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Primary Discipline

Primary Discipline: 

  • HumanitiesLanguages and literatureLiterary theoryLiterary criticism

Further Specification: 

Francophone Canada: intercultural and inter-lingual encounters
Secondary Discipline

Secondary Discipline: 

  • HumanitiesLanguages and literatureCreative writingNon-fiction

Further Specification: 

Memoir, creative nonfiction, general nonfiction

Biography: 

Having grown up partly in Canada, Switzerland, and France as part of a childhood on the move, I am fascinated by intercultural expressions and implications. My current research focuses on the literature, culture and history of Francophone Canada, most recently centering on the Métis population. A U.S.-based independent scholar and writer (Ph.D., MFA), my previous work in ecocriticism centered on representations of the Canadian coureur de bois figure as a symbol of the need for accepting compromise and imperfection in the search for sustainable environmental solutions. My most recent academic publications are “‘Minor’ literature of an itinerant culture: Goulet, Campbell, and the Canadian Métis,” Contemporary French Civilization 45, no. 2 (2020), 143–64; and “Writing and Art in Activist Collaboration: A Métis Story of Resistance and Change,” The Independent Scholar 6 (Feb. 2020): 32–38. Among the books I have authored are Backwoodsmen As Ecocritical Motif in French Canadian Literature: Connecting Worlds in the Wilds (Lexington Books, 2016) and The Apocalypse Is Everywhere: A Popular History of America’s Favorite Nightmare (Praeger/ABC-CLIO 2010). My translations include Jean Chalon’s book Thérèse of Lisieux: A Life of Love (Ligouri Books, 1997).

Current research areas: 

Literature, culture and history of Francophone Canada: intercultural, inter-lingual encounters. Translations as used in literary works. 
 
 

Recent scholarly activity: 

Métis literature and art. Differing concepts of "frontier" in French Canada and the British American colonies.   

Recent publications: 

“‘Minor’ literature of an itinerant culture: Goulet, Campbell, and the Canadian Métis,” Contemporary French Civilization 45, no. 2 (2020), 143–64.
“Writing and Art in Activist Collaboration: A Métis Story of Resistance and Change,” The Independent Scholar 6 (Feb. 2020): 32–38

Forthcoming research: 

Multilingual uses in Canadian literature: translations as they are and have been used in Canadian literary works.

Other activities: 

NCIS activities: serve on the NCIS board and the editorial board, as NCIS secretary,  and as an associate editor for The Independent Scholar. Also coordinate the Writers and Translators page. 

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