Biography

Richard CavellRichard Cavell is the author of McLuhan in Space: A Cultural Geography (2002), which articulated the spatial turn in media studies and McLuhan’s foundational role within it. Professor Cavell has also published the critical performance piece Marinetti Dines with the High Command (2014) and Remediating McLuhan (2016). He is the editor of Love, Hate and Fear in Canada’s Cold War (2004), co-editor (with Peter Dickinson) of Sexing the Maple: A Canadian Sourcebook (2006), co-editor (with Imre Szeman) of the special double issue of the Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies (2007) on “Cultural Studies in Canada,” editor of On the Nature of Media (2016), and curator of the website spectresofmcluhan.arts.ubc.ca, and has published more than 70 chapters, articles and reviews. His work has been translated into French, Italian, German, Romanian and Japanese. Professor Cavell has been a faculty member of the universities of Padua and Bologna, and has given invited lectures internationally. Professor Cavell’s research has been funded by the Canada Council, the Canada Research Fellowships, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Killam Trusts, and the UBC Hampton Fund.  Professor Cavell is joint Founding Editor of the award-winning Cultural Spaces series at the University of Toronto Press (1999-2009); co-founder and Chair pro tem of the Bachelor in Media Studies Program at UBC;  founder of the UBC International Canadian Studies Center; a Founding Board Member of the UBC School of Journalism;  one of the founders of the Canadian Association for Cultural Studies; a member of the committee that founded the Critical Studies in Sexuality Program at the University of British Columbia; Past President of the Canadian Comparative Literature Association; and a member of the Editorial Board of the Canadian Review of Comparative Literature / Revue Canadienne de la Littérature Comparée.  Prof. Cavell was Academic Convenor of the 2008 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences Federation of Canada, the major academic event of UBC’s centennial year, and the largest conference in the history of UBC and the Federation, with over 9,000 delegates in attendance.