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Deirdre Boyle is a media historian, critic, curator, and psychotherapist. Her research and teaching focuses on the history and theory of documentary film and video, critical writing about film and media, the death-denial in a death-centric, mediated world, the trauma, collective memory, and history, and media consumption and the body. She has published eight books, including a history of video documentaries throughout the 1970s, and is currently writing on the films of Errol Morris. She has also taught at New York University, City College/CUNY, Fordham University, Rutgers University, and Moscow State University. She been a guest curator for the Hong Kong Arts Centre, Brussels Video Festival, and the Museum of Modern Art, and programmed independent film and video series for public and cable television.Courses Taught:
- Documentary: Its Art and History
- Documentary Research MethodsNew Directions in Documentary
- Death and Media
- History, Memory and Media
- Mediating Consumption; Controlling the Body
- Film Criticism
- Media Criticism
- The Artist and Power: Soviet Film
“Entering the Cave: Experiencing the Sublime in the Devotional Cinema of Nathaniel Dorsky,” www.beyondkandinsky.net
“Undressing My Mother: Death and Film in Rural Ireland.” Short Film Studies 1 (2010).
“Trauma, Memory, Documentary: Reenactments in Two Films by Rithy Panh and Garin Nugroho.” In Documentary Testimonies: Global Archives of Suffering
, edited by Bhaskar Sarkar and Janet Walker. Routledge, 2009.
“Sleeping with the Enemy: Paul Chan's Flirtatious Trilogy, Paul Chan: The Tin Drum Trilogy.” Video Data Bank, 2009.
“Don't Call Them Video Freaks? Bay Area Video Artists and Activists of the Seventies.” Radical Light: Alternative Film and Video in the San Francisco Bay Area 1945-2000
, edited by Steve Seid. Pacific Film Archive, 2010.
“O Canada! George Stoney's Challenge.” In Challenge: Activist Documentary at the National Film Board of Canada
, edited by Thomas Waugh, Michael Baker and Ezra Winton. McGill-Queen's University Press, 2010.
“From Portapak to Camcorder: A Brief History of Guerrilla Television.” In Television: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies
, edited by Toby Miller. Routledge, 2003.
Subject to Change: Guerrilla Television Revisited. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.