Associate Professor of English • Coordinator of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Chris Coffman is Associate Professor of English and Coordinator of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She is the author of Insane Passions: Lesbianism and Psychosis in Literature and Film (Wesleyan UP, 2006), which traces the now-discredited myth of the lesbian-as-madwoman from its introduction in early twentieth-century psychoanalysis (Freud, Lacan) and literature (Breton, Barnes, H.D.) through to its startling reappearance in contemporary film. She has also published articles on Joyce’s Ulysses and Kafka’s The Trial.