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

Dr. Peter Urquhart

Associate Professor

Contact Information
Phone: (519) 884-0710 ext.4150

Office Location: DAWB 3-143
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Academic Background
PhD, McGill.

My teaching and research interests mostly surround popular visual media with a special interest in film and television studies. I also study and/or teach cultural policy, national popular cultures, popular music studies and media history. Recent publications include:


“This Content is Not Available in Your Region: Geo-Blocking Culture in Canada,” (co-authored with Ira Wagman) in Dynamic Fair Dealing: Creative Canadian Culture Online, Rosemary Coombe, Darren Wershler, and Martin Zelinger (eds.). Toronto: U of Toronto Press, 2014:  124-32.

Cultural Making Sense of Canadian Media in the Digital Age.  Co-edited with Ira Wagman. Toronto: Lorimer, 2012, 262 pp.

“Canadian Film Does Not Exist,” in Communications in Question: Competing Perspectives on Controversial Issues in Communication Studies (second edition).  Josh Greenberg and Charlene D. Elliot (eds.). Toronto: Nelson, 2012.


“Success: Film and Television,” in Cultural Making Sense of Canadian Media in the Digital Age . Wagman and Urquhart (eds.). Toronto: Lorimer, 2012.


“Meatballs Matters,” in Visual Communication and Culture: Images in Action, Jonathan Finn (ed.). Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2011: 340-9.