Adjunct Faculty | Benjamin Grimwood
Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Communication and Culture
- M.A., Indiana University, 2012
- B.A., cum laude, Vanderbilt University, 2010
Benjamin Grimwood’s teaching emphasizes the “rhetorical tradition,” uniting classical rhetorical theory and contemporary oratorical practice. His multidisciplinary research centers on the study of mainstream film. His work reflects his feminist and queer theoretical orientations. He studies American popular culture, the diva in women-centered mainstream films, rhetorical myth-making and Greco-Roman mythology, “bad movies,” “taste” politics and canonization, Camp and cult cinema, and race, sex and eroticism.
Courses Recently Taught
- C121 — Public Speaking
- Review of Queer in Black and White: Interraciality, Same Sex Desire, and Contemporary African American Culture, by Stefanie K. Dunning. Black Camera 3 (2012): 217-219.