English Society Adviser
B.A., Virginia Military Institute; M.A., New York University; Ph.D., University of South Carolina.
Areas of Specialization:
Modern and Post-Modern American Literature; Film
Todd Kennedy is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Languages and Literature at Nicholls State University, where he teaches film, American literature, and composition. Kennedy holds a Ph.D. in 20th Century American Literature and Film from the University of South Carolina and a M.A. in English and American Literature from New York University. He has published multiple articles on both film and Bob Dylan, including his most recent publication: “Off with Hollywood’s Head: Sofia Coppola as Feminine Auteur,” which appeared in Film Criticism in the Fall of 2010. Kennedy is currently working on his book project which explores images of the road in 20th Century American literature, film, music, architecture, and art, as well as an article titled “On the Road to ‘Some’ Place: The Postmodern Hobo-Hero in Sofia Coppola’s Somewhere.” He is the Chair of the minor in film studies, Co-Chair for the NSU English Society, and is is actively involved with the NSU International Film Society. A native of Lexington, Virginia, Kennedy has been living in Southeast Louisiana since 2005 when he married a native of Thibodaux/New Orleans.
English 240: Introduction to Film
English 322: American Literature II
English 340: Film Genres
- The Western
English 440: Topics in Film
- The French New Wave in American Cinema
English 475: Topics in Literature
- Three Female Film Directors