Associate Faculty are derived from several departments, faculties and colleges at Western University. Associate Faculty may serve as 2nd readers on MA and/or PhD theses provided they possess SGPS supervisory privileges granted through their home department.
- To some extent, my research interests can be gauged from my book titles, as almost all the interests signaled by them are to some extent active, seeing me return to different facets of these subjects at different times
The Story of the Lost Reflection: The Alienation of the Image in Western and Polish Cinema (1985)
Words After Speech: A Comparative Study of Romanticism and Symbolism (1986)
The Double and the Other: Identity as Ideology in Post-Romantic Fiction (1989)
The Gorgon’s Gaze: German Cinema, Expressionism and the Image of Horror (1991)
Lucid Dreams: the Films ofKrzysztof Kieślowski (ed.) (1999)
Cinema, Religion and the Romantic Legacy(2003)
The Red and the White: The Cinema of People's Poland (2005)
Cinema and Colour: The Saturated Image (2010)
Screening the Face (2012)
Information and Media Studies
Adorno, modernist aesthetics, works and fragments, authorship, archaeologies of knowledge, Weimar culture, Mahler.
Articles in Journal of Music Theory, In Theory Only, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians; book in progress, Adorno and the Modern Musical Work
- Film history and theory
- the Frankfurt School
- African American studies
- silent film
- political modernism and the historical avant-garde
- popular music
- experimental cinema
- visual arts
- Holocaust representation
- postcolonial studies and European colonialism
“Afrolisation (Blueberry Hill Dub)”, in: Daniel Kojo Schrade, Philip Metz (ed.), AfroSat-1 (Berlin: Revolver, 2012)
“March 6, 1920: Chinese Students in Berlin raise charges of racism against Joe May’s Die Herrin der Welt,”in: Jennifer M. Kapczynski and Michael Richardson (ed.), A New History of German Cinema(Rocherster: Camden House, 2012)
“‘So Much Tenderness’: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Günther Kaufmann, and the Ambivalences of Interracial Desire” (co-authored with Janelle Blankenship), in: Brigitte Peucker (ed.), A Companion to Rainer Werner Fassbinder (Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell Press, 2012)
“‘Sonst wären wir den Weg gegangen wie alle anderen’: Afro-deutsche Komparsen, Zeugenschaft und das Archiv der deutschen Filmgeschichte” [‘Or we would have gone the way of the all the others’: Afro-German bit players, testimony and the archive of German film history] in: Claudia Bruns, Arsal Dardan and Anette Dietrich (ed.), “Welchen der Steine du best”: Filmische Erinnerungen an den Holocaust[‘Whichever Stone You Lift’: Filmic Remembrance of the Holocaust] (Berlin: Bertz+Fischer, 2011)
“Projecting Desire, Rewriting Cinematic Memory: Gender and German Reconstruction in Fraulein, ein Deutsches Melodram,” in: Roy Grundmann (ed.), A Companion to Michael Haneke, (Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell Press, 2010)
“The Aesthetics of Race in European Film Theory” in: Trifonova Temenuga (ed.), European Film Theory (London: New York: Routledge, 2009)
“Louis Brody and the Black Presence in German Film before 1945. A Biographical Sketch,” in: Patricia Mazon, Reinhild Steingröver (ed.), Not So Plain As Black Or White. Afro-German Culture and History, 1890–2000 (Rochester: Rochester UP, 2005)
Book: Die unheimliche Maschine: Rasse und Repräsentation im Weimarer Kino[The Uncanny Machine: Race and Representation in Weimar Cinema](Munich: edition text+kritik, 2009) (winner of the Willy Haas Book Prize)
- Roman literature, especially Augustan and early imperial poetry
- classical reception
- literary geography
- politics in literature
- nationalism and imperialism
articles on Lucan, Virgil, and James Joyce
- philosophical, sociological, and political issues affecting the music teaching profession
Democracy and Music Education: Liberalism, Ethics, and the Politics of Practice (Indiana University Press, 2005)
“What Does Music Mean, and Can Music Education Really Matter?” InThe Place of Music in the 21st Century: One Hundred-Eleventh National Society for the Study of Education Yearbook. Eds.P. Schmidt & C. Benedict. New York: Teachers College Press, 2012. 34-50.
“Music Education and Social Justice: Toward a Radical Political History and Vision.” In Debates in Music Education. Eds. G.Spruce & C. Philpott.London: Routledge, 2012. 85-101.
“Dewey’s Bastard’s: Music, Meaning, and Politics.” In The Oxford Handbook of Music Education. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. 698-701.
“Two Political Models for Music Education and Their Implications for Practice.” In Sound Progress: Exploring Musical Development.Eds. H. Coll & A. Lamont .London, UK: National Association of Music Educators. 2009. 109-114.
“Why Canada Does Not Have National Standards, Or Does It”? Canadian Music Educator, 51, no. 2 (2009): 34-39.
“Democratic Elitism or Democratic Citizenship: The Politics of Music, Meaning and Education in Cold-War America.” Eufonia:Didactica de la Musica, 50 (2010): 23-33.
“Democracy, Pragmatist Aesthetics and the Choral Experience.” Diskussion MusikPaedagogik, 42, no. 2 (2009):53-59.
“Fear and Loathing in Music Education? Beyond Democracy and Music Education.” Action, Criticism and Theory for Music Education, 7, no. 1 (2008): 105-138.