B.A., Brown University
M.A., Vanderbilt University
Ph.D., Indiana University
- Drama and film
- Experiential education and diversity programming
- Performance studies
- Classic Hollywood cinema
- Gender and race theory
- Multicultural literature
Currently serving as the chair of the Department of Literature and Languages and an advisor to MU English majors, Dr. Marguerite Rippy has been sharing her enthusiasm for drama and film with Marymount students since 1998. Her areas of interest include performance studies, classic Hollywood cinema, gender and race theory, and multicultural literature. Her current research interests range from studying the narrative adaptation style of Orson Welles to analyzing contemporary cultural representations of Shakespeare.
Dr. Rippy has published on a range of topics in cinema and performance studies, and her film reviews have appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education
. She has presented her work at a variety of national and international conferences and was a featured speaker at Yale University's “Transnational Welles” conference in 2006 and at Rhodes College's “Shakespeare in Color” conference in 2008. She received an National Endowment for the Humanities “We the People” grant in support of her research, and her book Orson Welles and the Unfinished RKO Projects
was published in 2009 by the University of Southern Illinois Press.
In 2009, Dr. Rippy’s students held the first MU Film Fest