Texas Tech University

Paul N. Reinsch, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Practice | Cinema
Theatre and Dance

Email: paul.n.reinsch@ttu.edu

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).

Paul Reinsch

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