• Éloïse  Thompson-Tremblay

    Éloïse Thompson-Tremblay

    Éloïse Thompson-Tremblay is currently completing an undergraduate degree in Art History and Film Studies at Concordia University in Montreal. Her primary interests revolve around British and American cinema of the 1940s and 1950s, particularly as it pertains to representation of women as well as the films of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. In the fall of 2018, she will continue her studies at New York University to obtain an M.A. in Cinema Studies.

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  • Donato Totaro

    Donato Totaro

    Donato Totaro has been the editor of the online film journal Offscreen since its inception in 1997. Totaro received his PhD in Film & Television from the University of Warwick (UK), is a part-time professor in Film Studies at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada) and a longstanding member of AQCC (Association québécoise des critiques de cinéma).

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  • Jon Towlson

    Jon Towlson

    Jon Towlson is a film critic and the author of THE TURN TO GRUESOMENESS IN AMERICAN HORROR FILMS, 1931-1936 (McFarland, 2016), CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (CONSTELLATIONS), (Auteur/Columbia University Press, 2016) and SUBVERSIVE HORROR CINEMA: COUNTERCULTURAL MESSAGES OF FILMS FROM FRANKENSTEIN TO THE PRESENT (McFarland, 2014). He is a regular contributor to STARBURST MAGAZINE, and has also written for the BFI, Paracinema, Exquisite Terror, Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies, Shadowland Magazine, Bright Lights Film Journal and Digital Film-Maker Magazine. He lives in the UK.

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  • Rick Trembles

    Rick Trembles has developed a worldwide reputation publishing and distributing his own comix and has been featured in anthologies such as Robert Crumb’s WEIRDO, Fantagraphics’ PICTOPIA, New York City’s LEGAL ACTION COMIX, Portugal’s MUTATE & SURVIVE, & France’s LA MONSTRUESE among others. FAB Press published a book compilation of his Motion Picture Purgatory comic-strip film reviews in 2004 culled from the pages of the Montreal Mirror where he’s been publishing them weekly since 1998. His work has been exhibited at numerous art galleries & he makes his own animated films & has been playing music in his post-punk band The American Devices since 1980.

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  • Maude Trottier

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  • Fahad Usmani

    Waqar Ahmed Fahad is a Ph.D Candidate in the Department of English and Communication Studies at Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi, India. His research is focused on the stereotypical representations of Muslim Minority Community in mainstream Indian ( Hindi) Cinema. Ahmed has received his Post Graduation in Media Governance from Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi, and is presently working as Research Associate cum Special officer to CEO, Prasar Bharati (India’s Public Service Broadcaster). In the past, he taught Journalism & Media courses at the University of Delhi, India. He had also served in a several media houses before joining the Broadcasting Industry.

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  • Alireza Vahdani

    Alireza Vahdani lives in Oxford, UK. He holds a M.A in Popular Cinema and, a B.A in Film Studies/ Communication, Media, and Culture from Oxford Brookes University. He is an Associate Lecturer in Film Studies at Oxford Brookes University. His research interests are Japanese period drama films, Italian popular cinema, classic American Westerns, and English linguistic.

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  • Kristof Van Den Troost

    Kristof Van Den Troost

    Kristof Van den Troost is an Assistant Professor at the Centre for China Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). A graduate of the Department of Sinology at the University of Leuven (Belgium), Kristof in 2011 received his PhD in Chinese Studies from CUHK. Specialized in Chinese-language cinemas, he has written on the history of film censorship in Hong Kong, and on Hong Kong and mainland Chinese genre cinema. He is currently preparing a book manuscript on the history of the Hong Kong crime film, from the post-war years to the present.

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  • Roxanne Varzi

    Roxanne Varzi

    Roxanne Varzi is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine. She was born in Iran to an American mother and Iranian father and migrated with her family to the U.S shortly after the Iranian Revolution in 1979. Dr. Varzi first returned to Iran in 1991 while on a year abroad at the American University in Cairo. When she graduated from the American University in Washington D.C in 1993, she returned to Iran for a year to live with her uncle’s family in Tehran. In 1995 she began graduate school in Persian Literature before deciding to study Anthropology at Columbia University in New York City. In 2000 she was awarded the first Fullbright for research in Iran since the Iranian Revolution. She completed her PhD in 2002 and was awarded a two year Woodrow Wilson fellowship that gave her a post-doctoral teaching and research fellowship at New York University’s International Center for Advanced Studies. In 2005 Dr. Varzi became the youngest senior Iranian visiting Fellow to St Antony’s College, Oxford University in the United Kingdom and was at the same time a member of the faculty of Anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Her publications include Warring Souls: Youth, Media, and Martyrdom in Post-Revolution Iran (Duke University Press, 2006). Her first film, Plastic flowers Never Die, an experimental documentary about mourning the Iran-Iraq war was completed in 2009 and is distributed through In 2008 she was a fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, (Institute for Advanced Sciences/Studies) and guest fellow also at the Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung (Center for Culture and Literature) where she began work on another book project about theater, art and performance from Iran in Berlin. She is also a writer of popular essays and fiction.

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  • Christopher Venner

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  • Michael Vesia

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  • Kerstin Vogel

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  • Amy Jane Vosper

    Amy Jane Vosper

    Amy Jane Vosper is a Ph.D. candidate at Trent University. Graduating with both a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Studies, Vosper began her M.A. in Film Studies at Carleton University with the intention of combining empirical and theoretical approaches to the study of spectatorship and the social construction of fear. Vosper is a regular academic guest-lecturer, a frequent contributor to Ottawa Horror and she has sat on panel discussions of horror, academia, gender and genre. She is currently co-authoring a book entitled, Encyclopedia Monstrosica: Representations of Monstrosity in Popular Culture. Her research has origins in her own experiences of fan culture and the under-representation of female horror fans. Currently, her work is focusing on female filmmakers and the independent, Canadian film industry.

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  • Paul W. Salmon

    Paul Salmon is a professor in the School of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph and in the Media Studies Program at the University of Guelph-Humber. He has taught a wide variety of film studies courses, including introductory film courses, courses on American, British, Canadian and Contemporary cinema, Documentary Film and Television, and Pulp Fiction and Film. His publications include entries for the Dictionary of Literary Biography, an article on Hanif Kureishi, film reviews of works by such directors as Spike Lee, Federico Fellini, and Stephen Frears, and the article “ ‘The People Will Think…What I Tell Them to Think’: Orson Welles and the Trailer for Citizen Kane in the Canadian Journal of Film Studies (15.2, Fall 2006).

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  • Jordan  Walker

    Jordan Walker

    Jordan is a journalist in Washington, D.C. Her work has also appeared in McSweeney’s. She enjoys running for absurdly long distances and exploring the endless frontiers of her Instant Pot.

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  • Richard Wallace

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  • Rachel Walls

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  • Rachel Webb Jekanowski

    Rachel Webb Jekanowski is an American proudly living abroad, who enjoys urban gardening and fiber arts. She completed her Master’s degree in Film Studies from Concordia University, and her Bachelor’s degree from Queen’s University in Ontario. Her current research focuses on archival practice and compilation documentaries, Yiddish cinema, and narratives of displacement and colonialism. She has presented at a number of conferences, including SCMS annual conference in 2013. She plans to begin a Doctoral program in Film and Moving Image Studies at Concordia in the fall.

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  • Elisabeth Weis

    Elisabeth Weis is Professor of Film and Head of Film Studies at Brooklyn College and on the faculty of CUNY’s Graduate Center. Her books include Film Sound: Theory and Practice (co-editor, John Belton) and The Silent Scream: Alfred Hitchcock’s Sound Track.

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  • Serena Wercholewski

    Serena Wercholewski is a multidisciplinary artist from Montreal. She completed her BFA in Art History and Film Studies at Concordia University, with a background in Fine Art Photography. She was the 2017 winner of the William K. Everson award from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema and the 2015 Canadian winner of Magenta’s Flash Forward. Her interests lie in Holocaust Studies, Women’s Studies, Analogue Technologies and the exploration of self. Her work can be seen at

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