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Refereed Articles and Book Chapters
Despard, E. (2016). A materialist media ecological approach to studying urban media in/of place. In A. Kaun and S. Kubitschko (Eds.) Innovative Methods in Media and Communication Research. Palgrave Macmillan.
Despard, E. (2016). Diagram of a love for plants gone bad. Environment and Planning D: Space and Society 34(2): 337-54.
Despard, E. (2015). In search of friction. Journal of Aesthetics and Culture 7 http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/jac.v7.28242
Despard, E. (2012). Natural surveillance: Cultivating feelings of safety in the urban landscape. Space & Culture 15(2): 151-63.
Despard, E. (2011). Writing with the Jardins des Floralies in Montreal: Towards an expanded garden history. Landscape Research 36(6): 669-82.
Despard, E. (2008). Creative weeding and other everyday experiments in the garden. Brock Review 10 (1): 86-96.
Despard, E. (2003). Athletic injury as social suffering: Shaping and situating experience. In N. Stephenson, H.L. Radtke, R.J. Jorna & H.J. Stam (Eds.), Theoretical Psychology: Critical Contributions pp. 201-8. Selected proceedings of the ninth biennial conference of the International Society of Theoretical Psychologists. Toronto: Captus Press.
Despard, E. and Gagnon, M.K., Eds. (2010). Gardens. Special issue, Public 41.
Despard, E. (2013). The dream of la ville fleurie: A non-linear history and pragmatic criticism of public gardens in Montreal. PhD thesis.
Despard, E. (2002). Career-ending injury in sport: Individual achievement and social suffering. Masters thesis.
Despard, E. (2010). Book Review: HYBRIDS: Reshaping the contemporary garden at Métis. Canadian Journal of Communication 35 (1): 186-8.
Selected Creative Works and Writing for a General Audience
Despard, E. (2010). A garden for the future: Excerpts from a field guide in process. Public 41:142-6.
Kellhammer, O. and Despard, E. (June 2010). other gardens. An exhibition with the Mobile Media Gallery.
Despard, E. (May 25, 2010). Investigating the role of media and processes of mediation in the Blake Garden. [online] Blog of the University of California Berkeley’s Blake Garden.
Despard, Erin (2008). Imagining the future. Le Panoptique. [online]
Despard, E; Emmett, M. and Jamin, Y. (2007). The social dimensions of do-it-yourself environmental solutions. Le Panoptique. [online]
Despard, E. and Reynolds, C. (2016). Use of Instagram API data in critical/qualitative studies of place: Summary of preliminary findings
Despard, E. (2016). Indicator species for variations in Glasgow soil A contribution to Soil City by Open Jar Collective.
Book manuscripts in preparation
Despard, E. (in preparation). Montréal, la ville fleurie: An archaeology of urban landscape and horticultural media. Under contract with McGill-Queens University Press
Articles in preparation/under review
Despard, E. and Gallagher, M. (under review). Media ecologies of plant invasion: Towards a critical re-mediation of invaded landscapes.
Despard, E. (under review). Towards an intermedial landscape criticism: Photographic social media, designed landscape and the politics of visibility in public spaces.
Despard, E. (in preparation). An education in joy and beauty: The Montreal Botanical Garden and the parades des fleurs (1946-1950).
Despard, E. and Reynolds, C. (In preparation). #grandparkla: Exploring the use of Instagram API data in the study of user-initiated mediation of urban public spaces.