Peter Lester, Assistant Professor

MA in Popular Culture




Peter Lester, Assistant Professor

Office: SBH 307
Email: plester@brocku.ca; Extension: 3822

I am interested in supervising projects in the areas of Canadian cinema, film history, film technology and exhibition studies.

Education:
Ph.D. Communication Studies, Concordia University
MA, Canadian Studies, Carleton University
BA, History, University of Guelph

Research Interests:
Canadian film history
Screen culture
Film Technology
Exhibition Studies
Nontheatrical film

Teaching Areas:
Canadian cinema
Documentary film

Selected Publications:

“A Gimli We no Longer Know: Dislocated History in Guy Maddin’s Tales from the Gimli Hospital,” Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Vol.31, no.6, 2014, 586-596.
 
“Canada’s Lost Frontier Epic: The Stillborn Saga of Policing the Plains,” Cinephemera: Moving Images at the Margins of Canadian Cinema History, Zoe Druick and Gerda Cammaer eds, McGill-Queens University Press (Forthcoming 2014).
 
“‘Four Cents to Sea’: 16mm, the Royal Canadian Naval Film Society and the Mobilization of Entertainment,” Film History Vol.25, No.4, 2013, 62-81.
 
“‘It’s Not the Size (of the Screen) that Matters:’ IMAX, LIEMAX and the ‘Meaning’ of a Brand,” Scope Issue 25, February 2013.
 
“Sweet Sixteen’ Goes to War: Hollywood, the NAAF and 16mm Film Exhibition in Canada During World War II,” The Canadian Journal of Film Studies, Vol.19, no.1, Spring 2010, 2-19.
 
“The Perilous Gauge: Independent Canadian Film Exhibition and the 16mm Mobile Menace,” Cinema and Technology: Cultures, Theories, Practices, Bruce Bennett, Marc Furstenau and Adrian Mackenzie, eds. Palgrave-Macmillan, 2008, 23-36.

Links:
www.filmstudies.ca

Peter Lester