JUMP CUT
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Todd McGowan

Todd McGowan teaches film and critical theory in the English Department at the University of Vermont. He has written books on the intersection of psychoanalytic theory, German Idealism, cinema, and literature. They include The End of Dissatisfaction (SUNY Press, 2004), The Impossible David Lynch (Columbia University Press, 2007), and The Real Gaze: Film Theory After Lacan (SUNY Press, 2007). He was also the co-editor (with Sheila Kunkle) of Lacan and Contemporary Film (Other Press, 2004). He has written a book on the idea of atemporal cinema and a book on the political implications of psychoanalytic theory. His most recent book, The Fictional Christopher Nolan, analyzes the importance of the lie in Nolan's films. His email address is todd.mcgowan@uvm.edu.