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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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)