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MA Student
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Tyler Adair is an MA student in Screen Cultures and Curatorial Studies. He previously completed an MA in Comparative Literature at Brock University where he also received his undergraduate degree in Art History and Film Studies. He is interested in film theory, modern art (especially painting), Marxism, and curatorial studies, and is currently researching the films of Jean-Marie Straub and Daniele Huillet.

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Professor Emeritus
Film and Media
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Canadian film and television, and in 2001 I started offering a senior-level seminar in film authorship that concentrates on the work of Nicholas Ray and Orson Welles. I've also been considering issues of film authorship in relation to my current research for a professional biography of Phillip Borsos (1953-1995), director of The Grey Fox, One Magic Christmas, Bethune: The Making of a Hero, and several other short and feature-length films. In addition to this work on Canadian film, I've devoted attention to a couple of other areas. The new edition of Television: Critical Methods and Applications, by Jeremy Butler, includes my revised chapter, "Music Television," which uses Lauryn Hill's Everything is Everything for a sample analysis. 

https://www.queensu.ca/filmandmedia/faculty-and-staff/faculty-and-staff-bios/blaine-allans-bio

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Departmental Administrator
Film and Media
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77013
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Denise is the Departmental Administrator for the Department of Film and Media at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Her duties include both financial and administrative tasks involving students, faculty and the public.

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MA Student
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Austin Benson is a MA Screen Cultures and Curatorial Studies student and former Queen's Film & Media undergrad. His research interests are in experimental and narrative production as well as film theory, history and criticism. For his Film 460 creative thesis he wrote a novel which he is now redrafting and created a work based on the text. He had a short film screened at KCFF '18 and as a writer has had publications in literary journals. Currently he is intent on taking his interests further in the 2019-2020 academic session to enhance the scope and style of his experimental media works, films and writings.

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Assistant Professor
Film and Media
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78037
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My research centers around Indigenous Cinemas and television series (Americas, Australia and New Zealand), Québec cinema (migrant identities and Quebec filmmakers in Hollywood), and Road Movies from around the world. Other areas of interest include: American popular culture, Indigenous poetry, the role of letter writing and sharing in documentary and fiction films and post-memory and film. I am particularly interested in the representation of women in road movies and in the films of Quebec migrants (women filmmakers). My present research focuses more precisely on Indigenous women’s cinema in Canada, including the Inuit collective Arnait Video Productions.

https://www.queensu.ca/filmandmedia/faculty-and-staff/faculty-and-staff-...

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Chief Curator / Canadian Historical Art
Adjunct Professor / Art History and Conservation
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77054
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I am the Chief Curator/Curator of Canadian Historical Art at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. My curatorial approach involves resituating visual and material cultures through a feminist lens and innovations in interpretive display. Areas of research include women artists, artistic groups, regional scenes, collecting histories and intersections of art and craft.

https://agnes.queensu.ca/?s=Alicia+Boutilier&f=all

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Amit Breuer
PhD Student
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Amit is a Canadian-Israeli award-winning documentary film and interactive media producer. Her award-winning works include Sentenced to Marriage, Checkpoint, Between Two Notes, Love Letters to the Future and The Guantanamo Trap. Breuer received the prestigious Israeli Arts Council Award for cinema art recognizing her body of work’s significant contribution to domestic documentary cinema as well as her founding role in the Noga Communications Documentary Art Channel. She is a three-time winner of the Israeli Academy Award (1993, 1995, 1999) a recipient of the Doc-Aviv Best Film Award (2001), the prestigious Gold Fipa Award (2003), the Joris Ivens Award (2003), as well as the International Festival of Film and Art FIFA Award for best reportage in 2007, a Gemini, two Webbys, and more.

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Professor Emeritus
Film and Media
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I just published (2020) A Companion to Federico Fellini (Wiley Blackwell, https://www.wiley.com/en-ca/A+Companion+to+Federico+Fellini-p-9781119431534) and Fellini’s Films and Commercials: From Postwar to Postmodern (Intellect/University of Chicago Press, https://www.intellectbooks.com/fellinis-films-and-commercials). Am preparing a Criterion Collection audio commentary for Fellini’s Il Bidone; a series of TIFF lectures on Fellini; and a keynote address for an October Fellini conference at the University of Toronto. My interests span not just Fellini and Italian cinema but film and postmodernity, ideological criticism, cultural studies, poststructuralist theory, and gender.

http://www.queensu.ca/filmandmedia/faculty-and-staff/faculty-and-staff-bios/frank-burke

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Adjunct Assistant Professor
Film and Media
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77385
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My research lies at the intersection of media studies and religious studies. Theoretically, my work draws heavily on critical media studies and several shades of material media analysis, including affect studies, sound culture studies, interface studies, and algorithmic and network culture.

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Postdoctoral Fellow / Adjunct Assistant Professor
Film and Media
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77019
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I am currently the project manager of the Vulnerable Media Lab, where I work on the preservation, migration and remediation of audio-visual production in Canada, especially by marginalized communities including Indigenous peoples, women, and LGBT2Q+ people. Specifically, my research takes up queer history, community-based archives, visual culture, and the affective relationships between LGBT2Q+ people and the past. My current research project, Digital Proximities: New Archival Relationships in Online Queer Audio-Visual Space, asks how the digitization of LGBT2Q+ audio-visual archival sites can create unexpected contexts for archival media, connections between media and broad audiences, and communities amongst online archives users. Recent publications include “Curatorial Notes on Inuuqatikka: my dear relations” for Inuit Art Quarterly [forthcoming] and “Remediating the AIDS Archive: Collisions of Past and Present in Recent Activist Media” for Radical History Review[forthcoming].

https://www.queensu.ca/filmandmedia/faculty-and-staff/faculty-and-staff-...

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MA Student
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I began my career as a graphic artist in NYC working for small design agencies and a large newspaper. After studying digital design at Pratt Institute, I worked in a post-production facility, creating animation and special effects for film and video. My interest in film and video festivals led to a position in the education department at The Walters Art Museum. Most recently, I have been designing art workshops for students who have learning disabilities, severe anxiety or other issues that make learning a challenge. Students create art/animation to facilitate discussions about their IEPs and accommodations with teachers and other allies. I’m interested in ways of celebrating accomplishments through creation/exhibition of community art projects, reactive vs. strategic thinking, the experience of flow, pareidolia, extended looking, and personal, thoughtful responses to difficult experiences. Researching historical forms of animation, particularly optical toys and illusions, will inform my work both as an animator and an arts educator. www.peggyfussell.com

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Adjunct Assistant Professor
Film and Media
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77385
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In his research, Philippe explores complex narratives in popular media franchises; revisits transmedia storytelling and social media through concepts such as interface, playfulness and immersion; and thinks a lot about animation, seriality and popular culture.

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Adjunct Assistant Professor
Film and Media
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77020
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I am a Mexican-Canadian filmmaker, screenwriter, and videographer, born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. I hold a Master’s degree in Film Production from York University where I developed my thesis project Hidden Gods. Besides fiction films I produced documentaries (Making Sones and Memories) and have been editor of some documentary projects. My most recent collaboration work Women Building Peace in Africa was awarded best documentary at the Silverwave Film Festival 2016.  I also edited episodes of the TV series Battle Scars, about Canadian Military in times of peace and war.

https://www.queensu.ca/filmandmedia/faculty-and-staff/faculty-and-staff-bios/adonay-guerrero-cort%C3%A9s

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Associate Professor
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
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32077
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I am working on cultures of urban mobility and community, particularly those that resist petrocultures and further equity. My collaborative documentary Rodando en La Habana: bicycle stories is part of this research. Currently preparing a monograph about several global cities, I am particularly interested in how motion shapes how we continuously become in the world. My larger published works are Sun, Sex, and Socialism: Cuba in the German Imaginary and the co-edited anthologies Cultural Topographies of the New Berlin and Christa Wolf A Companion. I also developed and run an etandem platform for language learning www.LinguaeLive.ca. I did my PhD in Comparative Literature at Berkeley and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford. At Berkeley, the Weimar film specialist Anton Kaes and Frankfurt School and Habermas expert Robert Holub were my advisors. I typically approach narrative fiction and documentary by triangulating historicization/contextualization, theory, and attention to the language of the artistic text; I would be particularly amenable to working with students who find this approach productive.

  

http://www.queensu.ca/llcu/german/people/jennifer-hosek

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Curator of Contempory Art / Adjunct Professor
Agnes Etherington Art Centre
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77055
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Areas of research interest include contemporary art and aesthetic theory, research-creation, experimental media, installation, social practice and performance art, curatorial practice/studies, institutional critique and visual and popular cultures. Supervisory fields are curatorial practice/studies and contemporary art.

https://agnes.queensu.ca/?s=sunny%20kerr&f=exhibition

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Associate Professor / Department Head
Film and Media
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75010
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Aesthetic theory; experimental media; experimental literature; image theory; image-text relations.

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MA Student
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Michele Lawson is an internationally recognized journalist and social justice media producer. Since graduating from Queen’s University with a BAH in Film, she has worked primarily in the charitable sector advocating on behalf of highly vulnerable individuals. As an MA student, she is interested in the ethics of representation and consent as it pertains to engaging those with lived experience in social justice media projects and programs. Her current focus includes building a case for supporting social change to help abandoned children in Muskoka by employing community-based participatory research (CBPR).

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Full Professor
Film and Media
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77019
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Cinema and media arts areas include gendered spaces and the city, women’s and Canadian cinemas,  and Cuban cinema and visual culture; decolonial practice; media archives and their remediation, social ecology of vulnerable media, collectives and collections; curatorial projects; media arts artists’ groups and artist-run centres.

https://www.queensu.ca/filmandmedia/faculty-and-staff/faculty-and-staff-...

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Full Professor / Undergraduate Chair / Assoc. Head
Film and Media
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78069
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Classical Hollywood cinemas; Arctic transnational cinemas; transnational European cinemas; film manifestos; film and media theory; Culture and Technology; and popular music and cultural studies. My most recent research addresses global Arctic moving images cultures; film manifestos; process and handmade films; national and transnational identity in global cinemas; re-imagining Hollywood cinemas; and Situationist practices and moving image activism. 

https://www.queensu.ca/filmandmedia/faculty-and-staff/faculty-and-staff-...

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Assistant Professor
Film and Media
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77023
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I am a Media and Communications PhD from Goldsmiths, University of London, and the Catholic University of São Paulo. My work explores the activity of both new and old media systems, and particularly the instances in which its messiness becomes more evident: the fringe genres, precarious objects, and pirate practices. I often resort to forms of Research-Creation through independent curatorial endeavors that engage with experimental and vernacular moving images. My previous projects mobilize subjects such as media façades, hyper-ephemeral video, 3D printing and scanning, videogame emulation, VR, and generative coding. As an author, I have published on the subjects of image, space, and technology. My most recent books are the monograph "Movie Circuits: Curatorial Approaches to Cinema Technology" (Amsterdam University, 2019) and the edited collection “Practices of Projection: Histories and Technologies” (Oxford University, 2020). I am also the co-coordinator of the Besides the Screen research network and festival. Currently, I am working on an exhibition project about virtual museums and on a monograph about digital replicas and cultural heritage.

https://www.queensu.ca/filmandmedia/faculty-and-staff/faculty-and-staff-...

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Film and Media Technician
Film and Media
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77014
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Cam is the Film and Media Technician working in the equipment room at the Isabel Bader Center for the Performing Arts. Cam helps our students navigate the world of equipment, cameras, and all related technical needs.

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Assistant Professor
Film and Media
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77022
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As a media scholar working at the intersections of race, queer, and feminist studies, my research focuses on how media performances define and defy conceptions of Asian/Asian diasporic bodies. Drawing on transnational cultural histories, I theorize resistance, complicity, and ambivalence in new border crossings facilitated by digital media. I am interested in the performance of media technologies. As such, my scholarship traverses the areas of digital media, popular culture, and media installation. My research seeks to establish a multidirectional relationship between medium and content. That is, I am interested how tangible technological objects and their processes, embodied practices around media technologies, and the content communicated through media work together. In the digital age, the ideas of media as immaterial, virtual, and transcendent dominate. My work pushes against this impulse by grounding the body, the material, and the haptic.

https://www.queensu.ca/filmandmedia/faculty-and-staff/faculty-and-staff-...

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Graduate Chair / Alliance Atlantis Full Professor
Film and Media
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78165
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My work focusses on documentary filmmaking, specifically interactive doc/new-media and collaborative media practices. I work within the framework of Research-Creation (or practice-led research) and have been promoting and developing it at Queen’s. My interactive and participatory documentary Jerusalem, We Are Here virtually brings Palestinians back to the Jerusalem neighborhoods from which they were expelled during the 1948 war. The project encompasses short films produced collaboratively with participants, an organic live map, a blog sphere, educational resources, and more. I am currently embarking on a collaborative project that will expose colonial and environmental violence alongside resistance, resurgence and naturalization in a local Kingston park. I have published on Middle Eastern cinemas, gender, nationalism and post-colonial cinemas, as well as the representation of gender militarism in Israeli and Palestinian cinema and media.

https://www.queensu.ca/filmandmedia/faculty-and-staff/faculty-and-staff-...

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Jenn Norton
Film and Media Technician / Adjunct Lecturer
Film and Media
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Jenn E Norton is a technician and an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Film and Media, specializing in 3D animation, augmented reality, and video installation. 

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Associate Professor / QNS
Dan School of Drama and Music
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78491
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Music, violence and trauma; music and nationhood; music and gender. Recent publications examine music and cultural trauma (Singing Death: Reflections on Music and Mortality, 2017), American popular music in the aftermath of 9/11 (Music and War in the United States, 2019), and Canadian combatants, music, and the remembrance of war (MUSICultures, (2019).

 

https://www.universityresearch.ca/researchers/dr-kip-pegley/

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Assistant Professor
Film and Media
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79147
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I am an artist and filmmaker working primarily in animation, video art/sculpture, performance art, and electronic music. My creative practice explores the cinematic apparatus and optical illusions in relation to magic, spirituality, and wonder (www.emilypelstring.com). I’m also interested in strategies of feminist media art practices, particularly collectivity and collaboration, speculative futurisms and myth-making, and the use of humour and camp. I am currently working on a project in these areas supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (www.sistership.tv). I have degrees in Film/Animation/Video from Rhode Island School of Design (BFA) and Studio Art from Concordia University (MFA). Supervisory areas include: Experimental media; Media art; Feminist media; Contemporary art practices.

https://www.queensu.ca/filmandmedia/faculty-and-staff/faculty-and-staff-...

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MA Student
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Miranda Ramnares is an aspiring artist, writer and graphic designer from Toronto, ON. Her research interests include post-colonial theory, feminist film theory, and contemporary art; with a focus on how these topics interact with themes of representation, colonial legacy, and identity politics. Her work in arts administration is focused on promoting diversity and advocating for marginalized and racialized peoples. She previously served as the Vice-President of the Board of Directors at Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre, and is a recent graduate of Queen’s University, completing a BAH in Art History with a minor in Film & Media.

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Senior Technician / Adjunct Lecturer
Film and Media
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78039
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Ryan A. Randall is a cinematographer, senior technician, and educator who graduated from the Ontario College of Art & Design in 2002 with a major in Integrated Media. Ryan is also the Technical Supervisor for the newly established Vulnerable Media Lab.

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Adjunct Assistant Professor
Film and Media
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77385
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I have an ongoing interest in Canadian film, both in terms of industry and culture. Some of my recent research considers the place of auteurs, co-productions, and festivals in Canadian film culture. Recent work includes “Toronto on Screen,” a chapter in the Oxford Handbook of Canadian Cinema (Marchessault and Straw eds., 2018), and a forthcoming chapter on Xavier Dolan. Another strand of my research pertains to the emergence of event cinema and the intersections of film and performance in ‘live cinema.’ My research on event cinema is forthcoming in Sounds of Fury: Mapping the Rockumentary (Iverson and MacKenzie eds., 2020). I am also currently co-editing a volume on film, performance and intermediality, forthcoming in 2021. Finally, I have a longstanding interest in geographical approaches to film and media, especially concerning cinema and urbanism. My current book project brings together geography and film theory in order to investigate how contemporary filmmakers and artists have responded to the forces of globalization and localization. I am especially interested in supervising projects on aspects of Canadian film and television; theories and histories of intermediality, liveness, and performance; national cinemas; and projects about film and media geographies.

https://www.queensu.ca/filmandmedia/faculty-and-staff/faculty-and-staff-...

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Continuing Adjunct / Associate Professor
Dan School of Drama and Music
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Current research interests include continuing work on electronic music composer David Tudor, which began in the early 1990s, and a project more recently begun in collaboration with Dr Laura J Cameron investigating the life and practice of early Canadian field recordist William WH Gunn. In both cases the research is expressed through both published papers and works of research-creation. I am also continually developing other streams of research: an alphabet of 26 electroacoustic compositions revisiting 26 other composers' sonorities is in progress, and I regularly create sound design/scores for theatre and film. Another of my pursuits is audio recording and production in diverse genres, and some albums made with Kingston musicians have received wide recognition including Polaris Prize and JUNO nominations.

https://sdm.queensu.ca/dan-school-faculty-and-staff/matt-rogalsky/

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PhD Student
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Emily Sanders is a first (ish) year PhD student in Screen Cultures and Curatorial Studies. Her research focuses primarily on Canadian film, and investigates the abject within the genre. Other research interests include rural cinemas in Canada; affect theory; aesthetics in film; horror and the monstrous; and film-philosophy. Her (current) favourite film is Morvern Callar by Lynne Ramsay.

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PhD Student
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After graduating from Queen’s University with a Major in Sociology and a Minor in Film, Daniel transitioned to a Masters program in Cultural Studies, where he wrote his thesis “Hays Gone By: The Proto-Feminism of Pre-Code Hollywood and the Films of Mae West”. As an aspiring PhD student in Screen Cultures and Curatorial Studies, Daniel is continuing his studies of transgression within Hollywood cinema, specifically as it relates to the Hollywood Production Code. Outside of the classroom, Daniel also makes video essays analyzing art-house cinema and popular film on YouTube under the name Eyebrow Cinema.

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Adjunct Assistant Professor
Film and Media
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79044
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I am a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at Carleton University and hold a doctorate in Cultural Studies from Queen’s University, where I teach in Film & Media. I locate my academic interests within the spheres of visual and popular cultures, merging together trans, queer, and feminist approaches to an array of topics including: monsters and horror cinema; Classical Hollywood Cinema; comic book superheroes; and histories of medicine. My forthcoming manuscript, No More Chainsaws: Feminist Criticism and the New Wave of Woman's Horror Cinema (Rutgers University Press), revisits classical feminist horror studies in relation to the recent surge of women directors working within the genre.

https://www.queensu.ca/filmandmedia/faculty-and-staff/faculty-and-staff-...

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Undergraduate and Graduate Assistant
Film and Media
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32178
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Stephanie is the Undergraduate and Graduate Assistant for the Department of Film and Media. She is a Queen’s Film grad and worked for the Department during her undergrad as a Teaching Assistant and Head TA.

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Assistant Professor / QNS
Film and Media
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79057
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Creative Industries in the Global City. My research examines the cultural politics of contemporary art and performance and includes work on participatory modes of spectatorship, art activism, experimental disability arts, and the production of urban festivals and mega-events. I am the author of Theatre & Festivals (Red Globe Press, 2018), part of the Theatre & series. The book explores the ways in which cultural performances of resistance that have their basis in festivals can migrate to other contexts, making festivals as much the domain of free markets and state power as that of vanguard artists and progressive social movements. 

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