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Professor Sue Matheson

Film Studies

University College of the North



An Associate Professor of English Literature and Film Studies at the University College of the North, Canada, Sue Matheson earned her doctorate at the University of Manitoba, Canada, and teaches in the areas of American film and culture, American literature, indigenous literature, and children’s literature. Her interests in film, culture, and literature may be found in more than 50 essays published in a wide range of books and scholarly journals.

Currently, Sue specializes in the areas of the Western and Horror. She is the author of The Westerns and War Films of John Ford (Rowman & Littlefield 2016). She is also the editor of two collections of essays regarding Western film: Love in Western Film and Television: Lonely Hearts and Happy Trails (Palgrave 2013) and A Fistful of Icons: Frontier Fixtures of the American Western (McFarland 2016). She is currently editing another collection of essays about the Western for McFarland.

Since 2015, Sue has been the book review editor for the Journal of Popular Film and Television (Taylor & Francis). She is also the editor of the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north. She has also co-edited two volumes of essays regarding Canadian literature, culture, and the Canadian North: Horizons North: Contact, Culture and Education in Canada (Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2014) and The Fictional North: Ten Discussions of Icons and Stereotypes Above the 53rd Parallel (Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2012).