Corinn Columpar

Associate Professor & Undergraduate Coordinator
Department of English and Cinema Studies Institute

Office: Room 232A, Innis College
Phone: 416-946-0213


Research and Teaching:

As both a researcher and a teacher, Corinn Columpar’s areas of specialization include the filmmaking practices and textual politics of various counter-cinematic traditions (especially feminist, Aboriginal, and “independent”) as well as, more generally, film theory, corporeality and representation, Australian and New Zealand cinemas, and collaborative practice.  


Select Publications:

"Toward an Australian Cinema of Conviviality: Jindabyne and Bran Nue Dae." In Post/Colonial Film: Imaging Identity, Culture and Resistance. Ed. Peter Hulme and Rebecca Hightower-Weaver. Forthcoming.

“A Postfeminist Primer: Renee Zellweger, Hilary Swank, and Maggie Gyllenhaal.”  In Shining in the Shadows: Movie Stars of the 2000s.  Ed. Murray Pomerance and Adrienne McLean.  New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2011.

Unsettling Sights: The Fourth World on Film.  Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2010. Reviews of Unsettling Sights are available in Studies in Australasian Cinema 5:1 (2011) and Screen 53:1 (Spring 2012).

There She Goes: Feminist Filmmaking and Beyond.  Co-edited with Sophie Mayer.  Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2009.

“Introduction” and “At the Limits of Visual Representation: Tracey Moffatt’s Still and Moving Images.”  In There She Goes: Feminist Filmmaking and Beyond.

“‘Taking Care of Her Green Stone Wall’: The Experience of Space in Once Were Warriors.” Quarterly Review of Film and Video 24:5 (October 2007): 463-474.

“Colonialism/Postcolonialism” and “Tracey Moffatt.”  In Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2006.

“Re-Membering the Time-Travel Film: From La Jetée to Primer.” Refractory: a Journal of Entertainment Media 9 (2006).   <>

“The Gaze as Theoretical Touchstone: The Intersection of Film Studies, Feminist Theory, and Postcolonial Theory.” Women’s Studies Quarterly 30:1-2 (Spring/Summer 2002): 25-44.

“The Dancing Body: Sally Potter as Feminist Auteure.”  In Women Filmmakers: Refocusing.  Ed. Jacqueline Levitin, Judith Plessis, and Valerie Raoul.  Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2002.

“’Til Death Do Us Part: Identity and Friendship in Heavenly Creatures.”  In Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice: Cinemas of Girlhood.  Ed. Frances Gateward and Murray Pomerance.  Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2002.

Marnie: A Site/Sight for the Convergence of Gazes.” Hitchcock Annual (1999-2000): 51-73.