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Dr. Monique Tschofen

Associate Professor
EducationPhD in Comparative Literature and Film Studies from the University of Alberta
Memberships/ServicesCanadian Comparative Literature Association, American Comparative Literature Association, Film Studies Association of Canada
Areas of ExpertiseLiterary and Culture Theory; Word - Image Studies; Interarts Studies; Canadian Cinema; Digital Art; Critical Making

Brief list of topics/specializations:
Thinking and Literature; Ekphrasis old and new; Violence in/of Representation


Professor Tschofen joined Ryerson’s Department of English in 1999 after teaching at Athabasca University and the University of Alberta. Her publications in the areas of new media, visual culture, Canadian studies, and globalization include textbooks on film and literature, literature and multimedia, and literary hypertext as well as edited collections of essays on Canadian writers and filmmaker Atom Egoyan. 

Selected Publications: 

Tschofen, M., Lai-Tze Fan, Nataleah Hunter-Young, and Dan Browne. “Reforming Critique: Critical Making as Method and Practice.” Reviewing Comparative Literature in Canada: Issues of Scholarship, Pedagogy and Publishing in the Contemporary Conjuncture. Eds. Susan Ingram and Irene Sywenky. Lexington Books, 2020.  

“Exile, Media, Capital: Calendar’s Systems of Exchange.” Comparative Literature in Canada. Ed. Giulia De Gasperi and Joseph Pivato. Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2018.

“The Digital Denkbild: Caitlin Fisher’s New Media Art as Philosophy.” Theory, Culture and Society. 33.5 (2016): 139-157 

“Drawing Out a New Image of Thought: Anne Carson’s Radical Ekphrasis.” Word and Image 29.2 (2013): 233-243.