Contributors

  • Stacey Abbott

    Stacey Abbott

    Stacey Abbott is a Reader in Film and Television at the University of Roehampton. She is the author of Celluloid Vampires (University of Texas Press 2007) and Angel: TV Milestone (Wayne State University Press 2008-9), and co-author, with Lorna Jowett, of TV Horror: Investigating the Dark Side of the Small Screen (I. B. Tauris 2012). She is currently writing a book on the 21st century vampire and zombie in film and television

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  • David Addelman

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  • Jordan Adler

    Jordan Adler

    Jordan Adler is a Toronto-based writer, journalist, and cultural critic. His writing has appeared in Screen International, Toronto Film Scene, Arts & Opinion, The Review, We Got This Covered, and the Canadian Jewish News. He received an MA from Concordia University’s Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, where his thesis focused on documentaries that explored nonviolent activism and peace-building movements in Israel-Palestine. His research interests include Israeli and Palestinian cinemas, representations of the Holocaust in film and television, small-screen auteurs, film festivals, and film criticism.

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  • Vito Adriaensens

    Vito Adriaensens is a PhD student and teaching assistant at the University of Antwerp and a researcher and lecturer at the School of Arts (KASK) Ghent. He is working on a dissertation that investigates how 19th century theatrical and pictorial motifs shaped the visual rhetoric of the pan-European style of the 1910s. At the School of Arts he is attached to a project on the cinematic representation of art and artists. His research focuses on the interaction between visual arts, theatre and film, with an emphasis on silent cinema. He is a staunch fan of three men named Moe, Larry and Curly, but is currently seeking treatment for his obsession.

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  • Aalya Ahmad

    Aalya Ahmad

    Aalya Ahmad is an Adjunct Professor in the Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa. She has taught and published research on horror fiction and film, zombies, popular culture, diaspora, introductory women’s and gender studies, and feminist activism. She co-edits the short fiction anthology Postscripts to Darkness and still can’t quite bring herself to screen The Exorcist for her gender and film classes, even though she does a mean Regan impression.

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  • Roberto Aita

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  • Mitchell Akiyama

    Montreal-based musician and media artist Mitchell Akiyama is perhaps best known for his electronic deconstructions of traditional instrumental music. Since his debut album on Alien8 Recordings, Hope that lines don’t cross, he has emerged as one of Canada’s premier electronic composers and has gone on to record for internationally renowned labels such as German minimalist label Raster Noton and Belgian sound art innovator Sub Rosa. In 2001 Akiyama founded intr_version records to address the under-representation of Canadian electronic music composers. He is also a visual artist working in photography and video, and he completed his MFA in the Open Media program at Concordia University in 2006 where he was the holder of the Dora Morrow Fellowship for excellence in visual arts.

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  • Harut Akopyan

    Harut Akopyan was born in Soviet Armenia, and immigrated with his family to the United States in 1988. In California State University, Northridge, he majored in film production as an undergraduate and worked in every aspect of filmmaking. Harut is also an accomplished chess player, winning a record 13 National Chess titles, before deciding to continue with Grad school at CSUN (Screenwriting major) where he made it a duty to watch as many films as possible. He is currently writing and shooting films.

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  • Fuad Alnirabie

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  • Leah Anderst

    Leah Anderst

    Leah Anderst is Assistant Professor of English at Queensborough Community College, CUNY, where she teaches courses in writing, literature, and film studies. Her writing has appeared in Narrative, a/b: AutoBiography Studies, Orbis Litterarum, Senses of Cinema, and Quarterly Review of Film and Video. A collection of essays she edited, The Films of Eric Rohmer: French New Wave to Old Master, was published in March, 2014 (Palgrave).

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  • Colin Arason

    Colin Arason

    Colin Arason is pursuing his studies in the M.A. program at Concordia University’s Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. He is currently writing a thesis on music supervision in alternative film, and is one of Canada’s most notorious underground DJs.

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  • Mike Archibald

    Mike Archibald

    Mike Archibald is a graduate of Concordia’s Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. He is based in Vancouver and works as a freelance writer.

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  • Leila Ataie

    Leila Ataie

    Leila Attain is a commercial manager and business woman, but in search of more rewarding and intellectual contact is fascinated by exploring new cultures & sharing it with other people. I work part-time as a freelance translator from English to Farsi and vice versa. I am also an active member of TED translating group. The texts I mainly render are about cinema, neuroscience, linguistics, psychology and horticulture. I have also helped with the translation of some BBC documentary subtitles. And was involved in the project “Directory of Iranian cinema” where I had the task of translating several following film reviews under the supervision of Dr. Paris Jaded. For the past two years, I have helped on the team of Cinema-chasm, a Persian edition film journal.

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  • Farah Atoui

    Farah Atoui

    Farah has completed an M.A. in Media Studies at Concordia University and is currently pursuing a PhD. in Communication Studies at McGill University. Prior to that she held senior positions at the Sharjah Art Foundation and Art Dubai, two leading cultural institutions based in the United Arab Emirates. Her proposed research will examine the recent UAE’s state-sponsored museum boom — which includes the upcoming Louvre Abu Dhabi, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, and the Zayed National Museum — as a point of entry for critically investigating the cultural politics of the UAE as a young modernizing Arab nation and emerging economy, and studying how the increasingly globalized and transnational institution of the museum mediates complex questions of nationhood and identity.

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  • Adam Bagatavicius

    Adam Bagatavicius has a BFA in Film Studies from Concordia University, and will be pursuing an MA in Film Studies at UBC beginning Fall 2012. His overarching interests lie in the horror genre, sound design, cinematic excess, and non-narrative/non-verbal filmmaking.

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  • Michael Brendan Baker

    Michael Brendan Baker

    Michael Brendan Baker is Professor of Film Studies in the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences at Sheridan College. He holds a PhD in Communication Studies from McGill University. He is author of numerous book chapters and journal articles on a range of subjects including documentary, popular music and film, and new media. Baker is co-editor, with Tom Waugh and Ezra Winton, of Challenge for Change: Activist Documentary at the National Film Board of Canada (McGill-Queen’s, 2010) and sits on the editorial board of the Canadian Journal of Film Studies. He is presently completing a book manuscript, Rockumentary: An Incomplete History of the Popular Music Documentary.

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  • Randall Barnes

    Randall Barnes was born in Los Angeles, California, but spent many years studying and working in Europe. After achieving an MA in Applied Linguistics at the University of York (UK) in 1997, Barnes completed a PhD in Film Sound at Bournemouth University (UK) in 2006. His doctoral thesis argued in favour of a mode of production that could lead to a greater integration of sound and image. Barnes has also written a paper on the Coen brothers’ second film, Raising Arizona, which is pending publication in the e-journal The Soundtrack. In addition to this, he has worked on a small number of no-budget films as a sound designer and sound consultant.

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  • Kyle Barrowman

    Kyle Barrowman is a PhD student in the School of Journalism, Media, and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University. In addition to his previous contributions to Offscreen, his work has appeared in such journals as The International Journal of Žižek Studies, Senses of Cinema, Colloquium, and the JOMEC Journal. He also serves as the Assistant Editor of the Martial Arts Studies journal. His work is available at address cited above.

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  • Jim Batcho

    Jim Batcho is a San Francisco-based writer, sound editor, and musician. He has also taught courses in audio-for-video and aesthetics at San Francisco State University, and is currently Visiting Professor of Sound Studies in the Digital Contents Dept. at KyungSung University in Busan, Korea.

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  • Matthias Becker

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