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Dr. Christine Ramsay is Associate Professor in Film Studies (University of Regina). She holds a PhD in Social and Political Thought (York University). Her research is in the areas of Canadian / Saskatchewan cinemas, masculinities in film and popular culture, film installation art, the culture of small cities, and philosophies of identity. She published Making It Like A Man: Canadian Masculinities in Practice (Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2011) and is co-editing Mind the Gap: Saskatchewan Cultural Spaces (Regina UP, forthcoming 2014). In 2012, she was Visiting Scholar at the Graduate Program in Canadian Studies (University of Edinburgh), where she worked on her current monograph on David Cronenberg. She has been invited to present this research at The Cronenberg Project, a multi-platform career retrospective and exhibition at TIFF Bell Lightbox in fall 2014. She serves on the editorial boards of Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies and Imaginations: Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies; and on the boards of Regina’s Dunlop Art Gallery and Creative City Centre. She is a past President of the Film Studies Association of Canada, and past Chair of the Regina Arts Commission. She has curated and programmed several exhibitions and film series over the past ten years, including: QC15 (5th Parallel Gallery, URegina, 2010); Cronenberg’s Doubles (exhibition at MacKenzie Art Gallery, 2010); Screening the Queen (film series on Regina for Realizing the Creative City, 2004); and Making It Like a Star: Canadian Actors, Directors, Masculinities (film series for Making It Like A Man! exhibition-conference, MacKenzie/URegina, 2004).
Meet in the Middle is a durational series of events, organized by Elizabeth Matheson and Christine Ramsay, taking place in Regina, Saskatchewan, from Spring 2014 to Spring 2016.read more »
Join ICI and the Fall 2013 Curatorial Intensive on Tuesday, October 15 for a daylong public symposium where the participants will present the exhibition and project proposals that they have developed through the program.read more »
Curating Time-Based Media is a ten-day professional development program that offers curators the opportunity to discuss, among colleagues, the concepts, logistics, and challenges of organizing exhibitions featuring durational art, installations, performance, dance, video, film, and sound art.read more »