James Bond PHD
Join UBC Film Professors Brian McIlroy and Ernest Mathijs for an academic perspective on James Bond, cultural icon.
Brian McIlroy holds a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia. His main research interests are in Canadian and Irish Cinema and Media. He also has interests in cultural studies and theory. He is the author, editor or co-editor of six books, the most recent being Genre and Cinema: Ireland and Transnationalism (Routledge, 2007). Author of some 50 book chapters, journal articles and book reviews, in 2007-08, he was President of the Film Studies Association of Canada. He is co-founder of the Department’s Centre for Cinema Studies, and information on his funded research can be read at www.centreforcinemastudies.com. In 2011, he was awarded the Killam Excellence in Mentoring Graduate Students Award. Currently, he is exploring early cinemagoing and film exhibition in Vancouver, a project funded by SSHRC.
Ernest Mathijs holds a Ph.D. from the Free University of Brussels. His specialty is the reception of alternative cinema, cult cinema, and film and stage performance. He is the author of 100 Cult Films (with Xavier Mendik), Cult Cinema (with Jamie Sexton), and The Cinema of David Cronenberg: from Baron of Blood to Cultural Hero. He has also written on European horror, digital cinema, and The Lord of the Rings (and is preparing a project on The Hobbit). He is the series editor of Contemporary Cinema and Cultographies. His most recent book is on the Canadian horror gem Ginger Snaps.