Marc Furstenau received a PhD in Communications from McGill University, and a BA and an MA in Comparative Literature and Film Studies from the University of Alberta. His main areas of interest are: film theory and film history; new digital media; documentary cinema; cultural and media studies; histories and theories of media and communications technologies; theories of representation and semiotics; philosophy and film. Before arriving at Carleton, Marc Furstenau was Lecturer in Film and Media Studies at Lancaster University, UK. He has also taught at the University of Bonn, Germany, and at several universities in Canada – the University of Alberta (Comparative Literature and Film Studies), Concordia University (Cinema Studies; Communications) and McGill University (Communication Studies).
He has published on cinema and semiotics, film theory, on the philosophical cinema of Terrence Malick, and on the photographic theory of Susan Sontag. He is presently co-editing a volume of essays entitled Cinema and Technology, and is preparing a book on cinema and new media technologies.