Buttressed by a wealth of new, collaborative research methods and technologies, the contributors of this collection examine women's writing in Canada, past and present, with 11 essays in English and 5 in French. Regenerations was born out of the inaugural conference of the Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory held at the Canadian Literature Centre, University of Alberta, and exemplifies the progress of radically interdisciplinary research, collaboration, and publishing efforts surrounding Canadian women's writing. Researchers and students interested in Canadian literature, Québec literature, women's writing, literary history, feminist theory, and digital humanities scholarship should definitely acquaint themselves with this work. Contributors: Nicole Brossard, Susan Brown, Marie Carrière, Patricia Demers, Louise Dennys, Cinda Gault, Lucie Hotte, Dean Irvine, Gary Kelly, Shauna Lancit, Mary McDonald-Rissanen, Lindsey McMaster, Mary-Jo Romaniuk, Julie Roy, Susan Rudy, Chantal Savoie, Maïté Snauwaert, Rosemary Sullivan, and Sheena Wilson.
About the authors
Marie Carrière dirige le Centre de littérature canadienne de l’Université de l’Alberta, où elle enseigne aussi en études anglaises, françaises et comparées. En 2012 a paru sa deuxième monographie, Médée protéiforme, aux Presses de l’Université d’Ottawa ; elle a rassemblé, avec Patricia Demers, les textes de Régénérations : écriture des femmes au Canada (University of Alberta Press, 2014).
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.
Nicole Brossard was born in Montréal in 1943. Twice Governor General’s Award winner for her poetry, she has published more than thirty books since 1965. Many have been translated into English: Mauve Desert, The Aerial Letter, Picture Theory, Lovhers, Baroque at Dawn, The Blue Books, Installations, Museum of Bone and Water, Fluid Arguments, Notebook of Roses and Civilization and White Piano. She has co-founded and co-directed the literary magazine La Barre du Jour (1965-1975), co-directed the film Some American Feminists (1976), and co-edited the acclaimed Anthologie de la poésie des femmes au Québec (1991 and 2003).
She is an officer of the Order of Canada, chevalière of the National Order of Quebec, and a member of l’Académie des lettres du Québec. She has twice won the Trois-Rivières International Poetry Festival Grand Prix Québecor (1989 and 1999). In 1991 she was awarded le Prix Athanase-David (the highest literary recognition in Québec). Her work has been widely translated into English and Spanish and is also available in many other languages, including German, Italian, Japanese, Slovenian, Romanian, Norwegian, Catalan, and Portuguese. Two anthologies of her work in English have appeared: Selections: the poetry of Nicole Brossard (2010) and Mobility of Light (2009), with another planned for publication in 2020.
Nicole has been awarded le Prix international de la littérature francophone Benjamin Fondane, le Prix du CIÉF for International Francophone Studies, the W.O. Mitchell Prize, and the Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prize. In 2015, she was included in the dictionary Le Petit Robert des noms propres. In 2018, she was the recipient of the first Violet Prize awarded by the Blue Metropolis Festival. Mauve Desert has been presented as a multidisciplinary creation in 2018 and is slated for an opera adaptation in 2020-21.
In 2019, an anthology of her poetry in Portuguese and a translation of Mauve Desert in Catalan will be published. Her most recent book in English is an art chapbook titled A Cappella with illustrations by Mauricio Corteletti, translated by Erín Moure and Robert Majzels.
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.
Cinda Gault holds a PhD in Canadian national identity issues in women’s writing of the 1960s and 1970s. She teaches and writes about Canadian literature, and lives in Toronto, Ontario.
Lucie Hotte est professeure titulaire au Département de français et titulaire de la Chaire de recherche sur les cultures et les littératures francophones du Canada. Elle travaille actuellement à un projet de recherche subventionné par le Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines (CRSH, 2015-2020) portant sur les réseaux littéraires franco-canadiens. Lucie Hotte est également vice-présidente élue du Conseil international d’études francophones depuis juin 2015.
Dean Irvine is an associate professor in the Department of English at Dalhousie University and director of the SSHRC-funded Editing Modernism in Canada project. He is the author of Editing Modernity: Women and Little-Magazine Cultures in Canada, 1916-1956 (University of Toronto Press, 2008), and editor of Archive For Our Times: Previously Uncollected and Unpublished Poems of Dorothy Livesay (Arsenal Pulp, 1998), Heresies: The Complete Poems of Anne Wilkinson, 1924-61 (Vehicule, 2003), and The Canadian Modernists Meet (University of Ottawa Press, 2005). His forthcoming work includes a new monograph, Variant Readings: Editing Canadian Literature in English, under contract to McGill-Queen's University Press, and a two-volume critical edition, co-edited with Robert G. May, of F.R. Scott's complete poems and translations. He is a general editor, with Zailig Pollock and Sandra Djwa, of the multivolume print edition and digital archive of the collected works of P.K. Page and the director and English-language general editor of the University of Ottawa Press's Canadian Literature Collection/Collection de littérature canadienne.
Mary McDonald-Rissanen was born and brought up in Prince Edward Island and lives in Finland where she teaches English, lectures, and conducts research on language and literature.
Juliet McMaster is University Professor Emerita in English at the University of Alberta and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. She is a long-time literary critic and author of highly readable books on Jane Austen, Dickens, Thackeray, and Trollope.
Susan Rudy is Professor and Chair of the Department of English at the University of Calgary. She has served as Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Research and Teaching on Women at McGill University, as a Killam Resident Fellow at the University of Calgary, and as President of the Association for Canadian and Quebec Literatures / Association des literatures canadiennes et québécoise (1994-96). She is author of Women, Reading, Kroetsch: Telling the Difference, as well as several nationally distributed articles and reviews.
Maïté Snauwaert holds a PhD in French Literature from Université Paris 8. In Canada since 2004, she has been a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre de recherche sur le texte et l’imaginaire Figura at the Université du Québec à Montréal, at the CRILCQ/Université de Montréal, and at McGill University (Marie-Thérèse Reverchon scholarship). She is an assistant professor at the Campus Saint-Jean, University of Alberta.
ROSEMARY SULLIVAN is an acclaimed biographer, poet and editor. She is the author of nine books of non-fiction, including Villa Air-Bel, which was awarded a Canadian Jewish Book Award; Labyrinth Of Desire: Women, Passion and Romantic Obsession; By Heart: Elizabeth Smart—A Life and the #1 bestseller The Red Shoes: Margaret Atwood, Starting Out. Her biography of Gwendolyn MacEwen, Shadow Maker, won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-fiction, the Canadian Authors Association Literary Award, the Toronto Book Award and the University of British Columbia Medal for Canadian Biography. Sullivan’s journalistic pieces have won her a National Magazine Awards silver medal and a Western Journalism first prize for travelogue; her academic honours include Killam, Trudeau and Guggenheim fellowships. She lives in Toronto, where she is a professor of English at the University of Toronto.
Sheena Wilson, PhD., is a professor of literature, culture and writing studies at Campus Saint-Jean, University of Alberta.
"...in their totality, [the essays] explore the worlds of Canadian women writers in both French and English, amplifying and enriching critical and literary traditions.... Carrière and Demers are to be applauded for making a significant contribution to the literary history of female writers, editors, and readers in Canada.... [T]he collection’s impressive breadth registers women writers’ sustained commitment to and active engagement in creating and nourishing literature in Canada."
English Studies in Canada
"Regenerations considers an extremely diverse range of media...in order to interrogate the exclusivity of our understanding of authorship and readership. This innovative and inspiring collection provides sensitive readings of current issues facing women writers in the digital age.... Regenerations considers the digital environment not only as a mode of communication, but also as a regenerative tool for drawing attention to past works that have been excluded or marginalized from literary histories. Original and insightful, this book demonstrates the exciting future of humanities scholarship and artistic production."
Other titles by Marie Carrière
All the Feels / Tous les sens
Affect and Writing in Canada / Affect et écriture au Canada
Metafeminist Practices in Canada
Writing Beyond the End Times? / Écrire au-delà de la fin des temps “
The Literatures of Canada and Quebec / Les littératures au Canada et au Québec
The Burgess Shale
The Canadian Writing Landscape of the 1960s
Les littératures franco-canadiennes à l’épreuve du temps
Ten Canadian Writers in Context
Un art de vivre par temps de catastrophe
Writing in the Feminine in French and English Canada
A Question of Ethics
Other titles by Patricia Demers
Women's Writing in Canada
Cultural Mapping and the Digital Sphere
Place and Space
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 Nicole Brossard
Museum of Bone and Water
All the Feels / Tous les sens
Affect and Writing in Canada / Affect et écriture au Canada
A Nicole Brossard Reader
Writers on Writing in Canada
Fences in Breathing
Mobility of Light
The Poetry of Nicole Brossard
Notebook of Roses and Civilization
Yesterday, at the Hotel Clarendon
Other titles by Susan Brown
Other titles by Cinda Gault
Other titles by Lucie Hotte
Other titles by Dean Irvine
Making Canada New
Editing, Modernism, and New Media
Editing as Cultural Practice in Canada
Marshall McLuhan, Wyndham Lewis, Wilfred Watson, and Sheila Watson
Women and Little-Magazine Cultures in Canada, 1916-1956
The Canadian Modernists Meet
The Complete Poems of Anne Wilkenson
Archive For Our Times
Previously Uncollected and Unpublished Poems of Dorothy Livesay
Other titles by Gary Kelly
Other titles by Mary McDonald-Rissanen
Other titles by Juliet McMaster
Other titles by Mary-Jo Romaniuk
Other titles by Susan Rudy
Other titles by Maïté Snauwaert
Other titles by Rosemary Sullivan
The Betrayal of Anne Frank CD
A Cold Case Investigation
The Betrayal of Anne Frank
The Betrayal of Anne Frank \ La traicion de Anne Frank (Spanish edition)
Una investigacion de caso sin resolver
Who Betrayed Anne Frank?
Margaret Atwood: Starting Out
Mermaids and Ikons
A Greek Summer
The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva
The Guthrie Road
The Bone Ladder
New and Selected Poems