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Paul Coates, Ph.D. (Warsaw), Graduate Chair

Office: UC 76
Phone: 519-661-2111 ext. 87865


Teaching in 2012/2013
Film 2275F: Documentary
Film 3316F: Special Topics: Before and After the Holocaust
Film 9200B: Film Theories, Criticisms, Histories

Teaching in 2011/2012
Film 3371F: Film Theory
Film 9200: Film Theories, Criticisms, Histories

Areas of Interest:
Polish cinema in general and Kieslowski in particular, European cinema, literature and film, documentary, cinema and religion, film theory.

Selected publications:
The Realist Fantasy: Fiction and Reality since "Clarissa" (Macmillian, 1983)
The Story of the Lost Reflection (Verso, 1985)
The Double and the Other (St. Martin's Press, 1988)
The Gorgon’s Gaze: German Cinema, Expressionism and the Image of Horror (Cambridge University Press, 1991)
Film at the Intersection of High and Mass Culture (Cambridge University Press, 1994)
• (ed.) Lucid dreams: the films of Krzysztof Kieslowski (Flicks Books, 1999)
Cinema, Religion, and the Romantic Legacy (Ashgate, 2003)
The Red and the White: the Cinema of People's Poland (Wallflower, 2005)
Cinema and Colour: The Saturated Image (BFI Publishing, 2010)
Screening the Face (Palgrave MacMillan, 2012)
• ‘European Film Theory: From Crypto-nationalism to Transnationalism’, in European Film Theory, ed. Temenuga Trifonova   (London and New York: Routledge, 2009), pp. 3-16.

Honors and distinctions:
• Gauss seminars (Princeton University, 1997)
• Director of Research, School of Language and Literature, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
• Head of Film Studies Department, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
• Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland Travel Grants (1995, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002)
• British Academy Travel Grants (1995, 1996, 2003)
• Arts and Humanities Research Board Leave (2001-2002).

Work in progress:
Monographs on film theory and film and literature.


Department of Film Studies - Western University
University College Building, Room 79
London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 3K7
Tel: 519.661.3307

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