Works in Progress

“The Past Inside the Present: Cultural Memory and 1970s and 80s Canadian Film and Television.” A monograph project that examines the persistence of the 1970s and early 1980s in contemporary Canadian cultural memory. Chapters on Hinterland’s Who’s Who and other Canadian public service announcements, Michael Snow’s La Région Centrale and tax shelter horror films, SCTV, and the work of L’Atelier national du Manitoba.

“Mind How You Go: Children and the Public Information Film.”  An article-length examination of the seventies as a golden age for the British public information film aimed at children. The piece examines the ways in which PIFs drew on the generic conventions of the Western and the horror film to do their work as well as considering the persistence of these films in contemporary British cultural memory. Essay to be included in an edited volume on the child in cinema currently submitted for review with an academic press. Ms. 25pp.