Nancy McGuire Roche – PhD English, Concentration in Film Studies and American Literature, Middle Tennessee State University; MFA Creative Writing, Brown University; BS, Vanderbilt University.

Dr. Roche specializes in Women and Film, American Independent Film, Adaptation, and Cinemas of the 1960s, with an emphasis on culture studies, narrative, and gender and identity performance. She is the recipient of various academic awards, including the Harris Award and the Feldman Prize in Fiction while at Brown University and a Provost Writing Fellowship at MTSU. Previously a Lecturer in the English and Women’s and Gender Studies Departments at Vanderbilt University, she is currently a Lecturer in Cinema, Television & Media at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Publications include: The Southern Poetry Review, Vanderbilt Poetry Review, Jacket Magazine, and contributions to The LGBTQ America Today Encyclopedia, Greenwood Press. Book chapters are included in The Essential Sopranos Reader, University Press of Kentucky, Modern American Drama on Screen, Cambridge University Press, and The Other Hollywood Renaissance, Edinburgh University Press. Dr. Roche also co-authored Conversations With Edmund White (with Dr. Will Brantley) for University Press of Mississippi, 2017. Her book Cinema in Revolt: Censorship Reform in 1960s British and American Film is under contract with Edinburgh University Press for late 2023.

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