Who am I?

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About Walter Metz

I am the Chair of, and a Professor in, the Department of Cinema and Photography at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. I have S.B. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Materials Science and Engineering, and Film and Literature (in the Humanities Department), both 1989; an MA in Communication Studies from the University of Iowa (1991); and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin (1996). I am the author of three books: Engaging Film Criticism: Film History and Contemporary American Cinema (Peter Lang, 2004), Bewitched (Wayne State University Press, 2007), and Gilligan’s Island, (Wayne State University Press, 2012). I am currently at work on a new book about Dr. Seuss, The Simpsons, and Pixar Animation Studios.

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