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Prof Kasia Boddy

University Lecturer in American Literature

Kasia Boddy joined the Cambridge English Faculty in 2012 after many years teaching at University College London, including for the MA in Film Studies. Her work on film feeds into her broader interest in American cultural history. She has written extensively on boxing films, and has published articles on screwball comedy and Robert Altman's Short Cuts. More generally, her work explores the intersections between American film and other media, including literature and painting.

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Faculty of English
West Road


Tel: 01223 (3) 32022

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‘The Sex Comedy of Edward Hopper’s Office at Night’, American Studies in Britain, 91 (Autumn 2004)

'Borat', openDemocracy, 6 November, 2006

'Rocky's American Dreams', openDemocracy, 19 January 2007

'Crowning Glories: Hollywood's Screwball Women', openDemocracy, 13 March 2008

'The murder that inspired Gatsby' (review of Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby), The Times, 25 May 2013