Feldman, Seth, 1948-

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Seth Feldman (1948-) is a professor, writer, broadcaster and university administrator. Born in New York City, he received his B. A. from The Johns Hopkins University (1970) and Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo (1976). He taught film courses in the Department of English at the University of Western Ontario (1975-1983) and film and video studies at York University (1983-1988) before becoming Associate Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts at York in 1988. Feldman was appointed as Dean in 1992, a position he held until 1998. He has held a University Professorship at York University since 2001. Feldman, who is a founder and past president of the Film Studies Association of Canada, is a much-published writer on national and international cinema and television. In particular, he has edited three anthologies on the subject of Canadian cinema and has written two books on the Soviet director Dziga Vertov. In addition, he is the author and broadcaster of more than 21 radio documentaries for the CBC Radio programme ’Ideas’ and ’Vanishing Point’. His extensive arts and media commentaries have appeared regularly on the CBC and in the Globe and Mail. From 2000 to 2001, Feldman was Chair of the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies at York University, and he has served as a Director of the Centre since 2003.

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