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Books on Canadian Film, Television, Media, Communications, Arts

Charles Acland

Charles Acland and William Buxton, eds. Harold Innis in the New Century: Reflections and Refractions. Montréal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1999.

Mary Alemany-Galway

Mary Alemany-Galway. A Postmodern Cinema: The Voice of the Other in Canadian Film. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press Inc., 2002.

Blaine Allan

Blaine Allan, Michael Dorland, and Zuzana M. Pick, eds. Responses: In Honour of Peter Harcourt. Kingston and Montreal: Responsibility Press/Ed. de la responsabilité, 1992.

Kay Armatage

Kay Armatage. The Girl from God’s Country: Nell Shipman and the Silent Cinema. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2003.

Kay Armatage, Kass Banning, Brenda Longfellow, Janine Marchessault, eds. Gendering the Nation: Canadian Women’s Cinema. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999.

Michael Brendan Baker

Thomas Waugh, Michael Brendan Baker, Ezra Winton, eds. Challenge for Change: Activist Documentary at the National Film Board of Canada. Montréal-Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2010.

Bruce Barber

Bruce Barber, ed. Conceptual Art: The NSCAD Connection 1967-1973. Halifax: Anna Leonowens Gallery/NSCAD Press, 2002.

Bruce Barber, Serge Guilbaut and John O’Brian, eds. Voices of Fire: Art Rage, Power and the State. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1996.

William Beard

William Beard and Jerry White, eds. North of Everything: English Canadian Cinema Since 1980. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2002.

William Beard. The Artist as Monster: The Cinema of David Cronenberg. University of Toronto Press, 2001.

Zoë Druick

Zoë Druick, Projecting Canada: Government Policy and Documentary Film and the National Film Board. Montréal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2007.

Zoë Druick and Aspa Kotsopoulos, eds. Programming Reality: Perspectives on English-Canadian Television. Waterloo, On.: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2008.

R. Bruce Elder

R. Bruce Elder. Image and Identity: Reflections on Canadian Film and Culture. Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1989.

Seth Feldman

Seth Feldman. Allan King: Filmmaker. Toronto: Toronto International Film Festival, 2002.

Seth Feldman, Pierre Veronneau and Michael Dorland, eds. Dialogue: Canadian and Quebec Cinema. Montreal: Mediatexte Publications, 1987.

Seth Feldman, ed. Take Two. Toronto: Irwin Publishing, 1984.

Seth Feldman and Joyce Nelson, eds. Canadian Film Reader. Toronto: Peter Martin Associates, l977.

Mike Gasher

Mike Gasher. Hollywood North: The Feature-Film Industry in British Columbia. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2002.

André Gaudreault

André Gaudreault and Germain Lacasse, eds., with Jean-Pierre Sirois-Trahan. Au pays des ennemis du cinéma… Pour une nouvelle histoire des débuts du cinéma au Québec. Québec: Nuit Blanche, 1996.

Christopher Gittings

Christopher E. Gittings. Canadian National Cinema: Ideology, Difference and Representation. London and New York: Routledge, 2002.

Barry Grant

Barry Grant, ed. Canadian Cinema II. Post Script 18 (Winter/Spring 1999).

Barry Grant, ed. Canadian Cinema. Post Script 15: 1 (Fall 1995).

Peter Harcourt

Peter Harcourt, Movies & Mythologies: towards a national cinema. CBC Publications, 1977.

Peter Harcourt, Jean Pierre Lefebvre: almost a chronological survey. Canadian Film Institute, 1981.

Peter Harcourt, A Canadian Journey: Conversations with Time. Oberon Press, 1994.

Peter Harcourt, Jean Pierre Lefebvre: Vidéaste. Toronto International Film Festival Group, 2001.

Jim Leach

Jim Leach and Jeannette Sloniowski. Candid Eyes: Essays on Canadian Documentaries. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. Forthcoming 2003.

Jim Leach and Louis Giannetti. Understanding Movies: Canadian Edition. 2nd ed. Toronto: Prentice-Hall, 2001.

Jim Leach. Claude Jutra, Filmmaker. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1999.

Jim Leach and Louis Giannetti. Understanding Movies: Canadian Edition. Toronto: Prentice-Hall, 1998.

Jacqueline Levitin

Jacqueline Levitin, Judith Plessis and Valerie Raoul, eds. Women Filmmakers: Refocusing. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2002.

Andre Loiselle

André Loiselle. Le cinéma de Michel Brault, à l’image d’une nation. Paris: L’Harmattan, 2005.

André Loiselle. Cinema as History: Michel Brault and Modern Quebec. Toronto: TIFF, 2007.

André Loiselle, Carol Faucher and Christian Medawar. Michel Brault. Oeuvres 1958-1974 Works. Montreal: National Film Board of Canada, 2006.

André Loiselle and Tom McSorley. Self Portraits: The Cinemas of Canada since Telefilm. Ottawa: Canadian Film Institute. 2006.

André Loiselle. Stage-Bound: Feature Film Adaptations of Canadian and Quebecois Drama. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press. Forthcoming 2003.

André Loiselle. A Scream From Silence/Mourir a tue-tête. Trowbridge: Flicks Books. 2000.

André Loiselle and Brian McIlroy, eds. Auteur/Provocateur: The Films of Denys Arcand. Trowbridge: Flicks Books, 1995.

Scott MacKenzie

Scott MacKenzie. Screening Québec: Québécois Cinema, National Identity and the Public Sphere. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2004.

Joan Nicks

Joan Nicks and Jeannette Sloniowski, eds. Slippery Pastimes: Reading the Popular in Canadian Culture. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2002.

Catherine Russell

Catherine Russell and Pierre Véronneau. “Le cinéma muet au Québec et au Canada: nouveaux regards sur une pratique culturelle.” Special Issue of Cinémas 6:1 (Fall 1995).

Peter Steven

Peter Steven. Brink of Reality: New Canadian Documentary Film and Video. Toronto: Between The Lines Press, 1993.

Peter Steven. The No-Nonsense Guide to Global Media. New Internationalist/Verso/Between the Lines, 2004.

Bohdan Szuchewycz

Bohdan Szuchewycz and Jeannette Sloniowski, eds. Canadian Communications: Issues in Contemporary Media and Culture. 2nd Rev Ed. Toronto: Prentice Hall, 2002.

Bohdan Szuchewycz and Jeannette Sloniowski, eds. Canadian Communications: Issues in Contemporary Media and Culture. Scarborough, Ontario: Prentice Hall Allyn and Bacon, 1999.

Darrell Varga

Darrell Varga and Malek Khouri, eds. Working on Screen: Representations of Class in Canadian Cinema, University of Toronto Press, 2006.

Darrell Varga, ed. Rain/Drizzle/Fog: Film and Television in Atlantic Canada. University of Calgary Press, 2008.

Darrell Varga, John Walker’s Passage. University of Toronto Canadian Cinema series, 2013.

Darrell Varga. Shooting From the East: Filmmaking on the Canadian Atlantic. McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2015.

Pierre Véronneau

Pierre Véronneau and Géraldine Pompon. David Cronenberg : la beauté du chaos. Paris: Corlet-Cerf, Collection 7e art, 2003.

Pierre Véronneau and Jean-Yves Croteau. Répertoire des séries, feuilletons et téléromans québécois de 1952 à 1992. Québec, les Publications du Québec, 1993.

Pierre Véronneau. Montréal, ville de cinéma. Montréal: Cinémathèque québécoise, 1992.

Pierre Véronneau, ed. À la recherche d’une identité : renaissance du cinéma d’auteur canadien-anglais. Montréal: Cinémathèque québécoise, 1991.

Pierre Véronneau. Résistance et affirmation : la production francophone à l’ONF 1939-1964. Montréal: Cinémathèque québécoise, 1987.

Eugene Walz

Eugene P. Walz, ed. Canada’s Best Features: Critical Essays on 15 Canadian Films. Cross Cultures 56. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2002.

Gene Walz. Cartoon Charlie: The Life and Art of Animation Pioneer Charles Thorson. Great Plains Publications, Winnipeg, 1998.

Gene Walz. Flashback: People and Institutions in Canadian Film History. Canadian Film Studies 2. Montréal: Médiatexte, 1986.

Thomas Waugh

Thomas Waugh, Michael Brendan Baker, Ezra Winton, eds. Challenge for Change: Activist Documentary at the National Film Board of Canada. Montréal-Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2010.

William Wees

William C. Wees and Michael Dorland. Words and Images: Essays on Verbal and Visual Expression in Film and Television. Montréal: Mediatexte Publications, 1984.


Books on Film, Television, Media, Communications, Arts

Charles Acland

Charles Acland. Screen Traffic: Movies, Multiplexes and Global Culture. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2003.

Charles Acland. Youth, Murder, Spectacle: The Cultural Politics of “Youth in Crisis.” Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1995.

Blaine Allan

Blaine Allan. Nicholas Ray: A Guide to References and Resources. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1984.

Bruce Barber

Bruce Barber. Reading Rooms. Halifax: Eye Level Publications, 1992.

Justin Baillargeon 

Justin Baillargeon. Entre réalité et virtuel – La captation de mouvement au cinéma. Longueuil, L’instant même, 2021.

William Beard

William Beard. Persistence of Double Vision: Essays on Clint Eastwood. University of Alberta Press, 2000.

Ron Burnett

Ron Burnett. How Images Think: Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press. Forthcoming 2003.

Ron Burnett. Cultures of Vision: Images, Media and the Imaginary. Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1995.

Ron Burnett, ed. Explorations in Film Theory: A Selection of Articles from Ciné-Tracts Magazine. Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1991.

Josette Déléas

Josette Déléas. Léonard Forest ou le regard pionnier. Moncton: Centres d’études Acadiennes, 1998.

R. Bruce Elder

R. Bruce Elder. The Films of Stan Brakhage in the American Tradition of Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, and Charles Olson. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1998.

R. Bruce Elder. A Body of Vision. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1997.

R. Bruce Elder. The Body in Film. Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 1989.

Janina Falkowska

Janina Falkowska, The Political Films of Andrzej Wajda. Oxford, U.K. and Providence, U.S.: Berghahn Books, 1996.

Janina Falkowska, ed.National Cinemas in Postwar East-Central Europe. Special Edition of the Canadian Slavonic Papers, Vol. XLII, Nos. 1-2, March-June 2000.

Janina Falkowska and Marek Haltof, eds.The New Polish Cinema. London: Flicks Books, 2003.

Christopher Faulkner

Christopher Faulkner and Olivier Curchod. La Règle du jeu: Scénario original de Jean Renoir. Paris: Nathan, 1999.

Christopher Faulkner. The Social Cinema of Jean Renoir. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1986.

Christopher Faulkner. Jean Renoir: A Guide to References and Resources. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1979.

Seth Feldman

Seth Feldman. Dziga Vertov: A Guide to References and Resources. Boston: G.K. Hall & Co., l979.

Seth Feldman. Evolution of Style in the Early Work of Dziga Vertov. New York: Arno Press, 1977.

Barry Grant

Barry Grant and Jeannette Sloniowski. Documenting the Documentary: Close Readings of Documentary Film and Video. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1998.

Marek Haltof

Marek Haltof, Polish National Cinema. Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books, 2002.

Marek Haltof, Autor i kino artystyczne. Przypadek Paula Coxa (Authorship and Art Cinema: The Case of Paul Cox). Cracow: Rabid, 2001. (Short-listed for the Polish Best Film Book Award).

Marek Haltof, The Cinema of Krzysztof Kieslowski: Variations on Destiny and Chance. London: Wallflower Press, 2004 (distributed in North America by Columbia University Press.)

Marek Haltof, Kino Australii: O ekranowej konstrukcji Australii (Australian Cinema: On the Screen Construction of Australia). Lodz: Film and Television School University Press, 1996.

Marek Haltof, Peter Weir: When Cultures Collide. New York: Twayne Publishers, 1996.

Marek Haltof, Kino lekow (The Cinema of Fears). Kielce: Szumacher, 1992.

Peter Harcourt

Peter Harcourt, Six European Directors: speculations on the meaning of film style. Penguin Books, 1974.

Scott MacKenzie

Scott MacKenzie and Mette Hjort, eds. Cinema and Nation. London: Routledge, 2000.

Scott MacKenzie and Mette Hjort,, ed. Purity and Provocation: Dogme ’95. London: British Film Institute, 2003.

Bohdan Y. Nebesio

Bohdan Y. Nebesio. Alexander Dovzhenko: A Guide to Published Sources. Edmonton: Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Press, 1995.

Graham Petrie

Graham Petrie. Hollywood Destinies: European Directors in America 1921-1930. Rev. Ed. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2002.

Graham Petrie. Red Psalm: A Film by Miklos Jansco. Cinetek Series. Trowbridge: Flicks Books: 1998.

Graham Petrie and Vida T. Johnson. The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky: A Visual Fugue. Indiana University Press, 1994.

Graham Petrie. Hollywood Destinies: European Directors in America 1921-1930. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1985.

Graham Petrie. History Must Answer to Man: The Contemporary Hungarian Cinema. Corvina Press, Budapest, 1979.

Graham Petrie. The Cinema of François Truffaut. Zwemmers, London/A.S. Barnes, New York, 1970.

Sheila Petty

Sheila Petty, ed. A Call to Action: The Films of Ousmane Sembene. Westport, Conn: Greenwood/Praeger/Flicks Books, 1996.

Catherine Russell

Catherine Russell. Experimental Ethnography: The Work of Film in the Age of Video. Durham NC: Duke University Press, 1999.

Catherine Russell. Narrative Mortality: Death, Closure and New Wave Cinemas. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1995.

Peter Steven

Peter Steven. The No-Nonsense Guide to World Media. Oxford: The New Internationalist. Forthcoming 2003.

Peter Steven. Jump Cut: Hollywood, Politics, and Counter-Cinema. Toronto: Between The Lines Press, 1985.

Paul Tiessen

Paul Tiessen, ed. Malcolm Lowry and Conrad Aiken Adapted: Three radio dramas and a film proposal. Waterloo: The Malcolm Lowry Review [MLR Editions Canada], 1992.

Paul Tiessen and Miguel Mota, eds. The Cinema of Malcolm Lowry. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1990.

Pierre Véronneau

Pierre Véronneau, ed. Visages du petit écran. Florilège photographique d’André Le Coz. Paris: Les 400 coups, 1997.

Eugene Walz

Eugene P. Walz. Francois Truffaut: A Guide to References and Resources. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1981.

Eugene P. Walz, John DiMarco, and John Harrington, eds. Frame of Reference. Iowa: Kendall-Hunt Publishing, 1972.

Thomas Waugh

Thomas Waugh. The Fruit Machine: Twenty Years of Writings on Queer Cinema. Duke University Press, 2000.

Thomas Waugh. Hard to Imagine: Gay Male Eroticism in Photography and Film from their Beginnings to Stonewall. Columbia University Press, 1996.

Thomas Waugh. “Show Us Life”: Towards a History and Aesthetics of the Committed Documentary. An anthology of 25 articles edited by and including two essays by Thomas Waugh. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1984. Reprinted in paperback 1988.

William Wees

William C. Wees. Recycled Images: The Art and Politics of Found Footage Films. New York: Anthology Film Archives, 1993.

William C. Wees. Light Moving in Time: Studies in the Visual Aesthetics of Avant-Garde Film. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992.

Maurice Yacowar

Maurice Yacowar. The Sopranos on the Couch: Analyzing TV’s Greatest Series. New York: Continuum, 2002.

Maurice Yacowar. The Bold Testament (Novel). Bayeux Arts, 1999.

Maurice Yacowar. The Films of Paul Morrissey. Cambridge University Press, 1993. (Spanish edition, 1999.)

Maurice Yacowar. Loser Take All: The Comic Art of Woody Allen. Frederick Ungar, 1979. (Expanded edition, Continuum Press, 1991.)

Maurice Yacowar. Method in Madness. St. Martin’s Press, 1981. (Expanded edition published in London by W.H.Allen as The Comic Art of Mel Brooks, 1982.)

Maurice Yacowar. I Found It At The Movies. Revisionist Press, 1978.

Maurice Yacowar. Tennessee Williams and Film. Frederick Ungar, 1977.

Maurice Yacowar. Hitchcock’s British Films. Shoestring Press, 1977.

Maurice Yacowar. No Use Shutting the Door. Fiddlehead Poetry Books, 1971.


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