University of British Columbia
Centre for Cinema Studies
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Centre for Cinema Studies - Funded Research Projects

The Centre for Cinema Studies stimulates original and sound research into diverse areas of film and the wide dissemination of the results to the local and global community

"Digital Cinema in Transition"
Directed by Ernest Mathijs, executed by Dr. Doris Baltruschat and Dana Keller.
Funded by SSHRC Insight Development Grant (2012-13)

Cinephile culture: digital film consumption and the video store
Directed by Ernest Mathijs, executed by Molly Lewis and Angela Walsh.
Undergraduate research project funded by the Faculty of Arts, UBC (2012)

Screens in Vancouver: Cinemagoing and the City in 1914
Directed by Brian McIlroy, executed by Dr. Peter Lester and PhD student Joshua Ferguson.
Funded by SSHRC Insight Development Grant (2011-13)

"Digital Cinema in Transition"
Directed by Ernest Mathijs, executed by Dr. Doris Baltruschat.
Faculty of Arts HSS Research Grant (2011-2012)

Vancouver Goes to the Movies: Towards a Social and Contextual History of Cinemagoing and Film Exhibition in British Columbia, 1898-1929
Directed by Brian McIlroy. Executed by Dr. Diane Burgess, Shaun Inouye and Babak Tabarraee
Funded by UBC Hampton Grant (2010-12)

"Violence and New European Cinema"
Directed by Lisa Coulthard, executed by Dana Keller, Chelsea Birks and Tobias Winblad.
Undergraduate research project funded by the Faculty of Arts (2010-2011)

Film Distribution in North America, 1967-2007: the case of New Line Cinema
Directed by Ernest Mathijs and Rachel Talalay, executed by April Green and Dana Keller
Undergraduate research project funded by the Faculty of Arts, UBC (2010)

Hot, Cool & Cult: the Global Reception of Contemporary Cult Cinema
Directed by Ernest Mathijs, executed by Babak Tabarraee, Dana Keller, Shaun Inouye
Funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (2009-2012)
www.cultmovieresearch.com

Early Cinema in Downtown Vancouver
Directed by Brian McIlroy, executed by Sony Williams and Emma Myers
Undergraduate research project, funded by the Faculty of Arts, UBC (2009)

Canadian Cinema Abroad: the International Reception of David Cronenberg's Eastern Promises
Directed by Ernest Mathijs, executed by Dax Sorrenti
Undergraduate research project, funded by the Faculty of Arts, UBC (2008)

Love’s Violence: Sadism, Masochism and Courtly Love in Contemporary European Cinema
Directed by Lisa Coulthard
Funded by Hampton Research Fund (2007-08)

Irish Genres: Cinema and Society 1981-2006
Directed by Brian McIlroy
Funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (2006-08)
Irish Genres: Cinema and Society

 

Visiting Scholars

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Dr. Joyleen Christensen (Lecturer in Film and Literature, University of Newcastle, Australia; Visiting Scholar July-December 2015) researches popular culture, in particular, celebrity and fan cultures in film, television, and music.

 

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Dr. Davinia Thornley (University of Otago) researched the intersection of film festival attendance and indigenous activism through case studies of New Zealand, Canadian and American indigenous film 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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