Composition: British film and television, adaptation studies, composition, British cultural studies, film and television directors, media history, arts documentary
Kevin M. Flanagan received his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 2015 in English/film studies (dissertation - The British War Film, 1939-1980: Culture, History, and, Genre). A book based this project, called War Representation in British Cinema and Television: From Suez to Thatcher, and Beyond, will be published in Spring 2020 by Palgrave.
In June 2016, he was a Guest Curator at the British Film Institute, where he co-programmed (with Matthew Harle) the "Architecture on TV" season. Flanagan and Harle's dossier on architectural programming on British television was 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, and many others. He contributed the "Videogame Adaptation" chapter to the Oxford Handbook of Adaptation Studies (2017, ed. Thomas Leitch) and has edited a special issue of Widescreen Journal on the same subject. He regularly reviews books for Choice, Film & History, and the Journal of Popular Cinema and Television.
Recently completed book chapters include studies of "consumptive horror" under Reagan and Thatcher; London films about interiority and inner space made by non-English or expatriate directors; and Ken Russell's engagement with Frankenstein. Flanagan is doing research for a book of biographical sketches of outsider cultural figures in Britain during the postwar period.
He teaches courses in composition, rhetoric, and film.
B.A. - Literary and Cultural Studies, College of William and Mary '06
M.A. - English/Film Studies, North Carolina State University, '09
PH.D. - English/Film Studies, University of Pittsburgh, '15