Professor Tschofen joined Ryerson in 1999 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of English 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. Her research has focused on Canadian film and word image studies. She has recently written about Anne Carson’s radical ekphrastic treatment of “an image of thought” understood through the lens of Gilles Deleuze’s work, and of the methodological issues posed by new digital literatures composed for mobile screens. Her current project treats the new kinds of narrative and visual “shapes” made possible by intermedial modes of representation. The study considers innovative approaches to mise-en-abyme, framing devices, and mapping interfaces in a range of contemporary cinematic, digital, and literary texts.
English and French Canadian Literature and Film; Contemporary Experimental Literature; Digital Literature; Interarts Relations and Intermediality; Visual Culture; Violence in Representation.