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    In a 2012 survey, 87% of film students stated that Film Studies at Western offered an “enriching” and “intellectually stimulating” learning environment.

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    Michael Raine is researching the representation of bodily movement in anime such as "Attack on Titan" (Tetsurō Araki, 2013)

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    Tobias Nagl recalls meeting cultural theorist Stuart Hall (1932-2014) in his article "The After-Life of Stuart Hall. Why Hall?"

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Janelle Blankenship

Janelle Blankenship specializes in 19th-century optical technologies; early and silent-era cinema; German film history, European avant-garde and popular science film. Learn more

Joe Wlodarz

Joe Wlodarz specializes in a number of areas including American cinema history, international queer cinema, African-American cinema, film theory, television studies, and more. Learn more



Film Studies 40 Years Ago – The Founding of the Martin Walsh Film Library. Learn more


1) KINO: The Western Undergraduate Journal of Film Studies

2) Point of View Magazine (Issue 82: “Focus on Education”)

3) Awards and Honours 


Film students take top prize

Western Film students take Best Short Documentary at Montreal Film Festival. Jayne Clarke, director, and classmates Sam McGuinness, Travis Pulchinski, Brad Capstick, and Angela Clemente won the prize for their film "Posted", a snapshot of Instagram celebrity Mina Gerges. View Film on Vimeo

Mediated Worlds: Sociality, Publicness and Celebrity

michael raineProfessor Michael Raine presented a lecture at a two-week summer program sponsored by the Kadokawa Culture Promotion Foundation Media-Content Research Project in conjunction with the University of Tokyo. Read more

Small Cinemas at a Crossroads

booksSize matters – this is how one could capture in a slogan the ongoing research undertaken by several Film Studies faculty members, who focus on the opportunities and challenges faced by cinemas in small nations across the globe. But when is a nation or a cinema “small”? Read more

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  • Meet nationally and internationally renowned film and media scholars, filmmakers, and scriptwriters at one of our regular talks, workshops or film screenings. All events are free and are open to the public.