JUMP CUT
A REVIEW OF CONTEMPORARY MEDIA

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Media activists for livability:
an NFB experiment in 1970s Vancouver

 

Jean Walton

Jean Walton, Professor of English and Film/Media at the University of Rhode Island, is writing a book tentatively titled “Mudflat Turf Wars:” a meditation on two embattled communities on Vancouver’s tidal fringes, with reflections on activist media, the politics of squatting, Malcolm Lowry’s melancholic drinking narratives, and her own teen years in a rainy suburb. This article on the Challenge for Change program is an offshoot of that project. Her recent film publications include “Donald Sutherland: the Politics and Erotics of Submission” in Hollywood Reborn: Movie Stars of the 1970s;

and “Thomasina, Thomasina,” on Hotel Amerika, a memoiristic exploration of the vicissitudes of cat-love.

She teaches courses on Movie Manifestos, Political Documentary, American Cinema of the Seventies, and Modernist Literature. For a more detailed account of her varied research interests, including her publications on race, psychoanalysis, peristalsis and modernity, see her faculty profile at
http://www.uri.edu/artsci/eng/Faculty/Walton.html

(PDF for "The Peristaltic Subject")

Email: shirleyjwalton@gmail.com