Michael W. Boyce
Associate Professor, English and Film Studies Program Head, Vice President Academic and Dean
Michael W. Boyce joined the Booth University College community in 2007 to oversee the creation a new program of English and Film Studies, for which he serves as Chair. He has taught a broad selection of film and literature courses at Booth, Providence College and the University of Manitoba. He is also currently serving as Vice President Academic and Dean.
Recent courses include:
- Special Topics – Trauma Literature
- Special Topics – Television
- National Cinema
- Film Theory Introduction to Film Studies
- Special Topics – Religion Fiction and Popular Culture
Michael has a BA (Hons) and MA from Wilfrid Laurier University and completed his PhD at the University of Manitoba.
Michael’s first book, The Lasting Influence of the War on Postwar British Film, was published in 2012 by Palgrave Macmillan. He has written and presented papers on Katherine Philips, Edgar Allan Poe, Alfred Hitchcock, David Lean and Alec Guinness. He is currently working on projects as diverse as crime and criminals in post-war British film, Doctor Who and “Arrested Development.” He is a founding fellow in the Canadian Institute for the Study of Pop Culture and Religion and is a member of MLA, FSAC and SCMS.
In the classroom, Michael wants to engage his student with texts – be it literature or film – in new and exciting ways, encouraging them to bring their own perspectives to class but to always be open to the perspectives and experiences of others.
In his spare time, Michael enjoys reading and watching theatre, films and TV on DVD with his wife, Rachel. He firmly believes that there are few things more enjoyable than good food with good friends.