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Stacy Thompson, Ph.D.

Professional portrait of Stacy Thompson
  • Professor
  • English

Stacy Thompson joined the English Department in 2002.  He has taught and published on the following topics:

  • Ethics of Psychoanalysis
  • Ethics of Historical Materialism
  • South Korean Film
  • "Chick Flicks"
  • Black US Cinema
  • Rhetorics of Rap
  • Punk Rock
  • Microethics
  • Interpassivity
  • Experimental US Film
  • Iranian Cinema
  • The State of Exception 


Teaching Interests
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Film Studies
  • Ethics
  • Historical Materialism
  • Ph.D., Purdue University (English - Theory and Cultural Studies Program)
  • M.A., Northeastern University (English)
  • B.A., University of Michigan (English)
Published Research

“Death, Illusion and the Hijab in Susan Seidelman’s ‘Cut in Half’” in “ReFocus: The Films of Susan Seidelman,” Ed. Susan Santha Kerns.  Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2023: 205-220. (book chapter)

“On the Interpassivity of Collecting.”  The Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society (August 2020). (article)

“A Disney Death: Coco, Black Panther, and the Limits of the Afterlife” in The Routledge Companion to Death and Literature, Eds. W. Michelle Wang et al., New York: Routledge, 2020. (book chapter)

“Benjamin, Badiou, Becker: Messianic Time and the Event in Goodbye Lenin and Madison.”The Minnesota Review, Fall 2018. (article)

“The Micro-ethics of Everyday Life: Ethics, Ideology and Anti-consumerism.” Cultural Studies, 26.4 (Winter, 2012). (article)

“Ethics Not Happiness: A House is Not a Holmes.” Symploke, 19.1-2 (2012): 269-287. (article)

“The Dude and the New Left” in The Year’s Work in Lebowski Studies, Eds. Edward Comentale and Aaron Jaffe.  Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2009: 124-148. (book chapter)

“Consumer Ethics in Thank You for SmokingFilm-Philosophy, 13.1 (2009): 53-67. (article)

“The Business of Death: Death and Utopia on TV.”  Utopian Studies, 17.2 (December 2006): 491-514.  (article)

“Tentative Utopias,” Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society, 10.3 (December 2005): 269-285. (article)

“Punk Cinema” in Post-Punk Cinema, Ed. Nicholas Rombes, Edinburgh: U of Edinburgh Press, 2005.  (essay/book chapter)

“Dogme 95” in Phillips, William.  Film: An Introduction, 3/e.  New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2005: 332-336. (late draft of a brief section)

“Crass Commodities,” Popular Music and Society, 27.3 (2004): 307-322. (article)

Punk Productions: Unfinished Business.  Albany: SUNY Press, 2004. (book)

“Punk Cinema,” Cinema Journal, 43. 2 (Winter 2004): 47-66. (article)

“Organizing the Cynics,” the minnesota review, 55-57 (Fall 2003): 295-302. (article)

“Punk’s Not Dead,” the minnesota review, 52-53 (Spring 2001): 299-307. (review essay)

“Market Failure: Punk Economics, Early and Late,” College Literature (Spring 2001): 48-64. (article)

“The South,” Alaska Quarterly Review (Spring and Summer 1991): 35-39. (short story)