Faculty | Ryan Powell
Assistant Professor , Department of Communication and Culture
- Ph.D. King’s College London
Ryan Powell is assistant professor of film studies at the Department of Communication and Culture, Indiana University, where he is also affiliated faculty with the department of gender studies. His research and teaching interests span film and video historiography; minor and microcinemas; audio and/or visual media in socio-sexual culture; queer theory, history and politics; cultural geography (with a focus on non and anti-metropolitan modalities); intersections between industrial and non-industrial cinema; spatiality and representation; and independent, underground and experimental cultural production and performance.
His current research is focused on questions of film and video historiography, with specific interests in areas such as: the relationship between ‘gay cinema’ and gay movement politics in the post world-war II years; non- and anti-metropolitan elaborations of queer space; the use of film exhibition in the formation of publics and counterpublics; and the use of cinematic sound in facilitating historically-specific modes of affective experience.
- “Dressing Pink Narcissus (1970).” Rare Birds of Paradise: Costume as Cinematic Spectacle. Ed. Marketa Uhlirova. London: KöNIG. (Forthcoming November 2013).
- “Liberation in Motion.” The Erotic Films of Peter de Rome. Special Edition DVD collection. British Film Institute (March 2012), 1-3.
- “Nowhere Home: Radical Gay Rurality in Song of the Loon (1970).”
Little Joe: A magazine about queers and cinema. Vol. 1/Issue 1 (May 2010), 58-68.
- “Putting on the Red Dress: Reading Performative Camp in Douglas Sirk’s All That Heaven Allows (1955).” Forum. (University of Edinburgh.) Issue 4. Spring 2007.