Patrick Keating is professor of Communication at Trinity University. He teaches courses in film studies and video production and serves as the chair of the interdisciplinary minor in Film Studies.
In 2011, he was named an Academic Film Scholar by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He received the Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship for Recently Tenured Scholars from the American Council of Learned Societies, spending a year at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. He regularly publishes works of videographic criticism.
He earned a B.A. (Film Studies) from Yale University, a M.F.A. (Film Production) from the University of Southern California, and a Ph.D. (Communication Arts) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a native of Los Angeles.
Ph.D. in Communication Arts (Film Studies), University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.F.A. in Film Production, University of Southern California
B.A. in Film Studies, Yale University
The Dynamic Frame: Camera Movement in Classical Hollywood Cinema (New York: Columbia University Press, 2019).
"Motifs of Movement and Modernity," Movie: A Journal of Film Criticism, 7, (May 2017): p. 98. [video essay]
“Film Noir and the Culture of Electric Light.” Film History 27, no. 1 (2015): 58-84.
Cinematography (editor). (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2014).
Hollywood Lighting from the Silent Era to Film Noir (New York: Columbia University Press, 2010).
Keating's areas of research and teaching include film history and style, Hollywood cinema, narrative theory, international cinema, cinematography, and film noir.
Honors & Awards
Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship for Recently Tenured Scholars, American Council of Learned Societies (2014)
Early Career Faculty Award for Distinguished Teaching and Research, Trinity University (2013)
Academy Film Scholar, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (2011)
Best First Book Award, Society of Cinema and Media Studies (2011)
Student Writing Award, Society of Cinema and Media Studies (2003)
Community service & Involvement
He currently chairs the University's committee on Advising and Registration and chairs the Film Studies minor.