Zoë Druick


A lecture given at Walker Evans Show: Depth of Field at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

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  • Ph.D. Graduate Program of Social and Political Thought, York University, Canada


Zoë Druick is Professor in the School of Communication and Co-director of the Centre for Policy Studies on Culture and Communities. Her primary areas of teaching and research are media studies, gender studies and critical theory. Her research considers histories, theories and trajectories of documentary, educational, and reality-based media. Her most recent books are The Grierson Effect: Tracing Documentary's International Movement (BFI 2014, with Deane Williams) and Cinephemera: Archives, Ephemeral Cinema and New Screen Histories in Canada (McGill-Queen's University Press 2014, with Gerda Cammaer). Other publications include Allan King's A Married Couple (UTP 2010), Programming Reality: Perspectives on English-Canadian Television (WLU Press, 2008) and Projecting Canada: Government Policy and Documentary Film at the National Film Board (McGill-Queen's, 2007). Her articles have appeared in numerous anthologies and journals, including Camera Obscura, Screen, Canadian Journal of Communication, International Journal of Communication, and the Canadian Journal of Film Studies. She has co-edited special issues of the Canadian Journal of Communication, on Cultural Production in Canada, and the European Journal of Cultural Studies, on Gender and Property Television after the financial crisis. She is currently working on a monograph that considers the shifting dimensions of the visual culture of mental health in non-fiction media over the course of the 20th century.


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