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Jonathan Cannon, PhD student in Screen Studies


Address: Morrill 401
E-mail: jonathan.cannon@okstate.edu

MA in Film Studies, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada 
BA Film Studies, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Early Hollywood
  • Silent film
  • Star studies
  • Gender studies
  • Race and ethnicity
  • Fan studies
  • Visual rhetoric
  • New media
  • Cultural theory
  • American culture in the 1910s and 1920s 


  • Book review of The Terministic Screen: Rhetorical Perspectives on Film (Ed. David Blakesley). KB Journal (The Journal of the Kenneth Burke Society) 11.2 (Spring 2016)
  • Editor-in-Chief, Cinephile (UBC Film Studies Journal), Vol. 7, Issue 1, "Reassessing Anime" (2011)
  • Editorial Board Member, Cinephile, Vol. 8, Issue 1, "The Voice-Over" (2012); Vol. 7, Issue 2, "Contemporary Realism" (2011/12); and Vol. 6, Issue 2, "Horror Ad Nauseam" (2010)

Conference Presentations

  • "Sitcom Celebrity." "What about TV acting?" Roundtable Speaker. Flow. Austin, Texas. Sept. 2016.
  • "The Big Lebowski and the Intinerantetual Cult Film." PCA/ACA. Chicago, IL. Spring 2014.
  • "Touristic Deathgazing: Dark Fan Tourism, Memorial Culture, and Mobile Posthumous Celebrity Worship." SCMS. Seattle, WA. Spring 2014.
  • Rocky Horror Redux: Subcultural Liveness and The Performative Pilgrim.” Film Studies Association of Canada (FSAC) Graduate Student Colloquium. The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC. Winter 2012.

Current Research/Articles in Progress

  • A dissertation on racial and ethnic male stardom in early Hollywood.
  • A qualifying paper on black male celebrity and visual rhetoric. 
  • A journal article on adult gaming apps for Porn Studies.
  • A journal article on Brigitte Bardot's European stardom for Film History.

Why OSU?

OSU’s program in screen studies champions interdisciplinary approaches to research on film, television, and new media. I am continually impressed by the excellent instruction, guidance, and expertise of the faculty.