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Rain/Drizzle/Fog

Film and Television in Atlantic Canada

contributions by Darrell Varga, Colin Howell, Peter L. Twohig, Pierre Veronneau, Gregory Canning, Noreen Golfman, Malek Khouri, Jerry White, Jan Vanderburg, John Mccullough, Tracy Y. Zhang, Bruce Barber, Andrew Burke & Sylvia D. Hamilton

Publisher
University of Calgary Press
Initial publish date
Jan 2009
Category
History & Criticism
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781552382486
    Publish Date
    Jan 2009
    List Price
    $34.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781552382660
    Publish Date
    Oct 2008
    List Price
    $34.95

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This is an exciting new collection sure to create ripples throughout Canadian film studies … an important new addition to the literature on Canadian screen culture. - Zoë Druick, School of Communication, Simon Fraser University

Rain/Drizzle/Fog : Film and Television in Atlantic Canada is the first scholarly study of film and television in Atlantic Canada. With contributors from across the country, the book provides a broad historical overview of film and television in the region, as well as essays on specific topics in contemporary popular television (Trailer Park Boys), early television (Don Messer's Jubilee), and the work of filmmakers such as Bill MacGillivray, Andrea Dorfman, Thom Fitzgerald, and others.

This collection is informed by a critical perspective on prevailing stereotypes of culture in the Atlantic region, as well as by history and political-economy debates on the relationship between Atlantic and central Canada. It is also in large part a response to the continued marginalization of regional film and television within the field of Canadian film studies, which has traditionally been dominated by a critical and artistic canon from central Canada and Quebec. Rain/Drizzle/Fog challenges the prevailing tendency to homogenize the complexity of Canadian cultural production and instead celebrates the regional distinctions that make Atlantic film and television unique.

With Contributions By: Bruce Barber Andrew Burke Gregory Canning Noreen Golfman Sylvia D. Hamilton Colin Howell MalekKhouri John Mccullough Peter L. Twohig Jen Vanderburg DarrellVarga Pierre Veronneau Jerry White Tracy Y. Zhang

About the authors

Darrell Varga is Canada Research Chair in Contemporary Film and Media Studies at NSCAD University (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design), where he teaches courses in film history, documentary film, and Canadian cinema. He has published widely on Canadian cinema and is the co-editor of Working on Screen: Representations of the Working Class in Canadian Cinema.

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Darrell Varga is Canada Research Chair in Contemporary Film and Media Studies at NSCAD University (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design), where he teaches courses in film history, documentary film, and Canadian cinema. He has published widely on Canadian cinema and is the co-editor of Working on Screen: Representations of the Working Class in Canadian Cinema.

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PETER L. TWOHIG is an historian of the Atlantic region. He is the author of two previous books on health care work, and five interdisciplinary essay collections on health, illness and disease. He began his career in Dalhousie University's Faculty of Medicine, before taking up a Canada Research Chair in history at Saint Mary's University, which he held from 2003 to 2013. He teaches in the Department of History at Saint Mary's and several interdisciplinary programs.

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Malek Khouri is an associate professor of film in the Faculty of Communication and Culture at the University of Calgary. He is co-editor of Working on Screen: Representations of the Working Class in Canadian Cinema (2006), and author of the forthcoming book Liberation and Identity: The Arab National Project in Youssef Chahine’s Cinema.

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Jerry White is an associate professor of film studies at the University of Alberta and a member of the education staff of the Telluride Film Festival. He is co-editor of North of Everything: English-Canadian Cinema since 1980 (2002), editor of The Cinema of Canada (2006), and author of Of This Place and Elsewhere: The Films and Photography of Peter Mettler (2006). He is the former editor of the Canadian Journal of Irish Studies.

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Bruce Barber is an internationally known artist, writer and curator. His interdisciplinary studio work has been included in the Paris Biennale, the Sydney Biennial and many exhibitions in Canada and abroad. Barber is the editor of Essays on [Performance] and Cultural Politicization (1983); co-editor, with Serge Guilbaut and John O'Brian, of Voices of Fire: Art Rage, Power, and the State (Toronto, 1996) and editor of Conceptual Art: the NSCAD Connection 1967-1973 (Halifax, 1992).

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Andrew Burke is associate professor in the Department of English at the University of Winnipeg.

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Sylvia D. Hamilton is a filmmaker and writer whose awards include a Gemini and the Portia White Prize. Her poetry has been published in The Dalhousie Review, West Coast Line, The Great Black North and Untying the Apron: Daughters Remember Mothers of the Fifties. She was a contributor to, and co-editor of, We’re Rooted Here and They Can’t Pull Us Up: Essays In African Canadian Women’s History. She lives in Grand Pre, Nova Scotia.

 

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