Mary Valentis

Visiting Associate Professor

Director, Center for Humanities, Arts, and Technosciences (CHATS)

Humanities 337

Literary theory

American literature

Film and psychoanalysis

Creative writing

Visual studies


Mary Valentis’ primary teaching interests are interdisciplinary studies, modernism, psychoanalysis and culture, film studies, and visual studies.  Her recent work has been in psychoanalysis and climate change and medical humanities.  She has just co-written, directed, and produced a documentary film, the Albany mummies: unraveling an ancient mystery and a novel about Edith Wharton.




The American Sublime SUNY Press 1986

Female Rage (Crown Publishers) 1994

Brave New You (New Harbinger) 2001

Romantic Intelligence (New Harbinger) 2004

TechKnowledgies (Cambridge Scholars) 2009




Community Engagement Award   2013

Excellence in Teaching 2008



Getty Trust, Campus Heritage Grant
Major Grant, NYS Council for the Humanities, The James Family Celebration
Woodrow Wilson Imagining America Critical Exchange Grants
Graham Foundation Grant

Woodrow Wilson Imagining America Public Scholarship Fellowship Grant
Beatrice and Robert Herman Foundation Grant
Research Foundation Grant
Apple Computer Grant for The Technology Plays
2010 NYS Council for the Humanities, The James Family Celebration
2009 The Graham Foundation
Imagining America:  4 development grants

Institute for Critical Climate Change