Patrick Keating is an associate professor of Communication at Trinity University. He teaches courses in film studies and video production. Additionally, he has served as the chair of the interdisciplinary minor in Film Studies.
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.
He has previously taught at Washington University in St. Louis, Stanford University, and Hofstra University.
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
Cinematography (editor). New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2014.
Hollywood Lighting from the Silent Era to Film Noir (New York: Columbia University Press, 2010).
“Film Noir and the Culture of Electric Light.” Film History 27, no. 1 (2015): 58-84.
"The Plot Point, the Darkest Moment, and the Answered Question: Three Ways of Modeling the Three-Quarter Point." Journal of Screenwriting 2, No. 1 (2010): 85-98.
"Art, Accident, and the Interpretation of the Modern World." In Arnheim's Legacy: Observation, Invention, and Contemporary Film Studies, edited by Scott Higgins (New York: Routledge, 2010).
"The Volcano and the Barren Hill: Gabriel Figueroa and the Space of Art Cinema." In Global Art Cinema, edited by Rosalind Galt and Karl Schoonover (New York: Oxford 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.