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 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.

Contact

Office: Para 534

Phone: 3815

E-Mail: ken_feil@emerson.edu

Current Courses

Media Criticism and Theory (VM200)
Changed to VM420-05 (VM400)
Top: Sports, Media, Spectacle (VM400)
Top: The Hollywood Renaissance (VM400)
Top: Cyberactivisim: Crashing the System (VM400)
Top: Cyberactivisim: Crashing the System (VM400)
Top: Surveillance in a Digial Age (VM400)
Top: They're Heeeeeeer: An Exploration of the Horror Film Genre (VM400)
Topics in Media Arts Studies: Czech Film History (VM400)
Topics in Media Arts: Sports, Media and Spectacle (VM400)
Topics in Visual and Media Arts: Los Angeles on Film (VM400)
Sem Top: Women in Film (VM402)
Sem: Film on the Margins (VM402)
Sem: Hitchcock (VM402)
Sem: Media Industry Studies (VM402)
Sem: Queer Film & Video (VM402)
Sem: Rock & Roll & Film & TV (VM402)
Sem: Sex on Screen (VM402)
Sem: Silent Hollywood (VM402)
Sem: Sound as Fine Art (VM402)
Sem: The Western in Film & TV (VM402)
Sem: Underst. the Whedonesque (VM402)
Sem in Media Arts Topics: Short Musical Film and Video (VM402)
Sem Top: Media Industry Studies (VM402)
Sem Top: Parody, Satire, and Irony: The Affect of Ambivalence and the Politics of Reference. (VM402)
Sem: Animation Histories: From Concept to Screen (VM402)
Sem: Animation Histories: From Concepts to Screen (VM402)
Sem: Film and Television in an Age of Anxiety (VM402)
Sem: Film and Television in an Age of Anxiety (VM402)
Sem: Media Ethics and Cultural Diversity (VM402)
Sem: Media Ethics and Cultural Diversity (VM402)
Sem: Media of Consumption: From Totally Cool to Totally Wired (VM402)
Sem: Parody, Satire, and Irony: The Affect of Ambivalence and the Politics of Reference (VM402)
Sem: Popularity & Profits: TV Culture (VM402)
Sem: Queer TV After Ellen Came Out (VM402)
Sem: TV Creators: Understanding the Whedonesque (VM402)
Seminar in Media Arts Topics: American Film of the 1970's (VM402)
Seminar in Media Arts Topics: Film and Television in the Age of Anxiety (VM402)
Seminar in Media Arts Topics: Film and Television in the Age of Anxiety (VM402)
Seminar in Media Arts Topics: Media Industry Studies (VM402)
Seminar in Media Arts Topics: Romantic and Screwball Comedy (VM402)
Seminar in Media Arts Topics: Sports, Media and Spectacle (VM402)
Seminar in Media Arts Topics: Television Genres (VM402)
Seminar in Media Arts Topics: The Films and Television of David Lynch (VM402)
Seminar in Media Arts Topics: The Films and TV of David Lynch (VM402)
Seminar in Media Arts Topics: The Romantic and Screwball Comedy (VM402)
Seminar in Visual and Media Arts Topics: Media of Consumption: From Totally Cool to Totally Wired (VM402)
Top: Live on the Sunset Strip: Media Production in Los Angeles (VM402)
Visual & Media Arts Associate Professor Diane Lake has written screenplays for Columbia, Disney, Miramax, Paramount, and many independent producers.