Philip Sewell

Visiting Assistant Professor of English

Philip Sewell (PhD. University of Wisconsin Madison). He has taught introduction to film studies, media theory, media production, and many classes on television from historical, social, aesthetic, and industrial perspectives. He is author of Television in the Age of Radio: Modernity, Imagination, and the Making of a Medium (Rutgers University Press, 2014) and is currently finishing a book manuscript on studio-era film exhibition in Texas. He has published work on professional wrestling and 1980s TV “dramedy.” He was coordinating co-editor of The Velvet Light Trap: A Critical Journal of Film and Television (2004-2005). His research interests include the business and legal culture of the media industries, the mediation of masculinities, and the history of debates about the future of television.