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Ian Robinson, Ph.D.

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Visiting Assistant Professor in Canadian Studies


Institutional mailing address

Institut für Anglistik, Amerikanistik und Keltologie
Nordamerikastudienprogramm
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Regina-Pacis-Weg 5
53113 Bonn

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Office hours

Tuesdays, 10-12
Walter-Flex-Str. 3, Room 3.063, and by appointment


Research interests
Canadian cinema, film and media industries, world cinema, cultural theory, globalization, film festivals


Current research projects

  • “The Film Industry in Canadian Cities”
  • “Festivals, Events and Experiences: Film Spectatorship in the Digital Era”


Education

  • PhD, York and Ryerson Universities, Communication and Culture, 2012
  • MSc (awarded with Distinction), University of Edinburgh, Cultural Studies, 2004
  • Hon. BA, University of Toronto, English and Film, 2002


Professional experience

  • SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, McGill University, 2013-2015
  • Lecturer, OCAD University, 2012-2013
  • Lecturer, University of Waterloo, 2012-2013
  • Teaching Assistant, York University, 2006-2011


Publications

  • "Cartographic Projections: World Cinema and the Politics of Place", PhD dissertation, York University, 2012. Book manuscript in progress.
  • “Toronto on Screen.” The Oxford Handbook of Canadian Cinema. 2016.
  • ”Towards a Critical Cartographic Cinema.” Canadian Journal of Film Studies 23.2 (2014).
  • “Cinematic Border Spaces: Translocality and the Moving Image.” Cartographies of Place: Navigating the Urban. Ed. Janine Marchessault and Michael Darroch. Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press, 2014.
  • “The Political Aesthetics of the Urban Periphery and Pedro Costa’s Colossal Youth.” PUBLIC 43 (2011).
  • “Critique of Urban Disappearance in the Films of Keiller, Cohen and Steinmetz and Chanan.” The City and the Moving Image: Urban Projections. Ed. Richard Koeck and Les Roberts. London: Palgrave, 2010.
  • “Mediating a Common Sense of Place - The Toronto Archives’ ‘A Visual Legacy: The City of Toronto’s Use of Photography, 1856-1997.’” PUBLIC 37 (2008).
  • “Introduction.” Tag It! Toronto: A City’s Imagination Revolution by Tammy Stone, 2009.
  • “Weight of Space.” Text accompanying photography exhibition by Adam Kraweski, Patrick Mikhail Gallery, 2007.


Conference presentations

  • “The Permanent Festival and the Transformation of Film Culture in Canadian Cities”, Society for Cinema and Media conference, Montreal, March 29, 2015.
  • “Festivalization and Film Culture in Toronto”, Urban Arts Festivals Colloquium, Montreal, Nov 21, 2014.
  • “Film Culture as Urban Event: The Case of Secret Cinema”, Colloquium on the Urban Night, Montreal, Aug 7-8 2014.
  • “The Film Festival Economy: Culture, The City and the Public Sphere”, Film Studies Association of Canada annual conference, St. Catherine’s, Ontario, May 28, 2014.
  • “Space and Spectatorship in Immersive-Participatory Cinema”, Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference, Seattle, March 2014.
  • “The Cinematic City as Local History”, Film Studies Association of Canada conference, Canadian Federation of Humanities and Social Sciences Congress, University of Waterloo, May 30, 2012.
  • “History, the Cinematic City and the Politics of Place”, Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference, Boston, March 25, 2012.
  • “Towards a Theory of Cinema and Place”, Atmosphere 2011: Mediated Cities, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Feb 5, 2011.
  • “Cinematic Border Spaces: Trans-locality and the Moving Image”, Film Studies Association of Canada conference, Canadian Federation of Humanities and Social Sciences Congress, Concordia University, June 3, 2010.
  • “The Map Metaphor: Locality and the Visual Image”, Canadian Communications Association conference, Canadian Federation of Humanities and Social Sciences Congress, Carleton University, May 29, 2009.
  • “Mapping Local Identity in the Media City”, Urban Mediations symposium, Windsor, May 14, 2009.
  • “Critique of the Disappearing City in the Films of Keiller, Cohen and Steinmetz and Chanan”, Architecture, Urban Space and the Moving Image conference, University of Liverpool, March 28, 2008.
  • “Photoblogging the City – Revealing and Collecting Everyday Life”, Visible City Project and Archive Working Paper Series, Nov. 8, 2006.


Professional associations

  • Film Studies Association of Canada (FSAC)
  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS)
     

 

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