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Bida, Aleksandra


Contract Lecturer


PhD Communication and Culture, Ryerson and York Universities; MA English Philology, Jagiellonian University; BA Cultural Studies and Economics, McGill University




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I'm completing work on a book, Mapping Home in the 21st Century: The Geocultural Scales of Belonging, which explores ideas of home in literature, film, philosophy, sociology, and critical theory across geocultural scales--from notions of dwelling on an individual scale to cosmopolitanism and global scales of home. My most recent publications include a co-written chapter on the value of art in social and economic contexts in Arts and Business: Building a Common Ground for Understanding (Routledge, 2016) and a forthcoming article on the critique of the gated community in M. Night Shyamalan's The Village in the Journal of Film and Video (2017). I've also written on Nicholas Dickner's Nikolski and on Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves.

Research Interests:

Contemporary world literature and film; constructions of space and place; cultural studies; media and television studies; global studies; postmodernity and liquid modernity; identity and the politics of belonging.