Nicholas Greco

PH.D.

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Associate Professor of Communications and Media

Education
One-Year Certificate, Eastern Pentecostal Bible College, 1995
B.A., Music, University of Ottawa, 1998
M.A., Music Criticism, McMaster University, 2000
Ph.D., Communication Studies, McGill University, 2007

Contact Information

Teaching Fields

Introduction to Communications & Media
Writing for the Media
Speaking in Public
Visual Communications
Principles of Journalism
Media In Crisis: Radio & Print
New Media

Professional Experience

Present: Providence University College, Faculty

Professional Associations

The Canadian Institute for the Study of Pop Culture & Religion
International Association for the Study of Popular Music, Canadian Branch
Popular Culture Association of Canada

Publications

Books

"Only If You Are Really Interested”: Celebrity, Gender, Desire and the World of Morrissey. Jefferson, NC: McFarland Press, 2011.

Chapters within Books

"Feist." The Grove Dictionary of American Music. Second Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. (forthcoming)

“‘Wild Card Inside’: Complexities in the ‘Canadian-ness’ of Leslie Feist.” Spanning the Distance: Reflections on Popular Music in Canada. Edited by Charity Marsh & Holly Everett. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. (forthcoming)

“Cruising in Prime Time.” Rush and Philosophy. Edited by Jim Berti & Durrell Bowman. Chicago: Open Court, 2011. 211-221.

“The Companion as a Doll: The Female Enigma in Whedon’s Firefly and Dollhouse. Sexual Rhetoric in the Whedonverse: New Essays. Edited by Erin B. Waggoner. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2010. 239-247.

“The Berlin Wall: Bowie, U2 and the ‘Urban Real.’” Culture of Cities: ...Under Construction.

Book Reviews

 “Book Review: Hawkins and the British Pop Dandy.” IASPM Canada (13 August 2010). Available from http://iaspm.ca/2010/08/hawkins-and-the-british-pop-dandy/. Internet. Accessed 16 October 2010.

“Book Review: Understanding Evangelical Media: The Changing Face of Christian Communication. Edited by Quentin J. Schultze and Robert H. Woods Jr. Downers Grove IL: InterVarsity Press, 2008.” Disaskalia 20 (Fall 2009). 128-130.

“Book Review: Queering the Popular Pitch. Edited by Sheila Whiteley and Jennifer Rycenga. London: Routledge, 2006.” Popular Music 28:3 (October 2009). 450-451.

“Book Review: Rock Music in Performance. By David Pattie. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.” Popular Music 27:3 (October 2008). 515-516.

 “Book Review: David Bowie: Fame, Sound and Vision. By Nick Stevenson. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2006.” Popular Music 27:1 (January 2008). 183-184.

Conference Papers

"'Get Some Clarity Following Signs': The Americanness of Feist's Canadianness as a kind of 'Neutral.'" IASPM Canada 2012 Conference. 15 June 2012. Acadia University. Wolfville NS. [Blind Peer-Reviewed]

"'Listen to that. That's Our Angels': Toward a Christian Theology of Desire Through the Lens of Whedon's Work." PCAC 2012 Conference. 12 May 2012. Sheraton on the Falls. Niagara Falls ON.

“There is a Light that Never Goes Out”: The Stage as Mediation in Live Performance.” IASPM Canada 2011 Conference. 17 June 2011. McGill University. Montreal QC. [Blind Peer-Reviewed]

“‘I Must Be Losing my Undefinable Allure’: The Flux of Gender in Inara Serra as Enigma.” Popular Culture Association of Canada Conference. 12 May 2011. Niagara Falls Marriott Gateway on the Falls. Niagara Falls ON.

“Memory Doing Violence to its Origins: Coupland, Nolan and McLuhan’s ‘Discarnate Man.’” LCMND 51st Annual Conference - Marshall McLuhan in a Post Modern World: Is the Medium the Message? 16 October 2010. University of Winnipeg. Winnipeg MB.

“‘Your Voice, It might say ‘No’: Violence In and Through the Singing Voice.” IASPM Canada 2010 Conference. 4 June 2010. University of Regina. Regina SK.

“‘Your problems are external’: The Transgendering of the Fractured Mind in Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse.” Popular Culture Association-American Culture Association National Conference. 2 April 2010. Renaissance Grand Hotel St. Louis. St. Louis MO.

“The Female Enigma in Whedon’s Firefly and Dollhouse.” The First Symposium of the Canadian Institute for the Study of Pop Culture & Religion. 26 September 2009. Providence College and Theological Seminary. Otterburne MB.

“‘I Feel It All’: Cruising the Voice of Feist.” IASPM Canada 2009 Conference. 12 June 2009. Dalhousie University. Halifax NS.

“Media and Popular Music within a Religious Context.” Presentation to the Royal Conservatory of Music Alumni, Winnipeg Chapter. 15 February 2009. First Presbyterian Church. Winnipeg MB.

“Melody is Not Dead: The Case of Feist’s ‘1234.’” IASPM Canada 2008 Conference. 9 May 2008. Brock University. St. Catharines ON.

“A Complex Canadian-ness: The ‘Problem’ of Leslie Feist.” Association for Canadian Studies Annual Conference. 28 October 2007. Holiday Inn - Plaza la Chaudière. Gatineau QC.

“‘I Started to Fade Away’: Feist and Barthes’ Notion of ‘Recuperation.’” IASPM Canada/US 2007 Joint Conference. 27 April 2007. Northeastern University. Boston MA.

“‘Don’t Make Fun of Daddy’s Voice’: The Enigma and Morrissey’s Changing Identity.” Canadian University Music Society Annual Conference. 30 May 2006. York University. Toronto ON

“‘...Only If You’re Really Interested’: Inactivity and the World of Morrissey.” IASPM Canada 2004 Conference. 16 May 2004. Carleton University. Ottawa ON.

“Inactivity and Melodic Contour in Morrissey’s ‘We’ll Let You Know.’” McGill AHCS Conference. McGill University. 24 April 2004. Montreal QC.

“‘We’ll Let You Know’: The Complex Gender of Morrissey.” McGill Music Graduate Student Society Symposium. McGill University. 14 March 2004. Montreal QC.

“‘The Boy Racer’: Morrissey at the Intersection of Gender and Nationality.” IASPM Biennial Conference. 7 July 2003. McGill University. Montreal QC.

“‘The Boy Racer’: Morrissey, Gender and Nationality.” A/Tension Conference. 19 April 2003. McGill University. Montreal QC.

“‘The Irish in America’: Nationalism and the City in U2’s Elevation Tour–Live in Boston.” IASPM Canada 2002 Conference. 10 May 2002. McGill University. Montreal QC.

“The Berlin Wall: Bowie, U2 and the ‘Urban Real.’” Culture of Cities Colloquium. 25 November 2000. Culture of Cities Centre. Toronto ON.

“Juxtaposition and Ambiguity in David Bowie’s ‘The Heart’s Filthy Lesson’ Video.” York/McMaster Graduate Music Students’ Colloquium. 14 April 2000. York University. Toronto ON.

“‘Skyscraper Mystics’: Paul Rosenfeld and the Music of Edgard Varèse.” York/McMaster Graduate Music Students’ Colloquium. 29 April 1999. York University. Toronto ON.

Course Syllabi

431.11 Introduction to Communications & Media

432.11 Writing for the Media

432.12 Speaking in Public

432.13 Visual Communications

432.21 Principles of Journalism

433.31 Media in Crisis: Radio & Print

433.32 Television

433.33 Print

433.34 Photography

433.35 New Media

433.36 Film

433.37 Topics in Communications & Media: Exploring Joss Whedon's Firefly

434.21 Independent Studies in Communications

434.31 Practicum 1 / 434.32 Practicum 2

434.42 Practicum 3 / 434.43 Practicum 4

 

 
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