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Dr. Matt Bell

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Professor of English and Coordinator of Film Studies

BA, University of California—Riverside
MA, PhD, Tufts University

Selected Publications:

“Memorial Acts: Remembering Mart Crowley and The Boys in the Band.” Ryan Murphy’s Queer America, edited by Brenda R. Weber and David Greven, Routledge, 2022, pp. 196-210.

“Taking Pride in The Boys in the Band.” HuffPost, June 23, 2018.

The Boys in the Band: Flashpoints of Cinema, History, and Queer Politics. Editor. Wayne State University Press, 2016.

“Inhuman Temporality: Koyaanisqatsi.” The Bridgewater Review, vol. 32, no. 1, 2013, pp. 19-22.

“When Harry Met Harry.” Shakesqueer: A Queer Companion to the Complete Works of Shakespeare, edited by Madhavi Menon, Duke University Press, 2011, pp. 106-113.

“Black Ground, Gay Figure: Working through Another Country, Black Power, and Gay Liberation.” American Literature, vol. 79, no. 3, 2007, pp. 577-603..

“‘Your worst fears made flesh’: The Manchurian Candidate’s Paranoid Delusion and Gay Liberation.” GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, vol. 12, no. 1, 2006, pp. 85-116.


Presidential Award for Distinguished Teaching, Bridgewater State University, 2016

Area of Expertise
Queer Studies
American Literature
Film Studies
Critical Theory