Kevin McKenna

Kevin McKenna

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

No courses found for Spring 2020.

No courses found for Fall 2019.

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 Unavailable
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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: Jan 11, 2019