The Oxford Handbook of Canadian Cinema

ISBN : 9780190229108

Janine Marchessault; Will Straw
480 ページ
171 x 248 mm
Oxford Handbooks

The Oxford Handbook of Canadian Cinema is a rich, diverse overview of Canadian cinema. Responding to the latest developments in Canadian film studies this volume takes into account the variety of artistic voices, media technologies and places which have marked cinema in Canada throughout its history. Drawing on a range of established and emerging scholars from a range of disciplines, this volume will be useful to teachers, scholars and to a general readership interested in cinema in Canada. Moving beyond the director-focused approach of much previous scholarship, this book is concerned with communities, institutions, and audiences for Canadian cinema at both national and international levels. The choice of subjects covered ranges from popular, genre cinema to the most experimental of artistic interventions. Canadian cinema is seen in its interaction with other forms of art-making and media production in Canada and at the international level. Particular attention has been paid to the work of Indigenous filmmakers, members of diasporic communities and feminist and LGBTQ artists. The result is a book attentive to the complex social and institutional contexts in which Canadian cinema is made and consumed.


I. Frames
1. Three Canadian Film Policy Frameworks
Ira Wagman
2. Canadian Cinema and the Intellectual Milieu
Richard Cavell
3. On the Road: Canadian Cinema and the World
Joumane Chahine
4. Landscape as Cinematic Effect
Johanne Sloan
5. Movie Envy: Cinema in the White Cube (Montreal, 1995-2015)
Olivier Asselin
II. Cultures
6. (Re)Claiming Cultural Identity: The NFB's Eskimo Legends and Inuit Animation from Cape Dorset
Suzanne Buchan
7. Canadian Indigenous Cinema: From Alanis Obomsawin to the Wapikoni Mobile
Karine Bertrand
8. The Polarities and Hybridities of Arctic Cinemas
Scott MacKenzie and Anna Westerstahl Stenport
9. Diasporic Intimacy: Chinese-Canadian Documentary and the Poetics of Relation
Lily Cho
10. Canadian Cinema and its Borders
Graciela Martinez-Zalce
III. Cities/Places
11. Regional Scenes and Canadian Screens: Film in Atlantic Canada
Darrell Varga
12. A Poetics of Discretion
Marion Froger
13. The Emotional Geographies of Quebec Cinema
Daniel Laforest
14. Toronto on Screen
Ian Robinson
IV. Sensibilities
15. Quebec Cinema as Global Cinema
William Marshall
16. Stand Tall: Winnipeg Cinema and the Civic Imaginary
Andrew Burke
17. Still Here, Still Queer? Rethinking Queer Canadian Cinemas/Canadian Cinemas Queered
Thomas Waugh and Fulvia Massimi with Lisa Aalders
18. Political Modernism, Policy Environments and Digital Daring: The Changing Politics and Practice of Cine-Feminism in Quebec, 1967-2015
Brenda Longfellow
19. From Expanded to Intimate Cinemas in Canadian Experimental Film/Video
Monika Kin Gagnon
V. Forms and Genres
20. The Bloody Brood: Canadian Horror Cinema-Past and Present
Scott Preston
21. Popular Quebec Cinema and the Appeal of Folk Homogeneity
Andre Loiselle
22. The Musicality of Canadian Cinema
Michael Brendan Baker
23. The World Navigate: Interactive Documentaries in Canada
Jessica Mulvogue
24. The Gaming Turn
Bruno Lessard


Janine Marchessault is Professor of Cinema and Media at York University. She is the author of Ecstatic Worlds: Media, Utopias and Ecologies (2017); Cosmic Media: Marshall McLuhan (2005); and (co)editor of numerous collections including 3D Cinema and Beyond (w/ D. Adler et al 2013); Reimagining Cinema: Film at Expo 67 (w/ M. Gagnon 2014); and Cartographies of Place: Navigating the Urban (w/ M. Darroch 2014). Will Straw is James McGill Professor of Urban Media Studies in the Department of Art History and Communications Studies at McGill University in Montreal. He is the author of Cyanide and Sin: Visualizing Crime in 1950s America (2006) and an editor or co-editor of over 20 volumes of scholarship, including the Cambridge Companion of Rock and Pop, Circulation and the City, Formes urbaines, Intersections of Media and Communications: Concepts and Critical Frameworks and Accounting for Culture: Thinking through Cultural Citizenship.