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Maurice Yacowar

Maurice Yacowar is Professor Emeritus (English and Film Studies) at The University of Calgary. In his 44-year academic career he was Dean of Humanities at Brock University (St. Catharines, Ontario), Dean of Academic Affairs at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (Vancouver, BC), and Dean of Fine Arts at The University of Calgary (Alberta), where he retired in 2006.
His publications include the following books: Reading Shtisel (lulu.com, 2019); Roy and Me: This is not a Memoir (Athabasca University Press, 2010); Mondays with Moishe (humour: lulu.com, 2009); The Great Bratby (Middlesex University Press, 2008); The Sopranos Season Seven (lulu.com, 2007); The Sopranos on the Couch: Analyzing TV’s Greatest Series (Continuum, 2002; expanded editions, 2003, 2005; 2006); The Bold Testament (humour: Bayeux Arts, 1999); The Films of Paul Morrissey (Cambridge University Press, 1993; Spanish edition, 1999); Studies in International Cinema (B.C. Open University telecourse, 1992); Method in Madness (St. Martin's Press, 1981; expanded edition by W.H.Allen as The Comic Art of Mel Brooks, 1982; expanded edition, Crescent Moon, 2015); Loser Take All: The Comic Art of Woody Allen (Frederick Ungar, 1979; expanded edition, Continuum Press, 1991); I Found It At The Movies (Revisionist Press, 1978); Tennessee Williams and Film (Frederick Ungar, 1977); Hitchcock's British Films (Shoestring Press, 1977; revised edition, Wayne State University Press, 2010); No Use Shutting the Door (Fiddlehead Poetry Books, 1971).
Dr. Yacowar provided the commentary on the Criterion laser disc editions of Blood for Dracula, Paul Morrissey (1996; DVD 1998); Flesh for Frankenstein, Paul Morrissey (1996; DVD 1998); and Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Don Siegel (1987).
For decades he reviewed films in journals, newspapers and Canadian radio and TV. He provides “instant analysis” of select current films on his blog at www.yacowar.blogspot.com.

My Speakers Sessions

Sunday, November 10