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Leah Anderst
Position: Assistant Professor of English, Writing Program Director/Queenborough Community College
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center|Queensborough Community College
Degrees/Diplomas: PhD, Comparative Literature, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2010; MA, Comparartive Literature, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2005; BA, English Literature, Butler University, 2001
Research Interests: Documentary Cinema and Essay Films, Film Aesthetics, French Film Studies, Theories of Narrative and Autobiography, Community College and Writing Pedagogy

Forthcoming: “‘It both is and isn’t my life’: Autobiography, Adaption, and Emotion in Fun Home, the Musical.” The Comics of Alison Bechdel, Edited by Janine Utell. University of Mississippi Press, 2020.

Calling to witness: complicating autobiography and narrative empathy in Marlon Riggs’s Tongues Untied.” Studies in Documentary Film Vol. 13, Issue 1 (2019).

"Out of Bounds? Professors/Students /Friends / Intimates." Visible Pedagogy, Teach@CUNY (3/32/2017).

"Perceval le Gallois (Éric Rohmer, 1978): Channeling Chrétien de Troyes Through Cinema." Senses of Cinema 82 (March 2017).

Feeling with Real Others: Narrative Empathy in the Autobiographies of Doris Lessing and Alison Bechdel.” Narrative 23.3 (October 2015): 271-290.

The Films of Eric Rohmer: French New Wave to Old Master. Leah Anderst, Ed. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

“Rohmer’s Poetics of Placelessness.” In The Films of Eric Rohmer: French New Wave to Old Master, Leah Anderst, Ed. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

"Memory’s Chorus: Stories We Tell and Sarah Polley’s Theory of Autobiography." Senses of Cinema Issue 69 (December 2013). Web.

"'I've spent a lot of time looking at these images': The 'Viewing I' in Contemporary Autobiographical Film." a/b:Auto/Biography Studies 28.2 (Winter 2013): 212-241.

Reading Flaubert’s First and Second Éducation sentimentale.” Orbis Litterarum 67.4 (August 2012): 330-352. [Reprinted in Gustave Flaubert: Critical Insights. Edited by Tom Hubbard (New York: Grey House Publishing, 2016)]

Cinematic Free Indirect Style: Represented Memory in Hiroshima mon amour.Narrative 19.3 (Fall 2011): 358-382.

Address Unknown.” Personal Essay, The Morning News. December 1, 2011. Web.

On Not ‘Identifying’ with Philip Marlowe: Viewing Robert Montgomery’s Lady in the Lake through Murray Smith’s Engaging Characters.” Global Graffiti, 2. Oct. 1, 2010. Web.

Reviews and Translations
Translation from French: Christian Vivani, “Hail the Conquering Auteur: Preston Sturges in the Revue du cinéma 1946-1949.” in Preston Sturges. Ed. by. Jeff Jaeckle and Sarah Kozloff. Edinburgh University Press.

New Documentary Films." BAMcinemaFest 2015, Offscreen 19.6 (September 2015). Web.

"A Family Affair: Brooklyn's BAMcinemaFest (June 18-29, 2014)." Festival Report, Bright Lights Film Journal. (August 2014).

"Review of Matthew Campora's Subjective Realist Cinema (Berghahn 2014). Film Criticism 39.1 (Fall 2014): 117-120.

“Review of Carol Mavor’s Black and Blue: The Bruising Passion of Camera Lucida, Sans Soleil, and Hiroshima mon amour (Duke, 2012). Film Criticism 38.3 (Spring 2014): 71-75.

“Review of Fiona Handyside’s Eric Rohmer: Interviews (University Press of Mississippi, 2014). Modern and Contemporary France 22:4 (September 2014): 555-557.

“Review of Marion Schmid’s Chantal Akerman.” (French Film Directors, Manchester University Press, 2010). The Quarterly Review of Film and Video 30:1 (January 2013): 103-106.

“Review of Jacob Leigh’s The Cinema of Eric Rohmer: Irony, Imagination, and the Social World.” (Continuum, 2012). Modern & Contemporary France 22.1 (January 2014): 113-115.

“Review of Timothy Corrigan’s The Essay Film: From Montaigne, After Marker.” (Oxford University Press, July 2011). The Quarterly Review of Film and Video 31.1 (January 2014): 282-288.

Translation from French: Thomas, François, “Overlapping Dialogue in the Films of Orson Welles.” in Film Dialogue. Ed. By Jeff Jaeckle. New York: Columbia UP, 2013.

“Review of Paul Coates’s Screening the Face (Palgrave, 2012). Film Criticism 38.2 (Winter 2013): 65-68.

Review of Andrew Shail and Robin Stoate, Back to the Future” (BFI Film Classics, Oct. 2010). Bright Lights Film Journal. Issue 72 (May 2011).