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Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

Faculty Profiles

Monique Tschofen

Media & Culture

University   Ryerson University
E-Mail Address   monique.tschofen@ryerson.ca
Phone Number   (416)-979-5000 ext.6137
Office Location   JOR 1024
Concentration   Media & Culture


Education

B.A.; Ph.D. Comparative Literature and Film Studies (Alberta)

Biography

Professor Tschofen joined Ryerson in 1999 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of English after teaching at Athabasca University and the University of Alberta. She has been a visiting researcher at NYU, Harvard, and Columbia, and was nominated for a Tier II Canada Research Chair at Athabasca University. Her publications in the areas of new media, visual culture, Canadian studies, and globalization include textbooks on film and literature, literature and multimedia, and literary hypertext as well as edited collections of essays on Canadian writers and filmmaker Atom Egoyan. She is active in a number of associations, including the International American Studies Association, the American Comparative Literature Association, the Canadian Comparative Literature Association and the Film Studies Association of Canada. Monique Tschofen's poetry has appeared in Contemporary Verse 2, The Fiddlehead, the New Delta Review, and the White Wall Review.

Research Interests

English and French Canadian Literature and Film; Postcoloniality; Interarts Relations; Visual Culture; Violence in Representation.

Current Research:
Monique Tschofen is currently working on a project about violence in the early Canadian "torture narrative," and continues to write about the relationships between verbal and visual arts, most recently in a study of Anne Carson and Betty Goodwin.

Selected Pulblications

'Agents of Aggressive Order': Letters, Hands, and the Grasping Power of Teeth in the Early Canadian Torture Narrative." MediaTropes 1.1 (2008): 19-41.

Speaking A/Part: Modalities of Translation in Atom Egoyan's Work." London Journal of Canadian Studies 21 (2005/6): 29-48.

Tschofen, Monique and Jennifer Burwell, eds. Image and Territory: Essays on Atom Egoyan. Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2006.

"Leading the Blind: Visuality in Robert Lepage's Le Confessionale." 24 Frames. Ed. Jerry White. Wallflower Press, 2005
"'First I must tell about seeing'": (De)monstrations of Visuality and the Dynamics of Metaphor in Carson's Autobiography of Red." Canadian Literature. Vol. 180 (Spring 2004): 31-50.
Tschofen, Monique, ed. Kristjana Gunnars: Essays on her Works. Toronto: Guernica Press. 2004
"Vision and Revision in Anne Carson." FN:Function. 2002.

"Repetition, Compulsion and Representation in Atom Egoyan's Films." North of Everything: English-Canadian Cinema: 1980 to 2000. Eds. William Beard and Gerald White. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2002. 166-183.

 

 

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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