Feeling Canadian: Television, Nationalism, and Affect
Aqua Books, 274 Garry Street
February 16, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Marusya tracks the rise of nationalist content on Canadian television after the 1995 Quebec referendum. She closely examines the coverage of and aftermath to 9/11,
when racial profiling became embedded in Canadian news.
With Canadian culture at the mercy of various election platforms and funding cuts,
Feeling Canadian asks us to take a closer look at some of our most dearly-held nationalist assumptions. The rise of social medias open up opportunities for activism, and the creation of new post-national narratives.
Marusya Bociurkiw is an author, filmmaker, food blogger and professor. She is the author of five books, including Comfort Food for Breakups: The Memoir of a Hungry Girl.
Her films have screened at festivals and cinemas on four continents. She is a professor of media theory at Ryerson University and lectures and publishes frequently on such topics as affect theory, feminist and queer media history, the archive, Canadian television and nationalism.