(p. xiii) Contributors
(p. xiii) Contributors
Deirdre Baker has been the children’s book reviewer for the Toronto Star since 1998. She is co-author with Ken Setterington of A Guide to Canadian Children’s Books, and author of the children’s novel Becca at Sea. She reviews and writes regularly for The Horn Book Magazine and Quill and Quire. She is an Assistant Professor of English literature at the University of Toronto.
Pamela Banting, Associate Professor of English at the University of Calgary, founded and served as the inaugural President of the Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada (ALECC). She is currently working in the intersection between ecocriticism and animal studies: her interdisciplinary research is about the lives of wild animals in petrocultural landscapes. Through an analysis of former park warden Sid Marty’s nonfiction narrative The Black Grizzly of Whiskey Creek, she examines aspects of energy, oil, and automobility from the points of view of bears. Her article on Karsten Heuer’s Being Caribou: Five Months on Foot with an Arctic Herd, published in Greening the Maple: Canadian Ecocriticism in Context (2013), explores the ontology and epistemology of walking with wild animals through contested spaces. She has also published on the grammar of bear-human interactions, reading geography as an intertext in fiction, cultural and biological diversity in Canadian literature, animals and sense of place, and other topics.
D.M.R. Bentley is a Distinguished University Professor and the Carl F. Klinck Professor in Canadian Literature at Western University. He has published widely in the fields of Canadian literature and culture and Victorian literature and art, and on the importance of the arts and humanities in Canadian society. Among his books are The Gay]Grey Moose: Essays on the Ecologies and Mythologies of Canadian Poetry, 1690–1990 (1992), Mimic Fires: Accounts of Early Long Poems on Canada (1994), The Confederation Group of Canadian Poets, 1880–1897 (2004), and Canadian Architexts: Essays on Literature and Architecture in Canada, 1759–2006 (2009). His recent and forthcoming publications include “Reflections on the Situation and Study of Early Canadian Literature in the Long Confederation Period” in Home Ground and Foreign Territory (2014), edited by Janice Fiamengo; an essay on the fin de siècle in Canada in The Fin-de-Siècle World (2014), edited by Michael Saler; and By Necessity and Indirection: Essays on Modernism in Canada (2013).
Nicholas Bradley is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Victoria and the coordinator of the Department’s graduate program in (p. xiv) Literatures of the West Coast. His areas of research include Canadian literature and American literature. Among his recent publications is We Go Far Back in Time: The Letters of Earle Birney and Al Purdy, 1947–1987 (Harbour Publishing, 2014).
Jennifer S.H. Brown, FRSC, Professor Emeritus, taught history at the University of Winnipeg for 28 years and held a Canada Research Chair, Tier 1, in Aboriginal history from 2004 to 2011. She served as director of the Centre for Rupert’s Land Studies, which focuses on Aboriginal peoples and the fur trade of the Hudson Bay watershed, from 1996 to 2010. She is general editor of the Rupert’s Land Record Society documentary series (McGill-Queen’s UP), which publishes original materials on Aboriginal and fur-trade history. She has published several books and many articles on these topics, on Aboriginal-missionary relations, on Métis history, and also on anthropologist A. Irving Hallowell and the Berens River Ojibwe—notably Chief William Berens, who made Hallowell’s fieldwork in the 1930s possible. She now resides in Denver, Colorado, where she continues her scholarly work.
Diana Brydon, FRSC, Canada Research Chair in Globalization and Cultural Studies and Distinguished University Professor in the Department of English, Film, and Theatre at the University of Manitoba, has published widely on Canadian and postcolonial literary studies and how communities are adjusting to globalizing processes. Her books include Decolonising Fictions, Timothy Findley, Postcolonialism: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies, Shakespeare in Canada, Renegotiating Community, and Crosstalk: Canadian and Global Imaginaries in Dialogue. She studies how national and global imaginaries are changing, how they are interconnected, and what they mean for Canadian culture and research. Current projects include partnership development with the “Brazil/Canada Knowledge Exchange,” “Concurrences: Archive, Voice, and Place,” and “Ethical Internationalism in Higher Education.”
Andrea Cabajsky is an Associate Professor of Comparative Canadian literature at the Université de Moncton. She is the editor of The Manor House of De Villerai by Rosanna Mullins Leprohon (Broadview, 2015) and the co-editor of National Plots: Historical Fiction and Changing Ideas of Canada (Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2010). Her recent publications have appeared in Canadian Literature (2013), Novel: A Forum on Fiction (2011), and the Blackwell Encyclopedia of the Novel (2011).
Alison Calder is a Professor in the Department of English, Film, and Theatre at the University of Manitoba, where she teaches Canadian literature and creative writing. She has published widely on topics relating to Canadian prairie literature and culture. Recent publications include critical editions of Settlers of the Marsh and Over Prairie Trails, both by Frederick Philip Grove. Her second poetry collection, In the Tiger Park, was published in April 2014. Current research includes rereading early Canadian prairie fiction, and undertaking a critical/creative project centred on materials in the HBC archives in Winnipeg and Kirkwall, Scotland.
Marie Carrière teaches English, French, and Comparative Literature at the University of Alberta, where she also directs the Canadian Literature Centre/Centre de littérature (p. xv) canadienne. She has authored several articles and books on contemporary women’s writing, feminist theory, and migrant writing (or écriture migrante) in Canada and Québec. Her latest publications include the monograph Médée, protéiforme (U of Ottawa P, 2012), and the co-edited essay collection Regenerations: Canadian Women’s Writing/Régénégrations: Écritures des femmes au Canada (with Patricia Demers, U of Alberta P, 2014). With Libe García Zarranz, she recently co-edited a special issue of Canada and Beyond: A Journal of Canadian Literary and Cultural Studies on women’s writing in Canada and Québec today.
Adam Carter is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Lethbridge. He specializes in critical theory and the history of criticism with related interests in Romantic and Canadian literatures. His research currently engages the intersections of aesthetic theory and nationalism.
Richard Cavell is author of McLuhan in Space: A Cultural Geography (2002), the editor of Love, Hate, and Fear in Canada’s Cold War (2004), and the co-editor (with Peter Dickinson) of Sexing the Maple (2006). He has also written the critical performance piece Marinetti Dines with the High Command, published in the Essential Drama series of Guernica Press (2014). Professor of English at the University of British Columbia, he is the founder of the International Canadian Studies Centre and the principal founder of the Bachelor in Media Studies Program.
Paul Chafe teaches in the Department of English at Ryerson University. His project to “flip” the introductory writing course has received funding from Ryerson’s Learning and Teaching Enhancement Fund (LTEF) and the National Center for Academic Transformation (NCAT). He continues to write about the literature of Newfoundland and Labrador, and his latest analysis, “ ‘Where the Mysterious and the Undefined Breathes and Lives’: Kathleen Winter’s Annabel as Intersex Text,” has appeared in the special “Literary Ecologies” issue of Studies in Canadian Literature (2014).
David Chariandy is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at Simon Fraser University. He specializes in English-Canadian, Anglo-Caribbean, and African Diasporic literatures, and has published repeatedly on Black Canadian literature and culture in academic journals and books. His first novel, entitled Soucouyant (Arsenal Pulp, 2007), was nominated for 11 literary prizes internationally, and was translated into German and French. In the spring of 2014, Transition Magazine (Harvard) published an interview on his development as both an academic critic and fiction writer entitled “Straddling Shifting Spheres,” as well as an excerpt from his novel Brother, forthcoming in 2017 from McClelland and Stewart.
Sally Chivers is Professor of English Literature at Trent University. Author of From Old Woman to Older Women: Contemporary Culture and Women’s Narratives and The Silvering Screen: Old Age and Disability in Cinema, and co-editor of The Problem Body: Projecting Disability on Film, her current research focuses on the interplay between aging and disability in the public sphere, with a focus on care narratives in the context of austerity.
(p. xvi) Lily Cho is an Associate Professor of English at York University. Her research focuses on diasporic subjectivity within the fields of cultural studies, postcolonial literature and theory, and Canadian literature. Her book, Eating Chinese: Culture on the Menu in Small Town Canada, examines the relationship between Chinese restaurants and Canadian culture. She is currently conducting research on a set of Chinese-Canadian head tax certificates known as “C.I. 9’s.” These certificates mark one of the first uses of identification photography in Canada. Drawing from this archive, this research explores the relationship between citizenship, photography, and anticipation as a mode of agency. She is also co-editor, with Jody Berland, of TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies.
Bruno Cornellier is Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Winnipeg, where he teaches courses in film and cultural studies. He is the author of La “chose indienne”: Cinéma et politiques de la représentation autochtone au Québec et au Canada (Nota Bene, 2015). He has also published articles in Settler Colonial Studies, the Canadian Journal of Film Studies, the London Journal of Canadian Studies, and Nouvelles Vues.
Elizabeth Dahab is Professor of Comparative Literature in the Department of Comparative World Literature and Classics at California State University, Long Beach. She has published extensively on the topic of Arab-Canadian literature. She published a monograph entitled Voices of Exile in Contemporary Canadian Francophone Literature (Lexington Books, 2009/11). Her edited anthology, Voices in the Desert: An Anthology of Arabic-Canadian Women Writers, appeared in Toronto in 2002. She has also published a children’s book (Hurly and the Bone) and a translation into English titled Comparative Literature Today: Methods and Perspectives. She is presently working on a novel and a collection of poems. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from McGill University and her Master’s from the University of Alberta. She received her doctorat de littérature comparée in Comparative Literature from the Université de Paris IV-Sorbonne.
Frank Davey is Professor Emeritus and former Carl F. Klinck Chair of Canadian Literature at Western University. From 1965 to 2013 he edited and published Open Letter: A Journal of Canadian Writing and Theory, and from 1975 to 1999 was an editor at Coach House Press. He was chair of the York University Department of English (1985–90), and president of the Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (1996–98). His books include Surviving the Paraphrase (1983), Reading Canadian Reading (1988), Post-National Arguments: The Anglophone-Canadian Novel since 1967 (1993), Canadian Literary Power (1994), and the biography aka bpNichol (2012), as well as poetry collections such as The Abbotsford Guide to India (1986), Bardy Google (2010), and Poems Suitable to Current Material Conditions (2014).
Cecily Devereux is a Professor in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta. Her research focuses on questions of femininity in the nineteenth-century Anglo-imperial context across a range of categories, including the maternal body, ideologies of imperial motherhood, eugenic feminism, the figure of the “white slave,” the “Indian maiden,” and the burlesque dancer. She has published a book (p. xvii) on first-wave feminist Nellie L. McClung and an edition of L.M. Montgomery’s 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables.
Jonathan Dewar is descended from Huron-Wendat, Scottish, and French-Canadian grandparents. He currently serves as the Director of the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre and Special Advisor to the President at Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, site of the former Shingwauk Indian Residential School. From 2007 to 2012, he served as Director of Research at the Aboriginal Healing Foundation and as an advisor to the Legacy of Hope Foundation. His research explores the roles of art and artists in truth, healing, and reconciliation.
Kate Eichhorn is Associate Professor of Culture and Media Studies at The New School University in New York City. She is the author of Adjusted Margin: Xerography, Art and Activism in the Late Twentieth Century (MIT Press, 2016) and The Archival Turn in Feminism (Temple UP, 2013). As a literary critic, she has published the co-edited anthology Prismatic Publics: Innovative Canadian Women’s Writing (Coach House, 2009), and dozens of essays and reviews on feminist poetics and digital poetics.
Julia Emberley, FRSC, is a Professor in the Department of English and Writing Studies at Western University. She has published four books and several articles on various topics related to Indigenous literature and other cultural practices such as film and fashion. Her recent book is The Testimonial Uncanny: Indigenous Storytelling, Knowledge, and Reparative Practices (SUNY Press, 2014).
Janice Fiamengo is Professor of English at the University of Ottawa, where she teaches Canadian literature. She is the author of The Woman’s Page: Journalism and Rhetoric in Early Canada (2008), and the editor of Home Ground and Foreign Territory: Essays on Early Canadian Literature (2014).
Lee Frew teaches in the Department of English at Glendon College, York University, where he specializes in Canadian and postcolonial literatures. He has published articles on Margaret Atwood, Dionne Brand, and Ernest Thompson Seton. He is currently working on a critical edition of the works of Seton, founder of the woodcraft movement and a key figure in both Canadian and American environmental history.
Carole Gerson is a Professor in the Department of English at Simon Fraser University and was a co-editor of the multivolume project, History of the Book in Canada. She has published many articles on various aspects of Canada’s literary and cultural history. With historian Veronica Strong-Boag she has issued two books on Pauline Johnson. Her recent book, Canadian Women in Print, 1750–1918 (2010), which applies principles of print culture analysis to a wide range of early authors, received the Gabrielle Roy Prize for Canadian criticism. In 2013 she received the Marie Tremaine medal from the Bibliographical Society of Canada.
Terry Goldie is author of The Man Who Invented Gender: Engaging the Ideas of John Money (UBC Press, 2014), queersexlife: Autobiographical Notes on Sexuality, Gender (p. xviii) and Identity (Arsenal Pulp, 2008), Pink Snow: Homotextual Possibilities in Canadian Fiction (Broadview, 2003), and Fear and Temptation: The Image of the Indigene in Canadian, Australian and New Zealand Literatures (McGill-Queen’s UP, 1989). He is editor of In a Queer Country: Gay and Lesbian Studies in the Canadian Context (Arsenal Pulp, 2001) and co-editor, with Daniel David Moses and Armand Garnet Ruffo, of An Anthology of Canadian Native Literature in English (Oxford, 2013). He is working on a book tentatively titled Are We Men Yet?: Straight, Gay, Trans and Other Masculinities.
Faye Hammill is Professor of English at the University of Strathclyde in the United Kingdom. Her research areas are early twentieth-century literature and Canadian studies. She is author of Sophistication: A Literary and Cultural History (2010), winner of the European Society for the Study of English book award; Women, Celebrity and Literary Culture between the Wars (2007); Canadian Literature (2007); and Literary Culture and Female Authorship in Canada, 1760–2000 (2003), winner of the International Council for Canadian Studies book prize. She established the AHRC Middlebrow Network in 2008, and has recently completed another AHRC-funded project, on Canadian magazines. Currently, she is working on a co-authored study of modernist print cultures. She is a former associate editor of the International Journal of Canadian Studies and former editor of the British Journal of Canadian Studies.
Renée Hulan teaches Canadian literature at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She is the author of Canadian Historical Writing: Reading the Remains (Palgrave, 2014) and Northern Experience and the Myths of Canadian Culture (McGill-Queen’s UP, 2002). From 2005 to 2008, she served with Donald Wright as editor of the Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue d’études canadiennes. She is also the editor of Native North America: Critical and Cultural Perspectives (ECW, 1999), and, with Renate Eigenbrod, Aboriginal Oral Traditions: Theory, Practice, Ethics (Fernwood, 2008).
Lucie Joubert is a Professor at the University of Ottawa. She has published two books on women’s humour and irony: Le carquois de velours: L’ironie au féminin dans la littérature québécoise (1960–1980) and L’humour du sexe: Le rire des filles. In 2010, she published an essay on voluntary childlessness, L’envers du landau: Regard extérieur sur la maternité et ses débordements. In 2012, with her colleague Marcel Olscamp, she edited the first book of Jacques and Madeleine Ferron, and Robert Cliche’s letters: Une famille extraordinaire. Correspondance 1 /1946–1960. They are currently working on the second and third volumes. Finally, she edited last year, with Robert Aird, Les Cyniques: Le rire de la révolution tranquille, an anthology (followed by seven articles) of the most famous humor group of the 1960s in Québec.
Catherine Khordoc is Associate Professor of French and Associate Dean (student affairs) in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Carleton University. She is the author of Tours et détours: Le mythe de Babel dans la littérature contemporaine as well as co-editor with Marie Carrière of Migrance comparée: Les littératures du Canada et du Québec/Comparing Migration: The Literatures of Canada and Québec. Her research interests include transnational and transcultural approaches to Francophone literatures, (p. xix) and in her current research project she examines the literary œuvre of Québécois writer Monique Bosco.
Frieda Esau Klippenstein has been an historian with Parks Canada since 1991 and supports National Historic Sites across western Canada by providing research, training, and program advice. Specializing in Western Canadian topics, Frieda considers her main areas of expertise to be fur-trade and Aboriginal histories, prairie settlement, and women’s history. Special interests are the potential and techniques of oral history, how narratives are constructed, and the art of storytelling itself. She considers her work most rewarding when there is evidence of the power of National Parks and Historic Sites to enrich people’s lives by providing excellent experiences and raising ecological and historical consciousness. Frieda studied at the University of Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba.
Emma LaRocque is a Metis scholar, author, poet, and professor in the Department of Native Studies at the University of Manitoba. For more than three decades she has lectured locally, nationally, and internationally on Native/White relations, focusing on colonization and its currency in academia and society. She has advanced an Aboriginal-based critical resistance theory in scholarship, and is one of the most recognized and respected Native Studies scholars today. Her prolific career includes numerous publications in the areas of colonization, Canadian historiography, misrepresentation, racism, violence against women, and First Nations and Metis literatures and identities. Her poems are widely anthologized in prestigious collections and journals. She has been recognized as an outstanding teacher and scholar, and in 2005 she received the National Aboriginal Achievement Award. Dr. LaRocque is the author of When the Other Is Me: Native Resistance Discourse 1850–1990 (2010), which won the Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction, and Defeathering the Indian (1975). She remains active as a professor, researcher, writer, and human rights advocate.
David Leahy is an independent scholar. He was an Assistant Professor in Études anglaises et interculturelles and in Littérature canadienne comparée at the Université de Sherbrooke from 2008 to 2014. His areas of specialization and publication are comparative Canadian and Québécois literatures, and postcolonial, gender, and cultural studies. His current major research project, which received funding from the Fonds de recherche Société et Culture (Québec), involves re/articulating ways that neoliberalism is manifest and represented in contemporary Canadian and Québécois cultures, especially their literatures. He is currently editing a collection of interdisciplinary essays related to this project, as well as a monograph. He is a member of the Université de Sherbrooke’s interdisciplinary research group, VersUS: Transcultural Laboratory/Laboratoire transculturel.
Tanis MacDonald is the author of The Daughter’s Way: Canadian Women’s Paternal Elegies (Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2012), a finalist for the 2012 Gabrielle Roy Prize in Canadian literary criticism. She is also the editor of Speaking of Power: The Poetry of Di Brandt (Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2006) and has written three books of poetry, including Rue the Day (Turnstone, 2008). She has written extensively on poetics, memory (p. xx) and memorialization, postcolonial literature, and feminist literature and is Associate Professor in the Department of English and Film Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, where she teaches Canadian literature and creative writing.
Eli MacLaren teaches Canadian literature and the history of the book in the Department of English at McGill University. His book, Dominion and Agency: Copyright and the Structuring of the Canadian Book Trade, 1867–1918, was published by the University of Toronto Press in 2011. He is the editor of the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada/Cahiers de la Société bibliographique du Canada and a member of the research team, Groupe de recherches et d’études sur le livre au Québec (GRÉLQ). With colleagues at the Université de Sherbrooke and Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, he organized the 2015 conference of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP) in Montreal.
Alexander MacLeod teaches in the English Department at Saint Mary’s University and is the coordinator of the school’s Atlantic Canada Studies Program. His first collection of short stories, Light Lifting (2010), was named a “Book of the Year” by the American Library Association, the Globe and Mail, Quill and Quire, Maisonneuve Magazine, the Chronicle Herald, The Coast, and amazon.ca. The collection won the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award and was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Prize, the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, and the Commonwealth First Book Award (Canada and the Caribbean).
Keavy Martin teaches Indigenous literatures in Treaty 6 territory at the University of Alberta. She also worked for several years as an instructor with the University of Manitoba’s Pangnirtung Summer School in Nunavut. Her book, Stories in a New Skin: Approaches to Inuit Literature—which explores the relationship of Inuit literary knowledge to southern academic practice—won the 2012 Gabrielle Roy Prize for literary criticism in English.
Taqralik Partridge is a writer and spoken-word performer originally from Kuujjuaq, Nunavik. An urban Inuk, she speaks to the soundscapes of the north and to city life in the south, weaving real-life stories with rhyme and Inuit throat-singing. She has toured with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, produced works under commission for the CBC, and has been featured on CBC Radio 2’s NEXT! series. Her short story “Igloolik,” published in the December issue of Maisonneuve magazine, won first prize in the 2010 Quebec Writing Competition.
Andrew Pendakis is an Assistant Professor of Theory and Rhetoric at Brock University and a Research Fellow at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. His research focuses on contemporary political culture, with a special interest in the genealogy of centrist reason in the West. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Criticism, Imaginations, Politics and Culture, South Atlantic Quarterly, and Mediations. He is also a co-editor of Contemporary Marxist Theory: A Reader (Bloomsbury, 2014).
(p. xxi) Mariam Pirbhai is an Associate Professor in the Department of English and Film Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University. She is the author of Mythologies of Migration, Vocabularies of Indenture: Novels of the South Asian Diaspora in Africa, the Caribbean, and Asia-Pacific (U of Toronto P, 2009), and co-editor of Critical Perspectives on Indo-Caribbean Women’s Literature (Routledge, 2013). Her current research includes the development of a book-length study on South Asian Canadian fiction, and a forthcoming special issue of Studies in Canadian Literature commemorating one hundred years of South Asian settlement in Canada.
Ian Rae is an Associate Professor of Modern Languages at King’s University College at Western University. He is the author of From Cohen to Carson: The Poet’s Novel in Canada (2008) and editor of George Bowering: Bridges to Elsewhere (2010). He holds a SSHRC Insight Development Grant for his Mapping Stratford Culture project, which aims to develop an interdisciplinary history of the cultural life of the city. The project will include an anthology and an interactive, web-based timeline of productions in Canadian theatre, literature, music, and the visual arts.
Julie Rak is a Professor in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta. She specializes in life writing and narrative, English Canadian literature, and popular culture. Julie is the author of Boom! Manufacturing Memoir for the Popular Market (2013) and Negotiated Memory: Doukhobor Autobiographical Discourse (2004). She has edited book collections about life writing and auto/biography, including Auto/biography in Canada: Critical Directions (2005); with Anna Poletti, Identity Technologies: Constructing the Self Online (2014); with Jeremy Popkin, On Diary by Philippe LeJeune (2009); and, with Andrew Gow, Mountain Masculinity: The Writings of Nello “Tex” Vernon-Wood, 1911–1938 (2008). Julie is the author of many articles and book chapters about auto/biography, memoir, and aspects of popular culture in print, on television, and online. Currently, she is completing the SSHRC-funded book manuscript, “Social Climbing: Gender and Mountaineering Writing,” for McGill-Queen’s University Press.
Norman Ravvin held the position of Chair in Canadian Jewish Studies at Concordia University from 1999 to 2012. His scholarly publications include the co-edited volumes Failure’s Opposite: Listening to A.M. Klein and The Canadian Jewish Studies Reader. He has written on Jewish travel to Poland, on the reception of Canadian Jewish writing before and during World War II, as well as on the Jewish response to death in hospice care. His fiction publications include the story collection Sex, Skyscrapers, and Standard Yiddish, and the novels Lola by Night and The Joyful Child. His stories and creative nonfiction have appeared in Canadian magazines across the country, as well as on CBC Radio. He is at work on his fourth novel, set in Vancouver and Poland. A native of Calgary, he lived in Vancouver, Toronto, and Fredericton before settling in Montreal.
Deanna Reder (Cree-Métis) is an Associate Professor in the Departments of First Nations Studies and English at Simon Fraser University, where she teaches courses in Indigenous popular fiction, Indigenous perspectives on gender and sexuality, (p. xxii) and Canadian Indigenous literatures, especially autobiography. She has co-edited an anthology with Linda Morra entitled Troubling Tricksters: Revisioning Critical Conversations (2010) and is the current series editor for the Indigenous Studies Series at Wilfrid Laurier University Press. She co-founded, with Daniel Heath Justice, Sam McKegney, Renate Eigenbrod, Keavy Martin, Kristina Bidwell, Rick Monture, Jo-Ann Episkenew, and Armand Garnet Ruffo, the Indigenous Literary Studies Association (ILSA) in October 2013.
Michelle Smith was, most recently, Lecturer in English and Creative Writing at the University of Strathclyde. She has published several articles on Canadian periodicals, as well as the poetry book dear Hermes. … Her monograph, Magazines, Travel and Middlebrow Culture, coauthored with Faye Hammill, was published with Liverpool University Press in 2015.
Cynthia Sugars is Professor of English at the University of Ottawa. She is the author of Canadian Gothic: Literature, History, and the Spectre of Self-Invention (U of Wales P, 2014) and is the editor of Unhomely States: Theorizing English-Canadian Postcolonialism (Broadview, 2004), Home-Work: Postcolonialism, Pedagogy, and Canadian Literature (U of Ottawa P, 2004), Unsettled Remains: Canadian Literature and the Postcolonial Gothic (with Gerry Turcotte; Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2009), and the historical anthology, Canadian Literature in English: Texts and Contexts (with Laura Moss; Pearson/Penguin, 2009). She has recently edited, with Eleanor Ty, the collection Canadian Literature and Cultural Memory (Oxford, 2014), and is the co-editor, with Herb Wyile, of the journal Studies in Canadian Literature.
Imre Szeman is Canada Research Chair in Cultural Studies and Professor of English, Film Studies and Sociology at the University of Alberta. He conducts research on and teaches in the areas of energy and environmental studies, social and cultural theory, and Canadian studies. Recent projects include After Globalization (coauthor, 2011), Contemporary Literary and Cultural Theory (co-editor, 2012), Contemporary Marxist Theory: A Reader (co-editor, 2014), and Fueling Culture: Politics, History, Energy (co-editor, 2015). He is currently working on Oil Theory: Aesthetics, Philosophy and Energy (Fordham UP, 2015) and the fourth edition of Popular Culture: A User’s Guide (coauthor, 2015).
Tony Tremblay is Professor of English at St. Thomas University and Canada Research Chair in New Brunswick Studies. He is founding editor of the Journal of New Brunswick Studies/Revue d’études sur le Nouveau-Brunswick and general editor of the New Brunswick Literary Encyclopedia. His recent work includes the critical edition Fred Cogswell: The Many-Dimensioned Self (2012), the documentary film Last Shift: The Story of a Mill Town (2011), and the critical biography David Adams Richards of the Miramichi (2010). His current research examines New Brunswick’s modernist cultural workers—A.G. Bailey, Elizabeth Brewster, and Desmond Pacey—and he is working on an edition of The Selected Letters of New Brunswick’s Pioneering Modernists.
(p. xxiii) Eleanor Ty (鄭 綺 寧) is Professor of English and Film Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario. She has published on Asian North American and eighteenth-century literature, and is the author of Unfastened: Globality and Asian North American Narratives (U of Minnesota P, 2010), The Politics of the Visible in Asian North American Narratives (U of Toronto P, 2004), Empowering the Feminine: The Narratives of Mary Robinson, Jane West, and Amelia Opie, 1796–1812 (U of Toronto P, 1998), and Unsex’d Revolutionaries: Five Women Novelists of the 1790s (U of Toronto P, 1993). She has also edited Memoirs of Emma Courtney (Oxford, 1996) and The Victim of Prejudice (Broadview, 1994) by Mary Hays, and has co-edited, with Cynthia Sugars, Canadian Literature and Cultural Memory (Oxford 2014); with Russell J.A. Kilbourn, The Memory Effect: The Remediation of Memory in Literature and Film (Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2013); with Christl Verduyn, a collection of essays, Asian Canadian Writing Beyond Autoethnography (Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2008); and, with Donald Goellnicht, Asian North American Identities beyond the Hyphen (Indiana UP, 2004).
Craig Walker is Professor of Drama and Director of the School of Drama and Music at Queen’s University. He holds an M.A. in English and a Ph.D. in Drama from the University of Toronto, and has worked as a professional actor and director at many theatres, including the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival, Stratford Festival, Shaw Festival, the National Arts Centre, and Theatre Kingston—the last a company of which he was Artistic Director from 1997 to 2007. He is the author of The Buried Astrolabe: Canadian Dramatic Imagination and Western Tradition (2001); co-editor, with Jennifer Wise, of the two-volume and concise editions of The Broadview Anthology of Drama (2003, 2005); and editor of the Broadview Press edition of King Lear (2011).
Tracy Ware has taught Canadian literature at Queen’s University since 1994, after teaching Romanticism for seven years at Bishop’s University. He has published on Wordsworth, Byron, Shelley, Poe, Trilling, Keneally, Naipaul, and various aspects of Canadian literature. From 2009 to 2013, he was the co-editor of the MacLennan Poetry Series of McGill-Queen’s University Press, and he is now the Reviews Editor of Canadian Poetry: Studies, Documents, Review.
J.A. Weingarten is an Assistant Professor at Concordia University. His research and teaching centre on twentieth-century Canadian literature and media, with an emphasis on creative representations of cultural or personal histories in poetry, fiction, theatre, documentary, and graphic novels. He is also the co-managing editor and co-founder of The Bull Calf: Reviews of Fiction, Poetry, and Literary Criticism. In addition to his editorial work on John Newlove’s selected letters (currently under revision), he has also recently published on photography in Canadian writing and on private libraries as research tools in the humanities.
Erin Wunker teaches and researches in the field of Canadian literatures. Her research primarily focuses on cultural and poetic production by women. She is the Chair of the Board of Canadian Women in the Literary Arts (www.cwila.com) and co-founder and (p. xxiv) contributor to the feminist academic blog Hook & Eye: Fast Feminism, Slow Academe. She is working on a manuscript about the poetics of collapse.
Herb Wyile is a Professor in the Department of English and Theatre at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, where he teaches Canadian literature, Atlantic-Canadian literature, and literary theory. His research interests are globalization and neoliberalism, historical fiction, regionalism, and Atlantic Canada. He is the author of Speculative Fictions: Contemporary Canadian Novelists and the Writing of History (2002), Speaking in the Past Tense: Canadian Novelists on Writing Historical Fiction (2007), and Anne of Tim Hortons: Globalization and the Reshaping of Atlantic-Canadian Literature (2011). He is also the co-editor, with Cynthia Sugars, of the journal Studies in Canadian Literature.
Lorraine York is Professor and Senator William McMaster Chair in Canadian Literature and Culture at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. She has published books on women’s collaborative writing, Timothy Findley, photography in Canadian fiction, and has edited or co-edited books on Margaret Atwood and early Canadian literary culture. Her book, Literary Celebrity in Canada (U of Toronto P, 2007), was a finalist for the Canadian Federation for the Humanities’ Raymond Klibansky Prize for the best Canadian book published in the Humanities. Her newest book, Margaret Atwood and the Labour of Literary Celebrity, appeared with the University of Toronto Press in 2013. A new project examines the phenomenon of the reluctant celebrity.