University of Calgary

George Melnyk

  • Professor Emeritus of Communication - Media & Film

Currently Teaching

Not currently teaching any courses.


BA (Hons) History, University of Manitoba , MA History, University of Chicago , MA Philosophy, University of Toronto


He is writing a book on Canadian film titled Film and the City: Urbanity in Canadian Cinema.  He is co-editing a second book on Canadian film titled: Canadian Women Film-Makers.  As well, he is editing a book of interviews with Canadian Film-makers titled: The Young, the Restless, and the Dead.

Courses Taught

Professor Melnyk teaches CNST 331: Issues in Canadian Film Culture and Film 305: Film in the City:  urbanity in Canadian cinema.


George Melnyk is a cultural historian with a specialty in Canadian literature and film. He is also a writer on peace issues from a Canadian perspective.


Wild Words: Essays on Alberta Literature (2009)
Great Canadian Film Directors (2007)
Elegy for a Poem Garden (2006)
Canada and the New American Empire: War and Anti-War (2004)
My Mother is an Alien: 10 Takes on Life and Film (2004)
One Hundred Years of Canadian Cinema (2004)
The Poetics of Naming (2003)
The Wild Rose Anthology of Alberta Prose (2003)
Canada and September 11: Impact and Response (2002)

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