Kevin M. Flanagan


453 Cathedral of Learning
Pittsburgh, PA 15260


Kevin M. Flanagan is a Visiting Lecturer in Film Studies and English at the University of Pittsburgh. His main research interests include British film and television, arts documentary, adaptation studies, genre, and media history. For Fall 2017, he is a "Global Across the Curriculum" fellow, and is currently developing Global Studies components and assignments for the courses he teaches. He received his Ph.D. from Pitt in 2015 (dissertation - The British War Film, 1939-1980: Culture, History, and, Genre). A book version of his dissertation is under consideration with Palgrave as part of the "Britain and the World" series.

In June 2016, he was a Guest Curator at the British Film Institute, where he co-curated (with Matt Harle) the "Architecture on TV" season. Flanagan and Harle's dossier on architectural programming on British television will be published in Screen in 2018.

Flanagan contributed essays and an audio commentary to the critically acclaimed BFI blu-ray/DVD boxed set Ken Russell: The Great Composers (2016). Flanagan is editor of Ken Russell: Re-Viewing England's Last Mannerist (2009, Scarecrow Press) and has contributed essays to the Journal of British Cinema and Television, Framework, Critical Quarterly, South Atlantic Review, Adaptation, Porn Studies, and many others. He recently contributed the "Videogame Adaptation" chapter to the Oxford Handbook of Adaptation Studies (2017, ed. Thomas Leitch) and has recently edited a special issue of Wide Screen on the same subject. He regularly reviews books for Choice.

Forthcoming publications include several essays on literary adaptations for Gale/Cengage's Books to Film series of reference works, an essay on movement and bodies in recent peplum films, and a study of "consumptive horror" under Reagan and Thatcher. Flanagan is also under contract to edit Edgar Wright: Interviews for the University Press of Mississippi's longstanding "Conversations with Filmmakers" series of books.

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