Kevin Heffernan’s SMU Faculty Webpage
Kevin Heffernan, visible in the photo at the right, is Associate Professor in the Division of Cinema-Television in the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University.  He earned his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1997, and he teaches courses in film production, screenwriting, and film history. DIVINE TRASH, the documentary feature on which he served as co-screenwriter and associate producer, won the Filmmakers' Trophy at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival. He has published articles in QUARTERLY REVIEW OF FILM AND VIDEO and CINEMA JOURNAL and has given papers at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, the University of California-Berkeley, Hong Kong Baptist University, and other gatherings. He is the author, with Frances Milstead, of the biography MY SON DIVINE, from Alyson Publications, a book which topped the WASHINGTON BLADE Lesbian and Gay Best Seller list in 2001.   He is also the author of a book on horror films of the 1950s and 1960s entitled GHOULS GIMMICKS AND GOLD:  HORROR FILMS AND THE AMERICAN MOVIE BUSINESS, 1953-1968 from Duke University Press, and his writings on horror movies, the exploitation film, and the popular cinemas of Hong Kong, South Korea, and Japan appear in several critical anthologies.  He is currently writing a book tentatively titled A WIND FROM THE EAST:  TRENDS IN EAST ASIAN CINEMA AFTER 1997.
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