Scott Loren

Scott Loren

Scott Loren

Part-time Lecturer
Seminarstrasse 33
8057 Zürich
Main Focuses
  • North American Studies
  • Media and Cultural Studies
Fields of research
  • New Media
  • Social Semiotics
  • Visual Culture
Further fields of research
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Posthumanism
  • Melodrama Studies
  • Narrative Theory
  • Hollywood Cinema
  • Gender in Cinema
  • Liminality, Migration, Transculturalism
  • BA English Literatures and Languages; Subsidiary in Psychology; San Francisco State University;  San Francisco, California (1995)
  • MA English Literatures and Languages; City University of New York; New York;  Supervising professor: David Richter   (1998)
  • PhD American Studies; University of Zurich;  Zurich, Switzerland;  Supervising professor: Elisabeth Bronfen   (2004)
Professional Career

Assistent - Prof. Dr. Alan Robinson (2004-2009)

Adjunct Lecturer in English for Business Studies (2003-2009)

Adjunct Lecturer in Visual Culture and New Media (2008-present)

Research Assistant in English Studies (2015-2017)

Teaching Activities


  • The Work of Art: Diplomacy and the Arts in Migration Society
  • Critical Theories: Posthumanism
  • New Cinema Auteurism: A Survey of Contemporary Film Directors
  • Economies of Feeling: Melodrama as Genre and Global Social Narrative


  • The Stories Films Tell: Narratology and Film
  • Film and Psychoanalysis
  • Visual Culture Studies: Image – Text – Meaning
  • Views on Film: Critical Approaches to the Moving Picture

Public Lectures

  • The Art of Violence: Interpreting the Films of David Lynch

Affiliations European Association for American Studies
International Association for Visual Culture Studies
Swiss Association for North-American Studies
Swiss Association of University Teachers of English
Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft