.