Peter Harcourt, a Canadian critic based
at the British Film Institute,
was hired by Queen's University in 1967 to teach its first regular film
He headed the first Film Studies Department in Canada (1969).
Harcourt has written extensively
on European and Canadian cinema
and is the author of "Six European Directors" (1974)
and "A Canadian Journey: Conversations with Time" (1994).
In 2005, he was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada.
He lives in Ottawa and worries about Canada.