Chera Kee

Chera Kee

Associate Professor
Film & Media Studies

ckee@wayne.edu

Room 10407, English Department, 5057 Woodward Ave.

Chera Kee

Department

English

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

  • Film and Media Studies, Pop Culture, Fandom, Horror (especially zombie media), Race, and Gender

Education

  • Ph.D., Critical Studies, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California (2011)
  • M.A., Critical Studies, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California (2006)
  • A.M., Regional Studies East Asia, Harvard University (2003)

Selected publications

Book

Not Your Average Zombie: Rehumanizing the Undead from Voodoo to Zombie Walks (University of Texas Press, September 2017).

Journal Articles, Essays, and Chapters

“If You Leave, You’ll Have to Work for a Living: Economic Fantasies of the Dissident Undead,” Interdisciplinary Approaches to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse (2017): https://ojs.uwindsor.ca/ojs/leddy/index.php/iasza/index.

“Poe Dameron Hurts So Prettily: How Fandom Negotiates with Transmedia Characterization,” NANO: New American Notes Online 12 (Dec. 2017): https://nanocrit.com/issues/issue12/Poe-Dameron-Hurts-So-Prettily-How- Fandom-Negotiates-with-Transmedia-Characterization.

"Good Girls Don't Date Dead Boys: Toying with Miscegenation in Zombie Films," The Journal of Popular Film and Television 42.4 (Dec. 2014): 176-185.

"Negotiated Seeing: Ghosts, Frauds, and the Empowered Spiritualist Spectator," The Spiritualist Movement: Speaking with the Dead in America and Around the World, vol. 3, ed. Christopher M. Moreman (ABC-CLIO, 2013): 207-224.

"They are Not Men...They are Dead Bodies!': From Cannibal to Zombie and Back Again," Better Off Dead: The Evolution of the Zombie as Post-Human, eds. Deborah Christie and Sarah Juliet Lauro (Fordham UP, 2011): 9-23.

Currently teaching

  • On sabbatical (Winter 2019)

Courses taught

Fall 2011
ENG 2450 / COM 2010 Introduction to Film
ENG 5060 Style and Genre in Film: Horror and Zombies

Winter 2012
ENG 2450 / COM 2010 Introduction to Film
ENG 8006 Seminar in Film and Media Studies: Mediated Bodies and Political Life

Fall 2012
ENG 2450 / COM 2010 Introduction to Film
ENG 5070 Topics in Film and Media: Censorship

Winter 2013
ENG 2450 / COM 2010 Introduction to Film

Fall 2013
ENG 2450 / COM 2010 Introduction to Film

Sabbatical Winter 2014

Fall 2014
ENG 2450 / COM 2010 Introduction to Film
ENG 7053 Film and Media Genres: Gender and Horror

Winter 2015
ENG 2450 / COM 2010 Introduction to Film
ENG 7005 Film Theory

Fall 2015
ENG 2450 / COM 2010 Introduction to Film
ENG 5992 Senior Seminar: Adaptation, Remediation and Transmedia Storytelling

Winter 2016
ENG 2450 / COM 2010 Introduction to Film
ENG 5070 Topics in Film and Media: Asian Cinema

Fall 2016
ENG 5070 Topics in Film and Media: Zombie Media
ENG 8006 Seminar in Film and Media Studies: Mediated Bodies and Biopolitical Life

Winter 2017
ENG 2450 / COM 2010 Introduction to Film
ENG 5070 Topics in Film and Media: Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in American Media

Fall 2017
ENG 2450 / COM 2010 Introduction to Film
ENG 5040 / ENG 7005 Film Theory

Winter 2018
ENG 2450 / COM 2010 Introduction to Film
ENG 5992/ ENG 4991 Senior Seminar: Adaptation and Transmedia Storytelling

Fall 2018
ENG 2450 / COM 2010 Introduction to Film
ENG 5060 Film and Media Genres / ENG 7056 Comparative Media: Horror and Gender