The Cultural Mediations PhD program finds its home in the Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture, known as ICSLAC. The program attracts graduate students who seek the freedom to define and redefine their objects of study; the freedom to draw, redraw or erase disciplinary boundaries; and the freedom to put together interdisciplinary, eclectic committees. ICSLAC provides a collegial, vibrant, and creative environment in which research informed by theoretical rigour transcends conventional boundaries, opening up interdisciplinary perspectives and ideas and generating new dimensions of thought.

Capital Advantage

Students in our program work on a variety of interdisciplinary topics in culture and cultural theory that take full advantage of the rich resources in the National Capital Region, including the Library and Archives Canada, the Museum of Civilization, the National Gallery of Canada.

Research Highlights

  • Comparative Literature
  • Curatorial Studies
  • Diaspora Studies
  • Digital Humanities
  • Film and Media Studies
  • Gender and Queer Studies
  • Indigenous Art
  • Memory Studies
  • Music and Sound Studies
  • Transnational Studies

Program Information

Length: 5 years

Entry Terms: 

Fall Application Deadline:
February 1

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Pathway Options: Thesis


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