Texas Tech University

Dr. Paul Reinsch

Paul Reinsch

Professor of Practice - Film

Paul N Reinsch is a film historian whose work most often addresses film sound and argues for the intersection of history and theory in accounting for this neglected component of cinema.  Paul has taught courses in film history (US and international), film theory, genre (the musical, the western), Kathryn Bigelow and Brian De Palma.  He has worked as a film reviewer, movie theater popcorn peddler, American Movie Classics researcher and more recently has lectured on Tyler Perry, game shows, Dick Wolf, and R. Kelly.  He is the author of A Critical Bibliography of Shirley Jackson and is at work on essays addressing early rock films, Tyler Perry, Werner Herzog, and the origins of American punk rock.  His favorite film is Robot Monster (1953) and hopes to write the BFI Classics monograph once the film’s perfection becomes more widely recognized.

Degrees Held:

PhD in Critical Studies, University of Southern California

MA in Cinema Studies, New York University

MA in English, George Mason University

BA in English, Abilene Christian University


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Office: Maedgen Theatre 142
Office phone: (806) 834-6087



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