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Peter Kunze Communication Department Tulane University School of Liberal Arts

Peter Kunze


Ph.D., Media Studies, University of Texas at AustinPh.D., English, Florida State UniversityM.A., English, Florida State UniversityB.A., Communications, and B.A., English, Rowan University


Peter C. Kunze’s research and teaching interests include US media history, media aesthetics, industry studies, convergence culture, and children’s media. He regularly teaches Film Analysis, Disney and US Culture, Feminist Film Studies, Race and the Hollywood Musical, Storytelling Across Media, and Wes Anderson and World Cinema as well as introductory courses in media studies. His research has appeared in Feminist Media Studies, Black Camera, The Velvet Light Trap, Creative Industries, and the Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television. His book, Staging a Comeback: Broadway, Hollywood, and the Disney Renaissance, examines the influence of theatrically-trained talent on Disney and of Disney on the theatre industry through a revisionist history of the Disney Renaissance. It is forthcoming from Rutgers University Press.