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John Katz

John Stuart Katz is Professor Emeritus of Film and Senior Scholar in the Faculty of Fine Arts at York University, Toronto, Canada, where he was also Director of the Donald Brittain Center for the Study of Documentary Film. He has a B.A from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, an M.A. from Columbia University, and a doctorate from Harvard University. Dr. Katz permanently moved to Philadelphia in May of 1997.

He has published four books in the field of film, including PERSPECTIVES ON THE STUDY OF FILM (Little Brown, 1971), and AUTOBIOGRAPHY (Art Gallery of Ontario, 1978).  His most recent book, with Larry Gross and Jay Ruby is IMAGE ETHICS, (Oxford University Press, 1988). He is the author of numerous articles and reviews in the field of film.

He was the programmer for the Toronto Festival of Festivals' LESS IS MORE and REAL TO REEL series for a number of years and has served as consultant to film festivals across North America. Dr. Katz was film critic for the ARTS NATIONAL on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio, and T.O. TO GO ON CBC television. He did film reviews for Classical 96 Radio for eight years. Dr. Katz is now co-curator and consultant to the Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema.

He has produced and co-directed a number of documentary films, including the award winning RUBIN, which premiered at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. He also is the co-author of the screenplay for the dramatic film ISAAC LITTLEFEATHERS, which was produced for theatrical release and CBC television in 1985.

He is presently working with Professor Larry Gross and Jay Ruby on a new book entitled IMAGE ETHICS IN THE DIGITAL AGE.

Obituary
http://www.philly.com/philly/obituaries/20101128_John_Katz__72__scholar_...

Courses Taught

spring 2006

ENGL 291.401 Documentary Film  

fall 2005

ENGL 291.401 Film & Social Change  
ENGL 292.402 American Independent Film  

spring 2005

ENGL 291.401 Documentary Film  

fall 2004

ENGL 291.401 Film and Social Change  
ENGL 292.401 American Independent Film  

spring 2004

ENGL 291.401 Documentary  
ENGL 292.401 Independent American Cinema  

fall 2003

ENGL 091.401 Introduction to Cinema  

spring 2003

ENGL 092.401 Reading Film  
ENGL 292.401 American Independent Film  

fall 2002

ENGL 091.401 Introduction to Cinema  
ENGL 292.401 Documentary Film  

spring 2002

ENGL 092.401 Reading Film  
ENGL 292.401 Director's Cinema  

fall 2001

ENGL 091.401 Intro to Cinema  
ENGL 292.401 Independent Film  

spring 2001

ENGL 092.401 Reading Film  

fall 2000

ENGL 091.401 Introduction to Cinema  
ENGL 292.401 Documentary Film  

spring 2000

ENGL 092.401 Reading Film  
ENGL 299.310 Independent Study  

fall 1999

ENGL 091.401 Film Narrative  
ENGL 292.403 Topics in Film & Literature  

spring 1999

ENGL 092.401 Film and Literature  
ENGL 292.401 Directors Cinema & Comedy  

fall 1998

ENGL 091.001 Film Narrative  
ENGL 292.301 Topics in Film & Literature  

spring 1998

fall 1997

ENGL 092.001 Film and Literature