sad news

From: zryd (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Mar 26 2008 - 17:25:45 PDT

I am forwarding this message from Jonathan Kahana. Writer and
filmmaker Paul Arthur was a friend and colleague to many of us. The
announcement below is from Richard Allen, the Chair of New York
University Cinema Studies, Paul's alma mater. - MZ
Hello, all -

The chair of my department sent around this sad and surprising
message yesterday about Paul Arthur. Many on this list will already
have heard this awful news, I think; apologies for dropping it on
anyone who hasn't.


> From: Richard Allen <email suppressed>
> Date: March 25, 2008 4:02:59 PM EDT
> Subject: Our friend and colleague Paul Arthur
> It is with much regret I announce that after a recent and short-
> lived struggle with cancer Scholar, Professor, Alum, Colleague
> and Friend Paul Arthur has passed away at the age of 61. Paul was a
> 1985 doctoral graduate of our department and everyone is familiar
> with his groundbreaking dissertation, Shadows on the Mirror: Film
> Noir and Cold War America, 1945 1957 which he completed with
> distinction under the guidance of advisor Annette Michelson. Paul
> was a Professor in the Department of English at Montclair State
> University and co-editor of Millennium Film Journal. He was the
> author of A Line of Sight: American Avant-Garde since 1965 as well
> as a frequent contributor to journals such as Cineaste and Film
> Comment. Paul was a frequent guest and adjunct faculty member in
> our department during the late 1980s and early 1990s, and he was
> much loved by his students. Im sure all of you share in my
> sadness in the loss of Paul as a friend, former student, and
> colleague, and for the field of Cinema Studies. Paul was a
> physically robost man who stood tall, let us all remember him in
> his prime.

Michael Zryd
Associate Professor
York University
Department of Film, CFT 223
4700 Keele St.
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3 CANADA
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