E. Ann Kaplan
E. Ann Kaplan is Distinguished Professor of English and Cultural Analysis and Theory at Stony Brook University, where she also founded and directs The Humanities Institute. She is Past President of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Kaplan has written many books and articles on topics in cultural studies, media, and women's studies, from diverse theoretical perspectives including psychoanalysis, feminism, postmodernism, and post-colonialism. She has given lectures all over the world and her work has been translated into six languages. Kaplan’s pioneering research on women in film (see her Women in Film: Both Sides of the Camera, Women in Film Noir and Motherhood and Representation) continues to be in print and influential in the United States and abroad. Her Feminism and Film (2000) brings together major feminist film theories from 1980 to 2000. Kaplan’s more recent research focuses on trauma as evident in her books Trauma and Cinema: Cross-Cultural Explorations (co-edited with Ban Wang in 2004), and her 2005 monograph, Trauma Culture: The Politics of Terror and Loss in Media and Literature (2005). She is working on two further book projects, "Trauma Future-Tense: Futurist Dystopian Discourses in Media and Culture," which extends her research into Environmental Humanities; and "The Unconscious of Age: Screening Older Women." Essays anticipating both books were published in 2010, 2011, and 2012, or are presently in press.
Department of English, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5350 - Undergraduate: 631 632-7400 | Graduate: 631 632-7373