Suzanne Ferriss

Professor Emeritus, English, Nova Southeastern University

Literature, Film, Fashion

With Mallory Young, I edited two collections on contemporary literature and film targeting young women: Chick Lit: The New Woman's Fiction and Chick Flicks: Contemporary Women at the Movies. Click here to learn more.

My other books have focused on fashion and feminist theory. You can access them here.

I recently completed a book about fashion, culture and celebrity in the films of Sofia Coppola.

Recent Publications

“Refashioning the Modern American Dream: The Great Gatsby, The Wolf of Wall Street, and American Hustle,” The Journal of American Culture 41.2 (June 2018): 153-75.

"Apple “Porn”: Design Videos as Seduction and Exploitation," Class, Race and Corporate Power 6.1(2018)

45 Years and ‘In Another Country’: Layers and Fissures in Cinematic Adaptation.” Literature/Film Quarterly 45.4 (Fall 2017)

“Working Girls: The Precariat of Chick Lit.” Cupcakes, Pinterest, Ladyporn: Feminized Popular Culture in the Early 21st Century. Ed. Elana Levine. University of Illinois Press, 2015.

“Chick Non-Fic: The Comedic Memoir," Feminist Media Studies 14.2 (March 2014): 206-221.

“Terrence Malick’s Intimations of Immortality: The Tree of Life as Cinematic Ode.” Verse, Voice and Vision: Poetry and the Cinema. Ed. Marlisa Santos. Scarecrow, 2013. 137-51.