Books – Film & Media Studies

  • Establishing Shots

    An Oral History of the Winnipeg Film Group

    Kevin Nikkel (Author)

    A behind-the-scenes look at a cultural institution that made a distinctive mark on Canadian film.

    Forthcoming March 2023 | Film & Media Studies, Oral History & Storytelling

  • Indigenous Celebrity

    Entanglements with Fame

    Jennifer Adese (Editor), Robert Alexander Innes (Editor)

    Exploring celebrity through an Indigenous lens.

    Published April 2021 | Film & Media Studies, Identity Studies, Indigenous Studies

  • Stories of Oka

    Land, Film, and Literature

    Isabelle St-Amand (Author)

    Understanding the Oka Crisis—or the Kanehsatake Resistance—three decades later.

    Published May 2018 | Film & Media Studies, History, Indigenous Studies, Literary Criticism

  • Mythologizing Norval Morrisseau

    Art and the Colonial Narrative in the Canadian Media

    Carmen L. Robertson (Author)

    Who was Norval Morrisseau?

    Published May 2016 | Art & Architecture, Film & Media Studies, Identity Studies, Indigenous Studies

  • Mediating Indianness

    Cathy Covell Waegner (Editor)

    Examining the construction of Indigenous images and identities.

    Published February 2015 | Film & Media Studies, Identity Studies, Indigenous Studies, Literary Criticism, Performing Arts

  • Seeing Red

    A History of Natives in Canadian Newspapers

    Mark Cronlund Anderson (Author), Carmen L. Robertson (Author)

    The first book to examine the role of Canada’s newspapers in perpetuating the myth of Native inferiority.

    Published September 2011 | Film & Media Studies, History, Indigenous Studies

  • Indigenous Screen Cultures in Canada

    Sigurjón Baldur Hafsteinsson (Editor), Marian Bredin (Editor)

    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.

    Published October 2010 | Decolonization, Film & Media Studies, Indigenous Studies

  • Playing with Memories

    Essays on Guy Maddin

    David Church (Editor)

    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.

    Published September 2009 | Film & Media Studies

  • One Man’s Documentary

    A Memoir of the Early Years of the National Film Board

    Graham McInnes (Author), Gene Walz (Author)

    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.

    Published November 2004 | Autobiography & Memoir, Film & Media Studies, History

  • Reporting the Resistance

    Alexander Begg and Joseph Hargrave on the Red River Resistance

    Alexander Begg (Author), J.M. Bumsted (Editor)

    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.

    Published December 2003 | Film & Media Studies, History, Métis Studies