(on leave spring 2018)
Ken Eisenstein is an Assistant Professor in the Film/Media Studies concentration. His research focuses on American avant-garde film of the 1960s and 70s and on film aesthetics. He has taught topics courses/seminars on montage, cinephilia, silent cinema, film and the other arts, documentary, and pre-1960s horror at Emerson College, Boston University, and Mount Holyoke College. He began teaching at Bucknell in the spring of 2014.
- Ph.D., University of Chicago, Department of Cinema and Media Studies
- M.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Filmmaking
- American Avant-garde film
- Film aesthetics
- Film and other arts
In addition to completing his dissertation on the filmmaker, photographer, and critic Hollis Frampton, Ken is currently writing book chapters and an exhibition catalogue essay on: Ernie Gehr and early cinema, Frampton and the New York School/minimalist "divide," and Ernie Gehr's installations.
"Vicarious Vicario: Restocking John Vicario's Forgotten Shoppers Market (1963)," in Alternative Projections: Experimental Film in Los Angeles, 1945-1980, ed. David James (London: John Libbey Publishing, forthcoming 2015).
"'The Archives of our Memory': Hollis Frampton's Marmoreal Mammary," The Moving Image: The Journal of the Association of Moving Image Archivists vol. 12, no. 1 (Spring 2012), pp. 101-104.
"Hapax Legomena," A Hollis Frampton Odyssey, The Criterion Collection no. 607 (2012), pp. 24-29.
"On Tic | Tic On, Optic Antics: The Cinema of Ken Jacobs," Millennium Film Journal no. 55 (Spring 2012), pp. 10-12.
"Hollis Frampton's Hapax Legomena," Harvard Film Archive Bulletin (January-March 2011), p. 14.
"'They are like black lakes troubled by fantastic moons,'" FRAMEWORK: The Journal of Cinema and Media vol. 50, nos. 1 & 2 (Spring & Fall 2009), pp. 183-189.