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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 ...
Stephen Harper as killer robot
(English Studies in Canada, 2017)
In popular culture and public discourse, especially on the Internet, the image of Canada’s former Prime Minister Stephen Harper is conspicuously characterized and caricatured as robotic [...] Amidst popular culture’s hordes ...
The Medium Is the Monster: Canadian Adaptations of Frankenstein and the Discourse of Technology
(Athabasca University Press, 2018)
Technology, a word that emerged historically first to denote the study of any art or technique, has come, in modernity, to describe advanced machines, industrial systems, and media. McCutcheon argues that it is Mary Shelley’s ...