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Kevin Bell

Kevin Bell

Associate Professor of English
(814) 865-2831
23 Burrowes Building
Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

Kevin Bell

Fall 2022 Office Hours

Fall 2022, Remote (Zoom) TWF. Write to schedule an appointment on one of those three days.

Areas of Specialization

African American Literature and Language

Critical Theory and Cultural Studies; American Literature after 1900; Black American Literature and Film; Film Studies

American Literature After 1900

New York University, Ph.D, Comparative Literature 2000

Trans-Atlantic literary modernisms; Black American literature, film and music; critical theory; experimental traditions in film.

Author of Ashes Taken for Fire: Aesthetic Modernism and the Critique of Identity (University of Minnesota Press, 2007). He is working now on an interpretive study entitled Drift Velocities: the Aesthetic Curve of Radical Black Film and Literature.