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Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

Faculty Profiles

Christopher Innes

Media and Culture

University   York University
E-Mail Address   cinnes@yorku.ca
Phone Number   (416)736-2100, ext. 77461
Office Location   Winters College, 123
Office Hours   TBA


Education

B.A. (Oxon); B. Phil. (Oxon); M.A. (Oxon.); D. Phil. (Oxon).

Biography

Professor Innes is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (UK), and Distinguished Research Professor at York University. He holds the Canada Research Chair in Performance and Culture.

His most recent books are: Broadway to Main Street: Designing Modern America, Avant Garde Theatre (Routledge), The Theatre of Gordon Craig, Sourcebooks on Naturalist Theatre and on Hedda Gabler, and Modern British Drama: the Twentieth Century (Cambridge). His book on Broadway to Main Street: Designing Modern America is being published by Yale. He has just organized a major international conference on Carnival (July 2008), and his next book, Directors/Directing, will be coming out with Cambridge University Press.

He is editor of The Cambridge Companion to Bernard Shaw, as well as the General Editor for the Cambridge "Directors in Perspective" series, and Co-Editor for the" Lives of the Theatre" Series (Praeger/Greenwood). He was a Contributing Editor for The Cambridge Guide to Theatre, and has been Co-Editor of the quarterly journal Modern Drama.

At York he founded the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program and served as its first Director, as well as establishing a faculty and graduate student exchange program with the Johannes Gutenberg Universit?t, Mainz.
For more information see www.moderndrama.com

Research Interests

Modern drama, theatre history, performance and culture

Selected Publications

Broadway to Main Street: Designing Modern America (2005)
A Routledge literary sourcebook on Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler (2003)
Modern British Drama - The Twentieth Century (2002)
Avant Garde Theatre (1993)

 

 

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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