Saint Louis University
Mary Gould

Assistant Professor

courses taught: CMM 590; CMM 583; CMM 481/FST 481; CMM 384; CMM 330/AAS 330; CMM 380; CMM 206L; CMM 100
phone: 314-977-3546
fax: 314-977-3195
office hours: Tuesday 1-2pm; Thursday 5-6pm and by appointment
my thoughts:
Do or do not. There is no try. -- Yoda.

Member of the
SLU community
since 2009
Degree: Ph.D., Speech Communication
University of Utah
Dissertation title: “The Rock, The Farm and Emerald City: Spectacle and the Representational Politics of the Prison System in the United States”
Degree: M.A.
University of South Florida

Publications: Gould, M.R. (2013). "Escape to Alcatraz: Dark Tourism and the Re-presentation of Prison History," In: Staging Violent Death: The Dark Performances of Thanatourism. Ed. Brigitte Sion. New York: Seagull Books.

Gould, M.R., and R.E. Silverman. (2013). "Stumbling Through History: Voice, Memory and the Urban Landscape." GeoJournal.

Gould, M.R. (2011). "Discipline and the Performance of Punishment: Welcome to The Wildest Show in the South." Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies, 7, 4. 1-31.


Cultural and media studies / Documentary / Ethnography / Tourism / Visual culture / Community / Urban studies
Narrative: Mary's research interests include the study of transgression and discipline in contemporary culture with a particular emphasis on the prison system, dark tourism, memory studies, and popular culture. Her work exposes the connections between discipline and power in contemporary culture and focuses on issues of representational politics, social justice, human rights, and transformative pedagogy.
Other Activities: Mary spends her time away from SLU dreaming of traveling the world collecting snow globes.
Higher purpose. Greater good.
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