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For information on PhD student research interest and current projects, please view our Graduate Student Profiles. To discover more about our individual faculty please visit our Faculty page.

Research interests among our core faculty at Carleton University include the following:

  • cultural theory, literary theory, film theory, aesthetics
  • diasporic cultures, literatures, cinemas, musics
  • sociology and aesthetics of music
  • post-colonial theory
  • semiotics
  • gender and the politics of cultural representation
  • cinema and nation studies
  • 18th, 19th and 20th century literatures in English and French
  • cultural studies
  • film, musical, literary and artistic avant-gardes
  • post-colonial literatures in English
  • Canadian art criticism and historiography
  • world popular musics
  • experimental film, video and new media
  • the relations between global information systems and local knowledges
  • cinemas and cultures of Latin America, Mexico, Canada, France, the United States
  • the histories of print, visual and aural culture
  • francophone literatures of the Americas and the Caribbean
  • cultural practices and the law
  • discourse analysis
  • memory, forgetting, and modes of historical understanding
  • technologies of production and reception
  • the construction of difference (gender, ethnicity, social class)
  • the functioning of ideology
  • the problematics of affect and corporeality
  • the meaning and ethics of cultural value
  • the relations between “high” and “low” cultural practices
  • the aesthetics of the popular
  • the meanings and function of pleasure
  • technology and the body