Rae Muhlstock

Rae Muhlstock

Lecturer II
Writing & Critical Inquiry Program
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University Library Basement 96B (LI B96B)

PhD, University at Buffalo 

MA, University of Vermont 

BA, University of Vermont


Rae Muhlstock earned her master’s degree in 2007 from the University of Vermont and her PhD in 2014 from the University at Buffalo, 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, as well as 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).  

Dr. Muhlstock is the chief organizer for the annual WCI Film Festival in Albany. She also participates in WCI’s Peer Mentor Program and UAlbany’s Living-Learning Communities.  

She is an advocate for Jim Henson films, zombies and cats. 

Research Interests: Contemporary fiction, experimental fiction, narrative theory, film, Classical literature

Pronouns: She/her/hers