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This thesis will engage with a multitude of critical theories, sociological studies, and political legislation in an attempt to demonstrate the role female-centered literature is playing in the cultural revision of the Irish nation at the turn of the twenty-first century. In an effort to...
SSHRC Awarded IG 2014: This four year project that will analyse the influential but under-examined feminist periodical Heresies: A Feminist Publication on Art and Politics. Heresies was a quasi-biannual magazine edited and produced by a collective that included artists, art historians, activists,...
SSHRC Awarded IDG 2011: This pilot project will lay the groundwork for the creation of a digital, interactive map of the city of Edmonton. Four specific objectives: 1] creation of a network of researchers, students, practitioners and community-involved citizens interested in urban theory and...
This thesis focuses on story-based games that address in-game complex social issues in order to map their narrative affordances and decode their intentionality. That is, my main goal is to identify the affordances and resources that construct and structure a game narrative, as well as to analyze...
SSHRC Awarded IDG 2015: The project focuses on historical analysis of indigenous Hawaiians' [Kanaka Maoli] submissions to Hawaiian language newspapers (1834 - 1948). In 19th century Hawaii, missionaries' leisure-discourses were intimately connected with colonial structures and judgments about...
This article returns to a colonial discourse on crime, criminals, and punishment that the court of justice enunciated and followed during an 8-year British occupation of the Cape of Good Hope in the latter part of 1795. Tapping unusually frank juridical discussions on criminality and punishment...
SSHRC Awarded Knowledge Synthesis grant 2015: The dominant form of energy of any given era shapes the characteristics and capacities of societies in an essential way; energy is a key aspect of the fabric of our social experience, and not just a neutral input that helps run the engines of our...
SSHRC Awarded IG 2017: This project focuses on the representations of health and the biomedical body in post-1960s Anglo-Canada and Franco-Québec literatures. It is interested in the representation of urban middle-classes and the ways in which the notion of responsibility towards health informs...
The Suburban Imaginary: Ambivalence, Strangeness, and the Everyday in Contemporary Representations of the SuburbDownload
This thesis is about the suburban imaginary. It is concerned with the way the suburb is imagined and what insights this imaginary might enable. It offers a definition of the suburban imaginary as being a culturally and historically located set of meanings, expectations, images, and ideas about...