J.M. Tyree

M.Phil Distinguished Visiting Professor

Cinema Program

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J.M. Tyree teaches in the Cinema Program and is a Contributing Editor at Film Quarterly as well as a Nonfiction and Drama Editor at New England Review. He is the coauthor of three books, Our Secret Life in the Movies (with Michael McGriff, A Strange Object/Deep Vellum, an NPR Best Books selection), BFI Film Classics: The Big Lebowski (with Ben Walters, British Film Institute/Bloomsbury), and Wonder, Horror, and Mystery (with Morgan Meis, forthcoming from punctum books). He is also the sole author of three books, The Counterforce – Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice (Fiction Advocate), Vanishing Streets – Journeys in London (Stanford University Press), and BFI Film Classics: Salesman (BFI/Bloomsbury). J.M. Tyree is a graduate of Middlebury College, and was a Keasbey Scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge University, and a Wallace Stegner-Truman Capote Fellow and Jones Lecturer in Stanford’s Creative Writing Program. He has spoken at London’s National Film Theatre and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. His Top 10 List of Documentaries appeared in Sight & Sound’s Greatest Documentaries Poll.