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Peter Hodgins

Associate Professor

Degrees:B.A. (Ottawa), M.A. (Carleton), Ph.D. (Carleton)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 1107
Office:DT 1219

Research Affiliations

  • Research Associate, Carleton Centre for Public History

Research Interests

  • The Politics and Poetics of Public Memory in Canada
  • Canadian Cultural Nationalism
  • Canadian Cultural Studies
  • The History of Settler Colonial Intellectuals

2019-20 Courses

CDNS 5301/CLMD6105     Canadian Cultural Studies
CDNS 3600                        Cultural Politics and Identities in Canada

Recent Publications

Edited Book

  •  Settling and Unsettling Memories: Essays in Canadian Public History—Book co-edited with Nicole Neatby (2012) University of Toronto Press.

Chapters in Books

  • “A Truly Comic History: Central Canadian Nationalism and the Politics of Memory”, in S. Ferguson and L. Regan Shade (eds), Civic Discourse and Cultural Politics in Canada (Ablex, 2002) pp. 253-264.
  • “Editor’s Introduction” in Neatby and Hodgins (eds.) Settling and Unsettling Memories: Essays in Canadian Public History (co-written with Nicole Neatby). pp. 4-37
  • “Why Must Halifax Keep Exploding?: English-Canadian Nationalism and the Search for a Usable Disaster”, in Hodgins and Neatby (eds.) Settling and Unsettling Memories: Essays in Canadian Public History. pp. 725-759.
  • “Images Desconcertantes: Mémoria, Linguagem, Paiasagem e Identitidade em Mémoires Affectives, de Francis Leclerc in Marcio Bahia et al. Filmes de (An)Amnesia. Faculdade de letras da UFMG, 2009
  • “Archibald Lampman’s Lady-Slippers” in Cynthia Sugars and Eleanor Ty (eds.) Canadian Literature and Cultural Memory (Oxford University Press) (accepted/in press).

Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals

  • “Our Haunted Present: Cultural Memory in Question”, in Topia: the Canadian Journal of Canadian Cultural Studies (Fall 2004: vol.12). pp. 99-108
  • “The Haunted Terroir: Memory, Language, Landscape and Identity in Francis Leclerc’s Mémoires Affectives”. The British Journal of Canadian Studies 22, 2 (September, 2009), 215-34.
  • “Immunize-Nation: Hollywood Contagion and the Heritage Minutes”.The Southern Review of Canadian Studies. (winter/spring 2011)
  • “Taking the Romance out of Extraction: contemporary Canadian artists and the subversion of the romantic/extractive gaze” with Peter Thompson. Environmental Communication (Fall 2011)
  • “The Haunted Dollhouses of Diana Thorneycroft” Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures (Spring 2011).
  • “Make them endure, give them space”: on the loss of academic cynicism” Emotion, Space and Society (in press).
  • “Presenting Canada to the Scientific Gaze” International Journal of Canadian Studies: special issue on tourism and middlebrow culture in early 20th century Canada (accepted/in press).

Editorial/Journalistic Writing

  • “The Future of Canadian Studies: a GenXer’s Perspective” in CanadaWatch (Robards Centre, York University, Fall 2007). P..20-22.