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In this study I use John Milton’s notion of the “fit” reader as a guide to the theology and politics of reading in his early prose and late poetry. Throughout, I suggest that this reader functions as a site of contradiction within Milton’s writing, one that is indebted to a Protestant tradition...
Bibliographies of A Thousand and One Nights and the Formation of Modern Nationhood: A Study in Comparative Print CultureDownload
This doctoral dissertation examines the print cultures of the Arabian Nights (aka A Thousand and One Nights) in Britain, the US, Egypt, and Iran, variably from the late eighteenth to the twenty first centuries. This examination, by way of textual analysis, contextual and historical scrutiny, and...
SSHRC Awarded IDG 2019: In August 2018, a statue of Canada's first prime minister, John A. McDonald was unceremoniously hoisted from Victoria, BC's city hall steps, wrapped in foam and trucked away to a storage facility. City council was responding to concerns from Indigenous community members...
This dissertation traces the evolution, survival and re-emergence of a Korean ‘self-reconstruction’ capitalism from the 1910s to the 1990s. Self-reconstruction capitalist thought and practice kept alive in the ‘margins’ the only tradition of classical economic liberalism in modern Korean history,...
Sounding the Impact: A Case Study on the Social and Cultural Work of Music in the Context of the Edmonton Raga-Mala Music SocietyDownload
The Edmonton Raga-Mala Music Society (ERMS) is a volunteer organization that supports Indian classical music, mainly through the act of organizing formal concerts. As a society that is centered on supporting a genre of music that is closely tied to a particular geographical location that is...
The Road to the First Belarusian State: Nation-Building in the Context of the First World War and RevolutionDownload
This dissertation contributes to the study of the First World War in East Central Europe, providing an insight into the profound political, demographic, social, and cultural changes introduced by the Great War and deepened by the Revolution. Focusing on the Belarusian nation-building process in...