Elizabeth Czach

Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts - English & Film Studies Dept


Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts - English & Film Studies Dept
3-75 Humanities Centre
11121 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5



Home Movies and Amateur Film

Film Festivals

Canadian Cinema


My undergraduate teaching includes introductory courses in film analysis and film history. Upper level offerings span courses on animation, the star system, Canadian cinema, and experimental film. I have taught fourth-year seminars on film criticism and film festivals, among others. Some of the graduate-level directed reading courses I have taught include feminist television, ethnographic film, arctic cinema, and the Canadian B movie.


FS 100 - Introduction to Film Study

Introduction to basic formal concepts in film analysis including mise-en-scène, cinematographic properties, editing, and sound, as well as narrative qualities.

FS 201 - Introduction to Film History I

A survey of world cinema from 1890 to 1950, with emphasis on major historical developments and important individual films. Prerequisite or corequisite: FS 100. Not to be taken by students with credit in FS 200.

FS 324 - Monsters, Slashers and Ghosts

Examines the horror genre from the silent era to the present. Prerequisite: FS 100.

FS 410 - Topics in Filmmakers

Concentrated study of the works of individual filmmakers. The course will deal with one to three important filmmakers through representative films. Prerequisite: FS 100.

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Affective Labor and the Work of Film Festival Programming

Author(s): Czach, Liz
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: Film Festivals: Theory, History, Method, Practice.
Volume: Eds. Brendan Kredell, Skadi Loist, Marijke de Valck
Issue: New York and London: Routledge
Page Numbers: 196-208

A Thrill Every Minute! Travel-Adventure Film Lectures in the Post-War Era

Author(s): Czach, Liz
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Cinephemera: Archives, Ephemeral Cinema, and New Screen Histories in Canada
Volume: Eds. Gerda Cammaer and Zoe Druick
Issue: Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queens University Press
Page Numbers: 73-93

Acting and Performance in Home Movies and Amateur Film.

Author(s): Theorizing Film Acting
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: Ed. Aaron Taylor
Volume: New York: Routledge
Page Numbers: 152-166

Television, Film and the Canadian Star System

Author(s): Czach, Liz
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Canadian Television: Text and Context
Volume: Eds. Marian Bredin, Scott Henderson and Sarah A. Matheson
Issue: Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier Press
Page Numbers: 59-72

“Film Festivals, Programming, and the Building of a National Cinema.”

Author(s): Czach, Liz
Publication Date: 2004
Publication: The Moving Image
Volume: 4
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 76-88