King, Rob

Chester Conklin (hanging), Saved by Wireless (1915)

Rob King is an assistant professor at the University of Toronto’s Cinema Studies Institute and Department of History, where he is currently working on a study of early sound slapstick and Depression-era mass culture.  In addition to The Fun Factory, he is the co-editor of the volumes Early Cinema and the “National” (John Libbey Press, 2008) and, with Tom Paulus, Slapstick Comedy (Routledge, forthcoming 2010).

On Rorotoko:

On his book The Fun Factory: The Keystone Film Company and the Emergence of Mass Culture
(Our Cover Feature of August 13, 2009)