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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...
SSHRC Awarded IG 2016: Savons-nous mourir au 21e siècle? La fin de vie est aujourd'hui monopolisée par la pratique médicale et le milieu hospitalier, mais ceux-ci sont-il les plus 'hospitaliers' pour accueillir l'expérience radicalement singulière de mourir? Comment faire de celle-ci le vrai...
The following consideration of methodologies in comparative Canadian literary criticism is influenced by Margaret Atwood’s Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature, and Clément Moisan’s Poésie des frontières: étude comparée des poésies canadienne et québécoise. An analysis of the...
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...
SSHRC IG funded 2020: This study of Carol Shields' oeuvre has three aims: to explore her achievement in challenging nonfiction genres; to explore how this work influenced her novels; and to explore how this work rendered her fiction increasingly feminist and postmodernist. Methods include...
SSHRC Awarded IG 2015: My research project combines economic history and novel studies to analyze stories of downward mobility circulating in British culture during the second half of the eighteenth century. "Downward Mobility in the Sentimental Novel" takes as its specific object of study the...
Ecological Ideologies of Modernity and Their Temporal-Spatial Representations in Canadian, Russian, and Polish Literatures of the Twentieth CenturyDownload
The dissertation focuses on the temporal-spatial representations of the ecological ideologies of modernity in the writings of Canadian authors Georges Bugnet, Sheila Watson, and Howard O’Hagan, Russian authors Andrei Bitov and Tatiana Tolstaia, and Polish author Czesław Miłosz. The concept of...
SSHRC Awarded CG 2014: Every summer, the Institute on Culture and Society (ICS) gathers international scholars for an intensive five-day academic conference. Building on this tradition, the 2014 Institute will, for the first time in ICS history, focus its innovative research capacities on a...
Abstract This study examined three teachers’ experiences with infusing First Nations, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) literature and content into the curriculum using the memoir Fatty Legs (Jordan-Fenton & Pokiak-Fenton, 2010). Participants were recruited indirectly from an overarching research project....
Femmes scandaleuses : le pouvoir transformatif de la transgression chez Virginie Despentes, Nelly Arcan et aurélia auritaDownload
This study focuses on scandals in the feminine, or the media turmoil triggered by women’s writing demonstrating an awareness of women’s oppression. Scandalous women subvert norms by addressing sexuality, pleasure, desire as well as racism, hybrid identities, and power and domination relationships...