Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
Katherine Kinney (B.A. University of Washington; M.A., Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania) teaches twentieth-century American literature and film. She is the author of Friendly Fire: American Identity and the Literature of the Vietnam War (Oxford University Press, 2000). She has published articles on the cultural impact of war on topics that range from Walt Whitman’s civil war writings to The X-Files. Kinney is currently working on a book entitled, The Shock of Freedom: Movie Culture in the 1960s and is particularly interested in the significance of film acting. Her most recent articles are “The Resonance of Brando’s Voice” (Postmodern Culture, 2015) and “The Haunting of Don Draper” (Pacific Coast Philology, 2016). From 2012 to 2016, she served as Associate Dean for Arts and Humanities.