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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 ...
"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
"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 ...
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 ...
Introduction to New Fronts in the Copyfight, Part 2 (2015-16)
(Digital Studies/Le champ numérique, 2016)
This article introduces the second part of New fronts in the copyfight: Multidisciplinary directions in critical copyright studies (the first part of which appeared in DSCN Vol. 4 ). The article surveys recent and ...
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 ...