Academic C.V.

Education

2011-2017 (projected), Ph.D., Department of English, University of Ottawa

Dissertation: “Make Contact: Contributive Bookselling and the Small Press in Canada after the Second World War”

2009, M.A., Department of English, Carleton University

Independent Research Project: “‘Because it brought the world to us’: A History of the Contact Poetry Readings (1957) 1959-1962”

2008, B.A., Highest Honours, Department of English, Carleton University

Minor in Classics

Publications

Edited Volumes

The Collected Poems of William Hawkins. Ottawa: Chaudiere Books, 2015.

Stacey, Robert and Cameron Anstee, eds. Canadian Poetry: Studies, Documents, Reviews 73 (Fall/Winter 2013). Special Issue on Irving Layton.

Refereed Journal Articles

“Contact Press.” Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. 2016.

“‘poet and audience actually exist’: The Contact Poetry Reading Series and the Rise of Literary Readings in Canada.” Journal of Canadian Studies / Revue d’études canadiennes. Forthcoming (Spring 2015).

“‘setting widespread precedent’: The Canada Council for the Arts and the Funding of Poetry Readings in Canada (1957-1977).” Amodern 4 (March 2015)..

“‘I made my great entry–flanked’: Irving Layton’s Collaborators at McClelland & Stewart (1959-1964).” Canadian Poetry: Studies, Documents, Reviews 73 (Fall/Winter 2013): 102-122.

Non-Refereed Publications

“Living now in Ottawa: William Hawkins at the Margins.” 17 seconds (a journal of poetry and poetics) 11 (Winter 2015): 2-9.

“‘this is the kind of poetry we want’: Raymond Souster’s Editorial Legacy.” 17 seconds (a journal of poetry and poetics) 6 (Winter 2013): 2-10.

External Funding

Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 2015-2016

SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, 2012-2015

Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 2011-2012

Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 2008-2009

Conference Participation

Conferences Organized

The Page: Visual and Material Literatures, University of Ottawa, Department of English Graduate Student Conference. March 14-16, 2014.

Whatever Else: An Irving Layton Symposium. University of Ottawa, Annual Canadian Literature Symposium. May 3-5, 2013.

Papers Presented

“‘i don’t expect to sell these books’: The Small Press Bookstore as Library and Archive.” Reading, Researching, and Using the Private Library. Concordia University. June 17-18, 2016

“‘Ottawa, / you know nothing / of poems’: William Hawkins and the Small Press in Ottawa.” ACCUTE/Congress. University of Ottawa. May 30-June 2, 2015.

“The Bookseller as Critic: William Hoffer’s Campaign Against the ‘junk literature’ of Canada.” Prestige of Literature Conference. Carleton University. October 10-11, 2014.

“Contributive Bookselling: Nelson Ball in Canada’s Literary Field(s).” ACCUTE/Congress. Brock University. May 24-27, 2014.

“‘These words are another drawing’: Barbara Caruso, Seripress, and Concrete Poetry in Canada.” The Page: Visual and Material Literature. University of Ottawa English Department Graduate Conference. March 16, 2014.

“Fierce and Ridiculous: McClelland & Stewart, Frank Newfeld, and the Branding of Irving Layton.” Whatever Else: An Irving Layton Symposium. University of Ottawa. May 3-5, 2013.

“‘Opera, Theatre, Ballet, etc.’: The Canada Council Learns to Fund Poetry Readings.” Approaching the Poetry Series. Concordia University. April 5-6, 2013.

“‘(calling stone dead John Thompson)”: Rob Winger Invokes Stilt Jack.” Ghost Stories: Haunting and Echoes in Literature and Culture. McGill University English Department Graduate Conference. January 27-29, 2012.

“‘Because it brought the world to us’: A History of the Contact Poetry Readings (1957) 1959-1962.” Conference on Editorial Problems, Editing Modernism in Canada. Emerging Scholars Panel. University of Toronto. October 23-24, 2010.

Teaching

Instructor, University of Ottawa, 2014-2017

Teaching Assistant, University of Ottawa, 2012-2016

Teaching Assistant, Carleton University, 2008-2009

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