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A Midsummer Night's Mash-up: Adapting Shakespeare as a Canada Day Dance Party
(Canadian Theatre Review, 2002)
On 1 July 2000, Toronto's Opera House became the unlikely set for a passing strange adaptation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Serenity Industries, a Toronto dance party promotion company, hired the Queen ...
Ipsographing the Dubject; or, The Contradictions of Twitter
(Socialist Studies, 2009)
Techno, Frankenstein and copyright
(Cambridge Journals, Cambridge University Press, 2007)
This essay argues that the widespread but not widely recognised adaptation of Frankenstein in contemporary dance music problematises the ‘technological’ constitution of modern copyright law as an instrument wielded by ...
Downloading Doppelgängers: New Media Anxieties and Transnational Ironies in Battlestar Galactica
(SFFTV, Liverpool University Press, 2009)
This essay reads the re-made Battlestar Galactica series—-a 21st-century Frankenstein—-according to the Canadian contexts of its production and the globalized contexts of its distribution, both formal (on cable TV) and ...
Liber Amoris and the Lineaments of Hazlitt’s Desire
(TSLL, University of Texas Press, 2004)
This essay counters the literary critical consensus whereby William Hazlitt’s representations of the woman he arguably libeled in Liber Amoris have been taken at face value. The essay first historicizes Hazlitt’s professional ...
On "Vulgar Exhibition": Hazlitt, "The Fight" and the Pornography of Popularity
(Nineteenth-Century Prose, 2009)
This essay pursues Hazlitt as a case in Cultural Studies historiography by reading his 1822 essay "The Fight" as a contribution to the historical emergence of the discourse of "popular culture" as a class-inflected euphemism ...
"Come on back to the war": Germany as the Other National Other in Canadian Popular Literature
(University of Toronto Quarterly, 2009)
This essay argues for bringing the methodology of post-colonial studies to bear on mainstream Canadian popular culture, towards a rethinking of Canada's ideological affinities with nations traditionally considered as ...