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Dr. Alison Calder

Office: 630 Fletcher Argue
Phone: (204) 474-8280
Email: Alison.Calder@umanitoba.ca

PhD (University of Western Ontario)
MA (University of Western Ontario)
BA Honours (University of Saskatchewan)


Recent Courses:

  • ENGL 4705 - Space and Place in Canadian Literature (graduate seminar)
  • ENGL 4630 – Controlling Canada (honours)
  • ENGL 4630 - Poetry: Manifestos, Contexts, Innovations and Forms (honours)
  • ENGL 3660 – HBC and the Archives
  • ENGL 3270 – Kroetsch and His Contexts
  • ENGL 2270 - Canadian Literature

Areas of Specialization:

Canadian literature; ecocriticism; poetry; prairie literature and culture; regionalism; creative writing

Recent Interests / Undertakings:

  • Connectomics: Poems of the Brain (IRON, UK, 2017)
  • Connectomics, a limited edition, artist-designed chapbook (JackPine, 2015)
  • In the Tiger Park, a poetry collection (Coteau, 2014)
  • Critical editions of Over Prairie Trails (Tecumseh, 2011) and Settlers of the Marsh (2006), both by Frederick Philip Grove
  • Wolf Tree (Coteau 2007), a poetry collection. This book won two Manitoba Book Awards and was a finalist for both the Gerald Lampert Award and the Pat Lowther Award
  • Essays on aspects of Canadian literature published or forthcoming in:
    • The Literary History of Saskatchewan, Vol. 2 (Coteau, 2014)
    • Despite Harper: International Perspectives on Canadian Literature (Verlag Dr. Kovač, 2014)
    • Material Culture in Canada (Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2015)
    • The Oxford Handbook to Canadian Literature (Oxford UP, 2015)
    • “Afterword” to an edition of Frederick Niven’s novel The Flying Years (Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2015)
    • Journal of Canadian Studies 49.2 (2016)
    • The Literary History of Saskatchewan, Vol. 3 (Coteau, forthcoming)

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