Ned Schantz

Ned Schantz
Contact Information
514-398-4400 Ext 09334
Email address: 
ned.schantz [at]

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

Faculty Members
Associate Professor; Acting Director, World Cinemas minor
Cultural Studies

B.A. (Stanford); M.A. and Ph.D. (University of Southern California), Associate Professor

Cultural Studies
Teaching areas: 

Cultural Studies, film, narrative theory, genre theory, feminism, media and technology, the theory of hospitality, Hitchcock

Taught previously at: 

University of Southern California.

Current research: 

Hitchcock and Hospitality, The Contemporary Forking-Path and Multi-plot Film, train narratives in film and the novel

Selected publications: 

Book cover of "Gossip, Letters and Phones"

"Hospitality and the Scene of Contract in Dial M for Murder." Hitchcock Annual 21 (2017): 40-70.

"Teaching The Bridge." The Cine-Files (December 2015): online.

“Surprised by La Jetée.” Senses of Cinema 76 (September 2015).

"Melodramatic Reenactment and the Ghosts of Grizzly Man," Criticism Volume 55, Number 4 (Fall 2013).

"Hospitality and the Unsettled Viewer: Hitchcock's Shadow Scenes" inCamera Obscura 25 (1 73): 1-27 (2010).

Gossip, Letters, Phones: The Scandal of Female Networks in Film and Literature. Oxford UP, 2008.

"Telephonic Film" in Film Quarterly (Summer 2003) 23-35.

"Jamesian Gossip and the Seductive Politics of Interest" in The Henry James Review (Winter 2001) 10-23.

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