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Scholarly Interest Report
         
Judith Roof
Professor
William Shakespeare Chair in English and Professor of English
 
e-mail:roof@rice.edu
 
  • PhD English and Film (1984) The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • BA French (1972) The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • MA English (1980) The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • JD Law (1979) The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • MA French (1973) University of Toronto, Toronto, ONtario, Canada
 
Primary Department
   Department of English
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Research Areas
 20th century and contemporary literature and culture, film, drama and performance, sexuality and gender, science and lit
 
Teaching Areas
 same, and critical and literary theory
 
Selected Publications
 Refereed articles
 

Judith Roof "“Everett’s Eidolon: The Story of an Eye.”." Lectures du Monde Anglophone , 1 (2015)

 
 

Judith Roof "“The Anaclitic Critic.” ." English Language Notes, 51:2 (2015) : 95-106.

 
 

Judith Roof "“The Actor Who Wasn’t There: Economies of Absence in Virtual Ecologies.”." The University of Toronto Quarterly, 83:3 (2014) : 1-20.

 
 

Judith Roof "“The Anaclitic Critic.”." English Language Notes, 51:2 (Fall/Winter 2013) : 95-106.

 
 

“Everett’s Hypernarrator.” Canadian Review of American Studies 43.2 (Summer, 2013): 202-215.


 
 

“The Perfect Enigma.” In Henry James, Alfred Hitchcock: The Men Who Knew Too Much. Ed. Susan Griffin and Alan Nadel. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012: 112-123.


 
 

“The Tao of Experience.” In L’Expérience II. Ed. Laure de Nervaux-Gavoty. Paris: Michel Houdiard, 2014: 19-32.


 
 

“Pinter and the Transconservative Signifier: Monologue on the Monologue in Monologue.” M/MLA Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association 43: 1 (Spring, 2010): 69-76.


 

 
 

“ Juvenile Cosmology; Or Richard Powers’ Post-Global Doughnut.”  Transatlantica 2 (2009), http://transatlantica.revues.org/4586  

 

 
 

“Aaa, aaa, aaa:” Repetition/Compulsion, and Queer Comedy in Little Britain.” Frames 22.22 (November 2009): 16-30.

 

 
 

“Fame’s Ambivalents” M/MLA Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association 42:2 (Fall 2009): 121-135.

 

 
 

“Size Matters.” In The Year’s Work in Lebowski Studies.  Ed. Ed Comentale and Aaron Jaffe.  Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2009: 410-426.


 

 
 Books
 

Judith Roof "Remaking Gender." In Press

 
 Editor of books
 

  Roof, Judith. Talking DramaNewcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009.


 

 
 Book chapters
 

Judith Roof "“Out of the Bind: From Structure to System in Popular Narrative.”." Narrative Unbound: Queer and Feminist Approaches.

 
 

Judith Roof "“Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism of Gay and Lesbian American Literature.”." The Cambridge Companion to American Gay and Lesbian Literature

 
 

Judith Roof "“Sketchy Counterculture.”." Preserving the Sixties.: 144-159.

 
 

Power and Authority in Feminist Criticism.”  Handbook of Feminist Research: Theory and Praxis.  Second Edition. Ed. Sharlene Hesse-Biber. Thousand Oaks: Sage, 2011: 520-543.

 

 
 

“Genetics and Literature” In Routledge Companion to Literature and Science. Ed. Bruce Clarke and Manuela Rossini. New York: Routledge, 2010.


 

 
 

“Enactivism: The Movie.”  With Dennis Allen and Jaime Hovey.  In Gay Shame, ed. David Halperin and Valerie Traub.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010: 374-381.


 

 
 

“Everybody’s a Critic.” Talking Drama. Ed. Judith Roof.  Newcastle-upon-Tyne:Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009: 23-36.


 

 
 

“The Absent One.”  In  Pinter, etc..  Ed. Craig Owens.  Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009.

 

 
 

“West of Beckett.”  Reading Paul West. Ed. Anne-Laure Tissut. Tours: Universite Francois Rabelais, 2009.


 

 
 Book reviews
 

Rev. of Modernism and Theory: A Critical Debate. Stephen Ross. In Comparative Literature Studies. 48:2 (2011): 266-69.


 

 
 Other
 

“Basic Instinct: A Response to Ramadanovic.” Postmodern Culture 20:2 (January 2011). 

http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/postmodern_culture/v020/20.2.roof.html


 

 
Creative Works
 Other - Siren Scream
 Film, Judith Roof, Melissa Bailar, Alanna Beroiza, ASAP conference, Greenville, NC (October, 2015)
 
 Performances - “Screening Sitwell’s facades.” Midwest Modern Language Association, Milwaukee, WI, November, 2013.
 Performance, Judith Roof, Midwest Modern Language Association, Milwaukee, WI (2013)
 
 Performances - Picture Theory.
 Voice/film Performance, Judith Roof, & Now, The Sorbonne, paris (2012)
 
 Other - QuantumVoice.
 Digital video. Filmed, edited, and sound production by Judith Roof. Written by Craig Owens. Revised and re-screened at the & Now Conference, Sorbonne, Paris, June, 2012, Judith Roof, & Now, The Sorbonne, Paris (rev. 2012)
 
 Performances - W2 in Beckett's Play
 Judith Roof, Midwest Modern Language Association, Cincinnati, Ohio (2012)
 
 Performances - Jean Cocteau's Wedding on the Eiffel Tower
 Full performance of animation, plus live dialogue, Judith Roof, Craig Owens, Laura Richardson, Midwest Modern Language Association, St. Louis, MO (November, 2011)
 
 Other - The Wedding on the Eiffel Tower by Jean Cocteau
 Animated film, Judith Roof, Nicholas Papador, Midwest Modern Language Association, St. Louis, MO (November, 2011)
 
 Other - "Enactivism"
 Film, Judith Roof, Dennis Allen, Jaime Hovey, Lauren Berlant, University of Michigan, DVD, (2003, 2010)
 
 Performances - Catastrophe by Samuel Beckett and New World Order by Harold Pinter.
 Steinsemble, Judith Roof, Craig Owens, Lance Norman, Johanna Frank, Midwest Modern Language Association Conference, Chicago, IL, November, 2010. (2010)
 
 Performances - That’s Your Trouble, Victoria Station, and Applicant. By Harold Pinter.
  , SteinSemble Performance Group, Judith Roof, Craig Owens, Lance Norman, At the Midwest Modern Language Association Conference, , St. Louis Missouri, November, 2009. (November, 2009)
 
Presentations
 Conference Paper
 

Not I’s Knot.” University of Louisville Conference in Literature and Film After 1900. Louisville, KY. February, 2015.


 
 

“An Image is a Stop the Mind Makes” Excerptional Recycling and the Hologrammatic Urge.” University of Louisville Conference in Literature and Film After 1900. Louisville, KY. February, 2015.


 
 

“Puvis Stacks: How the Rural Pre-Figures Modernisms.” Modernist Studies Association Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, November 18, 2015.


 
 

“Screen After Screen: Sally Wainwright’s Televisual Meta-Methods.” Midwest Modern Language Association Conference, Columbus, Ohio, November12, 2015.


 
 

Staging Off Stage On Stage Off Stage.” Conference of the South Central Modern Language Association, Dallas, Texas, October, 2014.


 
 

“La Pellicule.” SLSA, Dallas, Texas, October, 2014.


 
 

 “Lush Tasty Tries.” ACLA Conference. New York, New York,

 
 

“Repro Redux: The Denials of Digital Generation.”Modern Language Association Conference.

 
 

“Salivations.” University of Louisville Conference in Literature and Film After 1900. Louisville, KY. 

 
 Invited Papers
 

“The Problem of Contem”pour” aneity; or a Rye Take on the Past.” Conference on Cocktail Culture, University of Louisville, April, 2014.


 
 

"Particle/Wave, Wave/Particle" 3CT Symposium, Rice University April, 2013.

 
 

Dr. Z, Postmortem Postmortemizer." Professors Vs. Zombies Symposium, University of Louisville, April, 2012.


 
 

"Jazz." Gen M. University of Amsterdam, May, 2012.


 
 

Rabelais’ Silenic Regime: The Fundamentals of Gargantua." Conference on Renaissance Posthumanism, Rice University, May, 2012.


 
 

“Out of the Bind.” Narrative Conference on Feminist and Queer Narrative. Columbus, Ohio, May 15, 2011. 

 

 
 Invited Talks
 

"Venus". Fulbright Seminar for Foreign teachers of American Literature. University of Louisville, July, 11, 2015.

 
 

“Genders.” University of Colorado, Boulder. April, 2015.

 
 

“Imaginary Geneologies | Algorithm Folklore.” Futures of American Studies Institute, Dartmouth College, June, 2015.

 
 

“Retropresentism.” A Reading Lab, V. 1: PALEOFUTURISM, University of Louisville, April, 2015.

 
 

“The Old-Fashioned Logic of Modernism: The Story of a Cocktail and Two Ladies Who Exceeded their Genres.” University of Western Florida, November 12, 2014.

 
 

“Everett’s Eidolon.” Percival Everett: Colloque Internationale, en présence de l’auteur. Rouen, France, March, 2013.


 
 

“Generd.” At the Nerds, Wonks, and Neo-Cons” Conference. Pennsylvania State University, April, 2013.

 
 

 “What’s the Difference If Nothing’s the Same?”  Theory Group, Vancouver, CA, October, 2013. 

 
 

“Experience.” “Colloque ‘L’expérience’.”  Groupe TIES de l’EA 3958 IMAGER, Université Paris Est (site de Créteil), June 16, 2011.

 

 
 

“Sketchy Counterculture.” “Blowing Up the 60s: Britain in the Decade of Protest” Conference. Universite Francois Rabelais, Tours, France, November 19, 2011.


 

 
 

The Cut.” ACL (X), Pennsylvania State University, September 29, 2011.

 

 
 

“Rethinking Gender.” Pennsylvania State University.  State College, PA, April, 2009.  


 

 
 Keynote Speaker
 

“Diversions.” Conference of the International Society for the Study of Narrative. Cleveland, Ohio, April 14, 2010.  


 

 
 Other
 

"We've Got Rocks But They're Frozen Stiff in the Fridge." Modern Language Association Convention, Boston, MA, January, 2013.

 

 

 
 

"White Screens, White Ink: Inscribing the Impossible in French Feminist Prose, Film and Theatre." Literature and Film After 1900 Conference, University of Louisville, February, 2013.


 
 

“Anything Goes: Of Ocean Liners, Loos, Merman, Porter and Shoes.” Alternative Modernisms, University of Cardiff, Cardiff, Wales, May, 2013.

 

 
 

“Building Successful Graduate Student Communities.”  Modern Language Association Conference, Boston, MA, January, 2013.


 
 

“Collegiality.” Midwest Modern Language Association, Milwaukee, November, 2013.


 
 

“Jazz Paris Jazz Gypsy Jazz.” American Comparative Literature Association Conference, Toronto, Canada, March, 2013.


 
 

“The Stain: Parallax, Double Vision, and Close Reading.” South Central Modern Language Association Conference, New Orleans, La., October, 2013.


 
 

“What British Sketch Comedy Tells Us About Clowns.” Midwest Modern Language Association, Milwaukee, November, 2013.


 
 

"Ambient Non-ambience: Sound in Allison Hunter’s Zoosphere." International Conference of the Society for the Study of Literature, Science and the Arts, London, June, 2012.


 
 

Counter Queer." Midwest Modern Language Association Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, November, 2012.


 
 

"Nose Gnosiology." Society for Science, Literature, and the Arts, Milwaukee, WI, September, 2012.


 
 

"Personifying La Con: Impersonation in Personation, or Post-Hoax Ergo Proper Hoax." Conference on Literature and Film after 1900. University of Louisville, February, 2012.


 
 

"Ship’s Steward, Sailing with Anger, Singing Un Chant d’amour." "Queer Places, Practices, and Lives." The Ohio State University, May, 2012.


 
 

"The Actor Who Wasn’t There." An Aesthetic of Absence. Comparative Literature Centre, The University of Toronto, March, 2012.

 
 
 

"The Malady of Genre: Supplement, Intermediality, Transformation." Conference on Literature and Film after 1900. University of Louisville, February, 2012.


 
 

“'See me': The Full Jolt of Kane’s Psychosis 4.48."  Midwest Modern Language Association Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, November, 2012.


 
 

“Gertrude’s Glee and Jazz Mislaid Jazz.” Modern Language Association Conference, Seattle, Washington, January, 2012.


 
 

“Avant-Gardes: Take That Eiffel Tower Out of Your Mouth.” Midwest Modern Language Association Conference, Chicago, IL. November, 2010.


 

 
 

“Ghosts and the Presence of Absence.” Midwest Modern Language Association Conference, St. Louis, MO, November, 2009.


 

 
 

“Love Stories.” Midwest Modern Language Association Conference, Pinter Society, Chicago, L., November, 2010.


 

 
 

“Pinter and the Transconservative Signifier.” Midwest Modern Language Association Conference, St. Louis, MO, November, 2009.


 

 
 

“The Modernist Time Machine.” Modernist Studies Association Conference, Montreal, Quebec, November, 2009.


 

 
 

“True Grit: Aurality and the Pleasures of Conspiracy in The Wire.” Literature and Film After 1900 Conference, University of Louisville, Lousiville, KY, February 24, 2010.


 

 
 

“Everett’s Hypernarrator.” Conference on Literature and Film After 1900. Louisville, KY, February, 2009.


 

 
 Panelist
 

‘When will all of this have been . . . just play?’” Midwest Modern Language Association Conference, St. Louis, MO, November, 2011.


 

 
 

“Pataphysics and Brain/Gut/Magic/Science.” American Comparative Literature Association Conference. Vancouver, British Columbia, April 1, 2011.


 

 
 

“Playing from the Inside-Out: Pinter’s Counter Drama.” Modern Language Association Conference, Los Angeles, CA, January, 2011.


 

 
 

“The Pièce de Resistance.” Midwest Modern Language Association Conference, St. Louis, MO, November, 2011.


 

 
 

The Sketchy Multiple-Identity Liquid Formation (MILF).”  Conference on Literature and Film After 1900. Louisville, KY, February 25, 2011.


 

 
 Seminar Speaker
 

“Pataphysics and Uncertainty.” American Comparative Literature Association Conference. Harvard University. March, 2009.


 

 
Editorial Positions
 Editor, Genders. (2014 - 2015)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Journal X. (2011 - 2011)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Criticism. (2015 - 2016)

 Member of the Editorial Board, CR:Centennial review. (2000 - 2016)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Postmodern Culture. (2015 - 2016)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Arizona Quarterly. (2000 - 2016)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Arizona Quarterly. (2013 - 2013)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Modern Fiction Studies. (2013 - 2013)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Centennial Review. (2011 - 2011)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Arizona Quarterly. (2011 - 2011)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Post-Identity. (2011 - 2011)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Postmodern Culture. (2011 - 2011)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Genders. (2012 - 2012)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Genders. (2011 - 2011)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Modern Fiction Studies. (2011 - 2011)

 Editor, Genders. (2015 - 2016)

Supervised Theses & Dissertations
 John Travis San Pedro, BA Works of Evelyn Waugh. (2012) (Thesis Director)

 Alicia Hernandez, BA Race in Othello. (2012) (Thesis Director)

 Molly Slattery, PhD We are very unlikely to know this. (2014) (Thesis Director)

 Alex Adkins, PhD unknown. (2015) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Laura Richardson, PhD Again, Titles not determined until the end. (2015) (Thesis Co-Director)

 Sarah Graham, PhD Unknown. (2015) (Thesis Director)

 Abby Goode, PhD Unknown. (2015) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Alanna Beroiza, PhD Unknown. (2016) (Thesis Director)

 Seth Morton, PhD Unknown. (2016) (Thesis Co-Director)

 Benjamin Kozicki, PhD WHO Knows?. (2016) (Thesis Director)

 Derek Woods, PhD Unknown. (2016) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Sydney Boyd, PhD Title unknown. (2016) (Thesis Co-Director)

 Abby Goode, unknown. (Thesis Committee Member)

 Suzanne Rindell, Unknown. (Thesis Director)

 Seth Morton, Unknown. (Thesis Director)

 Roderigo Martini=Paula, Unknown. (Thesis Director)

 Alex Adkins, unknown. (Thesis Committee Member)

 Hannah Biggs, unknown. (Thesis Director)