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Patricia  A  Suchy
Associate Professor

PhD: Northwestern University (Performance Studies)
Phone: (225) 578-6838


Office: 229 Coates Hall



Curriculum Vita

Area of Interest

Performance Studies, film history, avant-garde & media performance, Bakhtinian theory


CMST 3012 History of Film
FMA 4001 Experimental Video
CMST 4140 Analysis and Performance of Poetry
CMST 4141 Analysis and Performance of Narrative Fiction
CMST 7946 Seminar in Bakhtinian Theory
CMST 7945 Seminar in Documentary and Performance

Awards & Honors

LSU Faculty Honor Roll, 2002
Non-tenured Faculty Fellowship, College of Arts & Sciences, Louisiana State University, Fall 2000
Summer Research Grant, College of Arts & Sciences, Louisiana State University, Summer 1997
Northwestern University Alumnae Fellowship, 1990


Grants and Contracts

Dettinger, Michael B. and Patricia A. Suchy, et al. “Enhancing Film Resources in the College of Arts and Sciences.” Louisiana Board of Regents Enhancement Program, FY2009-10. $41,473.

Bridwell-Bowles, Lillian, James V. Catano, Patricia A. Suchy, et al. “Enhancing Visual and Technological Communication in Three Colleges,” Louisiana Board of Regents Enhancement Grant, FY 2006-07. $257,000.

Tick, Michael, Vince LiCata, Patricia A. Suchy, et al. “Planning Grant for the Creation and Production of a Play Exploring the Science and Culture of HIV/AIDS Treatment.” LSU Council on Research Faculty Research Grant, FY 2005-06. $4357.

Suchy, Patricia A. and James V. Catano. “Visual Literacy Across Disciplines.” Student Technology Fee Project, FY 2004-05. $73,000.

Recent Activities

Director of the Program for the Study of Film and Media Arts, 2004-2009

DNA Play by Vince LiCata:  Premiere directed by Patricia A. Suchy, HopKins Black Box theatre, March 2009.

Suchy, Patricia A. and James V. Catano. “Documentary Expression and the American South: Revisiting Flaherty’s Louisiana Story.” Forthcoming in Southern Spaces (2009).

Suchy, Patricia A. “13 ways to kill a mockingbird.” Liminalities 4.2 (2008):

Suchy, Patricia A. “The Old Monroe County Courthouse in the Town Square of Monroeville, Alabama: How Fiction and History Intersect, Collide, and Infect One Another via Performance.” On Site 15 (Spring 2006): 58-59.

Director of Publicity, HopKins Black Box theatre

"The Fellini Project," with Kevin Bongiorni:  linked courses in ITAL and FMA with travel abroad and student video project, 2009-10

Faculty, LSU in Paris, Summer 2010