Evan William Cameron

Evan William Cameron
BA (Knox), MSc, PhD (Boston)
Professor Emeritus
Department of Cinema & Media Arts
Senior Scholar in Screenwriting

Professor Cameron retired from teaching in 2008 having for over forty years taught screenwriting, design and production in Canada, England and the United States while attending to the historical and philosophical roots of the crafts. Four students who studied screenwriting, design or production with him have won Academy Awards and nominations, three have won other Academy Award nominations and six have won both Student Academy Awards and nominations. Upon retirement, he relinquished as well his cross-appointments to the graduate programs in Philosophy and in Cultural Studies. A growing collection of his lectures and essays may be found within the ‘Evan Wm. Cameron Collection’ of YorkSpace. Onsite overviews of his philosophical and cinematical predilections may be found in the essays “Filmmaking, Logic and the Historical Reconstruction of the World”, Film & Philosophy II (1995, pp. 88-104); and “From Plato to Socrates: Wittgenstein’s Journey on Collingwood’s Map”, Canadian Aesthetics Journal, Vol. 10 (Fall/Autumn 2004).