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Lauren Albright Flanigan

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PhD Candidate, English

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Research Expertise

Film Studies and Cultural Studies
Literature and Science
Women's Literature and Feminist Theory

Lauren Albright Flanigan is a PhD candidate at the University of Maryland with an interest in portrayals of illness and disability in visual media. Her dissertation explores the pink culture of breast cancer survival as represented by graphic novels, photography, advertizing, and film. By analyzing the intersections of illness, race, gender, class, and sexuality, she reveals the ways media paint a positive disease experience for some patients, while disqualifying others from narratives of hope.


"Monster Got Your Tongue? Language and Visual Monstrosity in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein,"

Published in: Monsters in Society: An Interdisciplinary Perspective


Lead: Lauren Albright Flanigan
Mary Shelley’s frightening fiend has a long tradition of visually thrilling movie audiences. Yet there is more to this hulking hodge-podge of human parts than meets the eye, lest we forget how linguistically savvy he is in the novel.