North of Everything: English-Canadian Cinema Since 1980

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William Beard, Jerry White
University of Alberta, 2002 - Performing Arts - 488 pages
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This is the first book to comprehensively examine the development of English-Canadian cinema since 1980; previous books in English have dealt either with specific films or filmmakers, with policy, or with specific genres (avant-garde film, documentary, films by women, etc.). It deals with regional and institutional questions, with the new authors that are defining contemporary cinema in English Canada, with avant-garde work and work by Aboriginal people. Bringing together a wide variety of contributors, the book deals with an enormous amount of cinema that has helped transform North American culture of the last two decades.
  

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Contents

? Kass Banning
84
Fishy Tf Geoff Pevere
100
Directed by Phillip Borsos T Blaine Allan
106
Janis Cole and Holly Dales Cinema of Marginality ? Kay Armatage
122
ThirtyTwo Paragraphs About David Cronenberg ? William Beard
144
The Cronenberg Effect ? Wayne Rothschild
160
Repetition Compulsion and Representation in Atom Egoyans Films
166
Intratextual Audiences in Two Films by Francois Girard
184
Political Alignments and the Lure ofMore Existential Questions in the Films of Patricia Rozema Lee Parpart
294
States of Emergency in the Films of Anne Wheeler o Susan Lord
312
SECTION THREE Aboriginal Voices
327
Of Storytellers and Stories ? Maria de Rosa
328
A Conversation with Marjorie Beaucage Lynne Bell and Janice Williamson
342
An Interview with Gil Cardinal William Beard and Jerry White
350
Alanis Obomsawin Documentary Form and the Canadian Nations Jerry White
364
The Films of Loretta Todd 7Jason Silverman
376

Reflections on the Cinema of John Greyson
192
Srinivas Krishna and the New Canadian Cinema ? Lysandra Woods
206
The Films of Guy Maddin ? Steven Shaviro
216
An Interview with Ron Mann o Jerry White
222
William MacGillivrays Life Classes Robin Wood
232
The Films of Bruce McDonald 7 Steve Gravestock
242
Don McKellars Cinematic Persona Andre Loiselle
256
Deepa Mehta as Transnational Filmmaker or You Cant Go Home Again 7Jacqueline Levitin
270
SECTION FOUR The Avant Garde
391
A Report on Canadian Experimental Film Institutions 19802000 ? Michael Zryd
392
Ten Years of Dreams About Art ? Laura U Marks
402
Mike Hoolboom and the Second Generation of AIDS Films in Canada ? Thomas Waugh
416
Investigation and Vision Catherine Russell
430
BIBLIOGRAPHY
446
INDEX
470
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Charles R. Acland teaches media and cultural theory in the Department of Communication Studies, Concordia University Blaine Allan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Film Studies, Queen's University Kay Armatage is Associate Professor of Women's Studies and Cinema Studies, University of Toronto, and programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival Kass Banning is a lecturer at Innis College, University of Toronto William Beard is Professor of Film/Media Studies at the University of Alberta Lynne Bell is Professor of Visual Culture, University of Saskatchewan Maria de Rosa is President of Communications MDR Seth Feldman has published widely on Canadian cinema and is a founder and past president of the Film Studies Association of Canada Noreen Golfman teaches film and Canadian literature in the English department at Memorial University of Newfoundland Steve Gravestock is the Programming Coordinator at the Toronto International Film Festival D.B. Jones is a Professor of Film at Drexel University Jacqueline Levitin is an Associate Professor of Women's Studies and of Film in the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver Andre Loiselle teaches Film Studies at Carleton University Susan Lord is Associate Professor in the Department of Film Studies at Queen's University Brian McIlroy is Professor of Film Studies at the University of British Columbia Laura U. Marks, a theorist and programmer of experimental media, is is Associate Professor of Film Studies at Carleton University Lee Parpart is a PhD candidate in Social and Political Thought at York University in Toronto Geoff Pevere is a writer, broadcaster, and hoser of long standing. When not converting whale blubber into aftershave, he writes about movies for the Toronto Star Christine Ramsay is a Professor in the Department of Media Production and Studies at the University of Regina and president of the Film Studies Association of Canada Christ Robinson is the artistic director of the Ottawa International Animation Festival, founder and director of the Ottawa International Student Animation Festival, and editor of ASIFA News Wayne Rothschild teaches film studies at the University of Alberta Catherine Russell is Associate Professor of Film Studies at Concordia University in Montreal Steven Shaviro teaches in the Cinema Studies Program at the University of Washington Jason Silverman is the artistic director of the Taos Talking Pictures Festival and curatorial assistant at the Telluride Film Festival Monqiue Tschofen is Assistant Professor of English at Ryerson University Gene Walz is Provost of University College and Professor of Film Studies at the University of Manitoba Thomas Waugh teaches Film Studies at Concordia University Jerry White is Assistant Professor of Film/Media Studies at the University of Alberta Janice Williamson, a Professor in the Department of English at the University of Alberta Robin Wood is retired from York University's Atkinson College Lysandra Woods is a former film critic for the Edmonton weekly See Michael Zryd teaches Film Studies at the University of Western Ontario

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