Joel Sutherland

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Cohort Year: 2019
Research Interests: Film philosophy; sound studies; gender in film music
Education: Cinema Studies, University of Toronto, 2018, Film Studies, University of Calgary, 2016


Joel Sutherland’s research interrogates noise in cinema through formal, philosophical, and technological frameworks. The project draws together threads from post-humanist thought, trade publications, and a wide variety of films to explore an under-discussed category of sound that often obscures, and challenges conventional forms of cinematic meaning-making.

Teaching Experience

  • History of International Cinema Part II: Sound to 1960, CA - Winter 2022