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Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

Faculty Profiles

Scott Forsyth

Media & Culture

University   York University
E-Mail Address   sforsyth@yorku.ca
Phone Number   416-736-2100; ext 22164
Office Location   CFT 238
Office Hours   TBA

Education

B.A (Trent); M.A. (York); Ph.D. (York)

Biography

Professor Scott Forsyth has published on the politics of Hollywood films, Marxist cultural theory, third world film and film in Canada. He is a founding editor of the film studies journal CineAction. He is currently working on a research project on culture and Canadian Communists in the thirties and a manuscript on contemporary Hollywood, American imperialism and Cold War and post-Cold War ideologies.

Research Interests

Film and media politics; film history; Marxist cultural and aesthetic theory; film in the third world. Projects on cultural politics and Canadian Communists and on Hollywood and imperialism.

Selected Publications

'Canadian Communists, Class and Culture,'in Malek Khouri and Darrell Varga, (eds.), Canadian Cinema and the Working Class, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005

'Hollywood Reloaded: The Film as Imperial Commodity,'in Leo Panitch and Colin Leys, (eds.), Empire Reloaded: Socialist Register 2005, London: Merlin Press, 2004

 

 

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Harold [Innis] taught us how to use the bias of culture and communication as an instrument of research. By directing attention to the bias, or distorting power of the dominant imagery and technology of any culture, he showed us how to understand cultures.
~ Marshall McLuhan