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Haidee Wasson
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Member, Board of Directors, 2012-2015

 

Biography: Haidee Wasson is Associate Professor of Cinema at Concordia University, Montreal. Haidee received her PhD in Communications from McGill University in 1999.


Contact:

Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema (EV 2-743)
Concordia University
1455 De Maisonnevuve Blvd. W.
Montreal, Quebec
Canada H3G 1M8

Phone: 514 848 2424 x 5040

Fax: 514 848 4599

Email: haidee.wasson@concordia.ca

 

Degrees:

1999 PhD Graduate Program in Communications

McGill University, Montreal, Canada


Teaching and Research Interests: Film History, Media and Cultural History, New and Old Technology, Cultural Institutions, Museums, Expanded Cinema


Selected Publications:

Books:

Useful Cinema: Expanding Film Contexts, co-edited with Dr. Charles Acland [Duke University Press, 2011] 386 pp.

Inventing Film Studies: A Genealogy of Studying Cinema (co-edited with Dr. Lee Grieveson) (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2008) 446 pp.

Museum Movies: MoMA and the Birth of Art Cinema (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005) 314 pp. *Outstanding Academic Title 2005 (American Library Association)

Chapters in Books (Select and recent)

"Big, Fast Museums / Small, Slow Movies: Film, Scale and the Art Museum” in Useful Cinema, co-edited with Dr. Charles Acland (Duke University Press, 2011) 178-204.

"Utility and Cinema” with Dr. Charles Acland in Useful Cinema: Expanding Film Contexts, co-edited with Dr. Charles Acland (Duke University Press, 2011) 1-16.

"Film Studies and the Academy” (co-written with Dr. Lee Grieveson) in Inventing Film Studies: A Genealogy of Studying Cinema (co-edited with Dr. Lee Grieveson) (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2008) xi-xxxii

"Studying Movies at the Museum: The Museum of Modern Art and Cinema’s Changing Object” in Inventing Film Studies: A Genealogy of Studying Cinema (co-edited) (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2008) 121-148.

"Hollywood By-Pass: MoMA, The Rockefeller Foundation, and New Circuits of Cinema” in Patronizing the Public: American Philanthropy’s Transformation of Culture, Communication and the Humanities in the 20th Century. William Buxton, ed. (Plymouth, UK: Lexington Books, 2009) 101-122.


Articles in Journals (select and recent)

"Cinema at the Fair” Canadian Journal of Film Studies 21.1 (Spring 2012) 81-103.

"Suitcase Cinema” Cinema Journal 51.2 (Winter 2012) 148-152.

"Introduction” [In Focus: Screen Technologies] Cinema Journal (51.2) (Winter 2012) 141-144.

"Roundtable on the History of Film Studies in Canada” (co-organized with Mike Zryd) Participants: Peter Morris, Kay Armatage, John Locke, Andre Gaudrault, Maurice Yacowar. Canadian Journal of Film Studies (20.1) Spring 2011.117-137.

"Electric Homes! Automatic Movies! Efficient Entertainment!: Domesticity and the 16mm Projector in the 1920s” Cinema Journal (48.4 Fall 2009) 1-21.


Other activities:

Haidee Wasson is currently Associate Dean of Research in the Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University. She also co-edits a book series (with Lee Grieveson) committed to cultural histories of cinema.

 

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