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Professor, Film Studies
Areas of Expertise: Classical Hollywood; New Hollywood; Gender studies; Genre studies; Cultural studies; Film History
Biography: Selected Publications …
Associate Professor, Chemistry
Areas of Expertise: Nanoparticles: synthesis and optical properties; Metal Nanoparticles: gold and silver, shape and size selection Colloidal particles: synthesis, stability, monodispersity; Self-assembly: polymer, colloids; Nanocomposites: core-shell particles, metallodielectrics Polymers: liquid crystals, thin films, rheology, tribology
Biography: I joined Chemistry Department in July of 2004 as a Materials Chemist. I received my Master degree working with polymer liquid crystals under the supervision of Prof. Valery P. Shibaev at Moscow State University. During my Ph.D., I studied polymer and…
Professor and Chair, English and Film Studies
Areas of Expertise: Contemporary German culture; German film; European film; German literature; Business German
Associate Professor of French, Director of Program in Cultural Analysis & Social Theory
Areas of Expertise: Political Theory; Continental Philosophy; The French Avant-Garde; Modern French Literature; French Film
Biography: Research Interests: …
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3002
Areas of Expertise: Media history (film, radio, television); The Titanic disaster; Orson Welles; Media representation of island survivor stories: Robinson Crusoe to Lost
Areas of Expertise: Canadian film and television industries; Documentary film and television; Cultural policy; Contemporary Canadian, British and American popular culture
Biography: My teaching and research interests mostly surround popular visual media with a special interest in film and television studies. I also study and/or teach cultural policy, national popular cultures, popular music studies and media history. Recent or…
(519) 884-0710 ext.4150
Areas of Expertise: Literature by Immigrants; Rwanda; Human Rights in Literature and Film; African Literature; Czech Literature
(519) 884-0710 ext.2949
Associate Professor and Film Studies Coordinator/Undergraduate Advisor
Areas of Expertise: Memory Studies; Film Theory; The (contemporary) Art Film; Adaptation; Literature and Film W.G. Sebalds Prose Texts
Biography: Books authored/co-edited: …
(519) 884-0710 ext.2380
Associate Professor; Film Studies (on Sabbatical Leave through June 30, 2014)
Areas of Expertise: Film sound and music American film history Hong Kong cinema Theories of film narrative
Contract Academic Faculty
Areas of Expertise: Film, Media, and Cultural Theory; Subjectivity and Identity; Marxist cultural theory; Psychoanalysis; Popular Culture and Consumer Society; Postmodernism and Visual Culture;and, Post-Structuralism.
Biography: Matthew Flisfeder is a film, media, and cultural theorist, and the author of The Symbolic, The Sublime, and Slavoj Zizek's Theory of Film (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012). His research and teaching interests include Western Marxism and Critical Theory,…