Dr. Kenneth Jurkiewicz


* B.A. University of Detroit, 1970
* M.A. University of Detroit, 1972
* Ph.D. University of Detroit, 1978


Teaching Profile:

* History and Appreciation of Cinema
* Film Genre Study
* Film Directors
* Film and Video Theory and Criticism
* Broadcast and Cable Copywriting

Critiquing Mass Media


Administrative and Advising:

* B.A.A. Majors Advisor

Research Interests:

  • Film history
  • Film genres
    • Sci-Fi
    • Horror
    • Fantasy
    • Film Noir
  • Literary adaptations

  • Theories
  • Marxist criticism
  • Auteur theory
  • Cultural studies

  • Methods
  • Qualitative

Brief Biography:

Dr. Jurkiewicz is an Associate Professor in the BCA Department. He also has taught classes in Popular Culture, Literature and Film and American Literature in the English Department at CMU. He has published articles and delivered conference papers on subjects ranging from horror films and science fiction films to rhetorical theory and has reviewed movies over several years for CMU Public Television and Radio.