2001-2005 PhD Queen Margaret University
Dissertation title: The Master and Mrs Wharton: Film adaptations of the work of Edith Wharton and Henry James. The thesis addressed Wharton’s ideas of the hieroglyphic world as a metaphor for the literary adaptation’s use of a symbolic economy of art and dress in contemporary screen adaptations.
1998-2000 Master of Arts McGill University
Graduate Program in Art History and Communications. Dissertation title: Under the Red Light: Images of Prostitution in the films Klute, Pretty Baby, McCabe and Mrs. Miller and American Gigolo. Dissertation supervised by Professor Will Straw.
1994-1998 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Brock University
Joint degree in Communications Studies and Liberal Studies. Final year papers on film adaptations of Jane Austen’s Emma and Persuasion, and images of violent women in Aeschylus’s Oresteia and Baudelaire’s Les fleurs du mal