Research and Creative Interestsfilm history, rhetoric and public culture, life history of objects and material culture, media archiving and preservation, ruins, cultures of obsolescence,
Saul Kutnicki is a PhD candidate in Communication and Culture at Indiana University. His dissertation, “Impermanent Cinema and Rhetorical Histories of Decline” focuses on the multiple sites and material histories of cinema and film that have been uniquely impacted by forces of decay, abandonment, and obsolescence, and which permit the reformulation of a rhetorical history of movie culture. He has presented on this topic at annual conferences held by the National Communication Association, Rhetoric Society of America, and the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Film and History, and Media Fields. His published work has appeared in Studies in the Humanities and Cultural Studies. And he has recently co-edited a recent special issue of Rhetoric Society Quarterly on the "Rhetorical Bestiary."
Saul also works as an Archivist Assistant at the Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive, where he assists in film preservation, library acquisitions, programming, and promotional events.