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Stacey (Thùy) Anh Baran
F 10-11 (Zoom) and by appointment
M.A. in English, SUNY Brockport, 2020
B.A. in Cinema Studies and French, SUNY Oswego, 2016
Stacey's research primarily focuses on film genre, horror, and ecocritical engagements with race, gender, and food studies. Forthcoming publications include a book chapter examining nostalgia culture and reflexivity in Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated and a journal article which explores contemporary grief horror cinema through the affects of sorrow and mourning. Her most recent project considers representations of agriculture and crops in the early twentieth-century American literary imagination and their influence on contemporary ag-horror cinema.
- "Once upon a Midsommar...: Nature, Nationalism, and the Swedish Folkloresque." Folk Horror, special issue of Horror Studies, guest eds. Dawn Keetley and Jeffrey A. Tolbert, summer 2023 (accepted).
- “‘We’ve been teenagers forever’: Reference and self-reflexivity in Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated.” Critical Approaches to Youth Horror, eds. Kyle Brett and Ethan Robles, Rowman & Littlefield, 2022 (forthcoming).
- “Good Grief: Sorrows, Screams, and Silence in the Contemporary Horror Film.” Routledge Horror Film and Media Companion, eds. Andrea Wood and Jamie McDaniel, Routledge (accepted).
- "Symbol of the Stalk: Agricultural Horror and the Midwest in Zak Hilditch's 1922." To be presented at the ASLE 2023 Biennial Conference, Portland, OR, July 2023.
- Paper jam co-chair with Dr. Carter Soles: "Regionalism and Ecohorror."
- "Evolution of Hexxus: Terror and Embodiment in FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1922)." 54th NeMLA Convention, Niagara Falls, NY, March 2023.
- Panel co-chair: "If It Looks Like Horror: Mechanics of Fear in Cross-genre Cinema."
- "What's Lost in a Word: Interrogating English Translations of French Culinary Terminology." Panel: "Babel's Alphabets." Living in Languages Colloquium, University at Albany, SUNY, 24 March 2022.
- "'Once upon a Midsommar...': Nature, Nationalism, and the Swedish Folkloresque." Panel: "Hybridity and Fluidity in Fairy Tales and Folklore." 53rd NeMLA Convention, Baltimore, MD, 12 March 2022.
- “On the Periphery: Black Phillip and the Domesticated Animal in Robert Eggers’ The Witch.” Panel: "Animals in Literature and Film" (co-presented with Kayla Adgate). 62nd MMLA Convention, Milwaukee, WI, 5 November 2021.
- “Preserving nature and preservation of whiteness in Ari Aster’s Midsommar.” Panel: "Race & Environment, Speculative Ecomedia." ASLE Biennial Conference, Virtual, July/August 2021.
- “Grief, escapism, and transnational ecotourism in Ari Aster’s Midsommar.” Panel: "Horror Within and Beyond the Nation." 51st NeMLA Convention, Boston, MA, 8 March 2020.
- “‘Trust in God and Keep Your Powder Dry’: Religious Fanaticism in The Witch and Wieland.” Panel: "Intertextuality and Adaptation" (co-presented with Kayla Adgate). SEGue 6th Annual Symposium, Brockport, NY, 22 February 2019.
- “The value of the familiar in nostalgia horror.” Panel: "Creepypastas and Born-Digital Horror." 40th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Orlando, FL, March 2019.
- AI (Davis): UWP1 (Intro to Academic Literacies)
- TA (Davis): AMS/FST 55 (Food in American Culture), FMS 45 (Vampires and Other Horrors), ENL 123 (18th Century British Literature), ENL 122 (Milton), ENL 111 (Medieval Literature)
- TA, English Tutor (SUNY Brockport): Fall 2018 - Spring 2020
- Assistant de langue (TAPIF): Lycée René Descartes, Lyon, FR, Fall 2017 - Spring 2018
- French Tutor (SUNY Oswego): Fall 2015 - Spring 2016
- TA (SUNY Oswego): FRE 102 Introductory French, Spring 2016