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Dr. Nicole Marchesseau’s creative projects have been showcased in Canada and abroad, and include a blend of styles and media. She has lectured on a wide range of twentieth and twenty-first century topics ranging from Outsider Music to Op Magazine as an example of pre-web social networking to the impact of Canadian content legislation on the popular music industry in Canada. Current research areas include liminality in the spaces and places of Canadian popular culture, and the question of whether or not musical surrealism exists, particularly if we use André Breton’s definition of surrealism as “pure psychic automatism” as a launching point. Nicole has taught at The Department of Music Research and Composition at the Don Wright Faculty of Music at Western University, The Department of Communication Studies and Multimedia at McMaster University, The Music Department at York University in Toronto, and has guest-lectured at Ryerson University. She currently resides in Guelph, Ontario with her husband, her two dogs Paco and Stella and their grey and white cat Tonks.