corina copp

advisor: priya jaikumar

Corina copp is a PhD student and Annenberg Fellow, VSGC, whose writing theorizes the wanderings or ‘lost/belated’ figurations in works across discipline of disparate moving-image women practitioners.

Research interests include avant-garde documentary and legacies of Deren’s ‘vertical cinema,’ militant activity in women’s narrative filmmaking, socialist-feminist video collectives, artist writings, theater and performance studies, couple-collaboration, script and print culture, memory studies, theories of migration/transnational feminism, translation studies, and intersections of political theory with nomadic subject-theory and anti-humanist/speculative frameworks.

She is also the author of the full-length poetry collection, The Green Ray (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015); and the translator of Chantal Akerman’s play, Night Lobby (Hall de nuit), and memoir, My Mother Laughs (Ma mère rit, The Song Cave, 2019).

She has written about language, art, and film matters for Frieze, BOMB, Cabinet, Millennium Film Journal, Film Quarterly, Cambridge Literary Review, and America: Films From Elsewhere, and elsewhere; and her poetry has been collected in Salones de belleza/The Beauty Salons (Gato Negro Ediciones), Out of Everywhere 2: Linguistically innovative poetry by women in North America & the UK, The Sonnets: Translating and Rewriting Shakespeare, and Corrected Slogans (Triple Canopy).

She received her BA at Eugene Lang College in New York, and her MFA in Playwriting at Brooklyn College – CUNY. Outside USC, she has taught intergenre writing and adaptation workshops at The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church, Poets House, Wendy’s Subway, and Mount St. Mary’s University, Los Angeles.

committee: Akira Mizuta Lippit, Michael Renov, Olivia Harrison, Panivong Norindr