The Oxford Handbook of Film Theory. Oxford University Press, forthcoming.
Close-Up: Great Cinematic Performances, 2 Volumes. Ed., with Murray Pomerance. Edinburgh University Press, 2018.
Mike Nichols: Sex, Language, and the Reinvention of Psychological Realism. Oxford University Press, 2015.
Articles and Chapters
“Stanley Cavell and The World Heard.” Forthcoming in a special issue of Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture edited by Daniel Morgan and Jennifer Fay.
“The Occupation of the Skull: Cinema, Sound, Headphones.” The Oxford Handbook of Film Theory. Ed. Kyle Stevens. Oxford University Press. (Forthcoming.)
“Romantic Comedy and the Virtues of Predictability.” New Review of Film and Television Studies, Guest ed. Maria San Filippo. Vol. 18, No. 1, 2020.
“Elaine May: Subverting Machismo ‘Step by Tiny Step’.” Forthcoming in The Other Hollywood Renaissance. Eds. R. Barton Palmer, Murray Pomerance, and Dominic Lennard. Edinburgh University Press.
“Michel Surreault in La cage aux folles.” Close-Up: Great Cinematic Performances, Volume 2: International. Eds. Murray Pomerance and Kyle Stevens. Edinburgh University Press, 2018.
“A Star is Dead: Barrymore’s Anti-Christian Metaperformance.” Hamlet Lives in Hollywood: John Barrymore and the Acting Tradition on Screen. Ed. Steve Rybin and Murray Pomerance. Edinburgh University Press, 2017.
“Queer Movements: Color, Performance, and Rhythm in John Huston’s Reflections in a Golden Eye.” John Huston as Adaptor. Ed. Wesley King and Douglas McFarland. SUNY Press, 2017.
“Clay, Ink, Documentary, Set: On Teaching Casablanca.” The Cine-Files. Issue 9. Fall 2015. http://www.thecine-files.com/teaching-casablanca/
“Toward a Theory of Voice-Over through Brief Encounter.” World Picture Journal, Spring 2015. http://www.worldpicturejournal.com/WP_10/Stevens_10.html
“Ford Does Isherwood.” The American Isherwood. Ed. James Berg and Chris Freeman. Minneapolis: U. of Minnesota Press, 2014.
“Where Vanity Meets Volition: Technicity, Self-Monitoring, and the Comedy of Exasperation.” World Picture Journal, Summer 2014. http://www.worldpicturejournal.com/WP_9/Stevens.html
“Dying to Love: Gay Identity, Suicide, and Aesthetics in A Single Man.” Cinema Journal. Vol. 52, No 4. Summer 2013. pp. 99-120.
“Tossing Truths: Improvisation and the Performative Utterances of Nichols and May.” Critical Quarterly. Vol. 52, no. 3. October 2010. pp. 23-46.
“What a Difference A Gay Makes: Marriage in the Nineties Romantic Comedy.” Falling in Love Again: Romantic Comedy in Contemporary Cinema. Eds. Deborah Jermyn and Stacey Abbott. NY: I.B. Tauris Press, 2009.
Reviews and Other Scholarly Publications
“Bewitched by Olivia.” LA Review of Books. September 12. https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/bewitched-by-olivia/. 2019
Can You Ever Forgive Me? and Marielle Heller’s Queer Art of Transparency. Adaptation. Vol. 12, No 1. March 2019. pp. 58–60.
“Wet Humor.” Critical Inquiry Blog In the Moment. September 17, 2018.
“Review: Annette Insdorf’s Opening Overtures.” Critical Inquiry. July 30, 2018. https://criticalinquiry.uchicago.edu/kyle_stevens_reviews_cinematic_overtures/
To-camera commentary for release of The Fortune on Blu-ray. Powerhouse Films UK. 2017.
“Look at the Politics: On Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures.” The Journal of American History. Volume 104, Issue 1. pp 307–309.
“Welcome to Night Vale’s Cecil Baldwin on Finding the Queerness in His Character.” Interview with podcast voice actor Cecil Baldwin. Slate.com. August 20, 2017.
“Suffering without Meaning: Augustín Zarzosa’s Recuperation of the Melodrama.” Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture. Vol. 37, Issue 3. Fall, 2015.
“Review: Film: A Sound Art by Michel Chion.” Film Criticism. Winter, 2011/12. Vol. XXXVI, p. 81-84.
“Review: New Queer Cinema: A Critical Reader.” Film Criticism. Fall/Winter, 2006. Vol. XXXI, p. 173-176.