Kevin McKenna

Kevin McKenna

  • Adjunct
  • Email: Kevin.McKenna@ucf.edu
  • Office Hours: M & W 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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  • Biography

    I most recently graduated from the Humanities and Cultural Studies Department at the University of South Florida with my Master of Arts in Film and New Media Studies.  Prior to this degree, I graduated from Salisbury University in 2010 with my Bachelor of Arts in English Literature.  My current research stands at the intersection of American genre films, ecocriticism, and political economy, particularly as they shape relationships of violence or care through privatization in the context of midcentury suburbanization and contemporary globalization.

    Research Interests

    Neoliberal Political Economic Theory, Ecocritical Theory, New Materialism, Theories of Space and Place, Theories of Time, Suburbanization, and American Genre Films 

    Courses

    Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
    18388 HUM2020 Encountering the Humanities Face to Face Instruction (P) M,W 04:30 PM - 05:45 PM Unavailable
    No Description Available
    17691 HUM2210 Humanistic Tradition Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) M,W,F 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM Unavailable
    No Description Available
    Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
    92709 HUM2020 Encountering the Humanities Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 08:30 AM - 09:45 AM Available
    No Description Available
    92714 HUM2020 Encountering the Humanities Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 02:30 PM - 03:45 PM Available
    No Description Available
    89261 HUM2210 Humanistic Tradition Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) M,W,F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Available
    No Description Available
    89566 HUM2210 Humanistic Tradition Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) M,W,F 09:30 AM - 10:20 AM Available
    No Description Available
    Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
    60949 HUM2020 Encountering the Humanities Face to Face Instruction (P) B M,Tu,W,Th 12:00 PM - 01:50 PM Available
    No Description Available
    Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
    19079 HUM2020 Encountering the Humanities Face to Face Instruction (P) M,W 04:30 PM - 05:45 PM Available

    This course introduces students to multiple artworks, mediums, movements, and historical moments while addressing a multitude of meanings of creative human expression.  Through weekly lectures, discussion sections, unit quizzes, and essays, students explore the aesthetic histories and social contexts of multiple works ranging from plays, painting, performance and installation art, and cinema, to philosophy and poetry.  Students hone their skills of observation, interpretation, analysis, and argumentation through multiple writing assignments. 

    With mediation as the theme for this course, students discover how the political and social conditions of a particular historical or artistic movement are reflected in an individual artwork.  Simultaneously, understanding each work to be an expression of social anxieties, preoccupations, or desires, students will take what they see, hear, and feel to articulate how each work makes meaning for their given space and time.  Revealing the value of art for worlds inside and outside the classroom, the course demonstrates the relevance of the humanities for a variety of academic disciplines and occupational pursuits.

    Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
    81501 HUM2020 Encountering the Humanities Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 12:00 PM - 01:15 PM Available
    No Description Available
    93216 HUM2020 Encountering the Humanities Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 01:30 PM - 02:45 PM Available
    No Description Available

    Updated: Sep 18, 2019