Colin Browne, Simon Fraser University

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Contemporary Arts Professor Emeritus Vancouver, British Columbia colinbrowne@mac.com

Bio/Research

Areas of interest include documentary and innovative film production, poetry, writing for the screen, poetics, critical writing, art history, Surrealism, the ceremonial art of the NW Coast and Alaska, opera, fiction, interdisciplinary performance, British Columbia and Canadian film history, docum...

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Bio/Research

Areas of interest include documentary and innovative film production, poetry, writing for the screen, poetics, critical writing, art history, Surrealism, the ceremonial art of the NW Coast and Alaska, opera, fiction, interdisciplinary performance, British Columbia and Canadian film history, documentary film history, archival film and film archives. His films have been invited to national and international festivals. His has been nominated for the Governor-General's Award for Poetry; his recent books include Ground Water, The Shovel and The Properties, all from Talonbooks. He has made films for the NFB, is co-founder of the Praxis Centre for Screenwriters and is active in the preservation and conservation of archival film. He serves on the boards of B.C. Film, the Vancouver International Film Festival, the Kootenay School of Writing and The Capilano Review. Teaches production, screenwriting, critical writing and courses in Canadian and documentary cinema.

Currently working on a project about the history and legacy of the Surrealists' fascination with Northwest Coast and Yup'ik masks, which is also an inquiry into their role in European thought, which includes a history of collecting, museums and acquisition.


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