Anne F. MacLennan

Department of Communication Studies

Associate Professor

Office: 3025 Victor Phillip Dahdaleh (DB) Building
Phone: (416)736-2100 Ext: 33857
Emailamaclenn@yorku.ca


Area of Specialization

Communication Studies

Degrees

PhD, Concordia University
MA, McGill University
BA Honours, McGill University

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Professional Leadership

Prof. Anne MacLennan is the incoming editor, 2017-2020, of the Journal of Radio and Audio Media. http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/hjrs20/current

Research Interests

Communications , Canadian Studies , Media history, Popular culture, Broadcasting, oral history, advertising, consumption, social welfare, poverty, labour and methodology

All Publications

Books

Windover, Michael and Anne F. MacLennan Seeing, Selling, and Situating Radio in Canada, 1922-1956. Halifax: Dalhousie Architectural Press, 2017.

Book Chapters

MacLennan, Anne F., “Promoting Pity or Empathy? Poverty and Canadian Charitable Appeals,” Advertising, Consumer Culture & Canadian Society: A Reader, ed. Kyle Asquith Toronto: Oxford University Press Canada, 2017. (forthcoming)

“Reading Radio: The intersection between radio and newspaper for the Canadian radio listener in the 1930s” in Mollgaard, Matt ed. Radio and Society: New thinking for an old media. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012, pp. 16-29.

“Resistance to Regulation: Early Canadian Broadcaster and Listeners,” Islands of Resistance: Pirate Radio in Canada. Andrea Langlois, Ron Sakolsky and Marian van der Zon eds., New Star Books, 2010.

(2008) “Linking the Radio Audience from the Past to the Present: Communication of Knowledge through Websites and Electronic Resources,” Social and Human Sciences Research for a Global Civil Society: Research Communication, Public Discourse, and Citizen Engagement. Beaudet, Céline, Pamela Grant-Russell, and Doreen Starke-Meyerring (eds.) Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008

"What do the radio program schedules reveal? Content analysis versus accidental sampling in early Canadian radio history," in Jeff Keshen and Sylvie Perrier, eds. Bâtir de nouveaus ponts: sources, méthodes et interdisciplinarité/ Building New Bridges: Sources, Methods, and Interdisciplinarity. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2005: 225-238.

Journal Articles

MacLennan Anne F. “Transcending Borders: Reaffirming Radio’s Cultural Value in Canada and Beyond,” Journal of Radio & Audio Media 23 (2016): 197-199.

“Learning to Listen: Becoming a Canadian Radio Audience in the 1930s,” Journal of Radio & Audio Media. 20: 311-326.

MacLennan, Anne F. “Cultural Imperialism of the North? The Expansion of CBC’s Northern Service and Community Radio” Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast & Audio Media. 9:1 (2011): 63-81.

“Women, Radio and the Depression: A “Captive” Audience from Household Hints to Story Time and Serials” Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 37:5 (July/August 2008).

Singh, Parbudyal, Deborah Zinni and Anne F. MacLennan, "Graduate Student Unions in the United States." Journal of Labor Research, 27:1 (Winter 2006): 55-73.

"American network broadcasting, the CBC and Canadian radio stations during the 1930s: A Content Analysis,” Journal of Radio Studies, 12:1 (May 2005): 85-103.

Zinni, Deborah, Parbudyal Singh and Anne MacLennan, "An Exploratory Study of Graduate Student Unions in Canada," Relations Industrielles /Industrial Relations 60: 1 (Winter 2005): 145-175.

"Charity and Change: Montreal's English Protestant Charity Faces the Crisis of the 1930s," The Urban History Review 16: 1-16.

Conference Papers

MacLennan, Anne F. “Visualizing Radio Networks across Canada: Mapping the Growth of Radio in the 1930s,” paper presented at the 126th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, Chicago, IL, from January 7, 2012.

“Magic, Mystery and the Unknown: Early Canadian Radio,” Canadian Communications Association Annual Conference 2012, Wilfrid Laurier University, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, May 31, 2012.

“Shaping Views of Mothers Past: American Television, Collective Memory and Mothers in Historical Context on Network Television,” Mothers and History: Histories of Motherhood, Motherhood Initiative, Toronto, Ontario, May 11, 2012.

“Imagining Radio: The perception of early radio in Canada,” Perception, Reception: The History of the Media in Society: Aberystwyth University, Wales, UK, July 5, 2012.

"Dreams to reality: Student career and work expectations in the Communication Studies field experience at York University,” Learning to Earning | Higher Education and the Changing Job Market, Sheraton Centre Toronto, Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario, November 1-2, 2012.

MacLennan, Anne F. From kowtow to fist pump: The evolution of the acknowledgement in Canadian scholarly writing. Ninth International Conference on the Book, University of St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto, 14-16 October, 2011.

MacLennan, Anne F., Irena Knezevic and Aidan Moir, “Canadian Identity and Linguistic Dualities: National Commitments to Linguistic Majorities and Minorities,” 25th Annual Two Days of Canada Conference, Brock University, November 3-4, 2011.

“The Contested Space of Linguistic Minorities and Majorities on Canadian Radio” proposal for Radio Evolution ECREA Conference, Braga, Portugal, September 15, 2011.

“Musical Memories: Listening to Radio in Canada during the 1930s,” Music and Environment: Place, Context, Conjuncture, IASPM-Canada Annual Conference Schulich School of Music, McGill University, Montreal June 17, 2011.

“Official Language Minorities and the CBC: The Case of CBEF” paper presentation at the 2011 Canadian Communication Association Annual Conference June 1, 2011, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB.

“Reading Radio: The Intersection between Radio and Newspaper for the Canadian Radio Listener in the 1930s.” A paper to be presented at The Radio Conference 2011: A Transnational Forum, January 11-14, 2011, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.

"Broadcasting Intolerance and Enthusiasm: Early Religious Radio Programming” a paper presented at the 7th International Conference on Media, Religion and Culture, Ryerson University, August 11, 2010.

"Learning to Listen: Developing the Canadian Radio Audience in the 1930s" paper presented at the Broadcasting in the 1930s; radio, television and the Depression –A Symposium: A conference on media, theater and history: Celebrating 50 Years of the Wisconsin Center for Film & Theater Research July 7, 2010 Madison, Wisconsin.

"Interrogating the Archive: Everyday Early Canadian Radio" paper presented at the On Archives! A conference on media, theater and history: Celebrating 50 Years of the Wisconsin Center for Film & Theater Research July 9, 2010 Madison, Wisconsin

“Gendered Widow(er) in Popular Media” paper presented at the Canadian Communications Association, June 3, 2010, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec.

“Submerged Women in Popular Culture: Ethereal, Mythical and Sinister” a paper presented at the Greenscapes: Sense and Meaning Conference at Brock University, October 2, 2009.

“Misconceptions in Early Canadian Radio” paper presented at The Radio Conference 2009: A Transnational Forum, July 2009, York University.

“Mediating historical authority through popular culture: historical signposts, timelines and markers of collective memory” paper presented at the Canadian Historical Association, May 27, 2009, Carleton University.

“Failed Consumers versus Missed Opportunities: Representations of Poverty in Advertising in a Canadian and Global Context” paper to be presented at the Canadian Communications Association, May 28, 2009, Carleton University.

“The Wonder of Radio: Early Twentieth Century Experience of Radio in Canada and the Soviet Union,” a paper presented at the Two Days of Canada Conference: Connecting through Media History, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, November 6-8, 2008.

“I Want to Believe”: Religion and Belief in Contemporary American Television,” Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association, October 30-November 2, 2008.

“War and Motherhood in Television Drama,” Association for Research on Mothering (ARM) 12th Annual Conference, Mothering, Violence, Militarism, War, and Social Justice, York University, Toronto, Canada, October 23-26, 2008.

“Television Drama shaping the American collective memory of contemporary and past wars,” Media, War and Conflict Resolution, International Conference, Bowling Green State University, Ohio, September 19, 2008.

MacLennan, Anne F. and Irena Knezevic, “Health and Well Being as Advertised in the Early Twentieth Century,” a paper presented at the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine” Vancouver, June 4, 2008.

“Reaching the Nation: Canadian Radio Reception in the 1930s,” to the Canadian Communications Association, Vancouver, June 4, 2008.

MacLennan, Anne F. and Irena Knezevic, “Adverti8sing Health: Purchasing Wellness,” to the Canadian Communications Association, Vancouver, June 4, 2008.

“Mixing Nationality and Language: Montreal Radio in the 1930s,” a paper presented at the International Communication Association, Montreal, Quebec. May 24, 2008

Book Reviews

Review of Duane C. S. Stoltzfus. Freedom from Advertising: E.W. Scripps’s Chicago Experiment.(Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2007) for Enterprise & Society 9:4 (December 2008): 856-858.

Review of Pierre Pagé Histoire de la Radio au Québec: Information, Éducation, Culture. (Montréal: Éditions Fides, 2007) for Revue d’histoire de l’amerique française 61: 3-4 (Hiver-Printemps 2008): 590-593.

Research Reports

MacLennan, Anne F. and Irena Knezevic “Radio Broadcasting, Community and Culture: The Case of French-language programming at CBEF Windsor the historical background.” Part 1. Prepared for the Canadian Media Guild.

MacLennan, Anne F. and Irena Knezevic “Where does French-language radio broadcast programming fall? The Case of CBEF in between the Official Languages Act and the Broadcasting Act.” Part 2. Prepared for the Canadian Media Guild.

MacLennan, Anne F., Irena Knezevic and Aidan Moir. “Local Programming and Community Response: The Case of French-language programming at CBEF Windsor” Part 3. Prepared for the Canadian Media Guild.

MacLennan, Anne F. and Irena Knezevic “Local French-Language Programming Recommendations for the Future.” Part 4. Prepared for the Canadian Media Guild.

MacLennan, Anne F. and Irena Knezevic “Local French-Language Programming Recommendations for the Future.” Part 4. Prepared for the Canadian Media Guild.

Approach To Teaching

Professor MacLennan teaches courses that usually fall under the area of Media and Culture and a few for the area of Politics and Policy. In 2016-17, she will be on a Research Development Fellowship and unfortunately not teaching any courses. In the past she taught at the PhD level: PhD Field Seminar: Disciplinary Practices; Perspectives in Communication and Cultural Studies; Advanced Research Methods Workshop; at the MA level: Research Methods Workshop; at MA and PhD level: Research Methods Workshop and Core Issues in Cultural Studies; at the BA level: Print! The History and Culture of the Printed Word; Experiential Research Methods at Work; Advertising and Society; Research Methods in Mass Communications; Media, Culture & Society; Broadcasting Policy: Current Issues and Case Studies; Broadcasting Policy: A Comparative Introduction; Strategies of Social Science Research; Popular Culture; and Communication Theory. This year she is teaching Research Methods in Mass Communication and Advertising & Society in the Department of Communication Studies and Research Methods Workshop in the York-Ryerson Joint Program in Communication and Culture.

In previous years she has also taught Media, Culture & Society, Broadcasting Policy: A Comparative Introduction, Broadcasting Policy: Current Issues and Case Studies, Strategies of Social Science Research, Popular Culture, Communication Theory, as well as Core Issues in Cultural Studies for the Communication and Culture program. In 2017-18, she will be on sabbatical. When she returns she hopes to teach the new courses she has developed in media history.

Anne MacLennan was a presented with a York University-Wide Teaching Award in 2006. She has over twenty years experience teaching communication studies, media studies, history, methodology and other interdisciplinary topics.

Area of Specialization

Communication Studies

Degrees

PhD, Concordia University
MA, McGill University
BA Honours, McGill University

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Professional Leadership

Prof. Anne MacLennan is the incoming editor, 2017-2020, of the Journal of Radio and Audio Media. http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/hjrs20/current

Research Interests:

Communications , Canadian Studies , Media history, Popular culture, Broadcasting, oral history, advertising, consumption, social welfare, poverty, labour and methodology

All Publications

Books

Windover, Michael and Anne F. MacLennan Seeing, Selling, and Situating Radio in Canada, 1922-1956. Halifax: Dalhousie Architectural Press, 2017.

Book Chapters

MacLennan, Anne F., “Promoting Pity or Empathy? Poverty and Canadian Charitable Appeals,” Advertising, Consumer Culture & Canadian Society: A Reader, ed. Kyle Asquith Toronto: Oxford University Press Canada, 2017. (forthcoming)

“Reading Radio: The intersection between radio and newspaper for the Canadian radio listener in the 1930s” in Mollgaard, Matt ed. Radio and Society: New thinking for an old media. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012, pp. 16-29.

“Resistance to Regulation: Early Canadian Broadcaster and Listeners,” Islands of Resistance: Pirate Radio in Canada. Andrea Langlois, Ron Sakolsky and Marian van der Zon eds., New Star Books, 2010.

(2008) “Linking the Radio Audience from the Past to the Present: Communication of Knowledge through Websites and Electronic Resources,” Social and Human Sciences Research for a Global Civil Society: Research Communication, Public Discourse, and Citizen Engagement. Beaudet, Céline, Pamela Grant-Russell, and Doreen Starke-Meyerring (eds.) Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008

"What do the radio program schedules reveal? Content analysis versus accidental sampling in early Canadian radio history," in Jeff Keshen and Sylvie Perrier, eds. Bâtir de nouveaus ponts: sources, méthodes et interdisciplinarité/ Building New Bridges: Sources, Methods, and Interdisciplinarity. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2005: 225-238.

Journal Articles

MacLennan Anne F. “Transcending Borders: Reaffirming Radio’s Cultural Value in Canada and Beyond,” Journal of Radio & Audio Media 23 (2016): 197-199.

“Learning to Listen: Becoming a Canadian Radio Audience in the 1930s,” Journal of Radio & Audio Media. 20: 311-326.

MacLennan, Anne F. “Cultural Imperialism of the North? The Expansion of CBC’s Northern Service and Community Radio” Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast & Audio Media. 9:1 (2011): 63-81.

“Women, Radio and the Depression: A “Captive” Audience from Household Hints to Story Time and Serials” Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 37:5 (July/August 2008).

Singh, Parbudyal, Deborah Zinni and Anne F. MacLennan, "Graduate Student Unions in the United States." Journal of Labor Research, 27:1 (Winter 2006): 55-73.

"American network broadcasting, the CBC and Canadian radio stations during the 1930s: A Content Analysis,” Journal of Radio Studies, 12:1 (May 2005): 85-103.

Zinni, Deborah, Parbudyal Singh and Anne MacLennan, "An Exploratory Study of Graduate Student Unions in Canada," Relations Industrielles /Industrial Relations 60: 1 (Winter 2005): 145-175.

"Charity and Change: Montreal's English Protestant Charity Faces the Crisis of the 1930s," The Urban History Review 16: 1-16.

Conference Papers

MacLennan, Anne F. “Visualizing Radio Networks across Canada: Mapping the Growth of Radio in the 1930s,” paper presented at the 126th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, Chicago, IL, from January 7, 2012.

“Magic, Mystery and the Unknown: Early Canadian Radio,” Canadian Communications Association Annual Conference 2012, Wilfrid Laurier University, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, May 31, 2012.

“Shaping Views of Mothers Past: American Television, Collective Memory and Mothers in Historical Context on Network Television,” Mothers and History: Histories of Motherhood, Motherhood Initiative, Toronto, Ontario, May 11, 2012.

“Imagining Radio: The perception of early radio in Canada,” Perception, Reception: The History of the Media in Society: Aberystwyth University, Wales, UK, July 5, 2012.

"Dreams to reality: Student career and work expectations in the Communication Studies field experience at York University,” Learning to Earning | Higher Education and the Changing Job Market, Sheraton Centre Toronto, Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario, November 1-2, 2012.

MacLennan, Anne F. From kowtow to fist pump: The evolution of the acknowledgement in Canadian scholarly writing. Ninth International Conference on the Book, University of St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto, 14-16 October, 2011.

MacLennan, Anne F., Irena Knezevic and Aidan Moir, “Canadian Identity and Linguistic Dualities: National Commitments to Linguistic Majorities and Minorities,” 25th Annual Two Days of Canada Conference, Brock University, November 3-4, 2011.

“The Contested Space of Linguistic Minorities and Majorities on Canadian Radio” proposal for Radio Evolution ECREA Conference, Braga, Portugal, September 15, 2011.

“Musical Memories: Listening to Radio in Canada during the 1930s,” Music and Environment: Place, Context, Conjuncture, IASPM-Canada Annual Conference Schulich School of Music, McGill University, Montreal June 17, 2011.

“Official Language Minorities and the CBC: The Case of CBEF” paper presentation at the 2011 Canadian Communication Association Annual Conference June 1, 2011, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB.

“Reading Radio: The Intersection between Radio and Newspaper for the Canadian Radio Listener in the 1930s.” A paper to be presented at The Radio Conference 2011: A Transnational Forum, January 11-14, 2011, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.

"Broadcasting Intolerance and Enthusiasm: Early Religious Radio Programming” a paper presented at the 7th International Conference on Media, Religion and Culture, Ryerson University, August 11, 2010.

"Learning to Listen: Developing the Canadian Radio Audience in the 1930s" paper presented at the Broadcasting in the 1930s; radio, television and the Depression –A Symposium: A conference on media, theater and history: Celebrating 50 Years of the Wisconsin Center for Film & Theater Research July 7, 2010 Madison, Wisconsin.

"Interrogating the Archive: Everyday Early Canadian Radio" paper presented at the On Archives! A conference on media, theater and history: Celebrating 50 Years of the Wisconsin Center for Film & Theater Research July 9, 2010 Madison, Wisconsin

“Gendered Widow(er) in Popular Media” paper presented at the Canadian Communications Association, June 3, 2010, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec.

“Submerged Women in Popular Culture: Ethereal, Mythical and Sinister” a paper presented at the Greenscapes: Sense and Meaning Conference at Brock University, October 2, 2009.

“Misconceptions in Early Canadian Radio” paper presented at The Radio Conference 2009: A Transnational Forum, July 2009, York University.

“Mediating historical authority through popular culture: historical signposts, timelines and markers of collective memory” paper presented at the Canadian Historical Association, May 27, 2009, Carleton University.

“Failed Consumers versus Missed Opportunities: Representations of Poverty in Advertising in a Canadian and Global Context” paper to be presented at the Canadian Communications Association, May 28, 2009, Carleton University.

“The Wonder of Radio: Early Twentieth Century Experience of Radio in Canada and the Soviet Union,” a paper presented at the Two Days of Canada Conference: Connecting through Media History, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, November 6-8, 2008.

“I Want to Believe”: Religion and Belief in Contemporary American Television,” Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association, October 30-November 2, 2008.

“War and Motherhood in Television Drama,” Association for Research on Mothering (ARM) 12th Annual Conference, Mothering, Violence, Militarism, War, and Social Justice, York University, Toronto, Canada, October 23-26, 2008.

“Television Drama shaping the American collective memory of contemporary and past wars,” Media, War and Conflict Resolution, International Conference, Bowling Green State University, Ohio, September 19, 2008.

MacLennan, Anne F. and Irena Knezevic, “Health and Well Being as Advertised in the Early Twentieth Century,” a paper presented at the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine” Vancouver, June 4, 2008.

“Reaching the Nation: Canadian Radio Reception in the 1930s,” to the Canadian Communications Association, Vancouver, June 4, 2008.

MacLennan, Anne F. and Irena Knezevic, “Adverti8sing Health: Purchasing Wellness,” to the Canadian Communications Association, Vancouver, June 4, 2008.

“Mixing Nationality and Language: Montreal Radio in the 1930s,” a paper presented at the International Communication Association, Montreal, Quebec. May 24, 2008

Book Reviews

Review of Duane C. S. Stoltzfus. Freedom from Advertising: E.W. Scripps’s Chicago Experiment.(Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2007) for Enterprise & Society 9:4 (December 2008): 856-858.

Review of Pierre Pagé Histoire de la Radio au Québec: Information, Éducation, Culture. (Montréal: Éditions Fides, 2007) for Revue d’histoire de l’amerique française 61: 3-4 (Hiver-Printemps 2008): 590-593.

Research Reports

MacLennan, Anne F. and Irena Knezevic “Radio Broadcasting, Community and Culture: The Case of French-language programming at CBEF Windsor the historical background.” Part 1. Prepared for the Canadian Media Guild.

MacLennan, Anne F. and Irena Knezevic “Where does French-language radio broadcast programming fall? The Case of CBEF in between the Official Languages Act and the Broadcasting Act.” Part 2. Prepared for the Canadian Media Guild.

MacLennan, Anne F., Irena Knezevic and Aidan Moir. “Local Programming and Community Response: The Case of French-language programming at CBEF Windsor” Part 3. Prepared for the Canadian Media Guild.

MacLennan, Anne F. and Irena Knezevic “Local French-Language Programming Recommendations for the Future.” Part 4. Prepared for the Canadian Media Guild.

MacLennan, Anne F. and Irena Knezevic “Local French-Language Programming Recommendations for the Future.” Part 4. Prepared for the Canadian Media Guild.


Teaching:

Approach To Teaching
Professor MacLennan teaches courses that usually fall under the area of Media and Culture and a few for the area of Politics and Policy. In 2016-17, she will be on a Research Development Fellowship and unfortunately not teaching any courses. In the past she taught at the PhD level: PhD Field Seminar: Disciplinary Practices; Perspectives in Communication and Cultural Studies; Advanced Research Methods Workshop; at the MA level: Research Methods Workshop; at MA and PhD level: Research Methods Workshop and Core Issues in Cultural Studies; at the BA level: Print! The History and Culture of the Printed Word; Experiential Research Methods at Work; Advertising and Society; Research Methods in Mass Communications; Media, Culture & Society; Broadcasting Policy: Current Issues and Case Studies; Broadcasting Policy: A Comparative Introduction; Strategies of Social Science Research; Popular Culture; and Communication Theory. This year she is teaching Research Methods in Mass Communication and Advertising & Society in the Department of Communication Studies and Research Methods Workshop in the York-Ryerson Joint Program in Communication and Culture.

In previous years she has also taught Media, Culture & Society, Broadcasting Policy: A Comparative Introduction, Broadcasting Policy: Current Issues and Case Studies, Strategies of Social Science Research, Popular Culture, Communication Theory, as well as Core Issues in Cultural Studies for the Communication and Culture program. In 2017-18, she will be on sabbatical. When she returns she hopes to teach the new courses she has developed in media history.

Anne MacLennan was a presented with a York University-Wide Teaching Award in 2006. She has over twenty years experience teaching communication studies, media studies, history, methodology and other interdisciplinary topics.