Cinema and Media Studies

The Cinema and Media Studies research specializes in contemporary cinemas and media culture, cult cinema, documentary studies, feminist and post-feminist media studies and sound studies among many others.



Faculty Members

Name Research Interests
Coulthard, Lisa film theory and violence; film sound and violence, contemporary American and European cinemas, continental philosophy and Lacanian theory
Frackman, Kyle Arts, Literature and Subjectivity; Arts and Literary Policies; Arts and Cultural Traditions; Arts and Technologies; Artistic and Literary Theories; Literary or Artistic Work Analysis; Social Determinants of Arts and Letters; Cultural Industries; Sexuality; Media Types (Radio, Television, Written Press, etc.); Artistic and Literary Marginality; Artistic and Literary Movements, Schools and Styles; German studies; queer studies; Gender Studies; sexuality studies; literature; film; East Germany; Scandinavia; affect; Media; history of sexuality; history of science
Iurascu, Ilinca Arts and Technologies; Artistic and Literary Theories; Media and Society; Arts and Cultural Traditions; Theories and Philosophies; German literature; media theory; Cultural Studies; film studies; critical theory; visual studies; media archeology
Johnston, Kirsty Dramatic literature and theatre history with particular interest in disability arts and intersections between health, disability and performance
Karwowska, Bozena Sexuality, Body and Gender in Nazi Concentration Camps
Laird, Colleen Japanese media and gender studies; Gendered image production, gendered reception, and women in industry; Video games, new media, streaming media, animation (anime), and comics (manga); Paratexts: distribution, exhibition, and production materials; Film theory, genre theory, transnational cinemas and star texts, and feminist and queer theory
Liu, Siyuan twentieth century Chinese theatre and Asian Canadian theatre
Malakaj, Ervin Artistic and Literary Analysis Models; Artistic and Literary Movements, Schools and Styles; Artistic and Literary Theories; Arts, Literature and Subjectivity; German studies; German Film Studies; German Media Studies; German Media History; Queer Theory and Queer Studies; Feminist and Queer Film Historiography; Critical Pedagogy
Marshall, Christopher Warren Literary or Artistic Works Analysis; Performance and Theatrical Productions
Marshall, Hallie Performance and Theatrical Productions; Religion, Culture and Space; Arts and Cultural Traditions; Poetry; Cultural Industries; Literary or Artistic Work Dissemination or Reception Contexts; Theatre; Ancient Greek Theatre; Classics; Reception Studies; History of the Book; Tony Harrison; Contemporary British Theatre
Mathijs, Ernest film, alternative cinema, independent cinema, European cinema, horror film, David Cronenberg, film audiences, film festivals, censorship, fantasy film, Lord of the Rings, Film studies
McIlroy, Brian Other Arts; Documentary; Early Cinema; Irish Cinema; Canadian and US Cinema; Television Drama; British Cinema; cultural history; Film genres
Mota, Miguel Post-1945 British literature, print culture
Orbaugh, Sharalyn modern Japanese culture (literature, film, manga, animation, kamishibai); East Asian women’s issues; anti-racist pegagogy, Japanese narrative and visual culture
Rea, Christopher Modern Chinese literature and cinema since the 19th century, Chinese cartoons and visual culture, Chinese print and popular culture, Chinese internet culture, humour and satire, Taiwan, Chinese culture, modern Chinese history, translation
Santos, Alessandra Artistic and Literary Analysis Models; Artistic and Literary Theories; Arts and Cultural Traditions; Arts and Technologies; Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies; Latin American Literatures and Cultures; Brazilian Literature and Culture; Modern and Contemporary Literatures and Cultures
Scholte, Tom Theatre, film, and television
Smith, Tai Arts and Technologies; Economical Contexts; Modern and Contemporary Art and Design; media theory; Politics of Media and Mediation; Gender; Textiles
Soussloff, Catherine Art, Art History, European Art, Performance Art, Performance Studies, Art Theory, Aesthetics, Philosophy of art, historiography and theory of European art
Testa, Carlo Italian literature, history of cinema, theory/film studies
Tomc, Sandra Nineteenth-century US literature, twentieth- century US entertainment and film, gothic literature and film, screenwriting, affect and psychoanalytic theory, fear and horror, film and image theory
Walsh, Shannon Media arts; Critical identity, ethnic and race studies; Social and cultural anthropology; South Africa; Afropessimism & Critical Race Studies; Documentary; Film Production; Indigenous studies; Environmental justice; Affect Theory
Zuo, Mila Cinema & Media studies; film studies; Contemporary Asian and transnational cinemas; Film philosophy; Acting and performance studies; Star studies; Digital and new media; Critical theories of gender, sexuality, and race and ethnicity