Editorial Staff (Français)
Editor (2007 - )
Professor Margery Fee has degrees from Glendon College, York University, and Toronto. She taught at Queen's University before moving to the University of British Columbia in 1992. With Janice McAlpine, she is co-author of the Canadian Guide to English Usage (Oxford 2007). She has published a short book on Margaret Atwood and edited a collection on Howard O'Hagan, as well as publishing articles on Canadian writers Jeannette Armstrong, Ernest Buckler, Marian Engel, Thomas King, and Beatrice Culleton Mosionier. She served as Associate Editor of Canadian Literature from 1995 to 2000. Her current research interests centre on Aboriginal issues in Canada and on discourses that link race and genetics. She was a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies in 2008; her related workshop, "Connecting Academic Research to Aboriginal Wellness" was held in October 2009.
Associate Editor, Francophone Book Reviews
Joël Castonguay-Bélanger is an Assistant Professor in the Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies at UBC. After completing his M.A. degree at McGill University, he did a joint Ph.D. at the Université de Montréal and Paris IV-Sorbonne. He is the author or the book Les Écarts de l'imagination. Pratiques et représentations de la science dans le roman au tournant des Lumières (Presses de l'université de Montréal, 2008).
Daniel Laforest is Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta where he teaches Quebec and French literatures, as well as cultural studies and critical theory. His current research interests pertain to Quebec’s literature and cultural discourses in relation to the postwar transformations of the land (cities, suburbs, countryside). His book L’archipel de Caïn: Pierre Perrault et l’écriture du territories has received the 2011 Jean-Éthier Blais award for best essay in French on Quebec literature. He has been Fulbright fellow at the University of California Santa Cruz. He is co-founder and co-editor of the bilingual online journal Imaginations: Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies.
Associate Editors, Book Reviews
Laura Moss is an Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia, the Associate Editor of Canadian Literature: A Quarterly of Criticism and Review, and the former Director of the UBC International Canadian Studies Centre. With Cynthia Sugars, she co-edited the 2 volume Canadian Literature in English: Texts and Contexts (2008, 2009). She is also the editor of Leaving the Shade of the Middle Ground: The Poetry of F.R. Scott (2011), Is Canada Postcolonial: Unsettling Canadian Literature (2003), and a scholarly edition of Frances Brooke's The History of Emily Montague (2001). She has published articles on multiculturalism and public Arts Policy, fractals and short stories, Margaret Atwood's international iconicity, self-parody in Salman Rushdie, postcolonial reading strategies, and mainstream hybridity in the work of Zadie Smith, among others.
Queerly CanadianSpecial Issue. Guest Co-Editor (with Janice Stewart). Canadian Literature 205, (Summer 2010).
50th Anniversary InterventionsSpecial Issue. Section Editor,
Interventions Section.Canadian Literature 204 (Spring 2010), 103-160;
Introduction: Generous and Grounded Connections.
50th Anniversary InterventionsSpecial Issue. Canadian Literature 204 (Spring 2010), 103-108.
Canada and its DiscontentsIssue, Acting Editor; Guest Editor, Smaro Kamboureli. Canadian Literature 201 (Summer 2009).
Strategic NationalismsIssue, Acting Editor. Canadian Literature 200. (Spring 2009); Editorial
Strategic Cultural Nationalism.
Strategic NationalismsIssue, Canadian Literature 200. (Spring 2009). 6-14.
Tiffany completed her PhD in English at UBC in 2012 where she worked with Canadianist Sherrill Grace. She is teaching as an assistant prof of Canadian literature at UBC in the 2013-2014 academic year. Her research areas include 19th- and 20th-century Canadian women's literature, and travel writing. She specializes in pre-suffrage-era adventure literature by women.
Associate Editor, Poetry
Glenn Deer teaches Asian Canadian and Asian American Writing, Canadian Literature, and Rhetorical Theory and Criticism in the English Department at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of Postmodern Canadian Fiction and the Rhetoric of Authority (1994). Before becoming Associate Editor, he guest-edited Canadian Literature #163: Asian Canadian Writing.
Iain Macleod Higgins has taught at the University of Victoria since 2001 in both the English Department and the Medieval Studies Program. His teaching and research interests include later medieval English, Scottish, and French literature, travel writing, and poetry both medieval and modern. He was the Humanities Faculty Fellow in Scottish Studies for 2010 to 2012, the Director of the Medieval Studies Program from 2006 to 2009, a member of the Advisory Board to the Canadian Society of Medievalists from 2003 to 2005, and Associate Editor (Poetry) with the journal Canadian Literature from 1995 to 2003, and returned in 2013. He is currently a member of the editorial board of The Malahat Review.
Associate Editor, CanLit Guides
Kathryn Grafton is Co-Chair of the Co-ordinated Arts Program and an ASTU 100 instructor in our Individual & Society and PPE streams. Her areas of specialization include Canadian literature, genre theory, and reception studies, with a particular focus on digital literary culture. She has articles and chapters published or forthcoming in Linguistics and the Human Sciences, Genres in the Internet, and CBC Radio and the Rise of CanLit (Athabasca University Press). When teaching literature and academic writing, Kathryn's pedagogical practices are informed by her work as a genre theorist. Currently, she is working with Dr. Laurie McNeill on a series of initiatives to strengthen collaborative teaching in the Co-ordinated Arts Program.
Canadian Literature was a small academic journal until Donna Chin came along in 1996. As Managing Editor, she took on transforming Canadian Literature from a print journal operation into a diverse bustling operation, with a lively web presence on the internet. She undertook different opportunities and projects to increase the administrative and production side of the journal as well as increasing brand name recognition of Canadian Literature among publishers. Her creativity in developing diverse projects has been funded by the Heritage Canada Magazine Fund and the Teaching Learning Enhancement Fund. She is a strong supporter of UBC students and created the "CanLit Tuition Award" to support UBC Arts Co-op Arts interning at Canadian Literature. The editorial internship is a step towards creating a new generation of young editors with expertise in the field of Canadian literature and publishing. She started an eAuction in 2005 to raise funds for this award and continued fundraising during the 50th Anniversary Gala. She has mentored many work study and co-op students, giving these students the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and experience while learning about the world of Canadian literature, publishing, research, and writing.
- George Woodcock 1959 - 1977 (73 issues)
- William H. New 1977 - 1995 (72 issues)
- Eva-Marie Kröller 1995 - 2003 (34 issues)
- Susan Fisher (Acting Editor) 2003 - 2004 (5 issues)
- Laurie Ricou 2004 - 2007 (12 issues)
- Glenn Deer (Acting Editor) 2008 (2 issues)
- Laura Moss (Acting Editor) 2009 (2 issues)
- Margery Fee 2007 - present (13 issues)
Co-op / Work Study Students
Canadian Literature employs students to help with the journal's production. In the process, they become familiar with editorial and publishing practises like copy-editing and proofreading. As part of our Teaching and Learning and Enhancement project, we have employed graduate students to perform research and write modules for CanLit Guides.