Up is down, left is right and black is white in this month’s episode. Tackling the Canadian winter horror film Pontypool, Andrea and Alex talk about national identity, broadcast journalism and how the stories we tell should stop making sense.
Pontypool. Dir Bruce McDonald. 2008.
Marshall McLuhan’s Understanding Media: The Extension of Man (1964). The Canadian theorist’s treatise on humanity’s dependence on (and interpretations of) media.
Northrop Frye – Conclusion to a Literary History of Canada (1965). Canadian-ism and the garrison mentality.
Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature (1972) by Margaret Atwood.
Pontypool Changes Everything (2009) by Tony Burgess.