Murray Pomerance


1946 –

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Who is Murray Pomerance?

Murray Pomerance is a Canadian film scholar, author, and professor teaching in the Department of Sociology at Ryerson University and in the Joint Program in Communication and Culture at Ryerson University and York University. He was born in 1946 in Hamilton, Ontario and studied at the University of Toronto, the University of Michigan, the New School for Social Research, the State University of New York at Buffalo, and York University.

Pomerance has written extensively on film, cinematic experience, and performance, and has also edited and co-edited more than a dozen anthologies exploring cinema. He contributes regularly to print and online publications, including Senses of Cinema and FLOW. In addition, Pomerance is editor of the “Techniques of the Moving Image” series at Rutgers University Press and the “Horizons of Cinema” series at State University of New York Press and, with Lester D. Friedman and Adrienne L. McLean respectively, co-editor of both the “Screen Decades” and “Star Decades” series at Rutgers University Press. He is on the editorial board of Rodopi’s Contemporary Cinema series, the THYMOS: Journal of Boyhood Studies, and In Short: The Journal of Small Screen Studies. His book Johnny Depp Starts Here has been translated into the French as Ici Commence Johnny Depp, and into the German as Johnny Depp: Betrachtungen zu einem Schauspieler

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on July 23, 2013


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