“Notwithstanding their differing approaches—digital, archival, historical, iterative, critical, creative, reflective—the essays gathered here articulate new ways of seeing, investigating, and apprehending literature and culture.” – From the Preface
This collection of essays enriches digital humanities research by examining various Canadian cultural works and the advances in technologies that facilitate these interdisciplinary collaborations. Fourteen essays—eleven in English and three in French—survey the helix of place and space. Contributors to Part I chart new archival and storytelling methodologies, while those in Part II venture forth to explore specific cultural and literary texts. Cultural Mapping and the Digital Sphere will serve as an indispensable road map for researchers and those interested in the digital humanities, women’s writing, and Canadian culture and literature.
Contributors: Jeffery Antoniuk, Susan Brown, Constance Crompton, Ravit H. David, Patricia Demers, Shawn DeSouza-Coelho, Cecily Devereux, Teresa M. Dobson, Sandra Gabriele, Isobel Grundy, Andrea Hasenbank, Paul Hjartarson, Kathleen Kellett, Sasha Kovacs, Vanessa Lent, Margaret Mackey, Breanna Mroczek, Bethany Nowviskie, Ruth Panofsky, Mariana Paredes-Olea, Harvey Quamen, Jennifer Roberts-Smith, Omar Rodriguez-Arenas, Mary-Jo Romaniuk, Stan Ruecker, Lori Saint-Martin, Michelle Schwartz, Stéfan Sinclair, Mireille Mai Truong, Stéphanie Walsh Matthews, Heather Zwicker.
About the authors
Ruth Panofsky is an award-winning poet who lives and writes in Toronto, where she teaches Canadian Literature and Culture at Ryerson University. She is the author of The Force of Vocation: The Literary Career of Adele Wiseman (2006) and The Literary Legacy of the Macmillan Company of Canada: Making Books and Mapping Culture (2012). Her award-winning critical edition of the collected poetry of Miriam Waddington appeared in two volumes in 2014 and, most recently, she edited The Spice Box: Canadian Jewish Writing (2017). Her newest work, Toronto Trailblazers: Women in Canadian Publishing, which focuses on key twentieth-century publishers, editors, and literary agents, was published in 2019. She is also an award-winning poet. She received the Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Award for Laike and Nahum: A Poem in Two Voices (2007). Radiant Shards: Hoda's North End Poems, her third volume of verse, received a Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Research Award.
Kathleen Kellett, titulaire d’un doctorat de l’Université de Toronto, est professeure agrégée à l’Université Ryerson, à Toronto, où elle enseigne la littérature et la culture québécoises et franco-canadiennes.
Susan Brown is a visiting Professor in English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta, and Professor in English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph. She leads the Orlando Project and the Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory.
A professor in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta, Patricia Demers is the author or editor of eleven books and over fifty articles. Her research interests range widelyâ??from early modern womenâ??s writing, Shakespearean and Jacobean drama, feminist hermeneutics, and childrenâ??s literature to contemporary Canadian womenâ??s writing. She is the recipient of a Rutherford Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and a McCalla Research Professorship. In September 2005 she was awarded the University Cup, the University of Albertaâ??s highest recognition for outstanding teaching and research. In 2006, she was appointed University Professor.
Cecily Devereux is a professor in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta. Her publications include Growing a Race: Nellie L. McClung and the Fiction of Eugenic Feminism (2005).
Paul Hjartarson is Professor Emeritus in English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta, where he leads the Editing Modernism in Canada research group. His scholarly work is on life-writing, Canadian literature, modernism, print culture and the digital humanities. His most recent book, co-authored with Shirley Neuman, is The Thinking Heart: The Literary Archive of Wilfred Watson (2014). Until his retirement, Paul Hjartarson was a Professor of English at the University of Alberta and has published on both Baroness Elsa and Frederick Philip Grove.
Vanessa Lent holds a PhD in English from Dalhousie University and is an Instructional Assistant at the Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia.
Margaret Mackey is Professor in the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alberta. She has published a wide variety of articles and chapters on the subject of young people’s reading and their multimedia and digital literacies. Mackey’s work is highly interdisciplinary; her numerous international presentations include talks on young people’s literature, multimedia and adaptations, education and literacy, computer gaming, and more. Her interest in these topics was initiated during her youth in Newfoundland; although she grew up in the 1950s, her childhood experiences included a range of media that fed into her inveterate book-reading. She is now pursing questions about how children ‘s developing skills in processing a variety of media are affected by their geographic location and their understanding of landscapes, both real and fictional.
Stéfan Sinclair is Associate Professor of Digital Humanities at McGill University and coauthor of Visual Interface Design for Digital Cultural Heritage.
Heather Zwicker is associate professor of English at the University of Alberta. She locates her work at the crossroads of postcolonialism and cultural studies, with a particular focus on queer theory and feminisms. Her teaching interests include postcolonial theory and fiction, queer theory, feminist studies, and contemporary African, Canadian, and Northern Irish literature. Some of her recent publications include “Between Mater and Matter: Radical Novels by Republican Women” (Reclaiming Gender: Transgressive Identities in Modern Ireland. ed. Marilyn Cohen and Nancy Curtin, St. Martin’s Press, 1999), “Homosexuality in Zimbabwe” (Encyclopedia of Lesbian and Gay Histories and Cultures. ed. George Haggerty, Garland Publishing, forthcoming), and “Gendered Troubles: Refiguring ‘Woman’ in Northern Ireland” (Genders, 1994).
Other titles by Ruth Panofsky
Radiant Shards: Hoda's North End Poems
Hoda's North End Poems
Women in Canadian Publishing
The New Spice Box
Canadian Jewish Writing, Volume 1
The Collected Poems of Miriam Waddington
A Critical Edition Volume 1
The Literary Legacy of the Macmillan Company of Canada
Making Books and Mapping Culture
At Odds in the World
Essays on Jewish Canadian Women Writers
Laike and Nahum
A Poem in Two Voices
The Force of Vocation
The Literary Career of Adele Wiseman
Other titles by Kathleen Kellett
Other titles by Susan Brown
Other titles by Mary-Jo Romaniuk
Other titles by Patricia Demers
Women's Writing in Canada
Regenerations / Régénérations
Canadian Women's Writing / Écriture des femmes au Canada
Travels and Tales of Miriam Green Ellis
Pioneer Journalist of the Canadian West
Miriam Green Ellis
Champion of the West
The Beginning of Print Culture in Athabasca Country
A Facsimile Edition & Translation of a Prayer Book in Cree Syllabics by Father Émile Grouard, OMI, Prepared and Printed at Lac La Biche in 1883 with an Introduction by Patricia Demers
Coelebs in Search of a Wife
Women's Writing in English
Early Modern England
From Instruction to Delight
An Anthology of Children's Literature to 1850
Staging Alternative Albertas
Experimental Drama in Edmonton
Science and Ethics / La Science et l'Éthique
Other titles by Shawn DeSouza-Coelho
Other titles by Cecily Devereux
Other titles by Isobel Grundy
The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, Volume 5: The Victorian Era - Third Edition
The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: Concise Volume B - Third Edition
The Age of Romanticism - The Victorian Era - The Twentieth Century and Beyond
The Broadview Anthology of British Literature Volume 4: The Age of Romanticism - Third Edition
Coryats Crudities: Selections
The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: Concise Volume A - Third Edition
The Medieval Period - The Renaissance and the Early Seventeenth Century - The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century
A Plea for Emigration; or Notes of Canada West
A Broadview Anthology of British Literature Edition
The Broadview Anthology of British Literature Volume 2: The Renaissance and the Early Seventeenth Century - Third Edition
The Metamorphosis and Other Stories
Miracles of the Virgin in Middle English
A Broadview Anthology of British Literature edition
The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: One-Volume Compact Edition
The Medieval Period through the Twenty-First Century