Christopher Gittings - Supervision

I am available to supervise graduate student dissertations in the following areas: 

  • Canadian cinemas
  • First Nations cinemas
  • national cinema debates
  • postcolonial theory
  • postmodernism 
  • class
  • ideology
  • cultural memory
  • film theory
  • genre
  • documentary
  • melodrama
  • race and representation 
  • gender and sexuality

Graduate Dissertation Supervisions to date:

MA

Sean Fitzpatrick, The Im/Possibility of a Canadian Genre Cinema. Completed and defended at the University of Western Ontario, August 2012.

Ganga Rudraiah, Cinema of the Social: Stars, Fans and the Standardization of Genre in Tamil Cinema. Completed and defended at the University of Western Ontario, August 2011.

Tia Wong, Re-framing Trauma: Photographs and Memory in Alanis Obomsawin’s Documentaries. Completed and defended at the University of Western Ontario, August 2010.

Ph D

Prabhjot Parmar, Divided Land, Divided Bodies: Representations of Nationalism and Violence in Literature and Films on the Partition of India. Completed and defended at the University of Western Ontario,

May 2007 Robyn Fowler, Miss Canada: Political Cartoons and the Construction of Nation. Completed and defended at University of Alberta, October 2005

Heather Tapley, The American Hobo-Sexual: A Connective History in Material Queer Culture. Completed and defended at the University of Alberta, August 2003.

Lucas Johnson, ‘A Different Kind of Truth’: Fictionality in the Novels of John Irving. Completed and defended at University of Birmingham, UK May 2001.

Faye Hammill, Cultural Politics and Canadian Writing: Destabilising Essentialist Identities in Atwood, Marlatt, Shields, and their Foremothers. Completed and defended at University of Birmingham, UK February 1999.