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.
Cinema in Revolt: Censorship Reform in 1960s British and American Film. Edinburgh University Press. Forthcoming, 2017
Conversations with Edmund White (co-edited with Will Brantley). University Press of Mississippi. Forthcoming: Spring, 2017.
“Mike Nichols and the Hollywood Renaissance: A Cinema of Cultural Investigation.” The Other Hollywood Renaissance. Edinburgh University Press. Forthcoming, 2017.
“Mainlining The Secret Truth of the Universe.” Would But They Had Eyes To See: Essays on True Detective. Palgrave Macmillan. Under peer review.
“Nichols's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?: breaking the code” (co-authored with David Lavery). Modern American Drama on Screen. Cambridge University Press, 2013.
“Honoring the Social Compact: The Last Temptation of Melfi.” The Essential Sopranos Reader. University of Kentucky Press, 2011.
“H. D.’s Crucible of Fire,” Jacket 2 Magazine, Jacket 38-late 2009.
“The San Francisco Bay Area Poets.” LGBTQ America Today Encyclopedia. Entry includes Allen Ginsberg, Jack Spicer, Robert Duncan, and Lawrence Ferlingetti. Greenwood Press, 2008.