Visual & Media 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 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


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