Associate Professor, Department of Film
Chair, Department of Film
John McCullough's primary area of interest is popular North American film and television including analysis of media labour in the context of globalization and the representation of spatial, class and racial relations. His influences include Marxist cultural studies, classical and contemporary film theory, postcolonial theory and a variety of theoretical approaches associated with post-structuralism, the debates about modernism and postmodernism, and historical materialist geography (including especially the work of Barthes, Baudrillard, Benjamin, Bourdieu, Debord, Derrida, Foucault, Hall, Harvey, Jameson, Lefebvre, Massey, Williams, Zizek).
Professor McCullough's current research includes work on the television programs 24 and The Wire, the history of the representation of the middle classes in movies, and the relationship, in neoliberalism, between regionalism and globalization in film and television cultures.
Dr. McCullough currently serves as Chair of the Department of Film.
2014: 24 (Detroit, MI: Wayne State UP).
2010: Co-editor, Locating Migrating Media (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books).
1998: Co-editor and "Introduction," John Porter’s Film Activity Book (Toronto, ON: Pleasure Dome).
Essays and Chapters in Books
2014: “A Los Angeles SF Sublime,” Dark Spectacle, a special issue of Space and Culture. Ed. Elena Siemens and Volha Isakava. (forthcoming)
2013: “Disaster and Trauma in Rescue Me, Saving Grace and Treme: Commercial Television’s Contributions to Ideas About Memorials,” The Memory Effect: The Remediation of Memory in Literature and Film. Ed. Russell J. A. Kilbourn and Eleanor Ty. (Waterloo, ON: Wilfred-Laurier UP).
2011: “Teaching Institutional Analysis to Fourth-Year Cinema and Media Studies Majors,” Mini-dossier: Teaching our research…and researching our teaching, Cinema Journal, Volume 50, No.3.
2010: "Saskatchewan Television Labour and Jurisdictional Advantage," Locating Migrating Media, Ed. Charles Davis, Greg Elmer, Janine Marchessault, and John McCullough. (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books).
2008: "Imperialism, Regionalism, Humanism: Gullages, Trailer Park Boys and Representations of Canadian Space in Global Hollywood," Rain / Drizzle / Fog: Essays on Atlantic Canadian Film and Television, Ed. Darrell Varga. (Calgary, AB: University of Calgary Press).
2008: "Representations of Urban Conflict in Moccasin Flats," ProgrammingReality: Perspectives on English-Canadian Television. Ed. Zoë Druick and Patsy Kotsopoulos. (Waterloo, ON: Wilfred Laurier University Press).
2007: "The Dialectics of Canadian Film Labour: Technology, Globalization, Nation," Fluid Screens:Time, Digital Aesthetics and the Cultures of Everyday Life, Ed. Susan Lord and Janine Marchessault. (Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press).
2006: "Rude and the Representation of Class Relations in Canadian Film," Working onScreen: Representations of the Working Class in Canadian Cinema. Ed. Malek Khouri and Darrell Varga (Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press).
2006: "Regina, Capital of the 21st Century," Regina’s Secret Spaces: Love and Lore of Local Geography, Ed. Lorne Beug, Anne Campbell, and Jeannie Mah. (Regina, SK: Canadian Plains Research Centre).
2004: "Tedium and Torture: Fight Club, Globalization, and Professionals in Crisis," CineAction 65.
2001: "The Exile of Professionals: John Glenn, 2001 and Planet of the Apes," CanadianJournal of Film Studies, Volume 10, No.2, Fall.