Alison Calder, University of Manitoba
Allison Calder teaches Canadian literature and creative writing in the Department of English, Film, and Theatre at the University of Manitoba. Her poetry collection, Wolf Tree, won two Manitoba Book Awards and was shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Award and the Gerald Lampert Award. She is the co-editor of History, Literature and the Writing of the Canadian Prairies; the editor of Desire Never Leaves: The Poetry of Tim Lilburn; and the editor of a critical edition of Settlers of the Marsh by Frederick Philip Grove. She writes primarily on prairie literature and culture.
Carrie Dawson, Dalhousie University
Carrie Dawson is an Associate Professor at Dalhousie University, where she teaches Canadian literature and Canadian Studies. Her current research project considers the value of storytelling for the refugee determination process and also asks how creative writing by and about refugees might help us to better understand the structures and processes that shape Canadian citizenship. She has recently published essays in the Journal of Canadian Studies, Australian Literary Studies, Canadian Literature, and Postcolonial Text.
Cecily Devereux, University of Alberta
Cecily Devereux teaches in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta, and focuses in her research on women writers in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Canada, with particular reference to questions of race, gender, mobility, and empire. She is currently completing a volume on women writers in Canada 1769 to 1914, and has begun a new project on the performance of white femininity in theatre and dance in North America between 1868 and 1908.
Kit Dobson, Mount Royal University
Kit Dobson is an Associate Professor at Mount Royal University. His books to date are Transnational Canadas: Globalization and Anglo-Canadian Literature (author; Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2009); Transnationalism, Activism, Art (co-edited with Áine McGlynn; U of Toronto P, 2013); Producing Canadian Literature: Authors Speak on the Literary Marketplace (with Smaro Kamboureli; Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2013); and Please, No More Poetry: The Poetry of derek beaulieu (editor; Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2013). Kit’s research and teaching focus on contemporary CanLit, film, and, at present, theories of embodiment in the context of neoliberal governance systems. His next book, on shopping malls in Canada, is expected in the fall of 2017.
Janice Fiamengo, University of Ottawa
Janice Fiamengo is Professor of English at the University of Ottawa, with a special interest in late-nineteenth-century Canadian women’s writing and culture. She has published articles on nineteenth-century and contemporary Canadian literature, and is currently writing a monograph on the strategies of rhetoric and self-presentation of Canadian writers, reformers, and activists in the period 1870-1920.
Helen Gilbert, University of London
Helen Gilbert is Professor of Theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London and Convenor of the College’s interdisciplinary Postcolonial Research Group. Her books include Performance and Cosmopolitics: Cross-Cultural Transactions in Australasia (co-author Jacqueline Lo, 2007), Sightlines: Race, Gender and Nation in Contemporary Australian Theatre (1998) and Postcolonial Drama: Theory, Practice, Politics (co-author Joanne Tompkins, 1996). She has published widely in postcolonial studies and is currently working on a project on Global Indigeneity, funded for five years by the European Research Council.
Faye Hammill, University of Strathclyde
Faye Hammill is Professor of English, University of Strathclyde. She was editor of the British Journal of Canadian Studies (2005-9) and in 2008 she established the AHRC Middlebrow Network, a transatlantic interdisciplinary research grouping. She is author of Literary Culture and Female Authorship in Canada (2003), Women, Celebrity and Literary Culture Between the Wars (2007), Canadian Literature (2007), and Sophistication: A Literary and Cultural History (2010). She is currently leading an AHRC-funded project, “Magazines, Travel and Middlebrow Culture in Canada, 1925-1960.”
Lucie Hotte, University of Ottawa
Lucie Hotte is Vice-Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Arts, and Professor of French Canadian literature in the Department of Français, at the University of Ottawa, where she holds a Research Chair on Francophone Cultures and Literatures of Canada. Her research focuses on three main domains: reading theories, minority writings, and women writers. She is also interested in the critical reception of works of minority writers. She has published widely on Franco-Canadian literatures, especially on Franco-Ontarian literature and institutional challenges specific to minority literatures. Her edited collection Introduction à la littérature franco-ontarienne (produced in collaboration with Johanne Melançon, 2010) is the main reference work on Franco-Ontarian literature. Her most recent book is a study of Doric Germain’s three novels for young adults (Doric Germain, Éditions David, 2012). Dr. Hotte is a member of the SSHRC-funded project Construction d’une mémoire française à Ottawa : savoirs communautaires et réseaux sociaux and a researcher affiliated with the Canadian Literature Center (University of Alberta) and the Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory.
Smaro Kamboureli, University of Toronto
Smaro Kamboureli holds the Avie Bennett Chair in Canadian Literature at the University of Toronto. Specializing in contemporary Canadian fiction and poetry, she was Canada Research Chair in Critical Studies in Canadian Literature and the founder and Director of TransCanada Institute at the University of Guelph for eight years. Her recent publications include the co-edited volumes Retooling the Humanities: The Culture of Research in Canadian Universities and Shifting the Ground of Canadian Literary Studies.
Ric Knowles, University of Guelph
Ric Knowles is Professor of Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph. He is Editor of Theatre Journal, past editor of Modern Drama and Canadian Theatre Review, award-winning author or editor of sixteen books on theatre and performance, and general editor of two book series: “Critical Perspectives on Canadian Theatre” and “New Essays on Canadian Theatre.” He also works as a professional director and dramaturge.
Neil ten Kortenaar, University of Toronto
Neil ten Kortenaar teaches African, Caribbean, and South Asian literature at the graduate and undergraduate level. His book Self, Nation, Text in Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children is published by McGill-Queen’s University Press. Among his other recent publications are articles on fictive nations in African Literature in Comparative Literature, on Nega Mezlekia in Canadian Literature, and on “becoming African” and Chinua Achebe in University of Toronto Quarterly. He is currently at work on a monograph on the way history is imagined in terms of generational succession in African literature.
Christopher Lee, University of British Columbia
Christopher Lee is Associate Professor of English at the University of British Columbia, where he is the director of the Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies Program. He is the author of The Semblance of Identity: Aesthetic Mediation in Asian American Literature (2012). His current research focuses on literary thought in the Chinese diaspora during the Cold War and the cultural politics of Chinese Canadian historical fiction.
Linda Morra, Bishop’s University
Linda Morra is an Associate Professor in the English Department at Bishop’s University. Her research, which is animated by inquiries into the place of women writers in the public sphere, culminated in a monograph that recalibrates scholarly perspectives on women writers’ agencies in the twentieth century. She published Corresponding Influence: Selected Letters of Emily Carr and Ira Dilworth (2006), co-edited Troubling Tricksters (2010) and Basements and Attics, Closets and Cyberspace: Explorations in Women’s Archives (WLUP 2012), and prepared an edition of Jane Rule’s memoir, Taking My Life (Talon 2011, shortlisted for the international LAMBDA prize).
Lianne Moyes, Université de Montréal
Lianne Moyes specializes in the fields of Canadian and anglo-Quebec literature with a focus on women’s writing. She is editor of Gail Scott: Essays on Her Works (2002), co-editor of Adjacencies: Minority Writing in Canada (2004) and co-editor of two special dossiers in Québec Studies (1999; 2008). From 1993 to 2003, she was co-editor of the bilingual, feminist journal Tessera. Her work on Montreal writing has appeared recently in Voix et images, Canadian Literature and Open Letter as well as in the collections Language Acts (2007), Trans.Can.Lit (2007), Wider Boundaries of Daring (2009), Contemporanéités de Gertrude Stein (2011) and Failure’s Opposite: Listening to A. M. Klein (2011). She is Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of English Studies at the Université de Montréal.
Maureen Moynagh, St. Francis Xavier University
Maureen Moynagh (PhD University of Texas-Austin) is associate professor of English at St. Francis Xavier University where she teaches postcolonial and African-Canadian literature, and literary and cultural theory. Her research interests include African diasporic writing, modernism and empire, imperial travel and the construction of whiteness, and political tourism. Her edition, Nancy Cunard: Essays on Race and Empire, was published by Broadview Press in 2002. (2002).
Reingard Nischik, University of Constance
Reingard M. Nischik is Professor and Chair of North American Literature at the University of Constance, Germany. She is among the pioneers of Canadian literature studies in Europe, with her first article on CanLit published in 1981. Her numerous books include Gaining Ground: European Critics on Canadian Literature (ed. with Robert Kroetsch, 1985), Margaret Atwood: Works and Impact (2000; Best Book Award of the Margaret Atwood Society), The Canadian Short Story: Interpretations (2007), and History of Literature in Canada: English-Canadian and French-Canadian (2008), all published, with international contributors, in North America, as well as her recent monograph Engendering Genre: The Works of Margaret Atwood (2009). Nischik was managing co-editor of the interdisciplinary journal Zeitschrift für Kanada-Studien from 1992 to 2005.
Vanja Polić, University of Zagreb
Vanja Polić is Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Zagreb, Croatia, where she teaches literary theory, contemporary Canadian literature and film, and the eighteenth-century British novel. She has widely published articles on Canadian literature and culture, and is the author of a monograph on the rhetorical practices of self-legitimation in the prefatory materials of the early eighteenth-century British novel (2012). Her research interests include postcolonial literature and postmodernism. Her current project concerns contemporary western Canadian literature, with special emphasis on the revisions of the myth of the West. She is the President of the Croatian-Canadian Academic Society.
Ian Rae, King’s University College
Ian Rae is an Associate Professor in the Department of Modern Languages at King’s University College at Western University, as well as the Coordinator of its Canadian Studies program. 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).
Julie Rak, University of Alberta
Julie Rak is a Professor in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta. She is interested in auto/biography and life writing, popular culture, book history and English Canadian writing. Julie’s latest book is Boom! Manufacturing Memoir for the Popular Market (2013). With Anna Poletti, she has just finished a forthcoming collection Identity Technologies: Constructing the Self Online (2014). Julie is also the author of Negotiated Memory: Doukhobor Autobiographical Discourse (2004) and the editor of Auto/biography in Canada: Critical Directions (2005). She is writing a book about gender and mountaineering expedition accounts.
Roxanne Rimstead, Université de Sherbrooke
Roxanne Rimstead has published internationally on cultural studies, feminist criticism, textual resistance, working-class culture, poverty and literature, oral histories, and Canadian Literature(s). Her book Remnants of Nation: On Poverty Narratives by Women appeared in 2001 (U of Toronto Press). Her current research project is about the importance of cultural memory in the construction of counter-cultural identities. As professor at Université de Sherbrooke, Québec, she teaches Comparative Canadian Literature/Littérature canadienne comparée and Intercultural Studies.
Gillian Roberts, University of Nottingham
Gillian Roberts is Associate Professor in the Department of American and Canadian Studies at the University of Nottingham. She is the author of two monographs, Prizing Literature: The Celebration and Circulation of National Culture (University of Toronto Press, 2011), which won the Pierre Savard Award, and Discrepant Parallels: Cultural Implications of the Canada-US Border (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2015). She is also the co-editor of Parallel Encounters: Culture at the Canada-US Border (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2013) and was Co-Investigator of the Culture and the Canada-US Border international research network (2012-2015), which was funded by the Leverhulme Trust.
Sherry Simon, Concordia University
Sherry Simon is a professor in the French Department at Concordia University. Her most recent book, Translating Montreal. Episodes in the Life of a Divided City (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2006) appeared in French translation in 2008 as Traverser Montréal. Une histoire culturelle par la traduction. She was written many articles on issues in Quebec literature, particularly from the point of view of translation studies. Her current work is on the cultural history of linguistically divided cities—in Canada, Europe and Asia.
Cynthia Sugars, University of Ottawa
Cynthia Sugars is Professor of English in the Department of English at the University of Ottawa. She is the author of numerous articles on Canadian literature and has edited three collections of essays on Canadian literature and postcolonial theory: Unhomely States: Theorizing English-Canadian Postcolonialism (Broadview, 2004); Home-Work: Postcolonialism, Pedagogy, and Canadian Literature (University of Ottawa Press, 2004); and Unsettled Remains: Canadian Literature and the Postcolonial Gothic (Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2009). She is also the co-editor, with Laura Moss, of the two-volume historical anthology of Canadian literature, entitled Canadian Literature in English: Texts and Contexts, published by Pearson/Penguin in 2009. With Herb Wyile, she is the editor of Studies in Canadian Literature.
Marie Vautier, University of Victoria
Marie Vautier teaches comparative Canadian/Québécois literature and literary theory at the University of Victoria, B.C, where she directs the only undergraduate comparative Canadian/Québécois undergraduate programme in the country. She is the author of New World Myth: Postmodernism and Postcolonialism in Canadian Fiction (McGill-Queen’s, 1998), the co-author of Art as an Early-Warning System (CSRS Victoria, 2000) and the co-translator of the poetry anthology Paris/Québec (Ekstasis Editions, 2003). She has published many refereed articles and refereed book chapters on the contemporary literatures of French-speaking Québec and English-speaking Canada, with a focus on postmodernism, postcolonialism, femininsm, transculturality, migrant writing, mythologies and spiritualities.
Gillian Whitlock, University of Queensland
Gillian Whitlock is Professor of English at the University of Queensland in Australia. Her most recent book is Postcolonial life narratives: testimonial transactions (Oxford 2015). He last book was a study of life narrative and the ‘war on terror’: Soft Weapons. Autobiography in Transit, published by Chicago in 2007.
Mark Williams, Victoria University, New Zealand
Mark Williams is Associate Professor in the English Department at Canterbury University in Christchurch. He has published widely on New Zealand, postcolonial, and modern literature and is currently working on late-colonial New Zealand writing-the period known as “Maoriland.”
Lorraine York, McMaster University
Lorraine York is Distinguished University Professor and Senator William McMaster Chair in Canadian Literature and Culture at McMaster University. 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 (2007) was a finalist for the Canadian Federation for the Humanities’ Raymond Klibansky Prize. Margaret Atwood and the Labour of Literary Celebrity appeared in 2013 with the University of Toronto Press, and Celebrity Cultures in Canada, co-edited with Dr. Katja Lee, was published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press in 2016.