My research focus on media theory and Canadian Studies finds common ground in my publications on foundational media theorist Marshall McLuhan. I am the author of McLuhan in Space: A Cultural Geography (U Toronto P, 2002) and of Remediating McLuhan (Amsterdam UP, 2016), the editor of On the Nature of Media: Essays by Marshall McLuhan(Gingko, 2016), and the curator of spectresofmcluhan.arts.ubc.ca. I have also written the critical performance piece, Marinetti Dines with the High Command (Guernica, 2014), and the architectural study Friedman House (ORO, 2017). Details can be found at https://blogs.ubc.ca/cavell/.
I am the founder and / or member of the founding committee of a number of innovative teaching initiatives, including the Bachelor in Media Studies Program (principal founder); the Critical Studies in Sexuality Program (founding committee); the School of Journalism (founding Board member); and the International Canadian Studies Centre (founding Director).
- Friedman House (San Francisco: ORO P for UBC School of Architecture)
- Remediating McLuhan (Amsterdam: Amsterdam UP, 2016)
- On the Nature of Media(ed.) (Berkeley and Hamburg: Gingko P, 2016)
- Marinetti Dines with the High Command (Toronto: Guernica, 2014)
- McLuhan in Space: A Cultural Geography (Toronto: UP, 2002)
- “Canadian Cinema and the Intellectual Milieu,” The Oxford Handbook of Canadian Cinema, ed. W. Straw and J. Marchessault (Oxford UP, 2017)
- “Mediatic Shakespeare,” Shakespeare in Canada (U of Ottawa P, 2016)
- “Anthems and Anthologies,” Anthologizing Canadian Literature, ed. R. Lecker (Waterloo: WLUP, 2015)
- “Canadian Literature and Cultural Memory,” The Oxford Companion of Canadian Literature, ed. C. Sugars (Oxford UP, 2015)
- “In-Corporating the Global Village,” McLuhan’s Global Village Today, ed. C. Birkle (London: Pickering and Chatto, 2014)
- “On the 50thAnniversary of Understanding Media,” Journal of Visual Culture 1 (2014)
- “From Earth City to Global Village: McLuhan, Media, and the Cosmopolis,” Architecture and the Canadian Fabric, ed. R. Windsor-Liscombe (Vancouver: UBC P, 2011)
Details can be found at http://faculty.arts.ubc.ca/cavell.