FIMS Profile

Keir Keightley
Associate Professor

FIMS & Nursing Building Room 4023
Phone: 519-661-2111 x88478

University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B7
Fax: 519-661-3506
Keir Keightley teaches a range of undergraduate and graduate courses that explore scholarly traditions from media studies, popular music studies, film studies, gender studies, cultural history, sound studies, the sociology of taste and cultural studies. His objects of research include the music industries, audio technologies, media stardom, Cold War masculinities, the history of musical authenticity, the globalization of Brazilian bossa nova, the new media of the Progressive Era, Hollywood, Tin Pan Alley, and early television. His work has appeared in journals that include Media Culture and Society, Modernism/modernity, Popular Music, American Music and the Journal of Popular Music Studies; in edited collections such as Movie Music: The Film Reader, Popular Music: Technology and Copyright, Migrating Music, and The Cambridge Companion to Pop and Rock; and it has been translated into French, Spanish, Hungarian, Korean, and Chinese. He is currently working on a book about early critiques of mass culture, to be entitled Tin Pan Allegory: Music, Media, Modernity.