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Murray Pomerance

Pomerance, Murray




AB (Michigan), MA (S.U.N.Y. Buffalo)




416-979-5000 ext 6154

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Research Interests:

Hollywood Cinema; Modernity; Screen Performance; Cinema and Technology

Teaching Interests

Hollywood Cinema and Society; Cinema and Modernity; Screen Performance

Current Courses:

SOC902:  Hollywood and Society

SOC903:  Action Film and Consumer Society

SOC525:  Media and Images of Inequality

CC8927 / CMCT 6096:  Reading Film

ACS900: Cinema and the Body

Professional Affiliations:

Professor Pomerance is editor of the "Techniques of the Moving Image" series at Rutgers University Press and the "Horizons of Cinema" series at SUNY Press, and co-editor, with Lester D. Friedman and Adrienne L. McLean respectively, of the "Screen Decades" and "Star Decades" series at Rutgers University Press. 

He is a frequent guest and commentator on media matters.

Selected Publications & Presentations:

2013 Alfred Hitchcock's America, Cambridge U.K.: Polity Press, 2013.
2013 The Eyes Have It: Cinema and the Reality Effect, New Brunswick N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2013.
2013 Ed., with Daniel Bernardi and Hava Tirosh-Samuelson, Hollywood's Chosen People: The Jewish Experience in American Film, Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2013.
2012 Tomorrow, Ottawa: Oberon Press, 2012.
2011 Ed., Shining in Shadows: Movie Stars of the 2000s, New Brunswick N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2011.
2011 Ed., with R. Barton Palmer, A Little Solitaire: John Frankenheimer and American Film, New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2011
2011 Michelangelo Red Antonioni Blue: Eight Meditations on Cinema, Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011
2010 Edith Valmaine, Ottawa: Oberon Press, 2010
2010 Ici Commence Johnny Depp, Paris: Éditions Capricci, 2010
2008 The Horse Who Drank the Sky: Film Experience Beyond Narrative and Theory, New Brunswick N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2008
2008 Ed., A Family Affair: Cinema Calls Home, London: Wallflower Press, 2008
2007 Ed., City That Never Sleeps: New York and the Filmic Imagination, New Brunswick N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2007
2006 Ed., Cinema and Modernity, New Brunswick N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2006
2005 Johnny Depp Starts Here, New Brunswick N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2005
2005 Ed., with Frances Gateward, Where the Boys Are: Cinemas of Masculinity and Youth, Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2005
2005 Savage Time, Ottawa: Oberon Press, 2005
2005 Ed., American Cinema of the 1950s: Themes and Variations, New Brunswick N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2005
2004 An Eye for Hitchcock, New Brunswick N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2004
2004 Ed., BAD: Infamy, Darkness, Evil, and Slime on Screen, Albany: SUNY Press, 2004
2002 Ed., Enfant Terrible! Jerry Lewis in American Film, New York: New York University Press, 2002
2002 Ed., with Frances Gateward, Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice: Cinemas of Girlhood, Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2002
2001 Ed., Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls: Gender in Film at the End of the Twentieth Century, Albany: SUNY Press, 2001 
1999 Magia D'Amore, Los Angeles: Sun & Moon, 1999