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Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

Faculty Profiles

Susan Ingram

Media and Culture

University   York University
E-Mail Address   singram@yorku.ca
Phone Number   416-736-5158
Office Location   Vanier College, 236
Office Hours   TBA


Education

B.A. Foreign Languages (Bishop's); M.A. German (McMaster); Ph.D. Comparative Literature (Alberta)

Biography

Professor Ingram joined York¹s Division of Humanities in 2004 after having taught in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Hong Kong. Her publications include a monograph on women's autobiographical writing and several co-edited volumes on cross-cultural constructions of Central Europe and North America. She is a member of the editorial collective of the web journal spacesofidentity.net (housed at York's Canadian Center for German and European Studies, where she is a resident fellow), and a member of the executive of the Canadian Comparative Literature Association. Her research interests span the institutions of European cultural modernity.

Research Interests

European film, fashion, auto/biography, comparative literature, translation studies.

Selected Publications

Ingram, Susan, ed. _Alternative Histories of Urban Consumption / Alternative Geschichten urbanen Konsums._ Vienna: Milletre Verlag, 2008.

Ingram, Susan. ³Of Ruinous and Wasted Idylls: The Modesty of a Once-and-Future Literary History.² _Hyphenated Histories: Articulations of Central European Bildung and Slavic Studies in the Contemporary Academy. Ed. Andrew Colin Gow. Leiden: Brill, 2007. 43-58.

Ingram, Susan, Markus Reisenleitner and Cornelia Szabó-Knotik, eds. Floodgates: Technologies, Cultural (Ex)Change and the Persistence of Place. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2006.

Ingram, Susan. "It¹s a Little Bit Funny: Moulin Rouge¹s Sparkling Postmodern Critique.² _Music, Media, and Mediation._ Eds. Erkki Pekkilä, David Neumayer, and Richard Littlefield. Helsinki: International Semiotics Institute, 2006: 66-76.
Ingram, Susan, and Markus Reisenleitner. ³Polarizing Avalon: The European Virtuosity and Global Virtuality of Mamoru Oshii¹s Filmic Imaginary.² New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film_ 4.2 (2006): 129-38.
Current research projects/journals:

"Cosmotrash: A New Generation of European Film"
Link to Personal Website: http://www.yorku.ca/singram/

 

 

 

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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