Will Straw

Will Straw is Professor of Urban Media Studies at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. He is the author of Cyanide and Sin: Visualizing Crime in 50s America (Andrew Roth Gallery, 2006) and co-editor of several volumes including The Cambridge Companion to Rock and Pop (with Simon Frith and John Street, 2001), Circulation and the City: Essays on Urban Culture (with Alexandra Boutros, 2010), Formes Urbaines (with Anouk Bélanger and Annie Gérin, 2014),  The Oxford Handbook of Canadian Cinema (with Janine Marchessault, 2019) and Night Studies: Regards croisés sur les nouveaux visages de la nuit (Grenoble: Editions Elya, 2020.)  He has published over 170 articles on music, cinema, popular culture and the urban night.

Research interests

Crowds and extras in cinema; night-life journalism in 20th-century periodicals; media and the night; cultural policy in urban frameworks

Academic and Social Media

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Role in INSN: Leader Media and the Night

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