Gazetas, Aristides 1930-

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Gazetas, Aristides 1930-


Born July 31, 1930, in Bronx, NY; son of James (a retailer) and Jennie (a homemaker) Gazetas; married June 4, 1967; wife's name Hilary-Mary; children: Michael John, Sophie, Calliope. Ethnicity: "Greek-American." Education: City College of New York, B.A., 1953; Boston University, M.F.A., 1958; University of British Columbia, M.A., 1993, Ph.D., 1997. Politics: "Existentialist/critical theorist." Hobbies and other interests: Basketball, tennis.


Home—Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. E-mail—[email protected]


National Theatre School, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, chair of design program, 1968-72; University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, associate professor of drama and stage designer, 1972-76; Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Calgary, chair of art history program, 1976-80; University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, cinematic arts development officer, 1980-83; University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, lecturer, then associate professor of theater and film, 1988-93. Member of board of directors, Alberta Motion Picture Development Corp., 1981-83; writer, host and tutor for educational courses associated with Emily Carr Institute and Open Learning Agency, 1992-98.


United Scenic Artists (Local 849).


Fulbright scholar in Greece, 1964.


An Introduction to World Cinema, McFarland and Co. (Jefferson, NC), 2000.

Imagining Selves: The Politics of Representation, Film Narratives and Adult Education, Peter Lang (New York, NY), 2000.


Aristides Gazetas once told CA that his primary motivation for writing is "to grasp the ways in which words and images can produce an awareness of the knowledge/power syndrome that occurs in any discourse within our Western culture.

"The most significant writers [who have influenced my work] are Lacan, Foucault, Derrida, Lyotard and Barthes because of their interests in the materiality of language.

"[My writing process] depends upon random thoughts and metonymic moments that connect and open up associations to other concepts and discourses.

"The kindness and generosity of my teachers, especially Ted Aoki, [have inspired me to write on the subjects I have chosen]."