Monika Loewy

Staff details

PositionAssociate Lecturer
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Academic qualifications

  • BA, English Literature and Psychology (San Diego State University, 2006)
  • MA, Contemporary Approaches to English Studies (Goldsmiths, 2009)
  • PhD, 'The Phantom Limb and BIID: Reflections on the Bodily Text' (Goldsmiths)


  • Moderns (Spring Term 2015)
  • Gender and Anxiety (2013-14)

Featured work


Papers presented

  • 'The Problem with Unity: Body Integrity Identity Disorder, The Phantom Limb and Maurice Blanchot', English Literature Research Seminar, The University of Westminster, Feb. 2014
  • 'Body Integrity Identity Disorder and the Transitional Space', Birkbeck, University of London 
  • 'Moving Objects: Film, Relation, Change', Birkbeck, University of London
  • 'Bret Easton Ellis’ Lunar Park: From Ashes to Ashes', American Exceptionalisms, Goldsmiths, June 2013
  • '"Fear of Breakdown" and BIID', 'The Patient: A Persons Poject', Lisbon, Portugal,, March 2013
  • 'Death Proof: Fear of and Against Breaking Down', GLITS (Goldsmiths Literature Seminar), Jan. 2013
  • 'Reflections on Fragmentation and Unity: The Phantom Limb, the mirror-box, and Winnicott', at Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society, Postgraduate Research Conference, Centre for Psychoanalysis, Middlesex University, June 2013
  • 'Self-definition through Self-erasure: Perec’s W or The Memory of Childhood', at From Granite to Rainbow: Transmuting the Material into Text, University of East Anglia, May 2012
  • 'Winnicott and Trauma', at Theorizing Otherness, Graduate Symposium, Goldsmiths, April 2012


Research Interests

Psychoanalysis; Nineteenth to Twenty-first Century literature; comparative literature; literary theory; modernism; film studies.



Psychoanalysis and Ethics in Documentary Film by Agnieszka Piotrowska Routledge, London, 2013
Loewy, Monika. 2015. Psychoanalysis and Ethics in Documentary Film by Agnieszka Piotrowska Routledge, London, 2013. The International Journal of Psychoanalysis,

Lunar Park: From Ashes to Ashes'
Loewy, Monika. 2014. Lunar Park: From Ashes to Ashes'. European Journal of American Culture, 33(3), pp. 209-222. ISSN 14660407