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Trevor Ponech

Department Chair & Associate Professor
Trevor Ponech
514-398-4400 Ext 09846
Email Address: 
trevor [dot] ponech [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Mailing Address: 

McGill University
Department of English
853 Sherbrooke Street West
Arts Building
Montreal, QC H3A 0G5 CANADA

Degrees and Academic Title(s): 

B.A. (McGill); Ph.D. (Northwestern), Associate Professor

General Research Areas: 
Teaching and Research Areas: 

Philosophy of cinema, philosophy of literature, theories of culture and society.

Taught previously at: 

Northwestern University.

Selected Publications : 

"The Definition of 'Cinema'," in Paisley Livingston and Carl Plantinga, eds., Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Film (New York: Routledge, 2008). 

"Cinema Again: A Reply to Jonathan Walley," Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 65 (2007): 12-16. 

"External Realism About Cinematic Motion," British Journal of Aesthetics 46 (2006): 349-68. 

"The Substance of Cinema," Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 64 (2006): 187-98. 

Current Research: 

Kitchen Stories (forthcoming, University of Washington Press), a monograph on Bent Hamer's movie, Kitchen Stories.