Department of English and Film Studies
University of Alberta
4-79 Humanities Centre
Edmonton, AB T6G 2E5
Imre Szeman is Canada Research Chair in Cultural Studies and Professor of English, Film Studies, and Sociology at the University of Alberta. From 1999-2009, he taught at McMaster University in the Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition and the Department of English and Cultural Studies. He is the recipient of the John Polanyi Prize in Literature (2000), Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award (2003), Scotiabank-AUCC Award for Excellence in Internationalization (2004), Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (2005-7), and President's Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision (2008), among other awards. He is the founder of the Canadian Association of Cultural Studies and a founding member of the US Cultural Studies Association. Szeman is co-editor of Reviews in Cultural Theory and a member of the editorial collective of the journal Mediations.Szeman’s main areas of research are in social and cultural theory, visual culture, globalization and culture, and contemporary popular culture. He is author of Zones of Instability: Literature, Postcolonialism and the Nation (2003) and co-author of Popular Culture: A User’s Guide (2004, 2nd. ed. 2009). He is also co-editor of Pierre Bourdieu: Fieldwork in Culture (2000), the Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism (2nd ed. 2005), Canadian Cultural Studies: A Reader (2009), Global-Local Consumption (2010), and Cultural Theory: An Anthology (2010). Current projects include: a book on globalization, temporality and politics; an introductory text on cultural theory; and an anthology of contemporary Marxist theory.
19th and 20th C. cultural and social theory (especially in relation to nationalism, globalization, and modernity)
The politics of culture (from cultural policy to aesthetic theory)
Global visual culture: art, photography, film
Contemporary postcolonial, Canadian and US fiction (esp. science fiction)
Cultural Theory (Not What But How) (co-written with Nicholas Brown). London: Polity Press, in preparation. 
Contemporary Marxist Theory: An Anthology (co-edited with Nicholas Brown and Andrew Pendakis), in preparation. 
The Johns Hopkins Guide to Contemporary Theory (co-edited with Michael Groden and Martin Kreiswirth). Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, in preparation. 
Something's Missing: Seven Theses After Globalization (co-written with Eric Cazdyn). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, in preparation. 
Cultural Theory: An Anthology (co-edited with Tim Kaposy). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010. 584 double-columned pages.
Chinese translation, in progress.
Global-Local Consumption (co-edited with Paul James). London: Sage, 2010. 354 pages.
Popular Culture: A User's Guide (co-written with Susie O'Brien). Second, revised edition. Toronto: Nelson, 2010. 408 pages.
• Instructor's Manual for second edition of Popular Culture: A User's Guide (2010). 178 pages.
Canadian Cultural Studies: A Reader (co-edited with Gail Faurschou and Sourayan Mookerjea). Foreword by Fredric Jameson. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2009. 608 pages.
Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism. Second Edition Electronic Version (co-edited with Michael Groden and Martin Kreiswirth). 2006. Includes 48 additional entries and bibliographic updates to 2005 print version (275 entries total). Hopkins
• 2007 update: 3 entries (Moretti, Ong, Schwarz)
• 2008 update: 3 entries (Booth, Disability Studies, Gilroy)
• 2009 update: 2 entries (Agamben, Greenblatt)
• 2010 update: 5 entries (Badiou, Ranciere, Samizdat, Science Studies)
• 2011 update: 2 entries (Nancy, Science Fiction)
The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism (co-edited with Michael Groden and Martin Kreiswirth). Second Edition.
: The Baltimore Press, 2005. 1008 double-columned pages. Johns Hopkins University
• Selected by Kirkus Review as an outstanding reference books for 2005.
• Nominee for the MLA James Russell Lowell Prize, 2005
• Winner of an Outstanding Academic Title from Choice Magazine, 2006.
• Reviewed in Choice, English Studies in Canada,
J of Midwest Modern Language Assoc., Kirkus Review, Times Book Review, RMMLA Review, New York Quarterly, etc. Universityof Toronto
• Chinese translation, in progress.
Popular Culture: A User's Guide (co-written with Susie O'Brien). Toronto: Nelson, 2004. 345 pages.
• Ch. 7: "Identity and Community" and Ch. 8: "Subcultures and Countercultures" republished in Cultural Studies: A Selected Reader. Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, 2007: 419-464 and 662-690, respectively.
Zones of Instability: Literature, Postcolonialism and the Nation.
: The Baltimore Press, 2003. 264 pages. Johns Hopkins University
Pierre Bourdieu: Fieldwork in Culture (co-edited with Nicholas Brown).
: Rowman & Littlefield, 2000. 256 pages. Lanham, MD
• Reviewed in Modern and Contemporary France, TLS. SubStance, Teaching Sociology, Modern Fiction Studies, Interchange, Symploke, International Social Science Review, Sociology
b. Edited Journal Volumes
"New Cultural Spaces: Cultural Studies in Canada Today" (co-edited with Richard Cavell). Special Double Issue of Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies 29.2/3 (2007). 168 pages.
"Content Providers of the World Unite!" (co-edited with Susie O’Brien). Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition Working Paper Series (March 2003).
"Learning from Seattle (
, Washington , Québec City …)." Special Double Issue of Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies 24.1/2 (2002). 191 pgs. Genoa
"Anglophone Literatures and Global Cultures" (co-edited with Susie O'Brien). Special Issue of South Atlantic Quarterly 100.3 (2001). 251 pgs.
"Materializing Canada." Special Issue of Essays on Canadian Writing 68 (Summer 1999). 293 pgs.
c. Journal and Magazine Articles
"The Cultural Politics of Oil: On Lessons of Darkness and Black Sea Files." Polygraph 22 (2010), forthcoming.
"The Left and Marxism in Eastern Europe: An Interview with Gáspár Miklós Tamás." Mediations 24.2 (2009): 12-35.
"Marxist Criticism, Now and Then." Mediations 24.2 (2009): 36-47.
"The Big Picture: On the Politics of Contemporary Photography" (co-written with Maria Whiteman). Third Text 23.5 (2009): 551-556.
"Entre les empires: Les cultural studies canadiennes." Cahiers de recherche sociologique 47 (2009): 109-121.
"Canadians and Culture; or, Taxes, Money, Prestige, Ordinary Folk, Subsidized Whiners, and all the rest." Reader's Forum Section Editor (1-30) and Introduction. English Studies in Canada
With contributions by Jody Berland, Greg Elmer, Larissa Lai, Sherry Simon and Lorraine York
"Sufficient Involvement" (co-written with Nicholas Brown). Framework: The Finnish Art Magazine 8 (April 2008): 16-17.
"Administered Lives: Scholarly Research, Accountability and the 'Public'." English Studies in Canada 32.4 (2006): 9-12 (appeared 2008).
"The Politics of Documentary Today: A Roundtable Discussion." Politics and Culture 9.2 (2008).
"Poetics and the Politics of Globalization." Studies in Canadian Literature 32.2 (2007): 148-161.
"Critical Peripateticism." Prefix Photo 16 (2007): 14-19.
" ' Do No Evil': Google and Evil as a Political Category." Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies 18 (2007): 131-139.
"Wildlife, Natural and Artificial: An Interview with Peter Watts" (with Maria Whiteman). Extrapolation 48.3 (2007): 604-620.
“System Failure: Oil, Futurity and the Anticipation of Disaster." South Atlantic Quarterly 106.4 (2007): 805-823.
“Introduction: Cultural Studies in Canada Today” (co-written with Richard Cavell). Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies 29.2/3 (2007): 139-158.
"Imagining the Future: Globalization, Postmodernism and Criticism." Frame: Tijdschrift voor Literatuurwetenschap (Netherlands) 19.2 (2006): 16-30.Revised and expanded version in Metaphors of Globalization: Mirrors, Magicians and Mutinies, ed. Markus Kornprobst, et al. (London: Palgrave, 2008): 167-183.
"Erasing the Line, or, The Politics of the Border" (co-written with Carlos Fernandez, Meredith Gill and Jess Whyte). ephemera: theory & politics in organization 6.4 (2006): 466-483.
"Irreversibility, or, The Global Factory." Framework: The Finnish Art Magazine 4 (December 2005): 36-37. Also in ephemera: theory and politics in organization 6.1 (2006): 103-105.
"What is the Multitude?" Interview with Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri (with Nicholas Brown), Cultural Studies 19.3 (2005): 372-387.
Chinese translation: "Shénme shì gún zhòng." Wen Yi Yan Jiu (Literature and Art Studies) 7 (July 2005): 108-117.
Portuguese translation: Novos Estudos CEBRAP 75 (2006): 93-108.
"Future Politics: An Interview with Kim Stanley Robinson" (with Maria Whiteman). Science Fiction Studies 93 (2004): 177-194.
"What's Left of the Dialectic? A Polemic" (co-written with Nicholas Brown). English Studies in Canada 29.1 (2003): 16-25.
"Culture and Globalization, or, The Humanities in Ruins." CR: The New Centennial Review 3.2 (2003): 91-115.Reprinted in Paul James and Imre Szeman, ed. Global-Local Consumption. London: Sage, 2010.
"Content Providers of the World Unite!" (co-written with Susie O’Brien). Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition Working Paper Series (March 2003).
"The Global Coliseum: On Empire." Interview with Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri (with Nicholas Brown), Cultural Studies 16.2 (2002): 177-92.
Reprinted in George Ritzer and Zeynep Atalay, eds. Readings in Globalization: Key Concepts and Major Debates. Wiley-Blackwell, 2010. 226-228.
"Sites and Forces: Pierre Bourdieu, 1930-2002." Topia 7 (2002): 1-4.
"Fast Thinking, Slow Thoughts: Pierre Bourdieu." …AND? 1 (March 2002): 17.
"Learning to Learn from Seattle." Introduction to "Learning from Seattle (Washington, Québec City, Genoa…)." Review of Education/Pedagogy/Cultural Studies 24.1/2 (2002): 1-12.
"Remote Sensing: An Interview with Ursula Biemann." Review of Education/ Pedagogy/Cultural Studies 24.1/2 (Spring 2002): 91-109.
Reprinted by Govett-Brewster Contemporary Art Museum (New Plymouth, New Zealand) in a catalogue accompanying an exhibition by Ursula Biemann, September 2002.
"Literature on the Periphery of Capitalism." Ilha do Desterro (Brazil) 40 (Jan/Jun 2001): 25-42.
"Introduction: The Globalization of Fiction/The Fiction of Globalization" (with Susie O'Brien). South Atlantic Quarterly 100.3 (2001): 601-24.
"Who’s Afraid of National Allegory? Jameson, Literary Criticism, Globalization." South Atlantic Quarterly 100.3 (2001): 801-25.
Reprinted in Ian Buchanan and Caren Irr, ed. On Jameson: From Postmodernism to Globalization. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2005: 189-211.
"Plundering the Empire: Globalization, Cultural Studies and Utopia." Rethinking Marxism 13.3/4 (2001): 173-189.
"IKEA Boy and the Politics of Male Bonding: Fight Club, Consumerism, and Violence" (with Henry Giroux). New Art Examiner (Dec/Jan 2000/2001): 32-37, 60-61.
"The Rhetoric of Culture: Some Notes on Magazines, Canadian Culture and Globalization." Journal of Canadian Studies 35.3 (2000): 212-230.
Reprinted in J.M. Bumsted and Len Kuffert, ed. Interpreting Canada's Past: A Post-Confederation Reader. Third Edition. Toronto: Oxford UP, 2004: 555-566.
Reprinted in Eugenia Sojka, ed., (De)constructing Canadianness: Myths of the Nation and its Discontents. Katowice: Slask, 2007: 205-222.
Reprinted in Michael Ryan, ed., Cultural Studies: An Anthology. Cambridge: Blackwell, 2008: 82-97.
"Belated or Isochronic?: Canadian Writing, Time and Globalization." Essays on Canadian Writing 71 (2000): 145-153.
"Ghostly Matters: On Derrida’s Specters." Rethinking Marxism 12.2 (2000): 104-116.
"Literature, Federation, and the Intellectual's Nation: Rereading Lamming's The Emigrants." Journal of Caribbean Literature 3.1 (2000): 28-50.
"Introduction: A Manifesto for Materialism." Essays on Canadian Writing 68 (Summer 1999): 1-18.
"The Persistence of the Nation: Interdisciplinarity and Canadian Literary Criticism." Essays on Canadian Writing 65 (Fall 1998): 16-37.
"Spectral Spaces/The Time of Marx: Derrida's Marx and The Persistence of the Aesthetic." theory@buffalo 8 (1997): 7-40.
"Tracing Lines of Flight: Masala and Multiculturalism." Reverse Shot 1.2 (1994): 10-14.
"Foucault, Genealogy, History." Problematique: A Journal of Political Studies 3 (1993): 49-73.
d. Articles in Edited Anthologies and Books
"Theory of National Literature." Blackwell Encyclopedia of the Novel. Gen. Ed. Peter Logan. New York: Blackwell, submitted.
"Manhattanism and Future Cities: Provocations on Art and New Urbanisms." Transnationalism Activism Art. Ed. Kit Dobson and Aine McGlynn. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, forthcoming.
"The Current Amazement: Afghanistan, Terror and Theory." Globalizing Afghanistan. Ed. David Jefferess and Zubeda Jalalzai. Durham: Duke University Press, forthcoming.
"Introduction: Cultural Autonomy, Politics, and Global Capitalism" (co-written with Will Coleman and Petra Rethmann). In Cultural Autonomy: Frictions and Connections. Ed. Will Coleman, Petra Rethmann and Imre Szeman. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2010. 1-27.
"Globalization, Postmodernism, and (Autonomous) Criticism." In Cultural Autonomy: Frictions and Connections. Ed. Will Coleman, Petra Rethmann and Imre Szeman. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2010. 66-85.
"Introduction" (co-written with Paul James). In Global-Local Consumption. London: Sage, 2010. vii-xxix.
"Culture and Globalization, or, The Humanities in Ruins." Global-Local Consumption. Ed. Imre Szeman and Paul James, London: Sage, 2010. 297-313.
"Preface" to Smaro Kamboureli, Scandalous Bodies: Diasporic Literature in Canada. Second edition. Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier Press, 2009. ix-xi.
"Nationalism and Globalization." Reading the Nation in English Literature: A Critical Reader. Ed. Elizabeth Sauer and Julia Wright. New York: Routledge, 2009. 220-28.
"Theses on Philosophy in the Age of Finance Capital" (with Nicholas Brown). A Leftist Ontology. Ed. Carsten Strathausen. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2009. 33-55.
"Introduction: Between Empires: On Cultural Studies in Canada" (with Faurschou and Mookerjea). In Canadian Cultural Studies: A Reader. Ed. Sourayan Mookerjea, Imre Szeman and Gail Faurschou. Duke University Press, 2009. 1-33.
"25 Theses on Philosophy in the Age of Finance Capital." Critica Cultural Materialista. Ed. Maria Elisa Cevasco and Marcos Soares. Sao Paulo: Humanitas, 2008: 61-90.
"Does Culture Need Borders?" Man in the World of Culture: Challenges of Modernity. Prem, Russia, 2008: 5-9.
"Oil Futures." FUEL (Alphabet City). Ed. John Knechtel. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2008: 18-35.
"Imagining the Future: Globalization, Postmodernism and Criticism." Metaphors of Globalization: Mirrors, Magicians and Mutinies. Ed. Markus Kornprobst, et al. London: Palgrave, 2008: 167-183.
"The Rhetoric of Culture: Some Notes on Magazines, Canadian Culture and Globalization." Cultural Studies: An Anthology. Ed. Michael Ryan. Cambridge: Blackwell, 2008: 82-97.
"The Rhetoric of Culture: Some Notes on Magazines, Canadian Culture and Globalization." (De)constructing Canadianness: Myths of the Nation and its Discontents. Ed. Eugenia Sojka. Katowice: Slask, 2007: 205-222.
"Tránsito forzoso: un diálogo sobre Black Sea Files y Contained Mobility / Forced Transit: A Dialogue on Black Sea Files and Contained Mobility" (with Ursula Biemann). Political Typographies: Visual Essays on the Margins of Europe. Barcelona: Fundació Antonio Tàpies, 2007: 2-35.
"Cultural Studies and the Transnational." New Cultural Studies: Adventures in Theory. Ed. Gary Hall and Claire Birchall. Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh Press, 2006: 200-218.
"Global Silences: On Wilfredo Prieto." Wilfredo Prieto: Mute. Ed. Ingrid Mayrhofer. Hamilton: McMaster Museum of Art, 2006: 16-20.
"Culture and/in Globalization." Concepts of Culture: Art, Politics, and Society. Ed. Adam Muller. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2005: 157-179.
"Preface" (with Michael Groden and Martin Kreiswirth) to The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism. Second Edition. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005: xiii-xv.
"Globalization." The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism. Ed. Michael Groden, Martin Kreiswirth and Imre Szeman. Second Edition. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005: 458-465.
"Who's Afraid of National Allegory? Jameson, Literary Criticism, Globalization." In On Jameson: From Postmodernism to Globalization. Ed. Ian Buchanan and Caren Irr. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2005: 189-211.
"The Rhetoric of Culture: Some Notes on Magazines, Canadian Culture and Globalization." Interpreting Canada's Past: A Post-Confederation Reader. Third Edition. Ed.J.M. Bumsted and Lent Kuffert. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2004: 555-566.
"The Limits of Culture: The Frankfurt School and/for Cultural Studies." In Rethinking the Frankfurt School: Alternative Legacies of Cultural Critique. Ed. Caren Irr and Jeffrey Nealon. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2002: 59-80.
"The Persistence of the Nation: Interdisciplinarity and Canadian Literary Criticism." (De)constructing Canadianness: Myth of the Nation and its Discontents. Ed. Eugenia Sojka. Katowice: Slask, 2007: 205-222.
"Ikea Boy Fights Back: Fight Club, Consumerism and the Political Limits of Nineties Cinema" (with Henry Giroux). In The End of Cinema As We Know It ... American Film in the Nineties. Ed. Jon Lewis. New York: New York University Press, 2001: 95-105.
"Introduction: Fieldwork in Culture" (co-written with Nicholas Brown). Introduction to Pierre Bourdieu: Fieldwork in Culture. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2000: 1-16.
"The Nature of Language, The Topography of Philosophy: In Heidegger's Neighbourhood." In Re-Naming the Landscape. Ed. Bruce A. Butterfield and Jurgen Kleist. New York: Peter Lang, 1994: 259-272.
e. Editorial Contributions
"Subterranean Passages of Thought: Empire’s Inserts." Edited by Nicholas Brown and Imre Szeman, Cultural Studies 16.2 (2002): 193-212.
"People’s Conference Against Globalization." Edited by Imre Szeman. Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies 24.1/2 (Spring 2002): 175-189.
f. Encyclopedia Entries
16 entries: “ATTAC,” “Pierre Bourdieu,” “Brazilian Financial Crisis (1999),” “Brazilian Worker’s Party (PT),” “International Network on Cultural Policy,” “Fredric Jameson,” “Luiz Inácio ‘Lula’ da Silva,” “MERCOSUR,” “Movimento Sem Terra,” “Antonio Negri,” “Plan Pueble Panama,” “Porto Alegre,” “Shanghai,” “James Tobin,” “United Students Against Sweatshops,” “World Social Forum, 1st meeting.” Globalization and Autonomy On-line Compendium. General editor William Coleman. Managing editor Nancy Johnson, 2006.
"Globalization." Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies. Ed. John Hawley. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2001: 209-17.
"Marxism." Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies. Ed. John Hawley. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2001: 293-96.
53 entries on Canadian and Caribbean poets in The Routledge Who's Who of Twentieth-Century World Poetry. Ed. Mark Willhardt. New York: Routledge, 2000. [Canadian: Atwood, Birney, bissett, Bowering, Brault, Brossard, Chamberland, Clarke, Cohen, Dudek, Garneau, Giguere, Hebert, Klein, Kroetsch, Lau, Layton, Lee, Livesay, MacEwan, Mandel, Marlatt, Miron, Mouré, Nichol, Ondaatje, Page, Pilon, Pratt, Purdy, Scott, Smith; Caribbean: Bennett, Brathwaite, Brown, Carter, Césaire, Collins, Depestre, Glissant, Goodison, Guillen, Harris, Hippolyte, Johnson, Marson, McKay, Morris, Nichols, Saint-Aude, Scott, Seymour, Walcott. ]
"The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz." Encyclopedia of the Novel. Ed. Paul Schellinger. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1998: 57.
"Yashar Kemal." Encyclopedia of the Novel. Ed. Paul Schellinger. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1998: 666-67.
"The Turkish Novel." Encyclopedia of the Novel. Ed. Paul Schellinger. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1998: 1356-59.
"Chinua Achebe." Encyclopedia of the Essay. Ed. Tracy Chevalier. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1997: 1-2.
"Wole Soyinka." Encyclopedia of the Essay. Ed. Tracy Chevalier. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1997: 791-92.
"Marxism after Marxism." Review of Goran Therborn, From Marxism to Post-Marxism? Mediations 24.1 (2008): 191-97.
Review of Gerald Raunig, Art and Revolution: Transversal Activism in the Long Twentieth Century. Criticism: A Quarterly for Literature and the Arts 50.2 (2008): 313-17.
Review of Henry Vogt, Between Utopia and Disillusionment: A Narrative of Political Transformation in Eastern Europe . Utopian Studies 17.2 (2006): 383-87.
Review of Ennis Barrington Edmonds, Rastafari: From Outcasts to Culture Bearers. Utopian Studies 15.1 (2004): 109-11.
Review of Andy Merrifield, Metromarxism. Canadian Geographer 48.3 (2004).
Review of Philip Darby, The Fiction of Imperialism: Reading Between International Relations and Postcolonialism. Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies 5.1 (2003): 144-45.
Review of Ian Angus, ed., Anarcho-Modernism toward a New Critical Theory. University of Toronto Quarterly 72.1 (2002/2003): 358-59.
Review of Gill Branston, Cinema and Cultural Modernity. European Journal of Cultural Studies 5.4 (2002): 529-31.
Review of Pierre Bourdieu, On Television. Topia 3 (2000): 103-7.
Review article: "Genocide, After All, is an Exercise in Community Building: Philip Gourevitch's We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda." Other Voices 2.1 (June/July 1999).
Review article: "The Gears of the Collective Imaginary: Régis Debray’s Media Manifestos." Film-Philosophy 3.23 (May 1999). Also in Cultural Logic 2.1 (1999).
Review of Arjun Appadurai, Modernity at Large. Cultural Logic 1.2 (1997).
Review of Alan Malachowski, ed., Reading Rorty. Surfaces 2 (1992).
Review of Wilhelm Wurzer, Filming and Judgment: Between Heidegger and Adorno. Recherche Semiotique/Semiotic Inquiry 11.2-3 (1991): 241-46.
h. Art Exhibition Essays
Exhibition essay for Allen Flint, Commerce, exhibited at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, February 4th to April 30th, 2006.
Exhibition essay for Allen Flint, Wordsites, exhibited at the Hamilton Artists Inc., September 11 - October 4, 2002.
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a. Doctoral @ University of Alberta
Brett Bellamy, Death in the Denouement: Microcosms of Crisis and Post-Apocalyptic Anomie as American National Allegory, in progress
Sarah Blacker, The 'Optimization' of Life and its Consequences: The Political Economy of Biotechnology, in progress
Dan Harvey, Feral Zones: Theorizing Global Slums as States of Exception, in progress
Matt MacLellan, The Contradictions of Post-Industrial Culture: Cognitive Labour, Immaterial Production, and the Force of Culture in the Creative Industry, in progress
b. Doctoral @ McMaster University
Justin Sully, The Demographic Conjuncture: Cinema and the Projection of Population Crisis, 2010
Max Haiven, Value and Imagination under Finance, 2010
Evan Mauro, The Social Logic of Sensation: Modernist Literature, Science and Film, 1880-1940, 2010
Andrew Pendakis, Tropologies of the Middle: Towards a Political Ontology of Centrism, 2010
Ezra Yoo-Hyeok Lee, Decolonizing Imagination: Colonial History, Postcolonial Representation and Literature, 2009
Don Moore, Ethics in Empire: The Ethical Rhetoric of 9/11, 2008
Tim Kaposy, An Ensemble of Need: Theorizing the Scale of Dispossession, 2008
Julian Holland, Dictatorship of the Object: Four Cultural Studies in Marxism, 2006
Kristen Downey, Fantasy as Mass Deception? Harlequin Presents and the Formation of Sexual Identity, 2005
c. Masters @ University of Alberta
Jeff Diamanti, Notes Towards Collective Architectures of the Common, 2010
Emily Murphy, The "Negative Community": Shifting the Modernist Collective with Surrealism and Georges Bataille, 2010
Maica Murphy, Collectivities in Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, 2010
d. Masters @ McMaster University
Simon Orpana, Surfing the City: Skateboarding as the Metaphorical Transformation of the Everyday, 2009
Amanda Delorey, Public and Private: The Biopolitical Body Walking the City, 2009
Ana Candia, The Disappeared Are Floating: Applications of Argentine Third Cinema in the Global Contemporary World Order, 2008
Adrienne Havercroft, Figuring Poverty through the Regent Park Revitalization Project: Social Housing and the Formation of Citizen-Subjects, 2008
Matt MacLellan, The Exploding Subject: Sex, Capital and the Logics of Subjectivity, 2008
Raffaella Tardioli, Italianitá and the Muslim Other: Islam, Identity and the Politics of Inclusion in Italy, 2008
Lindsay Nielsen, Global Vancouver: Spatial and Temporal Contestations in an Emerging Global City, 2007
Max Haiven, Creativity, Globalization, and Empire, 2005
Candida Hadley, Astrobiology, Globalization and the Myth of Technological Utopianism, 2005
Aaron Ellingsen, Figuring the Universal: Building Politics in Globality, 2004
Stephanie Prevot, "I had to look into myself to see the world": A Study of Paul Auster's Realism, 2003
Jason Demers, Mapping the (Con)textual Plight of Man: The Temporal and Spatial Logics of Postmodern Masculinity, 2003
Dana Hansen, ‘A Love-Song to Our Mongrel Selves’: Exile, Dislocation and the Emergence of the Cosmopolitan Subject in the Writing of Salman Rushdie, 2002
Matt Kavanagh, Learning from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, 2000