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Animation and the National Ethos: the American Dream, Socialist Realism, and Russian émigrés in FranceDownload
Animation is seen as the innocent child of contemporary media and is often considered innocuous and juvenile in general popular culture. This might explain why it is still a marginal field. Perhaps this perception is influenced by the mass media of animation being mostly aimed at children, or at...
This dissertation examines atheist identity and ideology in eighteenth-century France up to 1776 through an analysis of numerous atheist texts, including several little-known clandestine works and the more familiar books of Jean Meslier, Julien Offray de La Mettrie and the Baron d’Holbach. It...
SSHRC Awarded CG 2014: "Auto/biography in Transit" is the eighth biennial conference of the International Association for Biography and Autobiography. The conference gathers together the top scholars from around the world who are experts in analysing autobiography, biography and other forms of...
Ecological Ideologies of Modernity and Their Temporal-Spatial Representations in Canadian, Russian, and Polish Literatures of the Twentieth CenturyDownload
The dissertation focuses on the temporal-spatial representations of the ecological ideologies of modernity in the writings of Canadian authors Georges Bugnet, Sheila Watson, and Howard O’Hagan, Russian authors Andrei Bitov and Tatiana Tolstaia, and Polish author Czesław Miłosz. The concept of...
SSHRC Awarded IG 2017: Despite scientific consensus about the environmental costs of petrocarbon use and increasing political desire for energy transition, our societies remain fully dependent on fossil fuels. This research explores the ability---or inability---of contemporary culture to address...
SSHRC Awarded CG 2014: Every summer, the Institute on Culture and Society (ICS) gathers international scholars for an intensive five-day academic conference. Building on this tradition, the 2014 Institute will, for the first time in ICS history, focus its innovative research capacities on a...
Ideology and Neo-noir: political discourses and the cinematic mode of production in Hollywood cinemaDownload
Abstract The following thesis deals with American cinema in the 1970s. The author will analyze several films from the neo-noir genre and compare and contrast them to film noir from the classical cycle in Hollywood cinema. There will be a discussion of Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver (1976) in terms...