MURRAY POMERANCE

 

SERIES EDITORSHIPS

Editor, "Techniques of the Moving Image" series
at Rutgers University Press

Editor, "Horizons of Cinema" series
at State University of New York Press.

Co-editor, with Lester D. Friedman, "Screen Decades" series
at Rutgers University Press. (Information on titles)

Co-editor, with Adrienne L. McLean, "Star Decades" series
at Rutgers University Press. (Information on titles)

 



EDITORIAL and ADVISORY BOARDS

Associate: Cinematic Affect Network

Editorial Board: "Contemporary Cinema" series from Editions Rodopi

Editorial Board: In Short: Journal of Small Screen Studies

Editorial Board: THYMOS: Journal of Boyhood Studies

Advisory Board: CineJ: Journal of Cinema and Media Studies

 

PROJECTS IN PREPARATION

George Cukor: Hollywood Master, ed. with R. Barton Palmer, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

"On Bernard Herrmann, Alfred Hitchcock, and The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)," for Steve Rawle and Kevin Donnelly, eds., volume on Hitchcock and Herrmann, Manchester University Press.

"Houdini and Houdini," for William H. Epstein and R. Barton Palmer, eds., Invented Lives: Biopics and American National Identity, Albany: SUNY Press.

"On The Asphalt Jungle," for Douglas McFarland and Wes King, eds., untitled volume on John Huston.

“Alfred Hitchcock and Morals," in R. Barton Palmer and Steven Sanders, Alfred Hitchcock as Moralist, Albany: SUNY Press.

"Doing Dumbledore: Notes on Accretionary Performance," in R. Barton Palmer and Amanda Klein, eds., Multiplicities: Cycles, Sequels, Remakes, and Reboots in Film & Television

"Close Encounters of the Paternal Kind: Spielberg's Fatherhoods," for Nigel Morris, ed., A Steven Spielberg Companion, Malden Mass.: Wiley-Blackwell.

Thinking in the Dark, ed., with R. Barton Palmer, New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press.

"Look at Me: On Deep Hearts," in Rebecca Meyers, William Rothman, and Charles Warren, eds., Looking With Robert Gardner, Albany N.Y.: SUNY Press, forthcoming.

 

 

PROJECTS FORTHCOMING

Marnie, London: BFI, forthcoming August 2014.

"Assheton Gorton: A Life in Film," Film International, forthcoming January 2015.

"Robert Altman's Hollywood," in Adrian Danks, ed., A Robert Altman Companion, Malden Mass.: Wiley-Blackwell.

"Looking Up: Social Class in The Man Who Knew Too Much," for Jonathan Freedman, ed., Cambridge Companion to Hitchcock.

"Scorsese's Landscape of Mortality," in Aaron Baker, ed., A Martin Scorsese Companion, Malden Mass.: Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming.

The Economist, forthcoming 2014, Ottawa: Oberon Press.

"Digesting Steven Spielberg," in Peri Bradley, ed., Food for Thought: The Culture Significance of Food in Film and TV, London: Palgrave Macmillan.






BOOKS PUBLISHED

Ed., The Last Laugh: Strange Humors of Cinema, Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2013.

The Eyes Have It: Cinema and the Reality Effect, New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2013. CONTENTS

Alfred Hitchcock's America, Cambridge: Polity Press, 2013. CONTENTS

Tomorrow, Ottawa: Oberon Press, 2012.

Ed., with Daniel Bernardi and Hava Tirosh-Samuelson, Hollywood's Chosen People: The Jewish Experience in American Cinema, Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2012.

Popping Culture, seventh edition, edited (with John Sakeris), Boston: Pearson, 2012. CONTENTS

Ed., Shining in Shadows: Movie Stars of the 2000s, New Brunswick N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2011. CONTENTS

Ed., with R. Barton Palmer, A Little Solitaire: John Frankenheimer and American Film, New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2011. CONTENTS

Michelangelo Red Antonioni Blue: Eight Reflections on Cinema, Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011. CONTENTS

Edith Valmaine, Ottawa: Oberon Press, 2010.

Popping Culture, Sixth and expanded edition, edited (with John Sakeris), Boston: Pearson, 2010. CONTENTS

Ici Commence Johnny Depp, Paris: Éditions Capricci, 2010.

Popping Culture 5th edn., edited (with John Sakeris), Boston: Pearson, 2008. CONTENTS

Ed., A Family Affair, London: Wallflower Press, 2008. CONTENTS

The Horse Who Drank the Sky: Film Experience Beyond Narrative and Theory, New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2008. CONTENTS

City That Never Sleeps: New York and the Filmic Imagination, ed., New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2007.
CONTENTS

Johnny Depp: Betrachtungen zu einem Schauspieler, Trans. Andrea Rennschmid, Landshut: Reinhard Weber Verlag, 2006.

From Hobbits to Hollywood: Essays on Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings, ed., with Ernest Mathijs, Amsterdam and New York: Editions Rodopi, 2006.
CONTENTS

Popping Culture, 4th ed., ed. with John Sakeris, Boston: Pearson, 2007.
CONTENTS

Cinema and Modernity, ed., New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2006.
CONTENTS

Savage Time, Ottawa: Oberon Press, 2005.
CONTENTS

American Cinema of the 1950s: Themes and Variations, ed., New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2005.
CONTENTS

Popping Culture, 3rd ed., ed., with John Sakeris, Boston: Pearson, 2005.
CONTENTS

Johnny Depp Starts Here, New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2005.
CONTENTS

Where the Boys Are: Cinemas of Masculinity and Youth, ed., with Frances Gateward, Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2005.
CONTENTS

Popping Culture, 2nd ed., ed., with John Sakeris, Boston: Pearson, 2004.
CONTENTS

An Eye for Hitchcock, New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2004.
CONTENTS

Ed. BAD: Infamy, Darkness, Evil, and Slime on Screen, ed., Albany: State University of New York Press.
CONTENTS

Popping Culture, ed., with John Sakeris, Boston: Pearson, 2003.
CONTENTS

Enfant Terrible!: Jerry Lewis in American Film, ed., New York: New York University Press, 2002.
CONTENTS

Closely Watched Brains, 2nd edn., ed., with John Sakeris, Boston: Pearson, 2003.
CONTENTS

Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice: Cinemas of Girlhood, ed., with Frances Gateward, Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2002.
CONTENTS

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls: Gender in Film at the End of the Twentieth Century, ed., Albany: State University of New York Press, 2001.
CONTENTS

Closely Watched Brains, ed., with John Sakeris, Boston: Pearson, 2001.
CONTENTS

Bang Bang, Shoot Shoot! Essays on Guns and Popular Culture, 2nd ed., ed., with John Sakeris, Needham Heights: Pearson, 2000.
CONTENTS

Bang Bang, Shoot Shoot! Essays on Guns and Popular Culture, ed., with John Sakeris,Needham Heights: Pearson, 1999.

Magia d'Amore. Los Angeles: Sun & Moon Press, 1999.

Pictures of a Generation on Hold: Selected Papers, ed., with John Sakeris, Toronto: Media Studies Working Group, 1996.
CONTENTS

Ludwig Bemelmans: A Bibliography. New York: Heineman, 1993.

The Complete Partitas. Toronto: Les Trois O, 1992-1995. In 14 volumes.
     •         Vol. I. Lunch With Roger (1992)
     •         Vol. II. A Shore Pavane (1992)
     •         Vol. III. Fazzoli (1993)
     •         Vol. IV. The Ninth Life (1993)
     •         Vol. V. Boy with Figs (1993)
     •         Vol. VI. / Higher (1993)
                Vol. VII. Brownian Motion (1994)
     •         Vol. VIII. / The Blue Whale (1994)
     •         Vol. IX. Scales of Cucumber  (1994)
     •         Vol. X. / Studio City (1994)
     •         Vol. XI. The Odalisque & The Birth Day Tree (1995)
     •         Vol. XII. En Suisse (1995)
     •         Vol. XIII. / Malingering (1995)
     •         Vol. XIV. / MacDonald's Farm (1995)

Ed., A Random Soup: Recipes from Friends of The Mabin School, Toronto: Gabbro Press, 1992.

Amagansett: The Hidden Waterfall.  Toronto: Coach House/Fourpart, 1971.



 

SELECTED PAPERS, CHAPTERS, ARTICLES, AND STORIES PUBLISHED

"The World That Never Was," New Cinema, New Media: Reinventing Turkish Cinema, ed. Murat Akser and Deniz Bayrakdar., Cambridge Scholars Press, 2014, 2-26.

"The Wedding That Never Was," Quarterly Review of Film and Video 31: 6 (August 2014), 542-52.

"Passion's Ghost," in Tom Conley and T. Jefferson Kline, eds., A Godard Compendium, Malden Mass.: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014.

"Brandon De Wilde: 'Eloquent of Clean, Modern Youth,'" in Steven Rybin, ed., special issue of The Cine-Files: A Scholarly Journal of Cinema Studies 6 (Spring 2014), online at www.thecine-files.com, May 2014.

"Interiorization in Public Enemies," Steven Sanders, Aeon J. Skoble, and R. Barton Palmer, eds., The Philosophy of Michael Mann, Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2014, 119-40.

"The Bromance Stunt in 'House,'" in Michael DeAngelis, ed., Reading the Bromance: Male Homosociality in Film and Television, Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2014, 255-73.

"Hitchcock's Canine Uncanny," in Adrienne L. McLean, ed., Cinematic Canines: Dogs and Their Work in the Fiction Film, New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2014, 199-218.

"A Bromide for Ballantine: Spellbound, Psychoanalysis, Light," from An Eye for Hitchcock, in Neil Badmington, ed., Alfred Hitchcock, Vol. 3, London: Routledge, 2014, 380-414.

"Hitchcock's American Scapes," from Alfred Hitchcock's America, in Neil Badmington, ed., Alfred Hitchcock, Vol. 4, London: Routledge, 2014, 290-322.

Trans., with Bill Krohn, "Two Interviews about To Catch a Thief," by Tifenn Brisset, Film International 11: 6 (2013), 13-21.

"The Villain We Love: Notes on the Dramaturgy of Screen Evil," in B is for Bad Cinema: Aesthetics, Politics, and Cultural Value, eds., Claire Perkins and Constantine Verevis, Albany: SUNY Press, 2014, 105-27.

"A Teacup and a Kiss: Staging Action in Johnny Guitar," in Steven Rybin and Will Scheibel, eds., Lonely Places, Dangerous Ground: Nicholas Ray in American Cinema, Albany: SUNY Press, 2014, 123-37.

"Vox Orson," Sounding Out, at soundstudiesblog.com, January 2014.

"Burton Black," in Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock, ed.,
The Works of Tim Burton: Margins to Mainstream, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, 33-46.

"Hitchcock Goes to the Dogs," in Film International 11: 3-4 (Fall 2013), 49-63.


"The Climb and the Chase: Film Noir and the Urban Scene--Representations of the City in Three Classic Noirs," in A Companion to Film Noir, ed. Andrew Spicer and Helen Hanson, Malden, Mass.: Wiley Blackwell, 2013, 405-19.

"Young Body on the Beach," in Sean Redmond and Brady Hammond, eds., special issue of Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies 27: 5 (October 2013), 617-29.

"The Man with X-Ray Eyes," Senses of Cinema 67 (July 2013, online at http://sensesofcinema.com/2013/cteq/x-the-man-with-the-x-ray-eyes/.

"Notas Sobre Sans Soleil," trans. Tiosha Bojórquez, in Mara Fortes and Lorena Gómez Mostajo, eds., Chris Marker Inmemoria, Mexico City: Ambulante Ediciones, 2013, 157-76.

"Talking Space in Vertigo," Movie: A Journal of Film Criticism 4 (April 2013), online at http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/film/movie/contents/talking_space_in_vertigo_pomerance.pdf

"'He Loved What He Did So Much!': An Interview with Evans (Evans) Frankenheimer (2010)," in Stephen B. Armstrong, ed., John Frankenheimer: Interviews, Essays, and Profiles, Lanham MD: Scarecrow Press, 2013, 229-45.

"The Gangster Giggles," in Murray Pomerance, ed., The Last Laugh: Strange Humors of Cinema, Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2013, 127-41.

"Introduction: The Great Corrective," in Murray Pomerance, ed., The Last Laugh: Strange Humors of Cinema, Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2013, 1-14.

"Notes on Sans Soleil," in sensesofcinema.com 66 (March 2013), online at http://sensesofcinema.com/2013/feature-articles/notes-on-sans-soleil/

"Who Was Buddy Love?: Screen Performance and Jewish Experience,"
in Daniel Bernardi, Murray Pomerance, and Hava Tirosh-Samuelson, eds., Hollywood's Chosen People: The Jewish Experience in American Cinema, Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2012, 193-210.orthcf Ci

"My Letter from Siberia," Senses of Cinema 64, Fall 2012, online at http://sensesofcinema.com/2012/feature-articles/my-letter-from-siberia/

"Blood from a Stone," Senses of Cinema 63 (Summer 2012), online at http://sensesofcinema.com/2012/feature-articles/blood-from-a-stone/

"Performed Performance and The Man Who Knew Too Much," in Theorizing Screen Acting, ed. Aaron Taylor, New York: Routledge, 2012, 62-75.

"Leonardo DiCaprio: King of the 'World,'" in Anna Everett, ed., Pretty People: Movie Stars of the 1990s, New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2012, 103-22.

"A Sensational Face," La Furia Umana (April 2012), online at http://www.lafuriaumana.it/index.php/rapporto-confidenziale-joomla/492-a-sensational-face

"Boy Meets Girl: Architectonics of a Hitchcockian Shot," Senses of Cinema 62, March 2012, online at http://www.sensesofcinema.com/2012/feature-articles/boy-meets-girl-architectonics-of-a-hitchcockian-shot/

"Antoine Doinel, Antoine Doinel, Antoine Doinel: François Truffaut's 'Trilogy,'" in Film Trilogies: New Critical Approaches, ed. Claire Perkins and Constantine Verevis, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, 226-42.

Review of Jeffrey Spivak's Buzz: The Life and Art of Busby Berkeley, Quarterly Review of Film and Video 19: 2 (2012), 177-81.

"Significant Cinema: The Scene of the Crime," Senses of Cinema 61, December 2011, online at http://www.sensesofcinema.com/2011/feature-articles/significant-cinema-the-scene-of-the-crime/

"The Wages of Fear,"Senses of Cinema 60, November 2011. Online at http://www.sensesofcinema.com/2011/cteq/the-wages-of-fear-2/

"'Introduction: Stardom in the 2000s," in Murray Pomerance, ed., Shining Shadows: Movie Stars of the 2000s, New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2011, 1-11.

"In the Wings," in Murray Pomerance, ed., Shining Shadows: Movie Stars of the 2000s, New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2011, 238-42.

"'He loved what he did so much!': An Interview with Evans (Evans) Frankenheimer," Film International 9: 3 (Summer 2011), 35-50.

"Thirteen Ways of Looking at The Birds," in R. Barton Palmer and David Boyd, eds., Hitchcock at the Source, Albany: State University of New York Press, 2011, 267-93.

"Introduction: Why Don't You Pass the Time by Playing a Little Solitaire," in R. Barton Palmer and Murray Pomerance, eds., A Little Solitaire: John Frankenheimer and American Film, New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2011, 1-9.

"Ashes, Ashes: Structuring Emptiness in All Fall Down," in R. Barton Palmer and Murray Pomerance, eds., A Little Solitaire: John Frankenheimer and American Film, New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2011, 184-96.

“A Parallax Case: Gender Performance in Wings of the Morning," Flow 13: 13, online at http://flowtv.org/2011/05/a-parallax-case/

“'Distance Does Not Exist': Méliès, le Cinéma, and the Moon," in Matthew Solomon, ed., Fantastic Voyages of the Cinematic Imagination: Georges Méliès's Trip to the Moon," Albany: State University of New York Press, 2011, 81-96.

"Some Hitchcockian Shots," in Tom Leitch and Leland Poague, eds., A Companion to Alfred Hitchcock, London and New York: Wiley, 2011, 237-52.

"Bagdad Bad," in Cynthia Fuchs and Joe Lockard, eds., Iraq War Cultures, New York: Peter Lang, 2011, 39-69.

"'Who Lives?': Notes on a Cinematic Moment, Flow 13: 8, online at http://flowtv.org/2011/02/who-lives/ .

"Donne-moi du raisin," Capricci 2011, Paris: Éditions Capricci, 2011, 58-62.

"Amplified Discourse and Desire in sex, lies, and videotape," in R. Barton Palmer and Steven M. Sanders, eds., The Philosophy of Steven Soderbergh, Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2011, 51-66.

"A Stolen Life," Quarterly Review of Film and Video 27:5 (December 2010), 422-26.

"Uncle Boonmee, Who Can Recall His Past Lives and What We Know," Flow (University of Texas) 13: 3 (November 2010), online at http://flowtv.org/2010/11/uncle-boonmee/

" Feed Me Grapes," senses of cinema 56 (September 2010), online at www.sensesofcinema.com.

"What Ever Is Happening to M. Night Shyamalan: Meditation on an 'Infection' Film," in Jeffrey Weinstock, ed., Critical Approaches to the Films of M. Night Shyamalan: Spoiler Warnings, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010, 203-18.

"James Dean and James Stewart: The Darkness Within," in R. Barton Palmer, ed., Larger Than Life: Movie Stars of the 1950s, New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2010, 61-85.

Review of Michelangelo Antonioni Interviews, ed. Bert Cardullo, Quarterly Review of Film and Video 27: 3 (2010), 236-41.

Review of Auteurs and Authorship: A Reader, ed. Barry Keith Grant, Quarterly Review of Film and Video 27: 3 (2010), 247-53.

"What Ever Is Happening to M. Night Shyamalan: Meditation on an 'Infection' Film," Film International 8: 1 (2010), 34-46.

"Notes on Some Limits of Technicolor: The Antonioni Case,"Senses of Cinema 53, Winter 2010, online at www.sensesofcinema.com.

"Baghdad Bad," Film International 7: 5 (2009), 27-49.Lester D

"The Spies Who Came In from the Cold: Framing Alfred Hitchcock's Torn Curtain," Cinephile 5: 2 (Summer 2009), 30-34.

"Down and Away to Botany Bay," Senses of Cinema 52 (Fall 2009), online at www.sensesofcinema.com.

"A Culture for Man-Boys," THYMOS: Journal of Boyhood Studies 3: 2 (Fall 2009), 144-46.

"Light, Looks, and The Lodger," Quarterly Review of Film and Video 26: 5, 425-433. Online version at http://imagearts.ryerson.ca/newparagone/symposium.html#Pomerance

Review of Cities and Cinema by Barbara Mennel, The Canadian Geographer 53: 1 (2009), 116-118.

"Review of European Cinema Face to Face with Hollywood by Thomas Elsaesser," Quarterly Review of Film and Video 26: 1 (2009), 65-69.

"Review of Guiltless Pleasures: A David Sterritt Reader by David Sterritt," Quarterly Review of Film and Video 26: 1(2009), 69-74.

"Style, Calculation, and Counterpoint in The Clock," in Joe McElhaney, ed., Vincente Minnelli: The Art of Entertainment, Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2009, 341-58.

"Tinker Bell, the Fairy of Electricity," in Lester D. Friedman and Allison Kavey, eds., Second Star to the Right: Peter Pan as Cultural Icon and Communal Myth, New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2009, 13-49.

"In the Dictionary," Celery Magazine (Spring-Summer 2008), online at www.celerymagazine.com/latest/17.html.

"Introduction: A Family Affair," in Murray Pomerance, ed., A Family Affair, forthcoming, London: Wallflower Press, 2008, 1-10.

"The Look of Love: Cinema and the Dramaturgy of Kinship," in Murray Pomerance, ed., A Family Affair, London: Wallflower Press, 2008, 293-303.

"Boy Meets Girl: Architectonics of a Hitchcockian Shot," In Short: Journal of Small Screen Studies 1: 1 (June 2008), online at http://com.miami.edu/in-short/.

"Digesting Steven Spielberg," Film International 32 Vol. 6 No. 2, April 2008, 24-37.

"1967: Movies and the Specter of Rebellion," in Barry Keith Grant, ed., American Cinema of the 1960s: Themes and Variations, forthcoming, New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2008, 172192.

"A Modern Gesture: Perpetual Motion and Screen Suspense," Film International 5: 5, Issue 29 (Fall 2007), 42-53.

Entries on “Michelangelo Antonioni,” “Youssef Chahine,” “Vittorio De Sica,” “Alfred Hitchcock,” “Ron Howard,” “Claude Lelouch,” “Jerry Lewis,” “Anthony Minghella,” “Mike Nichols,” “Idrissa Ouedraogo,” “François Ozon,” “Nicholas Ray,” “Steven Spielberg,” “Jacques Tati,” “François Truffaut,” and “Wim Wenders,” in Steven Jay Schneider, ed., 501 Film Directors, London: Quintet, 2007.

"Marion Crane Dies Twice," in Richard J. Hand and Jay McRoy, eds., Monstrous Adaptations: Generic and Thematic Mutations in Horror Film, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2007, 140-54.

Entries on Alien, Annie Hall, Arizona Dream, The Band Wagon, The Big Red One, Bitter Victory, Blowup, The Dreamers, The Greatest Show on Earth, Interiors, King Kong (1933), The Last Laugh, M, The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence, Modern Times, North by Northwest, Play Time, The Searchers, Sunset Blvd., The Talented Mr. Ripley, and Written on the Wind, in Chris Fujiwara, ed., The Little Black Book: Movies, London: Cassell Illustrated, 2007.

"Prelude: To Wake Up in the City That Never Sleeps," in Murray Pomerance, ed., City That Never Sleeps: New York and the Filmic Imagination, New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2007, 3-17.

"A Clean, Well-Lighted Place: Hitchcock's New York," in Murray Pomerance, ed., City That Never Sleeps: New York and the Filmic Imagination, New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2007, 103-17.

"Safe in Lotosland," in James Morrison, ed., All That Heaven Allows: The Cinema of Todd Haynes, London: Wallflower Press, 2007, 79-87.

Entries on "Animal Actors," "Cinematography," "Color," "Credits," "Gregg Toland," "Nestor Almendros," and "Saul Bass" in Barry Keith Grant, ed., The Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film, Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2006, I: 79-84; I: 285-297; I: 333-341; I: 383-389; I: 288; I: 291; I: 384.

"Pachyderm's Progress," in Timothy Shary and Alexandra Seibel, eds., Youth Culture in Global Cinema, Austin: University of Texas Press, 2007, 207-21.

"Review of Hitchcock's Cryptonymies by Tom Cohen," Screening the Past, online at http://www.latrobe.edu.au/screeningthepast/20/hitchcocks-cryptonymies.html

"The Dramaturgy of Action and Involvement in Sports Film," Quarterly Review of Film and Video 23: 4 (2006), 311-29.

"Introduction: There and Back Again: An Editors' Tale" with Ernest Mathijs, in Ernest Mathijs and Murray Pomerance, eds., From Hobbits to Hollywood: Essays on Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings, Amsterdam and New York: Editions Rodopi, 2006, 1-16.

"The Laddy Vanishes," in Ernest Mathijs and Murray Pomerance, eds., From Hobbits to Hollywood: Essays on Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings, Amsterdam and New York: Editions Rodopi, 2006, 351-72.

"Introduction," in Murray Pomerance, ed., Cinema and Modernity, New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2006, 3-15. xxx

"Nothing Sacred: Modernity and Performance in Catch Me If You Can," in Murray Pomerance, ed., Cinema and Modernity, New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2006, 211-31.

"Hitchcock Quotes,"Quarterly Review of Film and Video 23: 2 (2006), 139-54.

"Introduction: Movies and the 1950s," in Murray Pomerance, ed., American Cinema of the 1950s: Themes and Variations, New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2005, 1-20.

"1957: Movies and the Search for Proportion," in Murray Pomerance, ed., American Cinema of the 1950s: Themes and Variations, New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2005, 177-200.

"Dream in Honor of Walter Benjamin," New Review of Literature 3: 1 (October 2005), 133-39.

"Stark Performance," in J. David Slocum, ed., Rebel Without a Cause: Approaches to a Maverick Masterwork, Albany: State University of New York Press, 2005, 35-52 .

"Why Hides the Sun in Shame?: Ambrose Chapel and The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)," The MacGuffin online at http://www.labyrinth.net.au/~muffin/ambrose_chapel.html

"Death in Venice," Descant 128 Vol. 36 No. 1, Spring 2005, 80-101.

"Honeymoon," in Douglas Glover, ed., Best Canadian Stories 04, Ottawa: Oberon Press, 88-101.

"Introduction," with Frances Gateward, in Where the Boys Are: Cinemas of Masculinity and Youth. Ed. Murray Pomerance and Frances Gateward. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2005, 1-18.

"The Man-Boys of Steven Spielberg," in Where the Boys Are: Cinemas of Masculinity and Youth. Ed. Murray Pomerance and Frances Gateward. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2005, 133-54.

"Alfred Hitchcock's Dramaturgy of Screen Violence," in Steven Jay Schneider, ed., New Hollywood Violence. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2004, 34-56.

"Introduction," with John Sakeris, in Murray Pomerance and John Sakeris, eds., Popping Culture, 2nd edn., ed., Boston: Pearson Education, 2004, ix-xii.

Review of The Celluloid Highway: The Cinema of Wim Wenders by Alexander Graf, Quarterly Review of Film and Video 21: 4 (October-December 2004), 346-352 .

"A Royal Audience: Voyages of Involvement in David Fincher's The Game," Quarterly Review of Film and Video 21: 3 (July-September 2004), 187-198.

Review of Screening the Beats: Media Culture and the Beat Sensibility by David Sterritt, Quarterly Review of Film and Video 21: 3 (July-September 2004), 266-270.

Review of Hitchcock: Past and Future ed. Richard Allen and Sam Ishii-Gonzáles, Quarterly Review of Film and Video 21: 3 (July-September 2004), 261-266.

"Two Stories," The New Review of Literature 1: 2 (April 2004), 137-141.

"Review of Geoff King, Spectacular Narratives," Quarterly Review of Film and Video 20: 4 (2003), 305-309.

"The Shadow of the World Trade Center Is Climbing My Memory of Civilization," in Wheeler Winston Dixon, ed. Film and Television After 9/11. Carbondale IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 2004, 42-62.

"Honeymoon," Descant 123 Vol. 34 No. 4 (Winter 2003), 183-194 .

"Introduction: From Bad to Worse," in Murray Pomerance, ed., BAD: Infamy, Darkness, Evil, and Slime on Screen. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2004, 1-18.

"Tom Ripley's Talent," in Murray Pomerance, ed., BAD: Infamy, Darkness, Evil, and Slime on Screen. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2004, 315-329.

"Recuperation and Rear Window," Senses of Cinema, Senses of Cinema no. 29, November-December, 2003. Online at http://www.sensesofcinema.com

Entries on Shane, Laura, Dead Man, and Yankee Doodle Dandy in Steven Jay Schneider, ed., 1,001 Films You Must See Before You Die!, London: Quintet, 2004.

From "The Alphabet of the Imagination," White Wall Review 27 (2003), 13-17; 24-27.

"Popcorn Nostalgia: Going to the Movies in the 1950s and Now," Desert Exposure, March 2003.

"Neither Here nor There: eXistenZ and the Elevator Film," Quarterly Review of Film and Video 20: 1 (2003), 1-14 .

"Reality TV's New Losers--Women," Newsday (January 24, 2003), A39.

"Sand," White Wall Review 26 (2002), 52-67.

"Review of You're Only As Good As Your Next One: 100 Great Films, 100 Good Films, and 100 for Which I Should Be Shot, by Mike Medavoy (with Josh Young)," Quarterly Review of Film and Video 19:4 (Winter 2002), 355-359.

"Introduction," in Murray Pomerance, ed., Enfant Terrible!: Jerry Lewis in American Film, New York: New York University Press, 2002, 1-16.

"The Errant Boy: Morty S. Tashman and the Powers of the Tongue," in Murray Pomerance, ed., Enfant Terrible!: Jerry Lewis in American Film, New York: New York University Press, 2002, 239-255.

M.P. and Frances Gateward. "Introduction," in Frances Gateward and Murray Pomerance, eds. Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice: Cinemas of Girlhood. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2002, 13-21.

"'Don't understand, my own darling': The Girl Grows Up in Shadow of a Doubt," in Frances Gateward and Murray Pomerance, eds. Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice: Cinemas of Girlhood. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2002, 39-53.

"The Man Who Wanted to Go Back," in Jon Lewis, ed., The End of Cinema as We Know It. New York: New York University Press, 2002, 43-49.

"'The future's not ours to see': Song, Singer, Labyrinth in Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)," in Pamela Robertson Wojcik and Arthur Knight, eds., Soundtrack Available. Durham: Duke University Press, 2001, 53-73.

Review of Identity and Memory: The Films of Chantal Akerman, ed. Gwendolyn Audrey Foster. Film Quarterly 54:4 (Summer 2001), 55-57.

"Introduction: Gender in Film at the End of the Twentieth Century," in Murray Pomerance, ed. Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls: Gender in Film at the End of the Twentieth Century. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2001, 1-15.

"Marion Crane Dies Twice," in Murray Pomerance, ed. Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls: Gender in Film at the End of the Twentieth Century. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2001, 301-316.

"Public Trust," Canadian Art 18:1 (Spring 2001), 92.

"I forbid you to leave this room: Mind/Power in Torn Curtain," in Murray Pomerance and John Sakeris, eds. Closely Watched Brains. Boston: Pearson Education, 2001, 153-168.

"Design by Hitchcock, Hitchcock by Design: A Reading of the Moroccan Dinner Sequence in The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)," in Linda Lewis, ed., Filmbuilding: Devices and Delicacies of Film Design. Toronto: Film Design Working Group, 2002.

"Two Bits for Hitch: Small Performance and Gross Structure in The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)," in Sidney Gottlieb, ed., The Hitchcock Annual, 2000, 127-145.

"Finding Release: 'Storm Clouds' and The Man Who Knew Too Much," in James Buhler, Caryl Flinn, and David Neumeyer, eds., Music and Cinema. Middletown CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2000, 207-246.

"The Consumer Perversity of Roger Thornhill," Quarterly Review of Film and Video 17:1 (Spring 2000), 19-34.

"Rite de passage," Prairie Fire 20:4 (Winter 2000), 19-27.

"Antal's Victory," Descant 107, Vol. 30 No. 4 (Winter 1999), 166-190.

"Afterword," in Murray Pomerance and John Sakeris, eds. Bang Bang, Shoot Shoot! Essays on Guns and Popular Culture. 2nd ed. Needham Heights: Pearson Education, 2000, 233-238.

"Afterword," in Murray Pomerance and John Sakeris, eds. Bang Bang, Shoot Shoot! Essays on Guns and Popular Culture. Needham Heights: Pearson Education, 1999, 219-223.

"Koi," Descant 106, Vol. 30 No. 3 (Fall 1999), 142-150.

"The Skin of Our Teeth: The Man Who Knew Too Much Dines Out," The MacGuffin 25a (December 1998), 10-13.

"To the One Who Feeds the Parakeet," Desert Exposure (February 1998).

"Antal's Fingers," Parchment 6 (1997-98), 11-27.

"Venetophilia," Descant 97, Vol. 28 No. 2 (Summer 1997), 77-87.

"Untitled piece on David Cronenberg's Crash," Newsletter of the Film Studies Association of Canada 21: 1 (Fall 1996).

"On the Mounties and the Disney Corporation," Canadian Art 12: 3 (Fall 1995), 112.

"The Jews of Perth," Parchment 4 (1995-96), 42-53.

"On 'Woman with Revolver' by Alex Colville," Canadian ARt 11: 4 (Winter 1994).

"Un Ballo in Maschera," Descant 85, Vol. 25 No. 2 (Summer 1994), 116-123.

Untitled review of photographs by Volker Seding, Canadian Art 11: 2 (Summer 1994), 67.

Untitled review of a show by Kim Adams, Canadian Art 10: 4 (Winter 1993), 67.

"Curiosities," Canadian Art 10: 4 (Winter 1993), 72.

Untitled review of a show of tetchings by Lucian Freud, Canadian Art 10: 3 (Fall 1993), 91.

"Dorothea Rockburne's Quantum Leap," Canadian Art 10: 3 (Fall 1993), 48-51.

Untitled, on Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Canadian Art 10: 2 (Summer 1993), 12.

"Bookman's Folly," in MP, Ludwig Bemelmans: A Bibliography.

Untitled, on Eadweard Muybridge, Canadian Art 10: 1 (Spring 1993), 13.

"Karsh Realities," Canadian Art 10: 1 (Spring 1993), 30-33.

"The Canadian Flag," Canadian Art 9: 4 (Winter 1992) , 23-25.

"Wayne's World," review, Canadian Art 9: 3 (Fall 1992), 101-102.

"Considering Cronenberg," Canadian Art 9: 2 (Summer 1992), 40-45.

"Decor," in William Abrahams, ed., Prize Stories 1992: The O. Henry Awards, New York: Doubleday, 1992, 117-126.

Untitled preview of a show by Arnaud Maggs, Canadian Art 9: 4 (Spring 1992), 21.

Untitled review of Passage by Irving Penn, Canadian Art 9: 4 (Spring 1992), 79-80.

Untitled review of André Kértesz at the Jane Corkin Gallery, Toronto, Canadian Art 8: 4 (Winter 1991), 82-83.

"Imbroglio," in James Laughlin, ed., New Directions in Prose and Poetry 55, New York: New Directions, 1991, 1-10.

"Decor," The Paris Review 119 (Summer 1991).

"Belles Excentriques," The Kenyon Review X: 4(Fall 1988), 197-207.

"Sicilian Vespers," The Kenyon Review X: 4 (Fall 1988), 100-109.

"Invaders from Zon," an electronic fiction mounted as part of the Public Access Project, "Some Uncertain Signs" (February 17 through July 21, 1986) and reproduced in part in Public (Winter 1988), 6-11.

"Magia d'Amore," The Kenyon Review IX: 2 (Spring 1987), 58-64.

"Varig, Wandor, and Berteuse," The Boston Review X: 3 (July 1985), 18-19.

"Retriever," Confrontation 29 (Winter 1985), 42-45.

"The Ninth Life," The Paris Review 89 (Fall 1983), 75-79.

"Growing Up Sighted," Artmagazine 62 Vol. 14 No. 62 (Spring 1983), 23-25; 61.

"The Queerness of Sight," PhotoCommuniqué (May/June/July/August 1980), 20-29.

"At the Posing Stand," review of Michael Mitchell's Monsters of the Gilded Age: The Photographs of Charles Eisenmann, PhotoCommuniqué 2: 1 (March/April 1980), 8-10.

"Brought By A Messenger From The Outside World," a review of Susan Sontag's On Photography, White Wall Review 1: 4 (Fall 1979), 18-22.

"Malingering," Chelsea 33 (September 1974), 60-66.

 

 

 

RECENT GUEST LECTURES


March 2014 --- University of Arizona, Tucson AZ

November 2013 --- McMaster University, Hamilton ON

September 2013 --- California State University at Long Beach, Long Beach CA

May 2013 --- Cineteca Nacional de Mexico, Mexico City

April 2013 --- University of Chicago, Chicago IL

February 2013 --- University of Manitoba, Winnipeg MB

February 2013 --- University of Southampton, Southampton UK

February 2013 --- Warwick University Coventry UK

February 2013 --- University of Bristol, Bristol UK

February 2013 --- University of East Anglia, Norwich UK

February 2013 --- Flagler College, St. Augustine FL

November 2012 --- University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

February 2012 --- Flagler College, St. Augustine FL

February 2012 --- Khadir Has University, Istanbul Turkey

November 2011 --- School of Communication, University of Miami, Coral Gables FL

October 2011 --- California State University at Long Beach, Long Beach CA

October 2011 --- Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia

October 2011 --- University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

October 2011 --- RMIT, Melbourne, Australia

September 2011 --- University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania

September 2011 --- Humanities Institute, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY

March 2011 --- University of British Columbia, Vancouver

March 2011 --- Roehampton University, Southlands College, England

March 2011 --- Southampton University, England

February 2011 --- Flagler College, St. Augustine FL

January 2011 --- Université de Montréal

May 2010 --- Khadir Has University, Istanbul

March 2010 --- Yale University

March 2010 --- Boston University

March 2010 --- Harvard University

February 2010 --- University of Manitoba, Winnipeg

January 2010 --- Ryerson University, Toronto

November 2009 --- Brock University, St. Catharines ON

October 2009 --- University of California at Santa Barbara, Goleta CA

April 2009 --- University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu

April 2009 --- Monash University, Melbourne Australia

February 2009 --- University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews Scotland

February 2009 --- University of Southampton, Southampton England

February 2009 --- Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto

November 2008 --- Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto

November 2008 --- Harvard University, Cambridge MA

November 2008 --- Boston University, Boston MA

November 2008 --- Eastern Illinois University, Charleston IL

April 2008 --- Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto

March 2008 --- University of Oklahoma, Norman OK

February 2008 --- University of Miami, Coral Gables

February 2008 --- Innis College, University of Toronto, Toronto

February 2008 --- Bishop's University, Lennoxville QC

November 2007 --- University of Lincoln, Lincolnshire UK

November 2007 --- Modernist Studies Association, Long Beach CA

November 2007 --- Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto

October 2007 --- University of Illinois, Champaign IL

August 2007 --- Jersey Shore Film Festival, Asbury Park NJ

June 2007 --- Scarborough College, University of Toronto, Toronto ON

April 2007 --- George Mason University, Fairfax VA

March 2007 --- Emory University, Atlanta


March 2007 --- Clemson University, Clemson SC

March 2007 --- Oglethorpe University, Atlanta

March 2007 --- City University of New York Staten Island

February 2007 --- University of Arizona, Tucson


February 2007 --- Mass Culture Workshop, University of Chicago

February 2007 --- Chicago Film Seminar, Chicago

January 2007 --- Indiana University/Purdue University, Fort Wayne

January 2007 --- University of British Columbia, Vancouver

November 2006 --- King's College, Halifax

October 2006 --- California State University at Long Beach

February 2006 --- Ryerson University

November 2005 --- Hobart and William Smith Colleges

October 2005 --- Harvard University

October 2005 --- University of Illinois at Champagne/Urbana

October 2004 --- Columbia University Seminar on Cinema and Interdisciplinary Interpretation, New York



 

CONFERENCES, CONFERENCE PAPERS, AND PANELS


"Bells Are Ringing: Notes on Rear Projection," The Magic of Special Effects/La Magie des effets spéciaux Conference, Montreal, November 2013.

" Hitchcock's Moooving Pictures," Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Chicago, March 2013.

Participant, "American Smart Film," Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Chicago, March 2013.

"Hitchcock's Directorial Gestures," Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Boston, March 2012.

"Portentous Arrangements: Bernard Herrmann and The Man Who Knew Too Much," paper delivered at "Hitchcock and Herrmann: Partners in Suspense" Conference, York St. John University, York, March 2011.

Participant, "Affect as Rhetorical Strategy," Society for Cinema and Media Studies, New Orleans, March 2011.

Chair, "Rethinking the Pleasures of the Text," Society for Cinema and Media Studies, New Orleans, March 2011.

"Notes on the Cinema of John Frankenheimer," with R. Barton Palmer, Flagler College, St. Augustine FL, February 2011.

"Hitchcock's Mountain: Technologies of Engagement in North by Northwest," Flagler College, St. Augustine FL, February 2011.

"Tinker Bell, Fairy of Electricity: A Spiritualist Construct in Narrative Cinema," Université de Montréal, January 2011.Ti

Chair, "Intermedial Institutions: Theatre, Print Media, Architecture," Eleventh International Domitor Conference, Toronto, June 2010.

Chair, "Early Educational Cinema (III): Immigration, Conversion, and Cleanliness," Eleventh International Domitor Conference, Toronto, June 2010.

Keynote, "The World That Never Was: Looking at Old Cinematic Special Effects with New Eyes," Cinema and the New Conference, Khadir Has University, Istanbul, May 2010.

Workshop participant, "Writing about Film," Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Los Angeles, March 2010.

"The Gangster Giggles: Bloody Funny Situations and the Dramaturgy of Crime," Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Los Angeles, March 2010.

Respondent Panelist, 4th Annual Eva Holtby Lecture (delivered by Lewis H. Lapham), Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, October 2009.

"The Villain We Love: Notes on the Dramaturgy of Screen Evil," keynote address, "B is for Bad Cinema" conference, Monash University, Melbourne Australia, April 2009.

"Light, Looks, The Lodger," paper delivered at The New Paragone: The Cinema and Vanguard Art Movements: A Symposium on the Avant-Garde and the Early Reception of Film, Ryerson University, March 2009. Online at http://imagearts.ryerson.ca/newparagone/symposium.html#Pomerance

"Who Was Buddy Love?: Screen Performance and Jewish Experience," keynote, Stars of David: The Jewish Experience in American Cinema, Arizona State University, Phoenix AZ, November 2008. Stars

"Big Moments of Small Performance: The Character Acting of Joan Allen," keynote, Embarras Valley Film Festival, Charleston IL, November 2008.

"Performed Performance and The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)," Film Studies Association of Canada, Vancouver, June 2008. "

"Hitchcock the 'Moralist': Proprieties of Appearance in The Lodger and The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)," Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Philadelphia, March 2008.

"Digesting Steven Spielberg," keynote presentation, "Spielberg at 60" Conference, University of Lincoln, Lincolnshire UK, November 2007.

"Hitchcock's Urban Modernity," Modernist Studies Association, Long Beach CA, November 2007.

"Le Goût du crime: Cinematic Gangster Style in New-Wave Paris," "Global Gangsters: Crime in International Cinema" Conference, University of Illinois, Champaign IL, October 2007.

"Fathers and 'Fathers' in Hollywood's Araby," Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Chicago, March 2007.

Participant, "The Global Image of Youth," Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Chicago, March 2007.

"The Eye's Frisson: From Fiedler to Action Cinema," Modern Language Association, Philadelphia, December 2006.

"Flitty Woman: Energy, Illumination, and the Dramaturgy of Tinker Bell (1904-2004)," Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Vancouver, March 2006.

"A Modern Gesture," Society for Cinema and Media Studies, London, March 2005.

Participant, "Rebel Without a Cause," Society for Cinema and Media Studies, London, March 2005.

"Naked Interest: Dramaturgical Modernism in Catch Me If You Can," Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Atlanta, March 2004.

Chair, "American Cinema of the 1950s: Then Meets Now," Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Atlanta, March 2004.

"A Brief Dramaturgy of Animal Actors in Film," Animal Representation Conference, Brock University, November 2003.

"Royal Tenenbaum's Look of Love," Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Minneapolis, March 2003.

"Depp Positions," Society for Cinema Studies, Denver, May 2002.

Chair, "From Bad to Worse: Explorations of Screen Evil," Society for Cinema Studies, Denver, May 2002.

"Empire of the Son: Steven Spielberg's Man-Boy as Cinematic Tool," Society for Cinema Studies, Washington DC, May 2001.

Chair, "Masculinity I," Society for Cinema Studies, Washington DC, May 2001.

"Steven Spielberg's Man-Boy," Nipissing University, March 2001.Co-chair (with John Sakeris), Brainwatching: Intellect and Ideology in Media Culture, Ryerson University, May 2000.

"The Errant Boy: Morty S. Tashman's Music of Masculinity," Society for Cinema Studies, Chicago, March 2000.

Chair, "Jerry Lewis: Paragon of American Masculinity," Society for Cinema Studies, Chicago, March 2000.

"Alfred Hitchcock Goes Pop," Applied Arts Faculty, Ryerson Polytechnic University, November 1999.

"Two Bits for Hitch: Small Performance and Gross Structure in The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)," Hitchcock: A Centennial Celebration, Tisch School of the Arts and Skirball Center for New Media and Film & Department of Cinema Studies of New York University, October 1999.

"Design by Hitchcock, Hitchcock by Design," Filmbuilding 99: Devices and Delicacies of Film Design, Toronto, September 1999.

Chair, "SF Film and Media" panel, 1999 Academic Conference on Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy, Ryerson Polytechnic University, June 1999.

"The Man Who Ate Too Much," Society for Cinema Studies, West Palm Beach FL, April 1999.

Co-chair (with Frances Gateward), "Cinema Sets the Table," Society for Cinema Studies, West Palm Beach FL, April 1999.

Co-chair (with John Sakeris), Bang Bang, Shoot Shoot! -- Film, Television, Guns, Ryerson Polytechnic University, May 1998.

"Vertigo in Vertigo," Society for Cinema Studies, San Diego, April 1998.

"Alfred Hitchcock's Stairway to Heaven: I Confess and the Labours of the Eye," Society for Cinema Studies, Ottawa, May 1997.

Chair, "Canada's Fair Domain," Society for Cinema Studies, Ottawa, May 1997.

Co-chair (with John Sakeris), Pictures of a Generation on Hold: Youth in Film and Television in the 1990s, Ryerson Polytechnic University, May 1996.

"The Consumer Perversity of Roger O. Thornhill and Marnie Edgar," Society for Cinema Studies, Dallas, April 1996.

 

 

FILMS and OTHER MEDIA

A

Broken Tulips. Brandon Cronenberg, dir. 2008. (actor)

A Little Unkind. Divya D'Souza, dir. 2006. (actor)

Billy Burkhalter: The Maltese Man, videogame by Sean Springer, forthcoming. online at http://sphincter.ca/burkhalter (voice)

Perfecte. Martin Gero, dir. 2000. (actor)

UseOnceAndDestroy. John L'Ecuyer, dir. 1994. (narration)

Low Life. John L'Ecuyer, dir. 1993. (script consultant).

Nightcrawlers. Jonathan Culp, dir. 1991. (producer).

Lamentations. Bruce Elder, dir. 1985. (actor, writer, composer).