University of British Columbia
Centre for Cinema Studies
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Centre for Cinema Studies - About Us

 

Contact the Centre:

The Centre for Cinema Studies is housed in the Department of Theatre and Film of the University of British Columbia.

 

Mailing address:

Department of Theatre and Film
University of British Columbia
6354 Crescent Road
Vancouver, BC
V6T 1Z2 Canada

 

Film Library address:

Lasserre Building
6333 Memorial Road
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC
Canada

Email: ernest.mathijs@ubc.ca
Tel: ++ 1 604 822 6656
Fax: ++ 1 604 822 5985

 

Membership:

Director:

  • Ernest Mathijs (Theatre and Film, UBC)

Members:

  • Michael Baker (Theatre and Film, UBC)
  • Doris Baltruschat (Theatre and Film, UBC)
  • Lisa Coulthard (Theatre and Film, UBC)
  • Ernest Mathijs (Theatre and Film, UBC)
  • Brian McIlroy (Theatre and Film, UBC)

Affiliated members:

  • Richard Cavell (English, UBC)
  • Robyn Citizen (Asian Studies, UBC)
  • Rita De Grandis (French, Italian and Hispanic Studies, UBC)
  • Kyle Frackman (Central, Northern and Eastern European Studies, UBC)
  • Bozena Karwowska (Central, Northern and Eastern European Studies, UBC)
  • Julie MacArthur (History, UBC)
  • Miguel Mota (English, UBC)
  • Sharalyn Orbaugh (Asian Studies, UBC)
  • Geraldine Pratt (Geography, UBC)
  • Chris Rea (Asian Studies, UBC)
  • Alain-Michel Rocheleau (French, Italian and Hispanic Studies, UBC)
  • Alessandra Santos (French, Italian and Hispanic Studies, UBC)
  • Carlo Testa (French, Italian and Hispanic Studies, UBC)
  • Sandra Tomc (English, UBC)
  • Steven Taubeneck (Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies, UBC)
  • Geoffrey Winthrop-Young (Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies, UBC)

International Advisory Board:

  • Charles Acland (Concordia, CAN)
  • Martin Barker (Aberystwyth University, UK)
  • Ruth Barton (Trinity College Dublin, IRL)
  • Bill Beard (University of Alberta, CAN)
  • Daniël Biltereyst (Ghent University, BEL)
  • Sean Cubitt (Goldsmith's College, University of London, UK)
  • Zoë Druick (Simon Fraser University, CAN)
  • Krin Gabbard (SUNY, US)
  • Steffen Hantke (Sogang University Seoul, KOR)
  • John Hill (Royal Holloway College, London, UK)
  • Anne Jerslev (Copenhagen University, DEN)
  • François Jost (Sorbonne University, Paris III, FRA)
  • Charlie Keil (University of Toronto, CAN)
  • Barbara Klinger (Indiana University, US)
  • André Loiselle (Carleton University, CAN)
  • Lianne McLarty (University of Victoria, CAN)
  • Martin McLoone (University of Ulster, UK)
  • Philippe Meers (Antwerp University, BEL)
  • Diane Negra (University College Dublin, IRL)
  • Lance Pettitt (Leeds Met)
  • Maria Pramaggiore (North Carolina State University, US)
  • Will Straw (McGill University, CAN)
  • Sarah Street (Bristol University, UK)
  • Peter Urquhart (Wilfrid Laurier University, CAN)
  • Michael Wedel (Hochschule fur Film und Fernsehen Konrad Wolff, GER)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visiting Scholars

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Dr. Davinia Thornley (University of Otago) researches the intersection of film festival attendance and indigenous activism as it applies to Toronto’s imagineNATIVE Festival, and other indigenous festivals.

 

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Catherine Griff (Swinburne University) explores how creators of screen fiction engage with their audiences, including case studies of high profile Australian producers and interviews with Canadian digital media creators.

 

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Robyn Citizen's research examines the functions of blackness in the reflexive construction of Japanese identities in Japanese cinema.

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Miguel Olid researched Spanish/Canadian co-productions, and the distribution of Spanish cinema abroad during his stay at the Centre.

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Alexander Pavlov researched cult cinema's transnationalism during his stay at the Centre.

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Jenna Ng examined the function of machinima, films shown in virtual worlds, or media suspended in between game, image, avatar and our selves, during her stay at the Centre.

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Rebecca Coyle was researching the on-screen presence of Bowen Island, and the soundscapes of Baz Luhrmann and The Jetsons during her stay at the Centre.

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María del Mar Grandío studied new ways of television fiction production on online platforms in Canada during her stay at the Centre.

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Philip Drake researched the reception and political economy of Hollywood's operations in Canada during his stay at the Centre.

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Steffen Hantke researched representations of the Cold War during his stay at the Centre.

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Angela Piccini studied representations of archaeological heritage in factual screen media contextualized by the 2010 Olympic Games.

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Tomáš Pospíšil Visiting Scholar June-August 2007, and August 2010.

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Murray Pomerance conducted research on cinematic representations of early applications of electricity while visiting the Centre.

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Jamie Sexton executed preparatory research on world cult cinema while staying the Centre.

 


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