Film history (particularly US), film theory, television history, digital media, critical theory, and film and philosophy.
- Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Kyle is editor of New Review of Film and Television Studies.
Mike Nichols: Sex, Language, and the Reinvention of Psychological Realism. NY and London: Oxford University Press, 2015.
The Oxford Handbook of Film Theory (under contract with Oxford University Press)
Chapters: “Introduction” and “On Synchronization”
Close-Up: Great Cinematic Performances, 2 Volumes. Ed., with Murray Pomerance. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2017. Volume 1: America; Volume 2: International
Chapters: “Introduction” (Volumes 1 and 2) and “Michel Surreault in La cage aux folles”
Articles and Book Chapters
“Stanley Cavell and The World Heard.” Forthcoming in Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture.
“Elaine May: Subverting Machismo ‘Step by Tiny Step’.” Forthcoming in The Other Hollywood Renaissance. Eds. R. Barton Palmer, Murray Pomerance, and Dominic Lennard.
“A Star is Dead: Barrymore's Anti-Christian Metaperformance.” Hamlet Lives in Hollywood: John Barrymore and the Acting Tradition on Screen. Ed. Steve Rybin and Murray Pomerance. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2017.
“Queer Movements: Color, Performance, and Rhythm in John Huston’s Reflections in a Golden Eye.” John Huston as Adaptor. Ed. Wesley King and Douglas McFarland. Albany: SUNY Press, 2017.
“Clay, Ink, Documentary, Set: On Teaching Casablanca.” The Cine-Files. Issue 9. Fall 2015. [http://www.thecine-files.com/teaching-casablanca/]
“Toward a Theory of Voice-Over through Brief Encounter.” World Picture Journal, Spring 2015. [http://www.worldpicturejournal.com/WP_10/Stevens_10.html]
“Ford Does Isherwood.” The American Isherwood. Ed. James Berg and Chris Freeman. Minneapolis: U. of Minnesota Press, 2014.
“Where Vanity Meets Volition: Technicity, Self-Monitoring, and the Comedy of Exasperation.” World Picture Journal, Summer 2014. [http://www.worldpicturejournal.com/WP_9/Stevens.html]
“Dying to Love: Gay Identity, Suicide, and Aesthetics in A Single Man.” Cinema Journal. Vol. 52, No 4. Summer 2013. pp. 99-120.
“Tossing Truths: Improvisation and the Performative Utterances of Nichols and May.” Critical Quarterly. Vol. 52, no. 3. October 2010. pp. 23-46.
“What a Difference A Gay Makes: Marriage in the Nineties Romantic Comedy.” Falling in Love Again: Romantic Comedy in Contemporary Cinema. Eds. Deborah Jermyn and Stacey Abbott. NY: I.B. Tauris Press, 2009.
“Welcome to Night Vale’s Cecil Baldwin on Finding the Queerness in His Character.” Interview with podcast voice actor Cecil Baldwin. Slate.com. August 20, 2017. [http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2017/08/30/welcome_to_night_vale_s_cecil_baldwin_on_finding_the_queerness_in_his_character.html]
Entries on Hannah Arendt and Béla Balázs. Forthcoming in The Film-Philosophy Reader. Ed. Gregory Flaxman, Elena Oxman, and Rick Warner.
“Look at the Politics: On Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures.” Forthcoming in The Journal of American History.
“Suffering without Meaning: Augustín Zarzosa’s Recuperation of the Melodrama.” Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture. Vol. 37, Issue 3. Fall, 2015.
“Thoughts on Writing ‘Dying to Love’ Then, Now.” Cinema Journal, Afterthoughts and Postscripts, 52.4 [http://www.cmstudies.org/?CJ_after524_stevens]
“Review: Film: A Sound Art by Michel Chion.” Film Criticism. Winter, 2011/12. Vol. XXXVI, p. 81-84.
“Review: New Queer Cinema: A Critical Reader.” Film Criticism. Fall/Winter, 2006. Vol. XXXI, p. 173-176.
Encyclopedia Entries: Movies in American History: An Encyclopedia. Ed. Phillip DiMare. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO Press, 2011: “Carnal Knowledge”; “George Cukor”; “Katherine Hepburn”; “Elaine May”; “The Method”; “The Philadelphia Story”; “Barbra Streisand”; “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Department of English
Email address: Email me
Phone: (828) 262-2888