Lucy Bucknell

Lucy Bucknell

Senior Lecturer

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Research Interests: American film; literature and film; screenwriting

Lucy Bucknell came to Hopkins as a teaching fellow in The Writing Seminars, receiving her master's degree in writing in 1999. She taught in both The Writing Seminars and the Film and Media Studies Program for several years before becoming full-time faculty in FMS in 2007. 

Her fiction and poetry have appeared in Alaska Quarterly ReviewThe Chattahoochee ReviewCream City ReviewFictionThe Johns Hopkins ReviewThe Laurel ReviewNatural BridgePleiadesSouthern Humanities ReviewWar, Literature & the ArtsWillow Review; and elsewhere.
She is the founding director of Writing Outside the Fence, a writing program for returning citizens in Baltimore, and she is Principal Investigator for the Baltimore Youth Film Arts Program.

Film Studies Courses:

The Wilderness Within and Without; American Landscapes in Film; Violent Attractions; Technology in Hollywood Film; The Uses of Difference; Masculinities; Women in Hollywood Film; The Westerns of Ford, Leone, and Peckinpah; and Unrealities: The Fantastic and The Absurd in Film and Fiction

Screenwriting Courses:

Character and Story Design for the Screenplay; Screenwriting by Genre: Characters for the Screenplay; Storytelling for Film and Fiction

“Meet the Neighbors: Q&A with Lucy Bucknell of Writing Outside the Fence,” by Andrew Hamm, Little Patuxent Review, December 2, 2018.

Film Festival Spotlights Baltimore’s Creative Youth,” by Katy Oh, The Johns Hopkins News-Letter, November 15, 2018.

“Film, Photography, and Performance: Young Artists Pursue Their Visions Through Johns Hopkins Program.” by Katie Pierce, Johns Hopkins University – Hub, July 26, 2016.

Writing Outside the Fence: Writers Read From Their Work (podcast) Enoch Pratt Free Library, May 29, 2012. 

A Community of Writers Celebrates Five Years, by Betsy Boyd, Baltimore Fishbowl, May 31, 2011.

Inside Jokes: A comedy workshop prepares inmates for standup at the Brockbridge Correctional Facility’s “talent night,” by Andrea Appleton, City Paper, January 19, 2011. 

Inside Stories: The Writing Outside the Fence Inmate/Ex-Offender Writing Contest, by Lucy Bucknell & Kimberly Williams, Urbanite (p.59), March 2009. 

Getting It Out: What Was Supposed To Be An Ex-Offenders Workshop Has Spawned A Creative Community Hive Of Writers, by Bret McCabe, City Paper, June 6, 2007.