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    Pete Porter

    Chair of Theatre and Film Department & Associate Professor
    RTV 107
    Phone: 509.359.6388
    Email: pporter@ewu.edu

    Dr. Pete Porter teaches film history, theory, and criticism. He also serves as director of The Spokane International Film Festival. He earned a PhD from Wayne State University by writing a dissertation arguing that the ancient literary form Menippean satire, a travesty of The Odyssey, the work of Plato, and old comedy, has taken shape in movies from Duck Soup (1934) to The Big Lebowski (1998). You can get a good idea of this work by reading his chapter in Lebowski 101.

    Dr. Porter's recent work studies media representations of non-human animals from a cognitive-ethical perspective. He is the Film Review Editor for Society & Animals, an international journal of Human-Animal Studies. He has published in S & A, The Journal of Moving Image Studies, and the Michigan Academician. Dr. Porter serves as faculty advisor to the EWU Film Society and on the board of The Friends of Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge.

    Contact Information

    Department of Theatre and Film - Film Program
    104 RTV
    Cheney, WA 99004

    email: msimonsen@ewu.edu
    phone: 509.359.6390
    fax: 509.359.4841

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