Glenn Stillar

Associate Professor
(519) 888-4567 x. 37836
Location: ECH 2113

Glenn Stillar.Professor Glenn Stillar is an Associate Professor in the Digital Arts Communication program in the Faculty of Arts, University of Waterloo. His research explores both the theory and practice of 'how we tell stories' with digital media to entertain, inform, persuade, and involve viewers. He is particularly interested in the constantly evolving role of video in communications, given communicating via video is now as important as, and nearly as widespread as, text-based communications. Analogizing from 'literacy,' Professor Stillar researches and teaches new forms of 'visualacy.' He has directed and produced a wide range of film, video, and audio productions, ranging from research documentation to feature films to multimedia art installations. In addition to his interests in multimedia theory and production, Professor Stillar has an extensive background in social semiotics, discourse analysis, and linguistics and has published widely in those fields.

Recent work

2018. Director/Cinematographer/Editor. Marking Time, 20-hour fine art film featuring the creation of a large-scale drawing by Kelly Wallace. Exhibited with Beside Myself on five screens. February 2 - May 6, 2018. Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery. Sarnia, Ontario. Curated by Lisa Daniels.

2016. Cinematographer/Editor. 2016. “The Highlands.” Music video for Fraser/Daley. 4:34. Link.

2016. Director/Cinematographer/Editor. “Extract from Marking Time.” Short-form edit of art process film of artist Kelly Wallace. Runs continuously during his exhibition “Unman” at Georgia Scherman Projects gallery (Toronto). December 1, 2016 – January 28, 2017. Exhibition link. Film reference link.

2015. 'Observe, Engage, Adapt: Hulot's Method in Playtime.' Audiovisual essay and paper. [in]Transition: Journal of Videographic Film & Moving Image Studies, 2.3.

2015. Filmmaker. Within Range. 46-minute video of artist 'hot talk' at Rodman Hall Art Centre, Brock University. Link: Password: Kelly

2015. Editor. Hulot's Nod to Everyone. Videographic essay created to accompany my publication in [in]Transition. Selected for inclusion in AUDIOVISUALCY: Videographic Film and Moving Image Studies. Link:

2015. Editor. Door Sounds in Playtime. Videographic essay created to accompany my publication in [in]Transition. Selected for inclusion in AUDIOVISUALCY: Videographic Film and Moving Image Studies. Link:

University of Waterloo

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Employment Opportunity for Sessional Instructors

The Speech Communication program at the University of Waterloo is searching for several new sessional instructors to teach core communication courses.  Based in a liberal arts faculty with high national and international standards, the Speech Communication program currently serves approximately 150 majors, 50 minors, and delivers many sections of communication courses to four Faculties from across the University.

Sessional instructors could teach up to three sections per academic term of the following courses: Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Science Communication, or Communication in the Engineering Professions. Each of these courses include emphases on foundational communication competencies and are designed to align with the Speech Communication program objectives. More information on the Speech Communication program can be found here:

Interested instructors should have a PhD or be working toward completing a PhD, and should send a CV and a brief letter of interest that addresses qualifications and teaching philosophy to:

Dr. Robert Danisch

Chair, Department of Drama and Speech Communication

University of Waterloo

200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1