Paul N. Reinsch, Ph.D.
Phone: (806) 834-6087
Office: Maedgen Theatre 254
Paul N. Reinsch is a media historian whose work often addresses sound. His research argues for the intersection of history and theory in accounting for this neglected half of audio-visual media. Paul is the author of A Critical Bibliography of Shirley Jackson, an editor of Python beyond Python: Critical Engagement with Culture, and his work has appeared in From Media to Media Mogul: Critical Perspectives on Tyler Perry, and journals such Music and the Moving Image, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Film International, Spectator, and Flow. His current research projects explore soundtrack albums (for films, television, theatre and print media), as well as the history and methods of business training film company Video Arts.
Paul has taught courses on adaptation and intertextuality, film history (US and international),
media theory, genre (the musical, the western), and film authorship (Kathryn Bigelow
and Brian De Palma). He has also worked as a film reviewer, movie theater popcorn
peddler, and researcher for American Movie Classics. Paul has a Ph.D. in Critical
Studies from the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California
and his favorite film is Robot Monster (1953).
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