Film Studies

Gerrit Krueper

Gerrit Krueper proposes a trans-/post-humanistic theory of the cyborg theorized with the help of Japanese cyberpunk animation. His theory reads the cyborg on the means of both the cyber-body (production, resources, labor force, tools of labor/production, organization) and the cyber-brain, its immaterial realm (consciousness, species-being, social-relations, power struggles, networks).

Discipline

Film and Media Studies

Recent Publication

Krueper, Gerrit. “Becoming Cyborg: Liberating One’s Real Species-Being. A Materialist Ontology of the Posthuman.” Culturally Sustainable Social Robotics. IOS Press: 2020. 501-509. Print.

Education

2019 – Present | University of British Columbia, Canada

  • PhD in Cinema and Media Studies
  • Cultural and Political Theory

2017 – 2018 | University of Rochester, New York, USA

  • Master of Arts in Comparative Literature.
  • Cultural and Political Theory.

2016 – 2017 | Research Master at the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities

  • Prestigious Scholarship for high achieving students of the Humanities.
  • Extra research-oriented classes to prepare for a PhD.

2016 – 2017 | University of Cologne, Germany

  • Master of North American Studies.

2014 – 2015 | State University of New York at Albany (SUNY Albany), USA

  • 1-year exchange program.
  • Undergraduate in American Studies.

2012 – 2016 | University of Würzburg, Germany

  • Bachelor of Arts in American/English Studies and Linguistics (Major) and German Studies (Minor).
  • Critical Theory and Postmodernism.

Kenton MacDonald-Lin

Kenton MacDonald-Lin has been in the media, film, and commercial photography sector since 2003 in Vancouver. Before branding and storytelling was part of our current marketing language, he was involved in helping non-profits and businesses telling their stories. Working alongside and learning from the best in these industries, he is a mix of being a creative and a people person. He has produced and directed film, documentaries and has helped companies with their brand-storytelling.

Being an instructor in the arts and communications program at Corpus Christi is an honour. He writes, “So much of our culture has been shaped by media and film. Walking along side students to explore, ask tough questions, and ignite imagination vocation and leadership in society through arts is one of my passions. As co-learners, co-creators, co-collaborators, let’s learn, create, and change the world through storytelling!”

He excited about the various courses in film, screenplay writing, production, acting, film history and religion that will be at Corpus Christi in the semesters to come.

FILM 100: Intro to Film and Media Studies

Intro to Film is a course designed to introduce you to the language, theory and aesthetics of film. During this course, we will focus on thinking critically and writing intelligently about film. As we view a broad spectrum of film styles and genres from cinematic history, we will explore cinemas role as an artistic, social and meaning-­making force. Our aim is to present new ways of understanding, analyzing and appreciating film and all its visual, aural and narrative conventions.

FILM 210: History of Cinema I (1895-1930)

The course covers the history and historiography of cinema’s formative years. Lectures and weekly screenings investigate the technological, narrative, and artistic developments from 1895 through the transition to sound.

FILM 220: History of Cinema II (1930s to the Present)

This course examines the expansion of the modern cinema, its modes of production, and its role as a manufacturer of culture. These issues (and others) are discussed within a comparative context in which the dominant practices of the American film industry are contrasted to developments in World Cinema. Emphasis is placed on the achievements of directors who are representative of major trends, genres and styles of each historic period.

FILM 233: Introduction to Film Production

This intensive introductory course provides an immersive introduction to the exciting world of professional film and media production. It covers the technical aspects of film production from the perspective the crew (and creatives) involved in making film and media using today’s HD cameras and professional editing equipment throughout the course.

FILM 283: Introduction to the Screenplay

Drawing on Aristotle’s six elements of drama, students learn to identify and employ the “poetics” of screenwriting as they analyze screenplays and write their own. Students are introduced to cinematic narrative, including act structure, character development, dialogue, as well as, the correct cinematic application of plot, setting, theme, tone, and genre.