Editing Modernism in Canada


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Doctorante en littératures de langue française à l’Université de Montréal, Sarah Alharbi détient une maîtrise en études françaises de l’Université de Guelph (2011) et commence à l’automne 2011 sa première année au doctorat. Ses intérêts de recherche portent sur l’histoire et la sociologie de la littérature, et sur l’application du savoir herméneutique sur la littérature française (roman, poésie) du XIXe-XXe siècle.

Suzanne Bailey is Associate Professor in the Department of English Literature at Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario. She is the author of Cognitive Style and Perceptual Difference in Browning’s Poetry (Routledge 2010) and is currently preparing a new edition of Canadian modernist poet P. K. Page’s Brazilian Journal as part of the Collected Works of P.K. Page project. Her most recent critical work is forthcoming in the journal Photography and Culture.

Emily Ballantyne is a PhD candidate in English at Dalhousie. In 2009, she received an EMiC stipend to complete a genetic, parallel-text edition of P.K. Page’s Brazilian poetry (1957-59). She is the Project Administrator for EMiC*, and will be editing the non-fiction volume in the Collected Works of P.K. Page.
*as of January 2012

Dr.Gregory Betts is an Associate Professor in the Department of English Language and the Director of the Centre for Canadian Studies at Brock University. His book Avant-Garde Canadian Literature: The Early Manifestations is forthcoming from the University of Toronto Press.

Matt Bouchard is a graduate of the Humanities Computing program at the University of Alberta, where he also did his undergraduate work in Computing Sciences and Creative Writing. He has worked for more than a decade on various teams as a Digital Humanities project manager and he is currently pursuing his PhD at the iSchool in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto.

Melissa Dalgleish  is a doctoral candidate in English at York University; her focus is mythopoeic Canadian modernism and digital humanities. She is the co-editor of Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought and the current recipient of an EMiC PhD stipend for her digital edition of Anne Wilkinson’s Counterpoint to Sleep.

Boursière de Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec pour son doctorat consacré au livre illustré et aux transferts culturels France-Québec, Stéphanie Danaux  vient de terminer un postdoctorat au Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la littérature et la culture québécoises de l’Université de Montréal. Elle est actuellement enseignante en histoire de l’art à l’Université de Grenoble 2. Ses travaux en cours portent sur les illustrateurs jeunesse et les dessinateurs de presse au Québec.

Marc Delrez (MA Adelaide; PhD Liège) teaches literature in English (new and established) as well as comparative literature at the University of Liège, Belgium. In the post-colonial field, his publications include articles on Salman Rushdie, Randolph Stow, David Malouf, Nicholas Jose, Richard Flanagan, Andrew McGahan, Robert Drewe, and Janet Frame. His monograph on Janet Frame, Manifold Utopia, appeared in Rodopi’s Cross/Cultures series in 2002. He is currently working on another book on Frame, to be published by Manchester University Press.

Kit Dobson is an Assistant Professor at Mount Royal University. His book Transnational Canadas: Anglo-Canadian Literature and Globalization was published by Wilfrid Laurier UP in 2009.  He has two new books expected in 2012: an edited collection with Áine McGlynn entitled Transnationalism, Activism, Art  (U of Toronto P) and Producing Canadian Literature: Authors Speak on the Literary Marketplace, co-authored with Smaro Kamboureli (Wilfrid Laurier UP).  He has published articles — or has forthcoming work — in the journals Canadian LiteratureStudies in Canadian LiteratureOpen LetterEnglish Studies in Canada, and elsewhere.

Christopher Doody is a PhD candidate at Carleton University. He completed his M.A. in English (Public Texts) at Trent. He was junior editor on the Porcupine’s Quill’s edition of Brazilian Journal, and will be the editor of the digital edition of Brazilian Journal, as part of the Digital Page Project.

Nova Doyon est chercheure postdoctorale au Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la littérature et la culture québécoises de l’Université Laval et enseigne la littérature au niveau collégial et universitaire. Elle fait également partie du conseil éditorial de la collection « L’archive littéraire au Québec » aux Presses de l’Université Laval et a publié, avec Pierre Hébert et Jacques Cotnam, une édition annotée de la Gazette littéraire de Montréal (1778-1779) dans cette collection. Ses travaux actuels portent sur l’invention d’une américanité française dans le roman canadien-français de l’entre-deux-guerres.

Mathieu Duplay is Professor of American Literature at Paris 7 University. He has written numerous articles on Malcolm Lowry and on other major North American writers (notably Margaret Atwood, William Gaddis, and David Markson). He edits the French Journal of American Studies (Revue Française d’Études Américaines).

Marta Dvorak is Professor of Canadian and Commonwealth Literatures at the Sorbonne Nouvelle, former Associate Editor of The International Journal of Canadian Studies and Editor of Commonwealth Essays and Studies. She has authored Ernest Buckler: Rediscovery and Reassessment, has selected and edited previously unpublished or uncollected pieces in Thanks for Listening: Stories and Short Fictions by Ernest Buckler, and has completed a critical edition of The Mountain and the Valley for Tecumseh Press.  Her most recent books include Tropes and Territories: Short Fiction, Postcolonial Readings, and Canadian Writing in Context (co-ed. With W.H. New) and Crosstalk: Canadian and Global Imaginaries in Dialogue (co-ed. With Diana Brydon, in press).

Leah Ellingwood is an MA student in English Literature at University of Victoria. She is currently creating a digital resources website on Wyndham Lewis’s Tarr with EMiC funding following a year of SSHRC funded studies.

Johannes F. Evelein is an Associate Professor of Language and Culture Studies at Trinity College (CT) where he teaches in the German Studies program.  He has published widely on 20th century German exile literature.  His most recent publications include “Exile and Travel” (2009) and “First Letters/Erste Briefe aus dem Exil 1945-1950” (2011).

Kristin Fast is a PhD student at the University of Alberta. Her dissertation focuses chiefly on Sheila Watson’s short stories. However, a literary cartography course sparked her interest in mapping and she has an enduring love of all things digital. The Watson projects enable integration of these various pursuits in a scholarly context. Her essay, “Editing the Wilfred Watson and Sheila Watson Archives: Scholarly Editions Digital Projects” (co-authored with Paul Hjartarson and Harvey Quamen) is forthcoming in the Conference on Editorial Problems series published by the University of Toronto Press.

Jade Ferguson is an Assistant Professor in the School of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph. She is working on a manuscript A Man Was Lynched Yesterday: Witnessing Racial Violence in Canadian Literature and Life, 1882-1968 that examines lynching violence in Canadian cultural productions.

Nadine Fladd is finishing her PhD at the University of Western Ontario, where she studies The New Yorker’s role in shaping the Canadian short story, the contributions of Canadian authors to the magazine, and the implications of transnational literary production. She has previously presented papers on the work of Mavis Gallant and Alice Munro.

Marc André Fortin is a PhD candidate at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. His work deals with representations of science in literature, archival studies, digital humanities, and the history of consciousness. He is currently working on an edition of Marius Barbeau’s 1928 novel The Downfall of Temlaham.

Teresa Gibert  is Full Professor of English at the Spanish National University of Distance Education (UNED) in Madrid, Spain, where she teaches courses on American and Canadian literature. She has written extensively on twentieth-century British, American and Canadian literature. Her publications on Canadian literature include articles about Mavis Gallant, Margaret Atwood, Thomas King, and Joy Kogawa. She has contributed the chapter “‘Ghost Stories’: Fictions of History and Myth” to the volume The Cambridge History of Canadian Literature (CUP, 2009).

Margo Gouley  is a PhD candidate in English at York University. Her dissertation employs linguistic theory and historical scholarship to theorize how the relationship between the Canadian nation and a Canadian  national literature is created by the organic metaphors deployed in English Canadian literary criticism throughout the nineteenth century.

Faye Hammill is the leader of the AHRC Middlebrow Network, a transatlantic research group focussing on middlebrow cultures. She is now launching a new AHRC-funded project, ‘Magazines, Travel and Middlebrow Culture in Canada 1925-1960’, in partnership with Dr Michelle Smith and with the Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory.  In 2010 she published her fourth monograph, Sophistication: A Literary and Cultural History. Her earlier books are Women, Celebrity and Literary Culture Between the Wars (2007), Canadian Literature, and Literary Culture and Female Authorship in Canada (2003, winner of the International Council for Canadian Studies Pierre Savard award). She is an associate editor of the International Journal of Canadian Studies / Revue internationale des études canadiennes.

Adam Hammond completed his dissertation, Nineteen Thirty-Four: Generic Hybridity and the Search for a Democratic Aesthetic, at the University of Toronto in 2011. His article on Wyndham Lewis and Canada, “Self Condemned,” appeared in The Walrus in 2010. He has articles forthcoming on James Baldwin and urban space (Rereading the New Criticism, Ohio State UP, 2012) and Mikhail Bakhtin and Erich Auerbach (Style, 2012). He is currently working as joint author of Keywords of Modernism (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013) and writing a chapter entitled “Excellent Internationalists: Wyndham Lewis, Sheila Watson, Marshall McLuhan, and Canadian Modernism” to be published in In Search of Annihilated Time (U of Alberta P, 2013).

Paul Hjartarson is Director of the Editing Modernism in Canada research group at the University of Alberta (EMiC UA) and lead researcher on the Editing the Wilfred Watson Archive Project. With Shirley Neuman he is editing the letters Sheila and Wilfred Watson wrote one another between 1956 and 1961; at that time, Sheila was studying for her doctorate at the University of Toronto while Wilfred, a recently appointed professor at the University of Alberta, was establishing himself as a playwright.

Matt Huculak is a Postdoctoral Fellow with Editing Modernism in Canada (EMiC) at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His work in digital media involves designing collaborative environments to facilitate teaching and research.  He is helping build the “Digital Commons” and the “Coop,” which are both digital repositories for modernist Canadian texts. He is also designing “The Database of Modernist Periodicals,” which aims to be a comprehensive digital, international bibliography of modernist periodicals.

Dean Irvine is the Canadian Studies Bicentennial Visiting Professor at Yale University for 2011-12. At Dalhousie University, he is Associate Professor in the Department of English and Director of the Editing Modernism in Canada (EMiC) project. He is currently completing the manuscript for a new book, Variant Readings: Editing Canadian Literature, under contract to McGill-Queen’s University Press, and co-editing (with Robert May), F.R. Scott’s complete poems and translations, and (with Bart Vautour), Dorothy Livesay’s Right Hand Left Hand: A True Life of the Thirties. With Sandra Djwa and Zailig Pollock, he is a general editor of The Collected Works of P.K. Page (Porcupine’s Quill) and its online companion, the Digital Page. He is the collection director and English-language editor of the Canadian Literature Collection/Collection de littérature canadienne (University of Ottawa Press).

Manina Jones  (University of Western Ontario) is author of That Art of Difference: Documentary Collage and English-Canadian Writing, co-author with Priscilla Walton of Detective Agency: Women Rewriting the Hard-Boiled Tradition, co-editor with Marta Dvorak of Carol Shields and the Extra-Ordinary, and has published articles on Canadian poetry, fiction, and drama.

Smaro Kamboureli is Professor and Canada Research Chair Tier 1 in the School of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph, and the founder and Director of TransCanada Institute. The author of the award-winning and reprinted Scandalous Bodies: Diasporic Literature in English Canada (2000, 2009), she is also the editor of the two editions of Making a Difference: Canadian Multicultural Literature in Canada (1996, 2006), and co-editor of Trans.Can.Lit: Resituating the Study of Canadian Literature (with Roy Miki, 2007) and Retooling the Humanities: The Culture of Research in Canadian Universities (with Daniel Coleman, 2011).

Louise Kane is currently a first-year PhD candidate under the “Modernist Magazines Project” based at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. Her thesis, supervised by Professor Andrew Thacker, is provisionally entitled “The Little Magazine: Staging Literary Modernisms”. Her research interests include modernist studies, little magazines, periodical studies, cultural studies, and the literary middlebrow.

Sydney Janet Kaplan is Professor of English at the University of Washington.  Her most recent book is Circulating Genius:  John Middleton Murry, Katherine Mansfield and D. H. Lawrence (2010).  Her other publications include Katherine Mansfield and the Origins of Modernist Fiction (1991) and Feminine Consciousness in the Modern British Novel (1975

Michel Lacroix est professeur au Département d’études littéraires de l’UQAM, dirige l’équipe « Figurations romanesques du personnel littéraire, en France, 1800-1940», et participe aux équipes « La Vie littéraire au Québec » et « Penser l’histoire de la vie culturelle ». Ses recherches portent, entre autres, sur les réseaux franco-québécois et les sociabilités littéraires.

Catherine Lanone is a Professor of English Literature at Université Sorbonne Nouvelle. She has published about the Modernist period, including a book on E.M. Forster and articles on Forster and Virginia Woolf; she has also published papers on Victorian literature and on Jane Urquhart.

Gilles Lapointe est professeur au Département d’histoire de l’art de l’Université du Québec à Montréal. Ses recherches en cours portent sur l’artiste multidisciplinaire Edmund Alleyn et sur les rapports d’intertextualité qu’entretiennent les œuvres de Réjean Ducharme et d’Arthur Rimbaud. Il est l’auteur de plusieurs études et essais, dont L’envol des signes: Borduas et ses lettres (1996) et  La Comète automatiste (2008).

Vanessa Lent is a PhD candidate in the English Department at Dalhousie University. Her dissertation “‘Unseasonable Forms’: Late Modernism’s Exiles and Canadian Fiction” identifies John Glassco, Sheila Watson, Elizabeth Smart, and Malcolm Lowry as participating in “late modernism”—a classification that interrogates the boundaries between modernism and postmodernism in Canadian literature. She leaves her position as EMiC’s Project Administrator in January to begin a EMiC Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Alberta.

Christine Lorre-Johnston is a senior lecturer in the English Department at Université Sorbonne Nouvelle. Her publications include a co-edited book entitled Comment comparer le Canada avec les Etats-Unis ? (Presses Sorbonne Nouvelle, 2009), and a co-edited special issue of Commonwealth Essays and Studies on the short fiction of Janet Frame (2011).

Glen Lowry is the Assistant Dean of Critical Studies, in the Faculty of Culture and Community at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. His work focuses on creative-critical collaborations between artists and academics, particularly in the context of new and emerging publics. With Henry Tsang and M. Simon Levin, Lowry is a lead researcher for Maraya, a large-scale public artwork linking urban waterfront spaces in Vancouver and Dubai, United Arab Emirates: http://www.marayaprojects.com. Since 2002, he has edited West Coast Line, a Simon Fraser University-based cultural journal, and he is a founding editor of LINEbooks, a micropress specializing experimental, west coast poetry and poetics. In 2009, he published Pacific Avenue, his first book of poetry.

Sophie Marcotte est professeure agrégée au département d’Études françaises de l’Université Concordia à Montréal. Elle est la directrice du laboratoire NT2-Concordia (Nouvelles technologies, nouvelles textualités). Elle travaille à un projet de recherche subventionné par le Conseil de recherche en sciences humaines du Canada: HyperRoy (édition électronique des inédits et manuscrits de G. Roy). Elle a notamment publié une édition électronique du Temps qui m’a manqué (2007) et une édition critique des lettres de Gabrielle Roy à son mari, Marcel Carbotte (2001) Elle a publié une cinquantaine d’articles et de compte rendus dans des revues et des collectifs canadiens, étatsuniens et européens.

Travis V. Mason has undertaken a Mellon and a Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship at Rhodes University, South Africa, and Dalhousie University, Canada, respectively. He currently teaches Canadian Studies at Dalhousie and studies postcolonialism, ecocriticism, poetry/poetics, and science in Canadian and other world literatures in English.

Hannah McGregor is a third-year doctoral candidate at the University of Guelph and a doctoral fellow at TransCanada Institute. Her dissertation examines the ethics and politics of white Canadian women’s representations of the “foreign.” She is also collaborating with Paul Hjartarson and EMiC UofA on a digital editorial project on the work of Martha Ostenso.

Dr. Katherine McLeod is a SSHRC-funded TransCanada Institute Postdoctoral Fellow (University of Guelph). Her doctoral dissertation (University of Toronto) examined performances of poetry by The Four Horsemen, Michael Ondaatje, George Elliott Clarke, and Robert Bringhurst. Along with book reviews in Canadian Literature, Journal of Canadian Poetry and Canadian Theatre Review, she has published an article in Mosaic (Spring 2009) and a chapter in Theatre and Autobiography: Writing and Performing Lives in Theory and Practice (2006), which has been re-published in Critical Perspectives on Canadian Theatre in English: Solo Performance (2011).

Roy Miki, Professor Emeritus at Simon Fraser University, is a poet, editor, and cultural theorist. He has published widely on Canadian literature as well as on Japanese Canadian history, including Redress: Inside the Japanese Canadian Call for Justice (Raincoast 2004). His third book of poems, Surrender (Mercury 2002), received the Governor-General’s award. His most recent book of poems is Mannequin Rising (New Star 2011), which consists of a series of poems and photo collages that probe the internal effects of commodity culture. He has an essay collection forthcoming in The Writer as Critic Series of NeWest Press, In Flux: Transnational Sites of Asian Canadian Writing. He received the Order of Canada in 2006.

Linda Morra is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at Bishop’s University. She is currently working on a monograph that involves the study of several female authors, including Sheila Watson. She has co-edited several books, including Troubling Tricksters: Revisioning Critical Conversations (2010 WLUP) and Basements and Attics, Closets and Cyberspace: Explorations in the Materiality and Ethics of Canadian Women’s Archives (under review, WLUP).

Miguel Mota is an Associate Professor of English at The University of British Columbia in Vancouver. He has published on numerous Modernist and contemporary writers and filmmakers, including Malcolm Lowry, Derek Jarman, Jeanette Winterson, Mike Leigh, and others. With Chris Ackerley, Vik Doyen, Patrick McCarthy, and Paul Tiessen, he is co-editing a trilogy of novels by Lowry, forthcoming from University of Ottawa Press. His book on the status of screenplays within print culture is forthcoming from Manchester University Press.

Anne Mounic is senior lecturer at Paris 3 Sorbonne nouvelle. She is the author of Jacob ou l’être du possible (Paris : Caractères, 2009) and Monde terrible où naître : La voix singulière face à l’Histoire. Paris : Honoré Champion, 2011  (with two chapters on Katherine Mansfield).  She is a  member of the KM Society.

Simone Oettli teaches contemporary literature in the English Department at the University of Geneva. Her publications include Surfaces of Strangeness: Janet Frame and the Rhetoric of Madness (2003); “Representations of Childhood in the Stories of Katherine Mansfield and Witi Ihimaera” in Antipodean Childhoods: Growing Up in Australia and New Zealand. Eds. Ramsey-Kurz, Helga and Ulla Ratheiser (2010); and “Janet Frame’s Conceptualization of the Writing Process: From The Lagoon to Mirror City” in Commonwealth Essays and Studies, Vol.33, N°2, Spring 2011. She is currently working on the interface between literature and visual arts in the Pacific.

Jacques Paquin est professeur de littérature à l’Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. Il a publié un ouvrage sur Jacques Brault, (L’écriture de Jacques Brault. De la coexistence des contraires à la pluralité des voix, Presses de l’Université Laval). Il a dirigé un numéro de la revue Tangence (Histoires naturelles), et est responsable de la section «Poésie» des tomes 8 et 9 du Dictionnaire des œuvres littéraires du Québec. Ses travaux actuels portent sur les archives de Gatien Lapointe (CRSH équipe 2009-2012). Il signe depuis 1993 une chronique de poésie à Lettres québécoises. Il est membre du Centre interuniversitaire en culture et en littérature québécoises (CRILCQ) et du Laboratoire en esthétique de l’UQTR et il collabore occasionnellement aux travaux du Groupe de recherche sur l’édition littéraire du Québec (GRÉLQ). Il a siégé sur de nombreux jurys de littérature (Prix Athanase-David, Prix Émile-Nelligan, Grand prix du festival international de poésie de Trois-Rivières). Il fera paraître en 2011 Nouveaux territoires de la poésie francophone du Canada (1970-2002), aux Presses de l’Université d’Ottawa.

Zailig Pollock is a member of the English Department at Trent University and founding director of its MA Program. He has been a general editor and the principle investigator for the Collected Works of A.M. Klein and of E.J. Pratt and is performing a similar role for the Digital Page.

Harvey Quamen is an Associate Professor of English Literature and Humanities Computing at the University of Alberta where he teaches courses on cyberculture, postmodernism, science and technology studies, database-driven website design and literary computing. He is the Digital Humanities lead for the Watson projects. His essay, “Editing the Wilfred Watson and Sheila Watson Archives: Scholarly Editions Digital Projects” (co-authored with Paul Hjartarson and Kristin Fast) is forthcoming in the Conference on Editorial Problems series published by the University of Toronto Press.

Jennifer Randall is a second year phD student in English literature at the Université Paris VIII Vincennes Saint-Denis, where she is studying under the supervision of Profs. Claire Joubert and Emilienne Baneth-Nouailhetas on a thesis entitled « Women and Partition(s), Indian novels written by women in English ». She is a former student of the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, where she obtained her agrégation in English in 2009.
Jennifer’s work deals with the question of how women write themselves back into the history of Indian Partition (1947), through the study of fictional novels considered both « feminine » and « postcolonial » (two questionable terms nevertheless), but which « write back » (Ashcroft et al.) to the centre. In so doing, these novels disrupt patriarchal hegemony, thanks to a constant blurring between reality and fiction, authority and subjectivity, inability and need to speak out, but also in a broader sense between local production and international distribution. To this effect, the commercial context within which the novels are published represents a considerable part of her thesis, since they are in constant negotiation between submission to and subversion of the publishing policies of large-scale book houses.
She is currently working with her fellow doctoral students on the publishing of a series of articles produced during the « Actualité Critique » seminars of her research laboratory, Le Texte Etranger, conducted at Paris VIII. She is also a member of the laboratoire junior Imag’his of the ENS de Lyon, whose field consists in theorizing the human sciences at the crossroads between fiction and history.

Emily Robins Sharp is an EMiC graduate fellow in her final year of doctoral study at Penn State on a SSHRC doctoral fellowship. Her dissertation examines transnational Spanish Civil War literatures’ representations of Jewish identity. She is co-editing an edition of Hugh Garner’s short stories and a Canadian Spanish Civil War literature anthology.

Wendy Roy is an associate professor in the Department of English at the University of Saskatchewan. She has previously published essays on Canadian fiction and a book on women’s travel writing, Maps of Difference: Canada, Women, and Travel. Her current research project is on women’s sequel fiction in Canada.

Michelle Smith is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Strathclyde, where she is at work with Professor Faye Hammill on the AHRC-funded project “Magazines, Travel, and Middlebrow Culture in Canada, 1920-60.”  She received her PhD in English from the University of Alberta in 2007, after which she was a SSHRC-funded Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Edinburgh.  Her research interests combine periodical studies, Canadian literature, and questions of cultural hierarchy.  She is also a poet, and her first book, dear Hermes … (U of Alberta P), is forthcoming in 2012.

Dr. Linda Steer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Visual Arts and the Centre for Liberal Arts at Brock University.  Her book Found and Borrowed Photographs in French Surrealist Periodicals, 1924-1939 is under contract with the Studies in Surrealism series at Ashgate Press.

Katie Tanigawa is an English MA student at the University of Victoria in British Columbia.  Her research focus includes the transformations between the editions of Joseph Conrad’s Nostromo.  She is working with Dr. Stephen Ross on the pilot for the EMiC-affiliated Modernist Versions Project using Nostromo editions.

Andrew Thacker is Professor of Twentieth Century Literature at De Montfort University, Leicester in the UK, where he is also Director of the Centre for Textual Studies. He is the author or editor of several books on modernism including, Moving Through Modernity: Space and Geography in Modernism (2003), The Oxford Handbook of Modernisms (2010), and The Oxford Cultural and Critical History of Modernist Magazines vol.1 (2009).  He is currently the Chair of the British Association for Modernist Studies, and co-director of the Modernist Magazines Project.

John Thieme is a professor of postcolonial writing at the University of East Anglia, UK. He edited The Journal of Commonwealth Literature from 1992 to 2011 and is General Editor of the Manchester University Press Contemporary World Writers Series. His books include The Arnold Anthology of Post-Colonial Literatures in English (1996), Derek Walcott (1999), Post-Colonial Con-Texts: Writing Back to the Canon (2001), Post-Colonial Studies: The Essential Glossary (2003), and R.K. Narayan (2007). His current research investigates ways in which recent developments in cultural geography can inform the study of postcolonial texts and issues.

Tony Tremblay is Professor of English at St. Thomas University and Canada Research Chair in New Brunswick Studies. He has published widely in the fields of literary modernism and Canadian Studies. He is founding editor of the multidisciplinary Journal of New Brunswick Studies/Revue d’études sur le Nouveau-Brunswick, and general editor of the New Brunswick Literary Encyclopedia. His latest work is the critical biography David Adams Richards of the Miramichi (2010) and the documentary film Last Shift: The Story of a Mill Town (2010).

Bart Vautour is a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Canadian Studies at Mount Allison University. He is the editor of scholarly editions of Ted Allan’s Spanish Civil War novel, This Time a Better Earth (1939), and with Dean Irvine, Dorothy Livesay’s Right Hand Left Hand: A True Life of the Thirties (1977).

Elizabeth Welsh has just completed her Masters in English at the University of Auckland focusing on a synchronistic relationship between Katherine Mansfield’s and Edmund Husserl’s treatment of time. She has taught for several years at the University of Auckland in the English department. She is currently completing a chapter for a new book on Katherine Mansfield’s influences and preparing for PhD studies in London. She has also been an academic editor for a number of years.

Lydia Wevers is the Director of the Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies at Victoria University of Wellington. Her most recent book is Reading on the Farm: Victorian Fiction and the Colonial World.

Dr. Jason Wiens is an instructor in the Department of English at the University of Calgary.  He has also taught at Mount Royal College (now University) and the University of Northern British Columbia.  Among his publications are articles on George Bowering, Dionne Brand, Margaret Avison, and the Kootenay School of Writing.

Mark Williams teaches English at Victoria University in Wellington. His most recent book is Maoriland: New Zealand Literature 1872-1914 (Victoria UP, 2006), co-authored with Jane Stafford. With Jane Stafford he is currently completing a major new anthology of New Zealand literature for Auckland University Press and, with Jane Stafford and Ralph Crane, a volume of The Oxford History of the Novel In English.

Janet Wilson is Professor of English  and Postcolonial Studies at the University of Northampton, UK. She has most recently published the coedited volumes, Rerouting the Postcolonial New Directions for the New Millennium (2010),  Celebrating Katherine Mansfield : A Centenary Volume of Essays (2010) and Katherine Mansfield and Literary Modernism (2010). She is vice-chair of the Katherine Mansfield Society.

Erin Wunker is a limited term appointment at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of English and the Canadian Studies Programme at Dalhousie University. Her areas of research and teaching are fields of Canadian literature (contemporary poetics) and literary and cultural theory. She is a co-founder with Heather Zwicker (U Alberta) and Aimée Morrison (U Waterloo) of the feminist academic blog Hook & Eye.

Robert Zacharias is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies at the University of Toronto, where he is examining the many guises that the “return journey” takes in contemporary Canadian literature.  His wider research interests include Mennonite literature, critical theory, and historical fiction.

Laetitia Zecchini is a research scholar at the CNRS in Paris. Her work focuses on contemporary Indian poetry, on postcolonial thought, on Dalit literature and on the politics of poetics. She is currently working on a translation of the poet Arun Kolatkar, on a book entitled Arun Kolaktar and Indian Literary Modernism (forthcoming by Continuum) and coordinating a research seminar on “Postcolonial literatures and theories” at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) in Paris.