Barry Grant (PhD State University of New York at Buffalo) is interested in film genres, documentary film, horror and science fiction, popular music, and popular culture. He has published extensively in many areas of film and popular culture; his most recent publication is a British Film Institute Screen Guide entitled 100 Science Fiction Films.
Joan Nicks is a retired faculty member whose main research interest is the local popular culture of Niagara Falls. She is currently the editor and project coordinator of a manuscript in progress entitled Niagara Movie Theatres and Motels: Cultural Loss and Decline in Tourist City.
Remembering Terrance Cox
It is with sadness and regret that we announce that our colleague and friend, Terrance Cox, passed away on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. Terrance had a long-standing involvement with the Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film. He was a teaching assistant for FILM 1F94: Introduction to Film Studies and in MUSI 1F00: Music as Popular Culture, offered for PCUL credit. Eventually Terrance became the instructor of that course, which he taught for many years along with DRAM 1F93: Introduction to Dramatic Literature. Terrance was an adjunct member of the CPCF faculty from 2004 to 2013. He was also a member of the Popular Culture Niagara Research Group, a team of nine faculty mostly in CPCF who had a four-year SSHRC-funded project to study and celebrate the local popular culture of the Niagara region. As part of that project, Terrance collaborated with Prof. Nick Baxter-Moore to study the local music scene. His chapter on jazz musician Kenny Wheeler appeared in Covering Niagara (eds. Joan Nicks & Barry Keith Grant, Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2010). A widely published poet, Terrance authored Radio & Other Miracles (Signature Press, 2001) and released two “spoken word with music” CDs, Local Scores and Simultaneous Translation. Terrance’s obituary can be found here.