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04/06/2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


04/12/2017 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm


Jonathan Cannon, PhD student in Screen Studies

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

  • Star studies
  • Gender studies
  • Race and ethnicity
  • Visual rhetoric
  • New media
  • Fan studies
  • 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.
  • 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

  • Dissertation: "Ethnic Stardom and the Commercialization of Exoticism in Early Hollywood, 1915-1926"
  • Qualifying Paper: "The Black Male Celebrity Pose: On Image, Ethos, and Audience"

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.