Ken Eisenstein is a new Lecturer 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 on montage, cinephilia, silent cinema, film and the other arts, documentary, and pre-1960s horror at Emerson College, Boston University, and Mount Holyoke College.
- A.B.D., University of Chicago, Department of Cinema and Media Studies
- M.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Filmmaking
In addition to completing his dissertation on the filmmaker, photographer, and critic Hollis Frampton, Ken is currently working on book chapters about, and conference presentations on: Ernie Gehr, the late John Vicario's forgotten film Shoppers Market (1963), Frampton and painting, and the use of Wagner's music in the cinema.
"‘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.