Kristopher Woofter

Faculty, English

 

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Kristopher is a PhD candidate in Film and Moving Image Studies at Concordia University and a tenured faculty member of the English Department at Dawson College in Montreal, where he teaches courses on the Gothic, the fantastic, and horror in literature and film. Kristopher is a programmer for the Montreal Underground Film Festival and co-director of the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies. He has also served for seven years as a co-chair for the Horror Area of the Popular Culture / American Culture Association (PCA/ACA), and is a charter associate and secretary of the Whedon Studies Association. Kristopher is currently at work on two edited anthologies, FRAGMENTS OF THE MONSTER: RECOVERING FORTIES HORROR (with Mario DeGiglio-Bellemare and Charlie Ellbé) and HORROR IN THE “TERROR” AGE (with Will Dodson). Kristopher holds an FQRSC doctoral research fellowship for his dissertation research involving Gothic realism in horror cinema.

Interests:

Cinema, television and literature specifically; the horror genre, the Gothic, spirit photography, documentary, mockumentary, and pseudo-documentary.

Contributions to Dawson’s Community:

Publications:

Woofter, Kristopher. “Watchers in the Woods: Meta-Horror, Genre Hybridity, and Reality TV Critique in The Cabin in the Woods.” Reading Joss Whedon. Edited by Rhonda Wilcox, Tanya Cochran and Cynthea Masson. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press.

Journal Special Issue Co-Editor (with Jasie Stokes) “’We Are Not Who We Are’: Critical Perspectives on Cabin in the Woods (2012).” (2014)

Special Issue of Slayage: The Journal of the Whedon Studies Association. 10.2/11.1 (36-37) Journal Editors, David Lavery and Rhonda Wilcox.

Introduction. “Once More Into the Woods: An Introduction and Provocation.” (with Jasie Stokes). “’We Are Not Who We Are’: Critical Perspectives on Cabin in the Woods (2012).” (2014) Special Issue of Slayage: The Journal of the Whedon Studies Association. 10.2/11.1 (36-37) Journal Editors, David Lavery and Rhonda Wilcox.


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