Metz | College of Mass Communication and Media Arts | SIU

Southern Illinois University



Walter Metz Ph.D.

Professor, Cinema and Photography

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Ph.D. at University of Texas, Austin, 1996
Office: COMM 1112
Phone: (618) 453-5087


Dr. 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.


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