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Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

Faculty Profiles

Stuart J. Murray

Media & Culture

University   Ryerson University
E-Mail Address   sjmurray@ryerson.ca
Phone Number   416-979-5000, ext. 2625
Office Location   JOR-1031
Office Hours   TBA


Education

Ph.D. (University of California, Berkeley); Postdoctoral fellowship (Toronto)

Biography

Dr. Murray’s work is concerned with the constitution of human subjectivity and the links between rhetoric, politics, and ethics. He publishes on the rhetoric of healthcare and poststructuralist approaches to bioethics.  Currently, he is preparing a book-length project on the rhetorical dimensions of biopolitics and thanatopolitics, tentatively titled, The Living From the Dead.

Research Interests


Selected Publications

Critical Interventions in the Ethics of Healthcare, co-edited with Dave Holmes (Ashgate Publishing, forthcoming).

"Unknown Knowers: Mediating Knowledge in the 'Global Village'," [primary author] with Twyla Gibson, in Epistemologies of Ignorance and Studies of Limits in Education, E. Malewski & N. Jaramilla, eds. (Information Age Press, forthcoming).
"Données probantes et pratiques exemplaires: vers une éthique de la résistance," [primary author] with D. Holmes, A. Perron, & J.-D. Jacob, in Santé Mentale, no. 130 (forthcoming, July 2008).
"Le mouvement sur les données probantes: état de la situation," [second author] with D. Holmes, A. Perron, & J.-D. Jacob, in Santé Mentale, no. 130 (forthcoming, July 2008).
"Foucault's 'Fearless Speech' and the Transformation and Mentoring of Medical Students," [secondary author] with Thomas J. Papadimos, Philosophy, Ethics and Humanities in Medicine, vol. 3, no. 12 (2008).
"Making Sense of Touch: Phenomenology and the Place of Language in a Bodied Curriculum," in Curriculum Studies--The Next Moment: Exploring Post-Reconceptualization, ed. Erik Malewski (Routledge, forthcoming 2008).
"On the Constitution and Status of 'Evidence' in the Health Sciences," [primary author] with Dave Holmes and Geneviève Rail, Journal of Research in Nursing, vol. 13, no. 4 (2008): 272-280.
"Thanatopolitics: Reading in Agamben a Rejoinder to Biopolitical Life," Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, vol. 5, no. 2 (2008): 203-207.
"No to Biopolitical Tattooing," a translation of Giorgio Agamben, "Non au tatouage biopolitique," Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, vol. 5, no. 2 (2008): 201-202.
"Towards an Ethics of Authentic Practice," [primary author] with Dave Holmes, Amélie Perron, and Geneviève Rail, Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice (forthcoming 2008).
"Nursing Best-Practice Guidelines: Reflecting on the Obscene Rise of the Void," [secondary author] with Dave Holmes, Amélie Perron, and Janet McCabe, Journal of Nursing Management, vol. 16 (2008): 398-403.
"Psychoanalysis, Symbolization, and McLuhan: Reading Conrad's Heart of Darkness," Marshall McLuhan's "Medium is the Message": Information Literacy in a Multimedia Age, Ed. Twyla Gibson. Spec. issue of MediaTropes, vol. 1 (2008): 57-70.
 

Current research projects/journals:
MediaTropes (http://www.mediatropes.com)


Link to expanded profile pages:

http://www.ryerson.ca/sjmurray/

 

 

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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