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Kate Rennebohm is a PhD candidate in Harvard's Film and Visual Studies program. Her doctoral thesis, “Ethical Re-Vision: Cinema’s Ethical Thought and Ethics’ Cinematic Thinking in the 20th Century,” argues for the dramatic, but un-theorized, influence of cinema upon ethical thinking and philosophy within the 21st century, with particular focus on the concept of “reviewing” and the cinematic engagement of the self. She has written for Cinema Scope, The Canadian Journal of Film Studies, Film & History, Offscreen and Synoptique, recently co-founded SCMS’s Film Philosophy Scholarly Interest Group, and has received the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Research Grant for both her Doctorate and Masters.
Terrance H. McDonald
Terrance H. McDonald is a SSHRC funded PhD candidate (ABD) in Interdisciplinary Humanities at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. He is currently completing a dissertation entitled “Mediated Masculinities: The Expression and Alteration of Masculinity in Hollywood Genre Films, 1990-2010” that incorporates his research interests in cinema studies, posthumanism, masculinities, and theories of affect. His research explores the intersections of cinema studies and film philosophy using moving images to re-imagine future relations and future worlds that can inform new ideas about how we constitute ourselves – especially at intersections of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, and religion – and how we live with others – including humans and nonhumans as well as the environment. He has published in Masculinities (forthcoming), Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy, and NORMA. Also, he is a co-founder of the Posthumanism Research Institute at Brock University. Currently, he is the secretary of the SCMS Film Philosophy SIG.