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Vivian Zenari




  • Ph.D. in English (University of Alberta)
  • M.A. in English (University of Alberta)
  • MLIS (University of Alberta)
  • B.A. in English (University of Alberta)


I have taught English and writing courses at the University of Alberta, University of Lethbridge, and Athabasca University. I also wrote the study guides for Athabasca University’s ENGL 353 and ENGL 384. Before getting my PhD, I was a librarian and technical editor with Spar Aerospace, an editor for The Canadian Encyclopedia, and a freelance writer. Currently I am looking for a publisher for my short-story collection and working on a novel.

Areas of Research/Teaching Interest

  • Nineteenth-century American literature
  • Film
  • Comics
  • Prose creative writing


“Altman, Robert,” “Hamid, Alexander,” “Malle, Louis,” and “Meshes of the Afternoon” in _The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism_, Gen. ed. Stephen Ross (forthcoming 2016).

“War Romance and Henry James’s Civil War Stories.” _War, Literature and the Arts_ (forthcoming 2015).

“Sugar-Plum Road.” _Foliate Oak Literary Magazine_. March 2015.

“Melvil Dui Conquers All.” _Between the Shelves: A Tribute to Libraries_. Ed. Hal J. Friesen and Brad OH Inc. Edmonton Writers Group,  2015.

“Royal Visit.” _Prairie Journal of Canadian Literature_. 2014. Silver, Fiction, Alberta Magazine Publishers Association Showcase Awards.

Rev. of Doing Focus Groups by Rosaline Barbour. _Canadian Journal of Action Research_ 15.3 (2014): 65-66.

Updated July 24 2014 by Student & Academic Services

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