Rae Muhlstock

Degrees: Ph.D., English, University at Buffalo—SUNY, Buffalo, NY (September, 2014)

M.A., English, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT (May, 2007)

B.A., English, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT (May, 2004)

Brief Bio: Rae Muhlstock earned her MA from the University of Vermont in 2007 and her PhD from the University at Buffalo in 2014, where she specialized in 20th and 21st century fiction (particularly experimental fiction), film, and narrative theory. She has published work on the Classical myth of the labyrinth, Mark Danielewski’s House of Leaves, Julia Elliott’s The Wilds, and Richard McGuire’s Here. Her in-progress manuscript explores the mythological labyrinth as a narrative structure for Classical and contemporary experimental fiction through the figures of Daedalus (the archetypal author), Theseus (the confounded reader), Ariadne (the boundary between internal and external narrative space), and the Minotaur (the hybrid monster in the digital machine). She is the chief organizer for the annual WCI Film Festival in Albany, NY, and participates in the Peer Mentor Program and the Living and Learning Community program. She is an advocate, as well, for the films of Jim Henson, zombies, and cats.

CV: Rae Muhlstock