Caitlyn Doyle

Caitlyn Doyle
Lecturer

14N-415
doylec@mit.edu




Caitlyn Doyle received her PhD in comparative literature from Northwestern University. Her research interests include Indigenous film, 20th-century literature, and critical theory. Her work explores the intersection of aesthetics and politics. She is currently working on two book projects, Dream-Image: Counter-Dreaming in Indigenous Cinema and The Fugitive’s Politics. Dream-Image considers the political stakes of contemporary Indigenous films that contest the misrepresentations of the colonial imaginary, not in an expository or critical register, but in the register of the dream. The Fugitive’s Politics is organized around literary and cinematic reincarnations of Proust’s Albertine Simonet and uncovers the aesthetic politics at stake in seemingly apolitical modernist works that portray a retreat from recognizable forms of life. Her published work has appeared in journals such as Film Criticism and Symplokē.

Subjects taught the current academic year:

21L.002 Foundations of Western Literature: From Shakespeare to Now (Fall 2022)

21L.706 Studies in Film: Global Indigenous Cinemas (Fall 2022)

Subjects taught in recent years:

21L.002 Foundations of Western Literature: From Shakespeare to Now (Fall 2022)

21L.435 Literature and Film: End of the World: Apocalypse in Film and Literature (Fall 2021)

21L.706 Studies in Film: Global Indigenous Cinemas (Fall 2022)

21L.706 Studies in Film: Genre Unsettled: The Politics of Popular Indigenous Films (Fall 2021)