Sheila Petty

Film Department
Professor

Office: ED239.9
E-mail: sheila.petty@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4188
Website: http://uregina.ca/~pettyss/

As a media theorist, Sheila Petty's work encompasses new media, cinema, television narrative and aesthetics, African and African diasporic cinema, television & web texts and post-colonialism. She has written extensively on issues of cultural representation, identity and nation in African and African diasporic screen media, and has curated film, television and digital media exhibitions for galleries across Canada. Her current research focuses on interpretive strategies for analyzing digital creative cultural practices and real-time decision making. She is an adjunct scientist at TRLabs Regina and leader of an interdisciplinary research group and New Media Studio Laboratory spanning Computer Science, Engineering and Media, Art, and Performance. She served two terms as Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts (now known as the Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance.)

ACCREDITATION
  • D. ès L (Centre international d'études francophones - Université de Paris IV, Sorbonne, Paris, France) 1987
  • DEA (Centre international d'études francophones - Université de Paris IV, Sorbonne, Paris, France) 1984
  • M. ès L. (Centre international d'études francophones - Université de Paris IV, Sorbonne, Paris, France) 1983
  • BA (High Honours in French - University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK) 1982
  • L. è L. (Université de Nantes, Nantes, France) 1982
WORKS OF NOTE
  • Directory of World Cinema: Africa. Intellect Books (co-editor with Blandine Stefanson, The University of Adelaide); forthcoming in 2013.
  • "Contact Zones: Memory, Origin and Discourses in Black Diasporic Cinema (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2008), 304 pages. Shortlisted for the 2008 Saskatchewan Book Award in the category, Scholarly Writing.
  • Expressions culturelles des francophonies. Sous la direction de Ellen Chapco, Nicole Côté, Peter Dorrington et Sheila Petty. (Québec: Éditions Nota bene, 2008), 252 pages.
  • Atlantis: a Women’s Studies Journal, special issue, “Digital Feminisms,” Issue 32.2 (2008), co-edited with Barbara Crow of York University.
  • Canadian Cultural Poesis, anthology co-edited with G. Sherbert and A. Gérin, (Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2006), 528 pages.
  • A Call to Action: the Films of Ousmane Sembene, Ed. Sheila Petty, (Westport, CT:  Greenwood/Praeger/Flicks Books, 1996), 186 pages.