Research Facilities

Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film




Research Facilities

Brock University maintains three specialized collections pertinent to the study of popular culture. The Popular Music Archive contains some 30,000 recordings and other items related to popular music. The Skene-Melvin Collection is comprised of 2,800 volumes of critical and bibliographical material related to detective and crime fiction and a comprehensive collection of Canadian detective fiction. And the Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film maintains an extensive collection of films and television programs. Private viewing carrels are available for student use.

Some students will have the opportunity to acquire teaching experience by serving as Research Assistants or Teaching Assistants in the Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film or in relevant courses offered by other Departments and Programs associated with the MA Program in Popular Culture.

There are also many local opportunities for students to be involved in the creation of popular culture, including Brock Radio, Brock Press, Niagara Artists Centre, Brock University Film Society and the Niagara Independent Film and Video Festival. As well, Brock's geographical location near Buffalo and Niagara Falls offers excellent opportunities for cross-border studies of popular culture.

Barry Grant with Gary Robbins

Former MA PCUL Director Barry Grant with actor Gary Robbins on the set of the movie Wrong Turn