Phillip Maciak

Phillip Maciak is Assistant Professor of English and Film Studies at Louisiana State University, and he is at work on a book about secularism and U.S. culture at the turn of the twentieth century. His film and television criticism has appeared at SalonThe House Next DoorSlant Magazine, In Media Res, and The New Republic. He is co-founder — with Jane Hu, Evan Kindley, and Lili Loofbourow — of the weekly television criticism blog, “Dear Television.” He tweets @pjmaciak and keeps a website at


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