University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Film and Television Studies


Faculty - Todd McGowan

Todd McGowan

Todd McGowan, Associate Professor

  • Ph.D., 1996, Ohio State University, English Department
  • M.A., 1993, Ohio State Universtiy, English Department
  • B.A., 1989, Earlham College
  • C.V. (PDF)
Area of expertise

Hegel, psychoanalysis, and existentialism

Contact Information

Office: 431 Old Mill

Spring 2018 Office Hours: T 1:00 - 4:00 and by appointment

Todd McGowan teaches courses in film theory, history, and genre. His areas of interest include Hegel, psychoanalysis, and existentialism, and the intersection of these lines of thought with the cinema.

Selected Publications and Presentations:

  • Enjoying What We Don't Have: A Psychoanalytic Politics (Lincoln: Univeristy of Nebraska Press, forthcoming 2012)
  • Rupture: On the Emergence of the Political (Northwestern University Press, forthcoming 2012) (with Paul Eisentstein)
  • The Fictional Christopher Nolan (University of Texas Press, forthcoming 2012)

Out of Time Out of Time: Desire in Atemporal Cinema (Univ of Minnesota Press, 2011)

THE IMPOSSIBLE                DAVID LYNCHThe Impossible David Lynch (Columbia Press, 2006)

The Real GazeThe Real Gaze: Film Theory After Lacan (SUNY Press, 2006)

Lacan and                Contemporary Film Lacan and Contemporary Film (Other Press, 2004)

The End of                Dissatisfaction? The End of Dissatisfaction?: Jacques Lacan and the Emerging Society of Enjoyment (SUNY Press, 2003)

The Feminine No! The Feminine No!: Psychoanalysis and the New Canon (SUNY Press, 2000)