Len Kuffert

Chair of the History Graduate Program

Professor

Office: 222 St. John's College
e-mail: Len.Kuffert@umanitoba.ca
Phone: (204) 474-8106
personal webpage

EDUCATION

Ph.D., McMaster University
M.A., University of British Columbia
B.A.(Hons.) and B.Ed., University of Saskatchewan
 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Cultural history of 20th century Canada, especially the history of radio; the concept of taste; citizenship/activism and its connection to culture; the esoteric arts (astrology, the paranormal, etc.)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

“‘What do you expect of this friend?’: Canadian radio and the intimacy of broadcasting,” Media History 15(3) (August 2009): 303-319.
“The Privileges of Democracy: defending Culture in wartime Canada,” in Muriel Chamberlain and Andrew Hiscock, eds., Engaging the Enemy: Canada in the 1940s (Ammanford, Wales: Dinewfr Press, 2006)
A Great Duty:Canadian Responses to Modern Life and Mass Culture, 1939-1967 (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2003).
"'stabbing our spirits broad awake': Reconstructing Canadian Culture, 1940-1948", in Christie and Gauvreau, eds., Cultures of Citizenship in Postwar Canada, 1940-1955 (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2003).
"'Reckoning with the Machine': The British Columbia Social Credit Movement as Social Criticism, 1932-1952", BC Studies 124 (Winter 1999/2000): 9-39.

COURSES TAUGHT

2017-2018
HIST 2286 Modern Canada

2016-2017
HIST 1390 Colonial Canada, 1500-1885
HIST 3250 Canada and the World 1867 to the Present
HIST 4280/7670 Topics in the Cultural History of Canada

2015-2016
HIST 1390 Colonial Canada, 1500-1885
HIST 4400/7700 Historical Method and Historiography

2014-2015
HIST 1400 Canadian Nation since 1867
HIST 1440 History of Canada
HIST 4400/7700 Historical Method & Historiography

2013-2014
HIST 2286 Modern Canada
HIST 4280 Topics in the Cultural History of Canada: Society, Citizens and the State
HIST 7290 Canadian History 1860 to the Present: Canadian Cultural and Intellectual History
HIST 4400/7700 Historical Method & Historiography

2012-2013
HIST 1440 History of Canada
HIST 2286 Modern Canada
HIST 3250 Canada and the World, 1867 to the present
HIST 4000/HIST 7772 History of Broadcasting in the Anglophone World

2011-2012
On leave
2010-2011
HIST 1390 Colonial Canada, 1500-1885
HIST 2286 Modern Canada
HIST 4280-7670 (Term 1) Social and Intellectual History in Canada
2009-10
HIST 1390 Colonial Canada, 1500-1885
HIST 1400 Canadian Nation since 1867
HIST 3250 Canada and the World, 1867 to the Present
2008-09
HIST 1390 Colonial Canada, 1500-1885
HIST 1400 Canadian Nation since 1867
HIST 4280/7670 Topics in the Cultural History of Canada