School of the Arts Faculty

Ken Feil

Senior Scholar-in-Residence (1995)

B.S. Emerson College
M.A. Emerson College
Ph.D. University of Texas, Austin

Ken Feil

Ken Feil is the author of Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In (Wayne State University Press, 2014) and Dying For A Laugh: Disaster Movies and The Camp Imagination (Wesleyan University Press, 2005).

Other work includes "From Batman to I Love You, Man: Queer Taste, Vulgarity and the Bromance as Sensibility and Film Genre " in Reading the Bromance (edited by Michael DeAngelis, Wayne State University Press, 2014) and "'Fearless Vulgarity': Camp Love as Queer Love for Jackie Susann and Valley of the Dolls" in Queer Love in Film and Television (edited by Pamela Demory and Chris Pullen, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). Ken also contributed an article on What's New, Pussycat? for the collection Convergence Media History (edited by Janet Staiger and Sabine Hake, Routledge Press, 2009) and wrote on Kiss Me, Stupid for Billy Wilder, Movie-Maker: Critical Essays on the Films (edited by Karen McNally, McFarland, 2011). Ken has commented on various events and issues in popular culture for NPR, the Boston Herald, the BBC, and CNBC.


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