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Brian Wall

Associate Professor, Chair
Office: LH-173

Brian Wall completed his PhD at the University of Western Ontario, reading Samuel Beckett's plays for radio, television and film through Theodor Adorno's dialectic of the modernist work of art and the culture industry. His primary research areas include critical theory-particularly that of Adorno and Benjamin-and the historical avant garde (in a variety of media); other research interests include film noir, Weimar cinema, paracinema, Marxism, psychoanalysis and phenomenology. He has published articles on Beckett, Bataille, The Big Lebowski and Buffy, and most recently a book, Theodor Adorno and Film Theory: The Fingerprint of Spirit (2013).

Last Updated: 9/12/18