Carl Swanson

Primary office:
Summerfield Hall
Room 118H


Carl Swanson is a lecturer in the Dept. of Film and Media Studies. He earned a B.L.S. with concentrations in English and Philosophy from the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 2010 and an M.A. in English from Saint Louis University in 2013.  He most recently received his Ph.D from the University of Kansas in Film and Media Studies.

Academic Interests

Popular genres, film aesthetics, theory and criticism, horror studies


Swanson, C. J. (2014). "The only metaphor left": Colson Whitehead's Zone One and zombie narrative form. Genre, 47(3), 379-405

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