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    Deirdre Boyle

    Associate Professor

    • MSW, New York University
    • MA, Antioch College   

    Boyle,Deirdre IMG

    Media historian, critic, curator, and psychotherapist. Research and teaching focusses on the history and theory of documentary film and video; critical writing about film and media; death-denial in a death-centric, mediated world; trauma, collective memory, and history; and media consumption and the body. She has published eight books including a history of '70s video documentaries 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; been guest curator for the Hong Kong Arts Centre, Brussels Video Festival, and The Museum of Modern Art, among others; and programmed independent film and video series for public and cable television.

    Courses Taught

    • Death and Media
    • Documentary: Its Art and History
    • New Directions in Documentary
    • Documentary Research Methods
    • Film Criticism
    • History, Memory and Media
    • Media Criticism
    • Mediating Consumption, Controlling the Body
    • The Artist and Power

    Recent Publications

    • Trauma, Memory, Documentary: New Forms of Reenactments in Two Films by Rithy Panh and Garin Nugroho in Documentary Testimonies:  Global Archives of Suffering, eds.  Bhaskar Sarkar and Janet Walker, AFI Film series (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 in 50 Years of  Bay Area Experimental Film and Video, ed. Steve Seid  (Pacific Film Archive, forthcoming)
    • O Canada! George Stoney's Challenge in Challenge for Change/Société Nouvelle: The Collection, eds. Thomas Waugh, Michael Baker and Ezra Winton, (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2009)
    • From portapak to camcorder: a brief history of guerrilla television in Television: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies (vol 4) ed. Toby Miller (Routledge, 2003)Subject to Change: Guerrilla Television Revisited (Oxford Univ Press, 1997)

    Research Interests

    • Global Documentary
    • Hybrid Documentary
    • Trauma, History and Memory
    • Media Consumption and the Body
    • Death and Media

    Professional Affiliations

    • Society for Cinema and Media Studies
    • Film and History Society
    • Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association
    • National Association of Social Workers

    Awards and Honors

    • The New School University's Distinguished Teaching Award
    • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship
    • Fulbright Fellowship
    • Asian Cultural Council Fellowships
    • Cable Ace Award for Best Documentary Series

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