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The Cento, Romanticism, and Copyright
(English Studies in Canada, 2013)
This article excavates the obscure literary genre of the cento – a genre of poetry defined by its wholly derivative composition from quotations of other works – and its supplementary relation to Romantic literature and the ...
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)
Cynicism, the Heuristic Pharmakon
(English Studies in Canada, 2012-06)
Cynicism can productively guide critical thinking about social relations under late neoliberal capital, in terms of power and ethics, in terms of knowledge and interpretation. A cynical perspective makes for a safe bet in ...
The DJ as Critic, "constructing a sort of argument"
(English Studies in Canada, 2015)
Countering romanticized representations of the disc jockey (DJ) as author, rock star, or shaman, this essay argues that the DJ is best understood as a critic, emblematic of appropriation as criticism in a mediascape ...
Introduction to New Fronts in the Copyfight, Part 1 (2014-15)
(Digital Studies/Le champ numérique, 2015)
Intellectual property (IP) is a subject of concern to all academics because it is the legal-economic infrastructure of all academic work. The long-increasing, now accelerating, and multilateral strengthening of IP regulation ...
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 ...
Frankenstein as a figure of globalization in Canada’s postcolonial popular culture
(Routledge/Taylor & Francis, 2011-10)
This essay analyzes the cultural functions of Frankenstein as a figure of globalization in postcolonial popular culture. Focusing on the case of Canadian film production, I begin by contextualizing Canadian film as a ...
Dubjection: A Node (Reflections on Web-Conferencing, McLuhan, and Intellectual Property)
From the editors' introduction to the book in which this chapter appears, _McLuhan's Global Village Today_ (Pickering & Chatto, 2014): "Mark A. McCutcheon’s contribution, ‘Dubjection: A Node (Reflections on Web-Conferencing, ...