Books – Film & Media Studies
An Oral History of the Winnipeg Film Group
A behind-the-scenes look at a cultural institution that made a distinctive mark on Canadian film.
Entanglements with Fame
Exploring celebrity through an Indigenous lens.
Stories of Oka
Land, Film, and Literature
Understanding the Oka Crisis—or the Kanehsatake Resistance—three decades later.
Mythologizing Norval Morrisseau
Art and the Colonial Narrative in the Canadian Media
Who was Norval Morrisseau?
Examining the construction of Indigenous images and identities.
A History of Natives in Canadian Newspapers
The first book to examine the role of Canada’s newspapers in perpetuating the myth of Native inferiority.
Indigenous Screen Cultures in Canada
Who has the power to narrate and the power to suppress indigenous narratives? Are indigenous media representations themselves appropriate? What is the role of indigenous media in striking a balance between external interests and local constituencies? Indigenous Screen Cultures in Canada explores these key questions and undertakes a critical examination of the history and role of indigenous media organizations, content, and audiences in Canada and their growing importance in domestic and global movements for information democracy.
Playing with Memories
Essays on Guy Maddin
Playing with Memories is the first collection of scholarly essays on the work of internationally acclaimed Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin. Featuring new and updated essays from American, Canadian, and Australian scholars, collaborators, and critics, as well as an in-depth interview with Maddin, this collection explores the aesthetics and politics behind Maddin’s work, firmly situating his films within ongoing cultural debates about postmodernism, genre, and national identity.
One Man’s Documentary
A Memoir of the Early Years of the National Film Board
One Man’s Documentary is a lively account of one of the most exciting periods in Canadian filmmaking. With style and verve, McInnes paints vivid portraits of Grierson and the others who helped make the NFB an international institution. Film historian Gene Walz’s introduction gives a full picture of the early history of the NFB as well as an account of McInnes’s fascinating life.
Reporting the Resistance
Alexander Begg and Joseph Hargrave on the Red River Resistance
Reporting the Resistance brings together two first-person accounts to give a view “from the ground” of the developments that shocked Canada and created the province of Manitoba. In 1869 and 1870, Begg and Hargrave were regular correspondents for the Toronto Globe and the Montreal Herald. They describe, often from very different perspectives, the events of the resistance, as well as give insider accounts of the social and political background. Largely unreprinted until now, this correspondence remains a relatively untapped resource for contemporary views of the resistance. These are the Red River’s own accounts, and are often quite different from the perspective of eastern observers.