My Mother is an Alien: Ten Takes on Life and Film

My Mother is an Alien: Ten Takes on Life and Film

by George Melnyk

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My Mother is an Alien: Ten Takes on Life and Film by George Melnyk

This innovative book offers a fresh approach to critique and commentary on film, interrogating the space between the cinematic eye and the inner eye.


About the Author:
George Melnyk is an Alberta author and professor of Canadian Studies in the Faculty of Communication and Culture at the University of Calgary. His teaching focus is Canadian film. He has published numerous books on regional, national, and international topics, including Canada and September 11 (Detselig, 2002) and Canada and the New American Empire (University of Calgary Press, 2004).

George Melnyk is well known as an essayist, of which his latest collection is New Moon at Batoche, also published by the Banff Centre Press (2000). His pioneering two-volume Literary History of Alberta (University of Alberta Press 1998, 1999) has become a benchmark for cultural studies in Canada. He has continued his innovative work in cultural studies with his groundbreaking One Hundred Years of Canadian Cinema (University of Toronto 2004).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781894773065
Publisher: Banff Centre Press
Publication date: 02/28/2004
Pages: 150
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Invading One’s Own Privacy

 

F A I T H
Jesus of The Prairie: The Lost and Found of Faith
About Gandhi: Naming a Tree
Clearcut is a Dirty Word

 

W R I T I N G
Why Das Boot or When is Believing Seeing?
When Cuba Speaks English We Have Strawberry and Chocolate
Léolo, Do Cowards Bend the Knee?

 

F A M I L Y
My Mother is an Alien or the Strong Woman Syndrome
Mon Oncle Max: Of Art and Alcohol
Fathers and Sons on Highway 61 to Florida and Beyond
Afterword: My Last Night in a Cube

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