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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Brégent-Heald, Dominique. Northern Getaway: Film, Tourism, and the Canadian Vacation. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2022. 

Brégent-Heald, Dominique. Borderland Films: American Cinema, Mexico and Canada during the Progressive Era. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2015.

Broomer, Stephen, and Clint Enns, eds. Imprints: The Films of Louise Bourque. Canadian Film Institute, 2021.

Broomer, Stephen, and Michael Zryd. Moments of Perception: Experimental Film in Canada, edited by Jim Shedden and Barbara Sternberg. Goose Lane Editions, 2021.

Burke, Andrew. Hinterland Remixed: Media, Memory, and the Canadian 1970s. McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2019.

Czach, Liz, and André Loiselle, eds. Cinema of Pain: On Quebec’s Nostalgic Screen. Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2020.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gaudreault, André, 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Keyes, Daniel, and Luis L. M. Aguiar. White Space: Race, Privilege, and Cultural Economies of the Okanagan Vallley. UBC Press, 2021.

Leach, Jim. The Films of Denys Arcand. Rutgers University Press, 2020.

Leach, Jim. Film in Canada (second edition). Don Mills: Oxford University Press, 2011.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Longfellow, Brenda, Scott MacKenzie, and Thomas Waugh, eds. The Perils of Pedagogy: The Works of John Greyson. Montréal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2013.

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

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

Ravary-Pilon, Julie. Femmes, nation et nature dans le cinéma québécois. Les Presses de L’Université de Montréal, 2018. 

Russell, Catherine, 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).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wees, William C., 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


Acland, Charles. American Blockbuster: Movies, Technology, and Wonder. Duke University Press, 2020.

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

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

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

Andersen, Joceline. Stars and Silhouettes: The History of the Cameo Role in Hollywood. Wayne State University Press, 2020.

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

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

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

Birks, Chelsea. Limit Cinema: Transgression and the Nonhuman in Contemporary Global Film. Bloomsbury, 2021

Boni, Marta. Formes et plateformes de la télévision à l’ère du numérique. Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2020.

Boni, Marta, ed. World Building: Transmedia, Fans, Industries. Amsterdam University Press, 2017.

Bordun, Troy. Genre Trouble and Extreme Cinema: Film Theory at the Fringes of Contemporary Art Cinema. Palgrave MacMillan, 2017.

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

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

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

Cahill, James Leo, and Luca Caminati, eds. Cinema of Exploration: Essays on an Adventurous Film Practice. Routledge, 2020.

Clark, Joseph. News Parade: The American Newsreel and the World as Spectacle. University of Minnesota Press, 2020.

Cummins, Kathleen. Herstories on Screen: Feminist Subversions of Frontier Myths. New York: Columbia University Press, 2020.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Flisfeder, Matthew. Postmodern Theory and Blade Runner. New York: Bloomsbury, 2017.

Flisfeder, Matthew. The Symbolic, The Sublime, and Slavoj Žižek’s Theory of Film. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

Gates, Philippa, and Katherine Spring, eds. Resetting the Scene: Classical Hollywood Revisited. Wayne State University Press, 2021.

Gaudreault, André, et Laurent le Forestier. De l’assemblage au montage cinématographique. Instauration et standardisation d’une pratique. Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal, 2022.

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

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

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

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

Haltof, Marek. 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).

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

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

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

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

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

Iversen, Gunnar, and Scott MacKenzie, eds. Mapping the Rockumentary: Images and Sounds of Fury. Edinburgh University Press, 2021.

Jacobs, Steven, Anthony Kinik, and Eva Hielscher, eds., The City Symphony Phenomenon: Cinema, Art, and Urban Modernity Between the Wars, New York and Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2021 (2019).

Kaganovsky, Lilya, Scott MacKenzie, and Anna Westerstahl Stenport, eds. Arctic Cinemas and the Documentary Ethos. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2019.

Kilbourn, Russell J.A. The Cinema of Paolo Sorrentino: Commitment to Style. Columbia University Press, 2020.

Kilbourn, Russell J.A and Eleanor Ty, eds. The Memory Effect: The Remediation of Memory in Literature and Film. Waterloo: WLU Press, 2013.

Kilbourn, Russell J.A. Cinema, Memory, Modernity: The Representation of Memory from the Art Film to Transnational Cinema. New York and London: Routledge, 2010.

Körber, Lill-Ann, Scott MacKenzie, and Anna Westerstahl Stenport, eds. Arctic Environmental Modernities: From the Age of Polar Exploration to the Era of the Anthropocene. Palgrave Studies in World Environmental History series. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

Leach, Jim. Doctor Who. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2009.

Leach, Jim. British Film. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

Leach, Jim. A Possible Cinema: The Films of Alain Tanner. Metuchen, N. J.: Scarecrow Press, 1984.

Leeder, Murray. Horror Film: A Critical Introduction. Bloomsbury Academic, 2018.

Leeder, Murray, ed. ReFocus: The Films of William Castle. Edinburgh University Press, 2018.

Leeder Murray. The Modern Supernatural and the Beginnings of Cinema. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

Leeder, Murray, ed. Cinematic Ghosts: Haunting and Spectrality from Silent Cinema to the Digital Era. Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.

Leeder, Murray. Halloween. Auteur Press, 2014.

Lord, Susan, and María Caridad Cumaná, eds. The Cinema of Sara Gómez: Reframing Revolution. Indiana University Press, 2021.

MacDonald, Shana, Brianna Wiens, Milena Radzikowska, and Michelle MacArthur. Networked Feminisms: Activist Assemblies and Digital Practices. Rowan & Littlefield, 2021.

MacKenzie, Scott and Janine Marchessault, eds. Process Cinema: Handmade Film in the Digital Age. Montréal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2019.

MacKenzie, Scott and Anna Westerstahl Stenport, eds. Films on Ice: Cinemas of the Arctic. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2015.

MacKenzie, Scott. Film Manifestos and Global Cinema Cultures. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2014.

Marchessault, Janine, and Julie Nagam. Holding Ground: Nuit Blanche and Other Ruptures. Waterloo: PUBLIC Books, Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2022. 

Mather, Philippe. Stanley Kubrick at Look Magazine: Authorship and Genre in Photojournalism and Film. Bristol, UK: Intellect, 2013.

Mather, Philippe, and Sylvain Rheault, eds. Rediscovering French Science-Fiction in Literature, Film and Comics. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016.

Milliken, Christie, and Steve F. Anderson, eds. Reclaiming Popular Documentary. Indiana University Press , 2021.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Riis, Johannes, and Aaron Taylor, eds. Screening Characters: Characterization in Film, Television, and Interactive Media. Routledge, 2020.

Robinson, Brett A.B., and Christine Daigle, eds. Serial Killers in Contemporary Television: Familia Monsters in Post 9/11 Culture. New York: Routledge, 2022.

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

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

Sloniowski, Jeannette, and Jim Leach, eds. The Best Laid Plans: Interrogating the Heist Film. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2017.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wasson, Haidee. Everyday Movies: Portable Film Projectors and the Transformation of American Culture. University of California Press, 2020.

Waugh, Thomas. “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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yacowar, Maurice. 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.)

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

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

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

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

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

Zambenedetti, Alberto. Acting Across Borders. Mobility and Identity in Italian Cinema.
Edinburgh University Press, 2021.

Zryd, Michael, ed. Hollis Frampton (October Files series). MIT Press, 2022.


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