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Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

Faculty Profiles

Brenda Longfellow

Technology in Practice

University   York University
E-Mail Address   brendal@yorku.ca
Phone Number   416-736-2100; ext 44776
Office Location   CFT 206
Office Hours   TBA


Education

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

Biography

Professor Longfellow has published articles on feminist film theory and Canadian cinema in CineTracts, Screen, CineAction and the Journal of Canadian Film Studies. She is a co-editor of the anthology Gendering the Nation: Canadian Women Filmmakers. She is an award winning documentary filmmaker and has recently completed the film Weather Report which aired on The Nature of things. She received a Canadian Genie for her documentary on Gwendolyn MacEwen, ShadowMaker and the Oberhausen award for her short Our Marilyn. Other films she has directed include Gerda, 1992, a feature drama on the life and times of Gerda Munsinger and A Balkan Journey. Professor Longfellow is currently the Chair of the Department of Film.

Research Interests

Feminist film theory; gender and national identity; women and cinema; film-making; women and culture, environmentalism, globalization.

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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