Department of Modern Culture and Media

Veronica Fitzpatrick

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Modern Culture and Media
Room 204
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Veronica Fitzpatrick was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Modern Culture and Media and the Cogut Institute for the Humanities from 2021-2023. She earned her Ph.D. in English and Film & Media Studies at the University of Pittsburgh with a dissertation on representational and epistemological instability in modern horror and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Notre Dame. Her current book project draws on etymology, film theory, affect studies, and ordinary language philosophy to diagram precisely how, under the guise of “reality,” the hyper-produced fantasy phenomena of reality dating series register and refine our working definitions of intimacy and authenticity. In addition to her scholarship and teaching, she is a co-editor of World Picture and editor-at-large/podcast cohost at Bright Wall/Dark Room, where she regularly contributes criticism.