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Nancy Roche


Nancy McGuire Roche holds a B.S. degree from Vanderbilt University, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Brown University, and a Ph.D. in English with Concentrations in Film Studies and American Literature 1930-Present from Middle Tennessee State University.  She specializes in modern and postmodern American Literature, representations of women in cinema, and American Independent Film, with an emphasis on culture studies, narrative, and gender and identity performance.  Dr. Roche is the recipient of various academic awards, including the Arnstark and Rome Prizes in Poetry, and the Harris Award and Feldman Prize in Fiction while at Brown University, as well as a Provost Writing Fellowship from Middle Tennessee State University.