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Research Affiliates and Postdoctoral Fellows

2017-2019 CLC Postdoctoral Fellow:

Dominique Hétu
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CLC Postdoctoral Bursary Application can be found HERE.

Honorary CLC Postdoctoral Fellows:

CLC Research Affiliates:

Benjamin Authers

AUTUERSDr Benjamin Authers is an Australian Research Council Laureate Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for International Governance and Justice, Australian National University. His research examines the interrelations between law and the humanities, with a particular focus on the ways in which human rights are written and the legal and cultural work of rights in Canadian and international contexts. Recent publications have appeared in book chapters, Orlando: Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present, and in journals including Law Text Culture, University of Toronto Quarterly, and, with Hilary Charlesworth, The Netherlands Yearbook of International Law.

Jennifer Bowering Delisle

Jennifer-DelisleJennifer Bowering Delisle is the author of The Newfoundland Diaspora: Mapping the Literature of Out-Migration (Wilfrid Laurier UP 2013), and numerous articles on Canadian literature, diaspora, nostalgia, and the post-immigrant generations. She has held postdoctoral fellowships at McMaster University and the University of Alberta, and is currently a writer and independent scholar in Edmonton. Her current research examines what she has termed “genealogical nostalgia”: a longing for family ancestry in second and third-generation Canadian literature. Please visit www.jenniferdelisle.ca.

Susan Brown

SusanBrownSusan Brown’s major areas of expertise and publication are digital humanities, Victorian British literature, and women’s writing, though she has published a little bit on Canadian literature. She is engaged in an ongoing interdisciplinary collaborative research endeavor – the Orlando Project – whose major publication, Orlando: Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present, appeared online from Cambridge University Press in 2006, co-edited with Patricia Clements and Isobel Grundy (also available at www.ualberta.ca/ORLANDO). This critically acclaimed database, roughly 80 volumes worth of born digital and collaboratively produced scholarship, pioneers new uses of semantic markup to support digital literary history. Her current research involves interface development for scholarly research tools, and the visualization and analysis of social network information in literary historical materials. She leads an interdisciplinary team that will produce the Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory/Le Collaboratoire scientifique des écrits du Canada (CWRC/SCÉC). This virtual research environment will support scholarship on Canadian writing, provide open access to a rich collection of resources on Canadian writing, and foster the use of digital tools by literary scholars.

Patricia Demers

patricia_demersPatricia Demers is a U of A professor in the Comparative Literature Program and the Department of English and Film Studies. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Ottawa and an M.A. from McMaster University. Her research areas include: Early modern women’s writing, Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, 17th century poetry, biblical literature, children’s literature and contemporary women’s writing. From 1991 to 1993, she was Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and from 1995 to 1998 she was Department Chair. From 1998 to 2002, she was Vice-President of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. She was made a Fellow of Royal Society of Canada in 2000 and served as its first female president from 2005 to 2007. She was awarded the University of Alberta Rutherford Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, the Arts Faculty Teaching Award, the McCalla Research Professorship Award, and the University Cup. She is the author of several books, including A Garland from the Golden Age: An Anthology of Children’s Literature from 1850 to 1900 (Oxford University Press, 1983), Women as Interpreters of the Bible (Paulist Press, 1992), Heaven Upon Earth: The Form of Moral and Religious Children’s Literature to 1850 (University of Tennessee, 1993), The World of Hannah More (University Press of Kentucky, 1996), and Women’s Writing in English: Early Modern England (University of Toronto Press, 2005).

Kit Dobson

 

Dobson KitKit Dobson is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at Mount Royal University. He is the author of the monograph Transnational Canadas: Anglo-Canadian Literature and Globalization (Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2009); the editor of Please, No More Poetry: The Poetry of derek beaulieu (Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2013); and the co-editor of Transnationalism, Activism, Art (with Áine McGlynn; U of Toronto P, 2013). With Smaro Kamboureli, he has published a book of interviews with Canadian writers under the title Producing Canadian Literature: Authors Speak on the Literary Marketplace (Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2013). He is a member of the Board of the non-profit Edmonton-based publisher NeWest Press. His research interests span Canadian literature, film, and art; cultural and critical theory; questions of social justice; and pedagogy and the university. Among his current research projects is a book-length study of malls, consumerism, and shopping as a practice of everyday life, an examination that encompasses Canadian literature, art, and film. He is also researching the impacts of neoliberal modes of governance upon cultural expression and understanding in Canada and beyond.

Evelyne Gagnon

Après un baccalauréat en littérature à l’Université Laval (Québec), Evelyne Gagnon a réalisé une maîtrise ainsi qu’un doctorat en études littéraires à l’Université du Québec à Montréal. Ses recherches doctorales (CRSH, FQRSC, Fondation J. A. DeSève, Fondation de l’UQÀM, bourse d’excellence Figura) ont reçu la Mention d’honneur de la Faculté des arts de l’UQÀM. Titrée «Négativité et dynamique du sujet lyrique dans la poésie de Jacques Brault, de Michel Beaulieu et d’Hélène Dorion», sa thèse propose une relecture de la littérature québécoise depuis la poésie du pays, en passant par les avant‑gardes des années 1970, jusqu’à l’intimisme des années 1980 à aujourd’hui, en explorant la singularité du lyrisme au Québec (disponible en ligne : www.archipel.uqam.ca/4381/1/D2238.pdf). Elle a entre autres coorganisé avec le professeure Jean-Michel Maulpoix le Colloque international Hélène Dorion, qui a eu lieu à l’Université Paris 10 (Nanterre) en 2009. Elle a par ailleurs codirigé, avec la professeure Denise Brassard, les collectifs Aux frontières de l’intime. Le sujet lyrique dans la poésie québécoise actuelle (Figura, UQÀM, 2007; disponible en ligne : oic.uqam.ca/fr/system/files/garde/852/documents/cf17-complet.pdf) et États de la présence: les lieux d’inscription de la subjectivité dans la poésie québécoise actuelle (Mtl., XYZ éditeur, coll. «Théorie et Littérature», 2010). Elle a enseigné la littérature à l’Université du Québec à Montréal, au Collège Jean‑de‑Brébeuf et au Campus Saint‑Jean de l’Université de l’Alberta. En 2012, elle a effectué un postdoctorat au CRILCQ (Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la littérature et la culture québécoises) de l’Université de Montréal qui portait sur le rapport à l’espace contemporain dans la poésie (« Le passage au XXIe siècle chez Nicole Brossard », Voix et image,  vol. XXXVII, no 3, print.-été 2012). Elle poursuit actuellement une nouvelle recherche au sein du Centre de Littérature canadienne (CLC) de l’Université de l’Alberta à Edmonton, grâce à une bourse postdoctorale du CRSH et à la bourse postdoctorale du Centre de littérature canadienne. Elle y étudie les formes contemporaines de la mélancolie dans la littérature canadienne (recueils et récits intimistes, en français et en anglais) depuis le tournant du XXIe siècle.

Libe Garcia Zarranz

libeLibe García Zarranz is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Globalization and Cultural Studies at the University of Manitoba, where she researches at the intersection of contemporary feminist and queer writing in Canada, gender studies, and critical posthumanism. She is also a Scholar in the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation and a Board Member of CWILA (Canadian Women in the Literary Arts http://cwila.com/), a feminist organization that fosters equity in the Canadian literary community. In 2013, she received the Governor General’s Gold Medal for her doctoral work at the U. of Alberta. García Zarranz has published on gender, affect, ethics, and the body in contemporary writing and film, particularly in the work of Emma Donoghue, Dionne Brand, Raymond Carver, and Walt Disney. She is currently completing a book entitled TransCanadian Feminist Fictions: New Cross-Border Ethics. With Marie Carrière, she co-edited a special issue of Canada and Beyond: A Journal of Canadian Literary and Cultural Studies on “Women’s Writing in Canada & Québec Today: Alliances/ Transgressions / Betrayals” (2013) and she is now co-editing a special issue of Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture & Social Justice (2016) on “Affect and Feminist Literary and Cultural Production” with Evelyne Ledoux-Beaugrand.

Carole Gerson

summit photo croppedCarole Gerson is a professor in the department of English at Simon Fraser University and was a co-editor of the multi-volume project, History of the Book in Canada. Her focus on women writers has resulted in many articles that include well-known authors such as L.M. Montgomery and Susanna Moodie, as well as studies of the canonization of Canadian women writers that concern more obscure figures. With historian Veronica Strong-Boag she has issued two books on Pauline Johnson – Paddling Her Own Canoe: The Times and Texts of E. Pauline Johnson, Tekahionwake (2000) and E. Pauline Johnson, Tekahionwake: Collected Poems and Selected Prose (2002). 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. 

Adrien Guyot

Adrien Guyot PictureAfter a maîtrise in film studies, Adrien Guyot left France for Canada where his experience led him to develop a new perspective on Francophone literatures. In 2009, he completed an M.A. at the University of Alberta in which he focused on monstrosity in Québécois and Antillean literatures. He is currently a PhD candidate at the UofA and his research revolves around the study of Americanity, dystopia as well as the creation of literary identities.

 

Simon Harel

Portrait-Harel-thumbLauréat d’un prix Trudeau (2009-2012), Simon Harel est membre de la Société royale du Canada. Professeur au Département d’études littéraires de l’Université du Québec à Montréal, il a ouvert, au cours des vingt dernières années, un champ de recherche novateur à la frontière des études littéraires et culturelles. Il a été l’un des premiers à préciser la singularité de l’expérience migratoire au Québec. Son ouvrage Voleur de parcours, publié en 1989 et réédité en 1999, est reconnu comme l’un des livres les plus significatifs des années 1980 et 1990 dans le champ des études culturelles au Québec. Auteur et directeur de publication de plus de vingt-cinq ouvrages, Simon Harel s’est intéressé aux problématiques interculturelles, aux questions qui font référence à la place de l’étranger dans la société, et a poursuivi des recherches sur la précarité de nos espaces de vie. Conscient de l’insuffisance de certains discours critiques (sur l’hybridité, le métissage, l’identité à la carte), il se donne à présent comme objectif de cerner les formes instables, souvent conflictuelles, de la mobilité culturelle. Le concept de mobilité culturelle qu’il retient décrit avant tout l’aptitude à se mouvoir entre des domaines culturels, dans l’espace des signes et, de manière plus générale, des langages que nous manipulons. Elle concerne l’immigrant, l’exilé, la femme d’affaires en constant déplacement aérien, le professionnel contraint de répondre à des exigences de transdisciplinarité comme le sujet victime de discrédit, en situation de précarité dans l’espace social. Il publiera en 2009 L’écriture de la méchanceté aux Éditions VLB, collection “Le soi et l’autre.”

Lucie Hotte

Lucie-HotteLucie Hotte est vice-doyenne à la recherche à la Faculté des arts de l’Université d’Ottawa où elle aussi titulaire de la Chaire de recherche sur les cultures et les littératures francophones du Canada et professeure titulaire au Département de français. Elle y enseigne les littératures franco-ontarienne, acadienne, francophone de l’Ouest canadien et québécoise. Ses recherches portent sur ses trois principaux champs d’intérêt : les théories de la lecture, les littératures minoritaires et l’écriture des femmes. Elle s’intéresse aussi à la réception critique des œuvres d’écrivains marginaux. Elle a publié de nombreux articles et chapitres de livres, un essai (L’inscription de la lecture. Lecture du roman, romans de la lecture, Prix Gabrielle-Roy 2001), une édition critique de la correspondance de Jacques Ferron et André Major, et huit ouvrages collectifs portant sur les littératures francophones du Canada ainsi que sur les enjeux institutionnels propres aux littératures minoritaires. Parmi ses ouvrages les plus récents, on compte Habiter la distance, études en marge de La distance habitée (2009), qu’elle a co-dirigé avec Guy Poirier de l’Université de Waterloo, et (Se) Raconter des histoires (2010) qui comprend plus de trente articles portant sur les littératures francophones du Canada. Elle a également co-dirigé avec Johanne Melançon Introduction à la littérature franco-ontarienne, paru à l’automne 2010 chez Prise de parole. Cet ouvrage s’est mérité une mention honorable du jury du Prix Champlain. Son plus récent livre, intitulé simplement Doric Germain (2012), présente l’œuvre pour la jeunesse de ce romancier franco-ontarien.

Dean Irvine

DeanIrvineDean irvine is an associate professor in the Department of English at Dalhousie University and director of the SSHRC-funded Editing Modernism in Canada project. He is the author of Editing Modernity: Women and Little-Magazine Cultures in Canada, 1916-1956 (University of Toronto Press, 2008), and editor of Archive for Our Times: Previously Uncollected and Unpublished Poems of Dorothy Livesay (Arsenal Pulp, 1998), Heresies: The Complete Poems of Anne Wilkinson, 1924-61 (Vehicule, 2003), and The Canadian Modernists Meet (University of Ottawa Press, 2005). His forthcoming work includes a new monograph, Variant Readings: Editing Canadian Literature in English, under contract to McGill-Queen’s University Press, and a two-volume critical edition, co-edited with Robert G. May, of F.R. Scott’s complete poems and translations. He is a general editor, with Zailig Pollock and Sandra Djwa, of the multivolume print edition and digital archive of the collected works of P.K. Page and the director and English-language general editor of the University of Ottawa Press’s Canadian Literature Collection/ Collection de littérature canadienne.

Martin Kuester

Martin-KuesterMartin Kuester is Professor of English Literature at Philipps-Universität Marburg in Germany, where he is also Director of the Marburg Centre for Canadian Studies. For the period from 2011 to 2013, he was elected president of the Association for Canadian Studies in German-Speaking Countries. He is a graduate of German and Canadian universities (M.A., University of Trier, Ph.D., University of Manitoba, Dr. phil. habil., University of Augsburg) and has published on British and Canadian literary topics. One of his monographs dealt with parody in the Canadian historical novel (Framing Truths, 1992), another one with John Milton’s attitude towards language (Milton’s Prudent Ambiguities, 2009). Among other publications, he also wrote or co-edited several essay collections on Canadian topics, an introduction to Canadian Studies through literary texts, and a handbook of literary terms. He is co-editor of the volume Narratives of Crisis – Crisis of Narrative, forthcoming in 2012. One of his recent research interests focuses on the writing of Canadian Mennonites.

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Ursula Mathis-Moser

U-MoserUrsula Moser’s research areas include: French and francophone literatures (19th and 20th centuries); transculturality and migrant literatures (France, Quebec, Caribbean); Quebec literature (poetry, chanson, women writers, Quebec studies); Spanish literature; postcolonial theory; intermediality, text and music studies (chanson). Within these areas, her particular research interest is in matters of cultural contact and transfer, which is reflected not only in her functions as Coordinator of the research group “Cultures in Contact” and as Board Member of the research platform “Cultural Encounters and Transfers” (University of Innsbruck), but also in a number of publications. Among several distinctions (Theodor-Körner-Preis, Liechtensteinpreis, Officier de l’Ordre des Palmes académiques), Ursula Mathis-Moser was awarded the Prix Jean Éthier-Blais 2004 for her book Dany Laferrière. La dérive américaine (2003), and in 2011 she prepared the first dictionary of French migrant authors, Passages et ancrages (1981-2011), to be published by Champion in Paris. She is co-author of a number of books (La littérature ‘française’ contemporaine. Contact de cultures et créativité, 2007; Fremde(s) schreiben, 2008; Acadians and Cajuns. The Politics and Culture of French Minorities in North America, 2008, etc.) and has authored several book chapters in History of Literature in Canada: English-Canadian and French-Canadian, 2008, edited by R. Nischik. As Director of the Canadian Studies Centre at the University of Innsbruck (since 1997), of the Centre d’étude de la chanson québécoise (since 1995) and of the Archives of Text and Music Studies (Textmusik in der Romania) (since 1985), she hopes to develop new research projects in collaboration with her Albertan partners.

Hannah McGregor

Hannah McGregor is a SSHRC-funded postdoctoral fellow in English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta. Her project, “Martha Ostenso, Middlebrow Magazines, and Digital Remediation,” examines the early twentieth century middlebrow magazine through the lens of the simultaneous 1925 serialization of Martha Ostenso’s classic of Canadian prairie realism, Wild Geese, in Pictorial Review and Western Home Monthly. Nested within the EMiC UA Collaboratory, this project is an interdisciplinary and collaborative undertaking that bridges the areas of periodical studies, middlebrow studies, Canadian literature, and digital humanities. She completed her PhD at TransCanada Institute at the University of Guelph in 2013, where her research focused on contemporary white Canadian women’s representations of distant suffering. Her work has been published in English Studies in Canada, University of Toronto Quarterly, Canadian Literature, and the International Journal of Canadian Studies.

Orly Lael Netzer

Orly Lael Netzer - Profile CLCOrly Lael Netzer is a Ph.D. student in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta. She holds B.A.s in English Literature and Multidisciplinary Arts from Tel Aviv University, and an M.A. in English and American Studies from the same institution. She researches in the areas of Canadian literature, cultural studies, transnationalism, as well as theories of space and place. Other areas of interest include Pan-American studies, non-fiction writing, and literary theory. In her past work as an instructor of academic writing, and the director of Tel Aviv University’s Writing Center, as well as in her current teaching of literature at the University of Alberta, Orly seeks to foster accountable and collaborative learning environments, in lieu with her interest in public-dialogue-based research communities. Her doctoral project explores the relationship between local, national and transnational spaces in contemporary diasporic Canadian fiction, focusing not only on the tensions between here and elsewhere, but more so, on what makes a space into a home. In her work Orly seeks to understand diasporic and national belongings from both comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives, as she reads across languages (English, French, and Spanish), communities, and cultures.

Julie Rak

Julie-RakJulie Rak is a Professor in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta. She researches and teaches in three areas: autobiography and life writing, English Canadian literature, and popular culture. Julie is the author of Boom! Manufacturing Memoir for the Popular Market (Wilfrid Laurier UP 2013) and Negotiated Memory: Doukhobor Autobiographical Discourse (UBC Press 2004). Her most recent collection, with Anna Poletti, is Identity Technologies: Constructing the Self Online (U of Wisconsin P 2014). Julie is also the editor of Auto/biography in Canada: Critical Directions (Wilfrid Laurier UP 2005), the co-editor of Mountain Masculinity: the Life and Writing of Nello “Tex” Vernon-Wood in the Canadian Rockies 1911-1938 (Athabasca UP 2008) and the co-editor of a collection of Philippe Lejeune’s essays translated from French to English called On Diary (U. Hawaii P, 2009). She edited a special issue of The Canadian Review of American Studies on popular autobiography (2009) and co-edited a special issue of The Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies called “Cultural Studies and Urgency” (2009). Currently, Julie is completing a SSHRC-funded manuscript called “Social Climbing: Gender in Mountaineering Writing and Film,” and editing with Keavy Martin and Norma Dunning a new edition of Minnie Aodla Freeman’s memoir Life Among the Qallunaat. She is Chair of the Delegate Assembly Organizing Committee and the Past Chair of the Life Writing Division at the Modern Language Association (MLA). She was the President of the Association for Canadian and Quebec Literatures (ACQL) from 2002-2004 and was the On-Site Chair for the Canadian Association of Cultural Studies (CACS) from 2006-2008. As of July 2014, she is the Associate Chair of Graduate Studies for the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta.

Danielle Schaub

dschaubDanielle Schaub was born in Kuala Belait, in the Sultanate of Brunei and was raised all over the world, becoming proficient in several languages, including English, French, Dutch, Hebrew and German. She studied at the Free University of Brussels in Belgium and at the University of Cambridge in England, and went on to earn an MA in English and Dutch philology and literature, an MA in Spanish, and a PhD in Canadian literature. Danielle has always been fascinated by the interaction between text and image. While on research trips in Canada, she’s taken photographs of numerous writers at writers’ festivals, which has led to various exhibitions of her work around the world. A writer of short fiction and poetry, Danielle currently teaches at Oranim Academic College near Haifa, Israel in the areas of British and Canadian literature, trauma in literature, stylistics and poetics, the Canadian novel, women’s short fiction, and the oral tradition, among others. Her research interests include bibliotherapy, literary representations of trauma, autobiographical writing, interaction between text and image, multiculturalism/transnationalism, and spatial representation of female subjectivities. More information, and a listing of her publications and exhibitions can be found on her website: web.mac.com/danielleschaub/iWeb/Site/Welcome.html.

Marie Vautier

MarieVautierMarie Vautier teaches Québécois literature, comparative Canadian literature and literary theory at the University of Victoria, where she is the Director of the Comparative Canadian Literature Program. She has published several articles on postmodernism, postcolonialism and feminism in contemporary writing in French and English, and is the author of New World Myth: Postmodernism and Postcolonialism in Canadian Fiction (McGill-Queen’s, 1998). In Spring 2010, she gave a plenary address titled “The transcultured autobiographical novel in Canada: religiosity and postcolonialisms,” at the graduate students colloquium, MulticultiCanada 2010, hosted by the Canadian Literature Centre with support from the Canadian Studies Institute.

Jerry White

Jerry-WhiteJerry White is Canada Research Chair in European Studies at Dalhousie University. He is interested in trans-Atlantic cultural exchanges, especially between Quebec and other parts of the Atlantic world. He is the former editor of the Canadian Journal of Irish Studies, has edited two books on Canadian cinema, and was also co-editor, with Marie Carrière, of Transplanter le Canada: Semailles / Transplanting Canada: Seedlings (Les Cahiers du CLC, 2009). He is the author of Of This Place and Elsewhere: The Films and Photographs of Peter Mettler (Toronto Film Festival / Indiana University Press, 2006), The Radio Eye: Cinema in the North Atlantic, 1958-1988 (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2009), and Revisioning Europe: The Films of John Berger and Alain Tanner (University of Calgary Press, 2011). He contributes regularly to the film magazine Cinema Scope and is part of the programme group for the Halifax Independent Filmmakers’ Festival.

Erin Wunker

wunkerErin Wunker holds a PhD in Canadian literature. Her research focusses on contemporary Canadian poetry and poetics, feminist theory, and cultural production. She is currently working on a manuscript exploring the poetics of collapse in Contemporary Canadian and Indigenous cultural production. She is Chair of the Board of the Canadian Women in the Literary Arts (www.cwila.com) and co-founder and weekly blogger for Hook & Eye: Fast Feminism, Slow Academe (www.hookandeye.ca). She is a contract academic faculty member at Dalhousie University. www.erinwunker.ca @erinwunker