Wood, Robert Paul 1931-
WOOD, Robert Paul 1931-
PERSONAL: Born February 23, 1931, in London, England; son of Robert (an artist) and Florence (Earthy) Wood; married Aline Macdonald, May 17, 1960 (divorced September, 1974); companion of Richard Lippe; children: Carin, Fiona, Simon. Education: Jesus College, Cambridge, B.A., 1953, diploma in education, 1954. Politics: "Marxist." Religion: "Atheist."
ADDRESSES: Home—40 Alexander St., Apt. 705, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4Y IB5. Offıce—Department of Fine Arts, Atkinson College, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
CAREER: Teacher of English at schools in England and Sweden, 1954-58, 1959-69; University of Lille, Lille, France, lecturer in English, 1958-59; Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, lecturer in film, 1969-72; University of Warwick, Coventry, England, lecturer in film studies, 1973-77; York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, professor of film study, beginning 1977. Campaign for Homosexual Equality, member.
UNDER NAME ROBIN WOOD
Hitchcock's Films, A. S. Barnes (San Diego, CA), 1965, 2nd edition, 1969.
Howard Hawks, Doubleday (Garden City, NY), 1968.
Arthur Penn, Studio Vista (London, England), 1968, Praeger (New York, NY), 1970.
(With Ian Cameron) Antonioni, Praeger (New York, NY), 1968, revised edition, 1971.
(With John Howard Fox) A Concise History of theFrench Language, Basil Blackwell (Oxford, England), 1968, Barnes & Noble (New York, NY), 1969.
Ingmar Bergman, Praeger (New York, NY), 1969.
(With Michael Walker) Claude Charbrol, Praeger (New York, NY), 1970.
The Apu Trilogy, Praeger (New York, NY), 1971.
Personal Views: Explorations in Film, Gordon Fraser Gallery (London, England), 1976.
(Editor, with Richard Lippe) The American Nightmare:Essays on the Horror Film, Canadian Film Institute (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada), 1979.
Hollywood from Vietnam to Reagan, Columbia University Press (New York, NY) 1986, revised edition published as Hollywood from Vietnam to Reagan . . . and Beyond, 2003.
Hitchcock's Films Revisited, Columbia University Press (New York, NY) 1989.
Sexual Politics and Narrative Film: Hollywood andBeyond, Columbia University Press (New York, NY) 1998.
The Wings of the Dove: Henry James in the 1990s, BFI (London, England), 1999.
Also author of Where Nightmares End. Contributor to periodicals, including Movie, Film Comment, Times Educational Supplement, New Left Review, and Chaplin (Sweden).
SIDELIGHTS: Robert Paul Wood once told CA: "Two critics at Cambridge were very important influences: Dr. F. R. Leavis and A. P. Rossiter. My 'coming out' as a homosexual has been decisive on the direction my work has taken, notably in distancing me from 'establishment' ideology. I have come to believe that there is now only one valid motive for teaching and writing: to contribute, in however modest a way, to the possibility of social revolution, along lines suggested by radical feminism, Marxism, and gay liberation; as a corollary, to oppose all forms of fascism and oppression."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Library Journal, May 15, 2003, Stephen Rees, review of Hollywood from Vietnam to Reagan . . . and Beyond, p. 92.*