Steven C Bailey

Department of Humanities

Associate Professor

Office: Norman Bethune College, 316
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 33808
Emailbailey@yorku.ca
Primary websitewww.yorku.ca/gradcmct/profiles/faculty/Bailey.html

Dr. Steve Bailey research interests are in the intersections of critical cultural theory, especially psychoanalysis and sociological theory, and contemporary media culture. His current research explores connections between the work of dramaturgical sociologists (especially Erving Goffman) and Lacanian psychoanalytic theory. His wider interests are eclectic; he has published on psychoanalytic theory and media culture, aesthetics and post-punk musical culture, media fan culture, teen cinema, and the internet’s rhetorical ironies.

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Dr. Steve Bailey is an Associate Professor for the Humanities Department and Director of the Joint Graduate Program in Communication and Culture. His research interests are in the intersections of critical cultural theory, especially psychoanalysis and sociological theory, and contemporary media culture. His current research explores connections between the work of dramaturgical sociologists (especially Erving Goffman) and Lacanian psychoanalytic theory, particularly in relationship to issues of social performance and technology. His wider interests are eclectic; he has published on psychoanalytic theory and media culture, aesthetics and post-punk musical culture, media fan culture, teen cinema, and the internet’s rhetorical ironies. He is generally interested in experimenting with unorthodox theoretical combinations and blending high/low culture, old/new theory, and sociological/philosophical perspectives. In terms of undergraduate education, he believes the fundamental task for educators is to free students from the banalities of everyday thinking and the tyranny of inherited circumstances and equip them for cultural and political participation in a public sphere.

Degrees

PhD in Speech Communication , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
MA in Popular Culture , Bowling Green State University
MA in Cinema Studies, University of Iowa
AB in Art (film), Bard College


Research Interests

Media Culture (especially popular music and contemporary cinema), Sociological Theory and Contemporary Philosophy, Identity and Self-Consciousness, Psychoanalytic Theory (especially Lacanian and post-Lacanian theory)

All Publications

Books

Media Audiences and Identity: Self Construction in the Fan Experience. Houndsmills/New York: Palgrave/MacMillan, 2005.

Book Chapters

'Performing Theory in the Theatre of Hypermodernity: Dramaturgy and Pragmatism in the Urban Present.' Alternative Histories of Urban Consumption/ Alternative Geschichten Urbankonsums. Vienna: Mille Tre Verlag, 2008.

'Identity, Intersection, Irony: Doubling the Self in the Digital Age.' AOIR Research Annual Vol. 2.. Ed. Mia Consalvo. New York: Peter Lang, 2005.

'Cinema and the Premises of Youth.' Genre and Contemporary Hollywood: Formula, Cycles, and Trends Since the Late 1970’s. Ed. Steve Neale. London: BFI Publications, 2002. 218-236.

Journal Articles

'Faithful or Foolish: The Emergence of the 'Ironic Cover Album' and Rock Culture.' Popular Music and Society 26.2 (Summer 2003): 141-160.

'Overcoming the Textual: Re-Socializing the Unconscious for the Study of Media and Culture.' The Discourse of Sociological Practice Vol. 1 (Spring 2003).

'Sherlock Holmes Meets Art Bell: Masters of Knowledge at the Fin-de-Siecle.' Popular Culture Review XIII.2 (Summer 2002).

'Virtuality and The Television Audience: The Case of Futurama.' Communication Review 5.3 (2002).

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/HUMA1780 6.0  Stories in Diverse Media LECT  


Dr. Steve Bailey research interests are in the intersections of critical cultural theory, especially psychoanalysis and sociological theory, and contemporary media culture. His current research explores connections between the work of dramaturgical sociologists (especially Erving Goffman) and Lacanian psychoanalytic theory. His wider interests are eclectic; he has published on psychoanalytic theory and media culture, aesthetics and post-punk musical culture, media fan culture, teen cinema, and the internet’s rhetorical ironies.


Dr. Steve Bailey is an Associate Professor for the Humanities Department and Director of the Joint Graduate Program in Communication and Culture. His research interests are in the intersections of critical cultural theory, especially psychoanalysis and sociological theory, and contemporary media culture. His current research explores connections between the work of dramaturgical sociologists (especially Erving Goffman) and Lacanian psychoanalytic theory, particularly in relationship to issues of social performance and technology. His wider interests are eclectic; he has published on psychoanalytic theory and media culture, aesthetics and post-punk musical culture, media fan culture, teen cinema, and the internet’s rhetorical ironies. He is generally interested in experimenting with unorthodox theoretical combinations and blending high/low culture, old/new theory, and sociological/philosophical perspectives. In terms of undergraduate education, he believes the fundamental task for educators is to free students from the banalities of everyday thinking and the tyranny of inherited circumstances and equip them for cultural and political participation in a public sphere.

Degrees

PhD in Speech Communication , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
MA in Popular Culture , Bowling Green State University
MA in Cinema Studies, University of Iowa
AB in Art (film), Bard College

Research Interests:

Media Culture (especially popular music and contemporary cinema), Sociological Theory and Contemporary Philosophy, Identity and Self-Consciousness, Psychoanalytic Theory (especially Lacanian and post-Lacanian theory)

All Publications

Books

Media Audiences and Identity: Self Construction in the Fan Experience. Houndsmills/New York: Palgrave/MacMillan, 2005.

Book Chapters

'Performing Theory in the Theatre of Hypermodernity: Dramaturgy and Pragmatism in the Urban Present.' Alternative Histories of Urban Consumption/ Alternative Geschichten Urbankonsums. Vienna: Mille Tre Verlag, 2008.

'Identity, Intersection, Irony: Doubling the Self in the Digital Age.' AOIR Research Annual Vol. 2.. Ed. Mia Consalvo. New York: Peter Lang, 2005.

'Cinema and the Premises of Youth.' Genre and Contemporary Hollywood: Formula, Cycles, and Trends Since the Late 1970’s. Ed. Steve Neale. London: BFI Publications, 2002. 218-236.

Journal Articles

'Faithful or Foolish: The Emergence of the 'Ironic Cover Album' and Rock Culture.' Popular Music and Society 26.2 (Summer 2003): 141-160.

'Overcoming the Textual: Re-Socializing the Unconscious for the Study of Media and Culture.' The Discourse of Sociological Practice Vol. 1 (Spring 2003).

'Sherlock Holmes Meets Art Bell: Masters of Knowledge at the Fin-de-Siecle.' Popular Culture Review XIII.2 (Summer 2002).

'Virtuality and The Television Audience: The Case of Futurama.' Communication Review 5.3 (2002).


Teaching:

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/HUMA1780 6.0  Stories in Diverse Media LECT