The PhD in Cultural Mediations was created to foster theoretically informed approaches to art and culture that cross traditional disciplinary divides. Cultural Mediations students are trained in both interdisciplinary methodologies and a particular discipline in order to nurture both innovation and mastery of a field of study. Selecting from four areas of specialization — Literary Studies, Musical Culture, Technology and Culture, and Visual Culture — they have the freedom to blend courses and pursue research projects that call for interdisciplinary and cross-cultural perspective and might not otherwise find a home.

This unique program addresses a growing need as traditional ways of organizing knowledge are shifting. More and more, single-discipline departments as well as cultural and governmental agencies are seeking appointees with inter- or multidisciplinary abilities and cross-cultural literacies. These positions require a training with an increased intellectual and cultural scope. In is in this context, that the PhD in Cultural Mediations provides an opportunity for innovative doctoral research that challenges traditional disciplinary boundaries.

The program is housed in the Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture, known as ICSLAC. The Institute is a haven for intellectually rebellious researchers, with access to an accomplished and eclectic academic community. We provide a collegial, vibrant and creative environment, where research transcends conventional boundaries and where inter-disciplinary ideas and new dimensions of thought open up.

Program requirements
Admission (note that all application documents are submitted online. You can refer to the FGPA Admissions page for the most up to date information.)
• For any further information, please email us (culturalmed@carleton.ca) and we will gladly reach out to you to discuss our program, your needs and interests.