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Walter Metz

Walter Metz, Professor


Walter Metz is a Professor of Film Studies who teaches film, television, theatre, and photography history, theory and criticism. As a researcher, Walter is interested in the relationship between popular media forms, such as the television sitcom and the Hollywood blockbuster film, and high, canonical literature. His book on Gilligan's Island was published by Wayne State University Press in March 2012. He is currently writing a manuscript about Dr. Seuss and the animated films made at Pixar Studios.

Walter Metz

Phone: 618-453-2298
Office: COMM 1112


  • Film Criticism
  • Photography Theory in Light of the Cinema
  • Theater and Mass Media
  • Non-Narrative Film and Television
  • Short Cinema Studies
  • The Television Sitcom


Ph.D. at University of Texas, Austin, 1996


Contemporary film and television criticism and theory, literature and film, science and film, post-war American culture.