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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
October 22, 2017
Canadian Excellence

Dr. Martin Morris

Associate Professor

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Office Location: DAWB 3-140
Office Hours: W16: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-11am
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Academic Background

Recent Publications:

"Extreme Heavy Metal Music and Critical Theory," The Germanic Review, 90, pp. 285–303, 2015.

“Negative Dialectics in Music: Adorno and Heavy Metal,” European Journal of Cultural Studies, 2014, Vol. 17(5), pp. 549–566.

“On the Politics of Perception in Moving Image Technology,” Philosophy & Social Criticism39 (6) 2013, pp. 539–557.

“Communicative Power and Ideology in Popular Music,” Journal of Communication Inquiry37 (2), 2013, pp. 113-27.

Communicative Action and Critical Theory,” in The SAGE Handbook of the Philosophy of Social Sciences, London: SAGE, 2011, pp. 497-510.

“Social Justice and Communication: Mill, Marx, and Habermas”, Social Justice Research 22 (1), March 2009, pp. 134-155.


I was awarded my Ph.D in Political Science from York University, Toronto, 1996, majoring in in political theory and under the supervision of Professor Asher Horowitz. I then embarked on a post-doctoral fellowship in The Program in Literature at Duke University, 1996-8, which was supervised by Professor Fredric Jameson. Building on my work at York, I developed my approach to critical theory with Professor Jameson. I seek to advance scholarship in critical theory via inquiries into contemporary issues in communication and culture.

I taught at York University and the University of Windsor before joining Laurier as Associate Professor of Communication Studies in 2005.  

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