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Cultural brokering : art, national identity, and the influence of Free Trade
This thesis explores the intersections of culture, nationalism, and neoliberal globalization through examination of the construction of Mexican identity in Canada after the implementation of the North American Free Trade ...
Negotiating the Nation: The Work of Joyce Wieland 1968-1976
This thesis investigates the work of the Canadian artist and filmmaker Joyce Wieland (1930-1998) from the late 1960s to the mid-1970s in relation to its historical conditions of production and considers both her film and ...
Contested Terrains: Visualizing the Nation within Global Military Conflict
In this study, I use visual and material culture that addresses the contemporary war in Afghanistan to critically assess the ways in which national conflict history is envisioned. I focus in particular on cultural production ...
Constituting the Archives of Artist-Run Culture: A Self-Conscious Apparatus of History
This study investigates the production of knowledge through the archives of artist-run centres in Canada in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Archival scholars recognize that the ways materials are collected, presented, ...
Stitching Settler Identities: Canadian Quilts and Their Makers, 1800-1880
Stitching Settler Identities: Canadian Quilts and their Makers, 1800-1880 explores the making, use, and circulation of handmade settler quilts as representation of nineteenth-century women’s social, cultural and economic ...