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Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

Faculty Profiles

Dennis Denisoff

Media and Culture

University   Ryerson University
E-Mail Address   denisoff@ryerson.ca
Phone Number   (416) 979-5000 ext. 6135
Office Location   JOR-1012
Office Hours   By Appointment


Education

B.BA. (Simon Fraser) B.A. (Simon Fraser); M.A. (McGill); Ph.D. Literature (McGill)

Biography

Professor Denisoff is a Research Associate in the Faculty of Arts, and was previously a Ryerson Research Chair (2005-2008). He held a postdoctoral fellowship at Princeton University and was a Visiting Research Scholar at the University of Exeter. He currently holds an SSHRC grant for a project addressing the eco-pagan politics of 19th-century decadent culture. He has held previous grants from the SSHRC, the Canada Council and other sources. His books include scholarly works, edited collections, novels, and a book of poetry. He has been short-listed for the QSPELL Award and the Norma Epstein Award in literature.

 

Dennis is a member of the Centre for the Interdisciplinary Study of Gender and Sexuality in Europe, at the University of Exeter, and co-editor of the scholarly journal Nineteenth Century Studies. Current and past graduate supervision has included projects on: neo-Victorianism and 21st-century feminisms; AIDS story arches in serial drama; animal subjectivity in children’s literature, television and film; gay identity and depictions of disability in Milk; queer animal subjectivity; Victorian prostitution in popular culture; Kent Monkman, Indigenous Identity and Sexuality; and 70s French feminism and Kathy Acker.

Research Interests

Gender and Sexuality; Animal Studies; Visuality Studies; Eco-Pagan Studies; Nineteenth-Century Studies.

 

Selected Publications

The Nineteenth-Century Child and Consumer Culture. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2008.

Sexual Visuality from Literature to Film, 1850-1950. London: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2004.

The Broadview Anthology of Victorian Short Stories. Broadview: Peterborough, ON, 2004.

The Winter Gardeners. Coach House: Toronto, 2003.

Aestheticism and Sexual Parody, 1840-1940. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001.

Perennial Decay: On the Aesthetics and Politics of Decadence. Liz Constable, Dennis Denisoff, and Matthew Potolsky, eds. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999.

Tender Agencies. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 1994.

Queeries: An Anthology of Gay Male Prose. Dennis Denisoff. Vancouver : Arsenal Pulp Press, 1993.

Dog Years. Vancouver: Pulp Press, 1991.

 

 

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Harold [Innis] taught us how to use the bias of culture and communication as an instrument of research. By directing attention to the bias, or distorting power of the dominant imagery and technology of any culture, he showed us how to understand cultures.
~ Marshall McLuhan