Editing Modernism in Canada

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Undergraduate Fellows

EMiC undergraduate fellows are students who work under the supervision of project participants on editions and events affiliated with the research cluster. EMiC provides funding for both research assistants (for editorial projects) and interns (for partners and events).

Katherine Adair

Dalhousie University

Email kadair@dal.ca

Devin Ayotte

Undergraduate Fellow | Mount Royal University

Email dayot538@mymru.ca

Devin Ayotte is a recent graduate of Mount Royal University’s Honours English program. His interests include postcolonial literatures, critical theory and the intersection of politics and aesthetics in Canadian literature. He is currently researching labour and protest literatures in the Albertan oil industry in preparation for a session at the upcoming Petrocultures conference at the University of Alberta.

Leslie Gallagher

Research Assistant | Dalhousie University

Email leslie@dashdash.ca

Leslie Gallagher is entering her fifth and final year of a combined honours degree in English and Creative Writing. A Halifax native, she took the Editing Canadian Modernism seminar on a whim in the summer of 2010 and immediately became interested in the EMiC project. She is currently working on Dorothy Livesay’s Right Hand Left Hand with Bart Vautour.

Kelsie Lyons

Undergraduate Fellow | The Pennsylvania State University
Editorial Assistant | Hugh Garner’s Short Stories

Email kb.lyons21@gmail.com

Kelsie Lyons is a senior at Penn State University pursuing a double major in Communications Arts & Sciences and English and a minor in Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies. After taking a creative writing class in her sophomore year, she decided that the writing and publishing world was the one she wanted to live and breathe in. Interested in learning more about the editorial process, she began an internship working with Emily Robins Sharpe and Dr. Jonathan P. Eburne to compile a scholarly edition of Hugh Garner’s short stories. The project strives to bring Hugh Garner’s short stories back into print for a new generation of readers.

Paul MacKay

Research Assistant | University of Prince Edward Island

Email paulrmackay@gmail.com

Paul MacKay is a recent graduate from the University of Prince Edward Island. He has previously worked as a Digitization Assistant for UPEI’s Robertson Library. His work has primarily been with the digitization of rare books, historic maps, and oral histories. He is currently working with the L. M. Montgomery archive.

Cole Mash

Research Assistant | POSA Project at Kelowna’s UBCO Campus

Email c.a.mash@hotmail.com

Cole Mash is an undergraduate Creative Writing student at Kelowna’s UBCO Campus. He hopes to teach creative writing at the university level some day and is currently working on the Poetry Okanagan Sound Archive (POSA).

POSA is a digital sound archive at Kelowna’s UBCO campus. It will archive and preserve sound clips of poetic interviews and readings for future use.

Adrien Robertson

Research Assistant | Dalhousie University

Email gleek2.0@gmail.com

Adrien Robertson is currently an Honours English student at Dalhousie University. His primary areas of interest include the digital humanities, cultural production across Canada, and video game studies. He works as an editor and technical writer on the side.

Currently, Adrien is assisting in the digitization of the avante-garde, French-Canadian periodical Le Nigog.

Abigail Slinger

Undergraduate Fellow | University of Guelph
Research Assistant | Hugh Garner, Hugh Garner’s Best Stories

Email aslinger@uoguelph.ca

During the fourth year of her Honours degree in English and Theatre Studies, Abigail was eager to find new ways of immersing herself in the rigours of academic research. A voracious reader of both Canadian fiction and Spanish Civil War literature (especially that of Hemingway, Orwell, and W.H. Auden), she leapt at the chance to examine a selection of Spanish Civil War veteran Hugh Garner’s short stories

Under the direction of EMiC Postdoctoral Fellow Emily Robins Sharpe, Ms. Slinger is helping to annotate a critical edition of Garner’s 1963, Governor General’s Award-winning Hugh Garner’s Best Stories for the University of Ottawa Press.


Ryan van den Berg

Research Assistant | Mount Allison University

Email rjvandenberg@mta.ca

Ryan van den Berg is a Canadian Studies student at Mount Allison University. Although originally from Ottawa, he plans to travel the country while exploring the field of education. He will be assisting Dr. Bart Vautour with his project, “Canada and the Spanish Civil War: A Digital Research Environment.”