This week on Grad Chat:
Ian Cuthbertson: Cultural Studies (PhD Candidate) supervised by Dr James Miller
Research Topic:Modernity, Disenchantment, and Magic in Montréal
Overview of research: I look at the ways dominant discourse surrounding modernity as secular and disenchanted works to conceal the presence of certain kinds of supra-rational beliefs and behaviours in modern, secular, urban contexts (i.e. Montreal). Specifically, I’m interested in lucky and protective objects and the ways these objects are categorized (and often ignored) both by scholars and by individuals who possess and use them.