Professor of literature and communications at Collège de Maisonneuve in Montréal. MA and Ph D in Comparative Literature at Université de Montréal. His research is concerned with culture as a site of struggle in class-based access to technology and culture, for instance regulatory-mandated access to basic cable TV or the early effects of importing TCP/IP within the phone industry, or as a site of struggle within the scholarly world as major publishers have vested interests in controlling on-line access to research. He has more recently turned to race-based relations of power, and what this means for the First Peoples, within Canada’s context of a settler state. As such, he has published on Aboriginal television. He has developed a manga and comics workshop course at the undergraduate level and, keeping with interests in technology, has co-written the chapter “Digital Comics in Francophone Countries” in the book Perspectives on Digital Comics (McFarland 2019).
B. A. en études françaises, Université de Montréal 1986
M. A. en littérature comparée, Université de Montréal 1991
Ph. D. en littérature comparée, Université de Montréal 2000