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Kylo-Patrick Hart - Texas Christian University. Fort Worth, TX, US

Kylo-Patrick Hart Kylo-Patrick Hart

Chair of Film, Television, and Digital Media and Professor Film, Television and Digital Media | Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX, UNITED STATES

Kylo-Patrick R. Hart teaches courses in film and television history, theory and criticism; film screenwriting; and queer media studies.

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Biography

Established and served as Chair of the Department of Communication and Media Studies at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire. First-ever recipient of the Plymouth State University Award for Distinguished Scholarship.

Areas of Expertise (6)

Masculinity and Sexual Orientation in Film and Entertainment

Queer Media Studies

Media Representations of HIV/AIDS

Stardom

Popular Culture

International Cinemas

Accomplishments (1)

Plymouth State University Award for Distinguished Scholarship

Plymouth State University

Education (6)

University of Michigan: Ph.D., Mass Communication

with an emphasis in film and video studies

University of Southern California – Los Angeles: M.A.

University of Southern California – Los Angeles: M.A.

Wayne State University: M.A.

Dartmouth College: M.A.

University of California – Berkeley: A.B.

Affiliations (3)

  • Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture : Founding Co-Editor
  • The Journal of Men’s Studies : Editorial Board Member
  • Studies in the Humanities : Editorial Board Member

Media Appearances (1)

Charles M. Russell’s Finest Watercolors on View at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art Beginning in February 2012

ArtfixDaily  online

2011-12-20

On February 11, 2012, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents more than 100 of the finest and best-preserved watercolors by Charles M. Russell (1864–1926) in the special exhibition Romance Maker: The Watercolors of Charles M. Russell. Never before have so many of Russell’s singular depictions of the Old West been brought together. The exhibition is on view through May 13, 2012; admission is free.

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Articles (5)

Fat Fetishism and Feederism on Film Cultural Intertexts

Kylo-Patrick R. Hart

2017

The development of queer theory has motivated a growing number of cinematic offerings to move beyond conservative, outdated representational strategies of the past by expanding the range of sexual orientations, sexual practices, and preferred ways of being that historically have remained largely concealed from viewers. Although various forms of 'kinky' sexual practices have increasingly been incorporated into films in recent years, the topic of fat fetishism has only incredibly rarely been explicitly represented and remains one of …

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"Unforgivably Unforgettable: Memory, Childhood Trauma, and Mysterious Skin" Studies in the Humanities

Hart, Kylo-Patrick R.

2016

It is summer 1981 in Hutchinson, Kansas. Eight-year-old Brian Lackey (played by George Webster) wakes up in the crawlspace under his family's rural home, blood dripping from his nose. He has no idea how he got there, or what has transpired over the preceding five hours of his life; the last thing he remembers is that rain began to fall. As the days and weeks go by, Brian begins to experience terrifying nightmares and wet his bed on a regular basis. He is plagued by recurring nosebleeds, as well as debilitating blackouts. During this same …

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Queer media and the popular imagination Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture

Hart, Kylo-Patrick R.

2016

On behalf of myself, my co-editor Bruce Drushel, our associate and reviews editor Shelley Park, the accomplished members of our advisory and editorial boards and the supportive team of publishing professionals at Intellect, I am delighted to introduce you to this exciting new academic journal. Research endeavours pertaining to queerness in media offerings and popular culture have substantially increased in number in recent decades, but until now there has not been a single academic journal that is devoted exclusively to disseminating …

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Queerness and television in the twenty-first century Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture,

Hart, Kylo-Patrick R.

2016

As we put the finishing touches on this final issue of Volume 1, I will confess that, in addition to all of the insightful research articles we have published over the past year, I particularly enjoy the classic media reviews that appear in each issue of Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture. When we decided to include them, we hoped that they would provide opportunities for readers at all levels to learn more about particularly influential media offerings in queer culture with which they were unfamiliar, for possible use in their own …

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We're Here, We're Queer—and We're Better Than You: The Representational Superiority of Gay Men to Heterosexuals on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy The Journal of Men’s Studies

Kylo-Patrick R. Hart

2004

Throughout most of U.S. television history, gay men have been represented, both explicitly and implicitly, as individuals who are always already inferior to heterosexuals. Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, the makeover reality series that features five gay men improving the lives of “schlubby” straight men, reverses that representational trend. This groundbreaking television series consistently offers viewers the most positive representation of gay men on U.S. television that has ever been available to them. It does so not only by defying stereotypical media conventions but also by inverting the power dynamic between gay men and straights and encoding its experts as a band of (gay) superheroes that heterosexuals who want to live truly happy lives simply cannot live without.

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