Andrew Burke


Andrew Burke Title: Associate Professor
Office: 2A30
Building: Ashdown
Phone: 204.789.1475


Andrew Burke is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Winnipeg where he teaches courses in screen studies, cultural studies, and Victorian studies. Recent publications include work on streaming animal cams, New Order’s video for “The Perfect Kiss,” and VHS as a residual media form. He is currently at work on a book-length project tentatively titled “The Past Inside the Present: Cultural Memory and 1960s and 70s Canadian Film and Television.”

Teaching Areas:

Screen Studies, Cultural Studies, Critical Theory, Victorian Studies, Popular Music Studies



(F) ENGL-1004.3-001 Intro Reading Culture: Sports and Culture

(F) ENGL-2612-050 Science Fiction

(F) ENGL-4285-001 Modernist Literature and Culture: Modernism and Mass Culture


“‘The Perfect Kiss’: New Order and the Music Video” Music/Video: Histories, Aesthetics, Media. Ed. Gina Arnold, Danny Cookney, Kirsty Fairclough-Isaacs, and Michael Goddard. New York: Bloomsbury, 2017. 79-90.

“ZooTube: Streaming Animal Life.” The Zoo and Screen Media: Images of Exhibition and Encounter. Ed. Michael Lawrence and Karen Lury. New York: Palgrave, 2016. 65-83.

“‘Trademark Ribbons of Gold’: Format, Memory, and the Music of VHS Head.” Popular Music and Society 38.3 (2015): 355-71.

“Memory, Magnetic Tape, and Death by Popcorn: The Tragedy of the Winnipeg Jets.” Cinephemera: Archives, Ephemeral Cinema, and New Screen Histories in Canada. Ed.Gerda Cammaer and Zoë Druick. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s UP, 2014. 326-50.

“Moogie Wonderland: Technology, Modernity and the Music Documentary.” The Music Documentary: Acid Rock to Electropop. Ed. Benjamin Halligan, Robert Edgar, and Kirsty Fairclough-Isaacs. New York and London: Routledge, 2013. 185-94.

“Music, Memory, and Modern Life: Saint Etienne’s London.” Screen 51.2 (2010): 103-17.

“Concrete Universality: Tower Blocks, Architectural Modernism, and Contemporary British Cinematic Realism.” New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film 5.3 (2007) 177-88. 

“‘Do you smell fumes?’: Health, Hygiene and Suburban Life.” English Studies in Canada 32.4 (2006): 147-68. Awarded F.E.L. Priestley Prize for Best Article in Volume 32 of ESC

“Nation, Landscape, and Nostalgia in Patrick Keiller’s Robinson in Space.” Historical Materialism 14.1 (2006): 3-29.