Russell Cobb, BA, MA, PhD

Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts - Modern Languages and Cultural Studies Dept

Contact

Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts - Modern Languages and Cultural Studies Dept
Email
rcobb@ualberta.ca

Overview

About

Russell Cobb is a writer and academic, currently in residence as a Visiting Scholar at Cal-Berkeley. He is Associate Professor in Modern Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of Alberta, where his work bridges the worlds of print and radio journalism with the digital humanities. His journalistic work has appeared in Slate, NPR, and The Nation. He is a contributing editor and frequent contributor to This Land Press. His books include the eBook single Heart in Darkness (2013) and the edited collection The Paradox of Authenticity in a Globalized World (2014).

Courses

C LIT 497 - Special Topics in Comparative Literature

Fall Term 2021
LA ST 210 - South America

Regional similarities and national differences. An introduction to South America today, including Brazil and the Spanish speaking countries of the continent, through study of their cultural contexts and forms of expression.

Winter Term 2022
LA ST 311 - Latin America and the Cultures of Popular Music

Popular music and its role in the formation of regional and national identities, with a focus on concepts such as high and low cultures, mass culture and mass media, cultural hybridity, diaspora, and creativity. Note: not to be taken by students with credit in MUSIC 311.

Fall Term 2021
MLCS 399 - Special Topics

Course may be taken five times when topics vary.

Fall Term 2021
MLCS 499 - Special Topics

Course may be taken five times when topics vary.

Fall Term 2021
MST 310 - Media Professions, Institutions and Ethics

Theoretical and ethical issues surrounding the political economy of media, democracy, censorship, and freedom of expression, regulation and control, privacy, surveillance, and sousveillance. Prerequisite: MST 100.

Winter Term 2022
WRITE 399 - Projects in Genre

Lectures and workshops emphasizing innovations across genres and/or specialized writing forms. Note: variable content course which may be repeated. Prerequisite: 200-level WRITE course unless waived by Instructor. Consult Instructor for writing sample deadline.

Fall Term 2021

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