Joan Copjec

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Joan K. Copjec is an American philosopher, theorist, author, feminist, and prominent American Lacanian psychoanalytic theorist. She is Professor of Modern Culture & Media at Brown University.[1]

Early life and career[edit]

Copjec received her bachelor's degree from Wheaton College in English literature. She received her masters from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and began her doctoral thesis there. Her interest in film emerged while she was studying there. She attended the Orson Welles Film School in Cambridge, Massachusetts then the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London.[2]

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • Read My Desire: Lacan against the Historicists
  • Imagine There's No Woman: Ethics and Sublimation


  1. ^ "Joan Copjec". Brown University. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
  2. ^ Nickel, Mark. "Joan Copjec". Brown University. Brown University.