Casey McKittrick

Casey D. McKittrick
Master Faculty Specialist-Lecturer
(269) 387-2590
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627 Sprau Tower, Mail Stop 5331
Mailing address: 
Department of English
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5331 USA
  • Ph.D., English, University of Texas at Austin, 2005
  • M.A., Emglish, University of Texas at Austin, 1999
  • B.A., English, Rice University, 1995
Teaching interests: 
  • Film interpretation
  • African American literature
  • American literature II
  • Lesbian and gay literature and culture

Dr. Casey D. McKittrick is a master faculty specialist in the Department of English at Western Michigan University.

McKittrick received his Ph.D. in English in 2005 from the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied literature, film, and gender and sexuality studies. In 2003, he was a visiting professor at the University of Miami, where he taught Cinema History 1895-1945 and a seminar on filmmakers Robert Altman and Alfred Hitchcock.  At WMU, he teaches Film Interpretation and African American Literature, as well as American Literature surveys, Studies in the Novel, LGBT Literature, and seminars on Alfred Hitchcock. His essay "Shaping Pedophilic Discourse in American Beauty and Happiness" has been published in the film journal The Velvet Light Trap, and in the anthology Writing as Re-Vision.  McKittrick received a Summer Fellowship from the Harry Ransom Center at University of Texas Austin in 2013, where he conducted archival research on Alfred Hitchcock and producer David O. Selznick.  He has written a feature film entitled Pray For Me, slated for filming in the fall of 2017, and he has completed a TV pilot script for a drama entitled Destiny Design.  McKittrick published the novel Murder on Faux Pas Island (Lethe Press, August 2015), and his monograph Hitchcock’s Appetites: The Corpulent Plots of Desire and Dread (Bloomsbury Press) will be released in July, 2016. He is currently working on a second novel Murder on the Sunset Limited, a monograph on Agatha Christie and LGBT reception, and a poetry collection called The Poaching of Bliss.