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date: 26 September 2020

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This introduction situates the current volume in relation to Canadian film studies as both a discipline and field. It notes the multiple diversities of which Canadian film studies is expected to provide an account. The most important of these are those having to do with social identities, and this volume is attentive to the key interventions in Canadian film studies coming from feminism, queer studies, Indigenous studies, and other fields. Diversity characterizes, as well, the forms of Canadian cinema. The expansion of media platforms and technologies of recording has moved Canadian film studies ever closer to a “screen studies” in which the photochemical bases of cinema become less important. The proliferation of spaces of exhibition, from traditional public cinemas through art galleries and public screens, has significantly altered our sense of the social locations of cinema.

Keywords: diversity, cinema, screen, exhibition, media

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