Paula Willoquet-Maricondi
Affiliated with Division of Communication and Creative Media

Dr. Paula Willoquet-Maricondi is Dean of the Division of Communication and Creative Media. Prior to joining Champlain College in 2012, she was Professor of Media Arts at Marist College, where she also served as Chair of the Media Arts Department for six years and as Interim Assistant Dean. 

Her research interests cross disciplinary and cultural boundaries, and include gender studies, the politics of representation, ecocriticism and film, environmental justice, and campus sustainability. She is an accomplished scholar with numerous peer-reviewed articles on film, literature, and pedagogy, as well as three edited collections: Framing the World: Explorations in Ecocriticism and Film (2010), Pedro Almodóvar: Interviews (2004); and Peter Greenaway's Postmodern/Poststructuralist Cinema (2001/2008).

Dr. Willoquet-Maricondi holds a Ph.D in Comparative Literature and Film Studies from Indiana University. She has taught courses in film studies, literature, gender studies, intercultural communication, interdisciplinary studies, French, and ELS. She enjoys kayaking on Lake Champlain, bicycling, yoga, and Salsa dancing. She was born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil.

Selected Publications
  • Framing the World: Explorations in Ecocriticism and Film. An edited collection of essays on film, nature, and environmental justice. University of Virginia Press, August 2010.

  • Peter Greenaway's Postmodern/Poststructuralist Cinema. Scarecrow Press, 2008 [First Edition 2001].

  • Pedro Almodovar: Interviews. University Press of Mississippi, 2004.
  • Eco-Cinema as Environmental Activism." The Mid Atlantic Almanack 16 (2007): 125-45
  • "Full-Metal-Jacketing, or Masculinity in the Making." Published in Depth of Field: Stanley Kubrick, Film, and the Uses of History. The University of Wisconsin Press, 2006.
"The Greening of Cultural Studies: Peter Greenaway's Contract with Nature in The Draughtsman's Contract." Green Letters 6 (Winter 2005): 9-23.
"The Exploitation of Human and Nonhuman Nature in Peter Greenaway's A Zed and two Noughts." Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 10.1 (2003): 55-74.
  • "God, Art, and the Gospel: The Construction of the Heterosexual Couple According to Godard." Film/Literature Quarterly 27.4 (1999): 301-09.

  • "Mario Vargas Llosa's In Praise of the Stepmother and the Virtual Body of the Text." Literature/Interpretation/Theory 9.4 (1999): 263-79.

  • "Fleshing the Text: The Pillow Book and the Erasure of the Body." Postmodern Culture: An Electronic Journal of Interdisciplinary Criticism 9.2 (1999).

  • "Aime Césaire's A Tempest and Peter Greenaway's Prospero's Books as Ecological Rereadings and Rewritings of Shakespeare's The Tempest." Published in Reading the Earth: New Directions in the Study of Literature and Environment. Moscow, Idaho: University of Idaho Press, 1998.
  • "African Animism, Négritude, and the Interdependence of Place and Being." Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 3.2 (Fall 1996): 47-61.

  • "Federico Fellini's E la nave va and the Post-Modern Shipwreck." Romance Languages Annual 6 (1995): 383-88.

  • "L'Année dernière a Marienbad and Cet obscur objet du désir: The Interpretative Quest." Romance Languages Annual 5 (1994): 129-35.

  • "Colonialism, Enlightenment, Castration: Writing, Narration, and Legibility in L'Etranger." Co-authored. Studies in Twentieth Century Literature 16.2 (1992): 265-88.