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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 ...
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 ...
Institutions and Interpellations of the Dubject, the Doubled and Spaced Self
(Athabasca University Press, 2016)
This essay develops the idea of the dubject as a model of remediateda subjectivity. It will discuss some theoretical and institutional contexts of the dubject, and then will consider digital manifestations of the dubject ...
Resistance is Futile: On the Under-Representation of Unions in Science Fiction
(TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, 2016)
This article surveys science fiction (SF) since 1980, and queries the conspicuous under-representation of recognizable images of unions in popular SF, which includes, in contrast, numerous images and narratives of corporate ...
"Little crimeworn histories": Nick Cave and the Roots-Raves-Rehab Story of Rock Stardom
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)
From James Rovira's introduction: "Mark A. McCutcheon shifts the locus of suffering to substance abuse in '"Little crimeworn histories": Nick Cave and the Roots-Raves-Rehab Story of Rock Stardom.' McCutcheon examines the ...
"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 ...
Monstrous Times Call For Monstrous Methods: Review of Monsters of the Market: Zombies, Vampires, and Global Capitalism, by David McNally
(Extrapolation (Liverpool UP), 2014)
A book review of Monsters of the Market: Zombies, Vampires, and Global Capitalism (2012) by David McNally, published in the science fiction studies journal Extrapolation.
A Close Reading of Part 5 of Robert Kroetsch’s 1977 long poem SEED CATALOGUE
(The Explicator, 2017)
A close reading of Part 5 of Robert Kroetsch's 1977 long poem Seed Catalogue
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 ...