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Ken Feil

Senior Scholar-In-Residence (1995)
B.S. Emerson College, M.A. Emerson College, Ph.D. University of Texas, Austin

Ken Feil is the author of Dying For A Laugh: Disaster Movies and The Camp Imagination (Wesleyan University Press, 2005).

Other work includes "'Talk About Bad Taste': Camp, Cult, and the Reception of What's New, Pussycat?" in Convergence Media History (edited by Janet Staiger and Sabine Hake, Routledge Press, 2009), "'Esthetically as well as Morally Repulsive': Kiss Me, Stupid, 'Bilious' Billy, and the Battle of Middlebrow Taste" in Billy Wilder, Movie-Maker: Critical Essays on the Films, (edited by Karen McNally, McFarland, 2011), and forthcoming articles on Jackie Susann and Valley of the Dolls, bromance comedies and queer taste, and a monograph on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In. Ken has also commented on various events and issues in popular culture for NPR, the Boston Herald, the BBC, and CNBC.


Office: Para 534

Phone: 3815

Emerson College students at Cannes Film Festival

Emerson Students Cannes Blog

Emerson students will be chronicling their experiences at the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival. Read about their trip to the most prestigious film festival in the world.

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Visual & Media Arts Associate Professor Diane Lake has written screenplays for Columbia, Disney, Miramax, Paramount, and many independent producers.