Bruno Cornellier


Bruno Cornellier Title: Associate Professor
Office: 2A43
Building: Ashdown
Phone: 204.786.9954


Bruno Cornellier is Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies in the Department of English. He recently published a monograph on cinema and the politics of indigenous representation in Canada. His research is concerned with culture as a site of struggle in the negotiation of race-based relations of power within and across various settler colonial contexts.

Degrees: PhD Communication – Concordia University (2011)
Teaching Areas:

Cultural studies; film studies; Indigenous and settler colonial studies.


(W) ENGL-1004.3-002 Intro Reading Culture: Recycling Culture




La “chose indienne”: Cinéma et politiques de la représentation autochtone au Québec et au Canada. Montréal: Nota Bene, 2015.


(with Michael R. Griffiths). “Globalizing Unsettlement.” Special issue of Settler Colonial Studies 6, no. 4 (2016).

(with Cécile Alduy and Dominic Thomas). “The Charlie Hebdo Attacks and Their Aftermath.” Special issue of Occasion 9 (2015).

“Le cinéma québécois après la Révolution tranquille : Dits, écrits et manifestes.” Special issue of Nouvelles Vues 6 (2006).


“The Struggle of Others: Pierre Vallières, Québécois Settler Nationalism, and the N-Word TodayDiscourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture 39, no.1 (forthcoming 2017).

“Extracting Inuit: The of the North Controversy and the White Possessive.” American Indian Culture and Research Journal 40, no.4 (2016).

“Interculturalism, Settler Colonialism, and the Contest over ‘Nativeness’.” Biopolitics and Memory in Postcolonial Literature and Culture. Ed. Michael R. Griffiths. London: Ashgate, 2016.

“Jackie Chan’s Indian Play: Immigration, Asianness, and the Contracting Self in the American Settler Colony.” Settler Colonial Studies, 6, no.4 (2016).

“Representation, White Resentment, and the Freedom-of-Expression Defense.” Occasion 9 (2015).

(co-authored with Diana Brydon). “Canadian Postcolonialisms.” The Oxford Handbook of Canadian Literature. Ed. Cynthia Sugars. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015

“The ‘Indian Thing’: On Representation and Reality in the Liberal Settler Colony.” Settler Colonial Studies3, no.1 (2013).

“The Thing about Obomsawin’s Indianness: Indigenous Reality and the Burden of Education at the National Film Board of Canada.” Canadian Journal of Film Studies/Revue canadienne d’études cinématographiques 21, no.2 (2012).

“Je me souviens (maintenant) : Altérité, indianité et mémoire collective.” Canadian Journal of Film Studies/Revue canadienne d’études cinématographiques 19, no.2 (2010).

“Éloge du nombre : Cinéma national, industries culturelles et (re)configurations du populaire.” Nouvelles Vues 9 (2008)

 “L’Indien, mon frère : Identité, nationalité et indianité dans Le Confessionnal.” London Journal of Canadian Studies 21 (2005/2006).