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"The Difference", a Novel: In 1908, a Canadian woman on a clipper ship in the south Pacific buys a small boy for four pounds of tobaccoDownload
SSHRC Awarded IG 2013: Over the next three years, I will research and write the first draft of a new novel. The Difference will examine the actions of a Canadian woman in 1908, wife of a clipper ship captain, who buys a small Tongan boy for four pounds of tobacco. The research required for The...
This novel manuscript explores the connections between art, the city of Calgary, and political complacency. Legislated into the school and job chosen by her high school career test results, a law student attends a party at a heritage house in Calgary and takes a tour through the rooms, hoping to...
This project favours transgender narratives and affects inspired by exteriority, folds, queer décor, assemblage, and the archive. These spatial models help the project displace models of gender that are grounded in the concepts of enclosure, privacy, and property. As a response to the enforced...
This thesis examines representations of debt and obligation in works of Caribbean Canadian literature published between 1997 and 2007. It uses these representations to discuss the relationship between postcolonial, global, and diasporic approaches to cultural studies. These disciplinary...
This dissertation analyzes representations of the archive in four late twentieth-century American novels: Don DeLillo’s Libra (1988), Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian or The Evening Redness in the West (1985), Toni Morrison’s Beloved (1987), and Bharati Mukherjee’s The Holder of the World (1993)....
Feeling Subjects: Sensibility's Mobius Strip and the Public-Private Subject in Later Eighteenth-Century British FictionDownload
Feeling Subjects investigates sensibility in relation to the production of subjectivity in the later eighteenth century. It creates a model of sensibility as a discursive space bringing together literary, philosophical, and medical understandings of feeling. It argues that sensibility’s...
The objective of this study was to explore information and its function in fiction reading for leisure through the perceptions and experiences of adult readers. I used a phenomenographic approach to look for qualitative differences in experiences and understandings in order describe the...
This collection comprises a short story, a novella, and an essay in fragments which explore themes of queer love and friendship, grief, outdoor adventure, adolescence, settler colonialism, memory, and the writing process. In “How Our Calls Cross the Ocean,” the narrator mourns the death of her...
This thesis employs the tool of story to question cultural ignorance towards religious differences, by focusing on various religious depictions of the Apocalypse and the Afterlife. It contains a novella-length work of fiction set in a dystopian Canadian landscape during the unfolding of...