Contemporary culture


“Resisting McCarthyism: From the 'PC Wars' to the 'New Antisemitism'.” Canadian Sites of Resistance, ed. Weronika Suchacka, Hartmut Lutz, and Anna Krika. TransCanadiana: Polish Journal of Canadian Studies 8 (2016).

The Honouring: Kaha:wi Dance Theatre Performs at Chiefswood.” Two Row Times (18 June 2014).

“Lawrence of Arabia and Mythmaking.”

“Smear Tactics of the National Post: Correspondence with Paul Russell and Jonathan Kay, February 17-21, 2010.”

“Ehab Lotayef’s To Love a Palestinian Woman: Poems in English and Arabic.” The Canadian Charger (25 August 2010).

“Don’t miss this train.” Review of Barry Callaghan, Between Trains. The Globe and Mail (2 June 2007).

“Just What We Needed: A Critic with ‘Duende’.” In Barry Callaghan: Essays on His Works, ed. Priscila Uppal. Toronto: Guernica Editions, 2007. 363-66.

“Barry Callaghan and the Invention of Cultural Studies.” In Barry Callaghan: Essays on His Works, ed. Priscila Uppal. Toronto: Guernica Editions, 2007. 452-62.

“Time to Grow Up?” Review of Marcel Danesi, Forever Young: The ‘Teen-Aging’ of Modern Culture. University of Toronto Quarterly 74.1 (Winter 2004-05): 541-42.

“Rooke’s Hooker: Prolepsis, Natural Law, Decentring in Shakespeare’s Dog.” In White Gloves of the Doorman: The Works of Leon Rooke, ed. Branko Gorjup. Toronto: Exile Editions, 2004. 211-35.

“Silenced Dissent: Four Short Texts on Israel/Palestine.”

“Revolution Inc.” The Ontarion 134.13 (12 April-2 May 2001): 5. Revised text,

“Man of the Far Right.” Review of David Frum, What's Right: The New Conservatism and What It Means for Canada. Canadian Literature 156 (Spring1998): 131-33.

“Manichaean Labelling.” Response to Joseph Knippenberg, “Cold Comfort U”: review of Lunar Perspectives, in Books in Canada 26 (February 1997).

“Orange Groves and Drrradio Clásica: Home Thoughts from Andalusia” (December 1996).

“Hot Button Academic Politics.” Review of Peter C. Emberley, Zero Tolerance: Hot Button Politics in Canada's Universities. The Toronto Star, 24 September 1996.

Talk for Freedom to Read Week PEN Benefit: The Bookshelf, February 25, 1996.”

“The Function of English Studies at the Present Time.” Invited paper, Panel on English Studies at the End of the Millennium, in the Symposium Is There a Future for English Studies? York University, 1 February 1996.

“John Fekete and Moral Panic.” Review of John Fekete, Moral Panic: Biopolitics Rising. English Studies in Canada 21.3 (September 1995): 347-353. Also available at

“'PC' and Privatization.” Invited talk, Finding Our Way: Public Forum on Universities, Corporate Influence and the Future of Post-Secondary Education, University of Guelph, 22 October 1993.

“'Political Correctness': An Annotated List of Readings.” Philosophy and Social Action 19.1-2 (January-June 1993): 85-109.

“Political Correctness.” Canadian Federation for the Humanities Bulletin 14.2 (Summer 1991): 7-8. Also available at

“Strong Shapes.” Review of Milton Acorn, I Shout Love and other poems, ed. James Deahl; The Northern Red Oak: Poems for and about Milton Acorn, ed. James Deahl; Henry Beissel, Poems New and Selected; and The Malahat Review 78 (March 1987): Special Issue on George Johnston. Canadian Literature 119 (Winter 1988): 136-138.