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Research & Publications

David Brundage is working on a novel and critical paper in completion of the Ph.D. in Creative Writing, University of Wales. Selected recent publications and placements include:

Brundage, David and Michael Lahey. Acting on Words: An Integrated Rhetoric, Research Guide, Reader, and Handbook. (with Joyce Miller and Adien Dubbelboer) 3rd ed. Toronto:Pearson, 2012. Print. (Previous editions 2004, 2009. Lead author.)

---. Four Poems. Milsom, Rhys and Elizabeth Wilson, eds. Tongues. Iconau: Ferryside, Wales: 2012. Print.

---. “Sérénade Alfresco.” Song: Words & Music. Missing (102). ABC. Aired 22 March 2012. Television.

---. “Creative Distance: Do We have It Right?” Proceedings of the Inaugural Conference of the Canadian Creative Writers and Creative Writing Programs Association. WascanaReview. 43.1 (2011): 89-108. Web.

---. Three poems. The Lampeter Review. 3. (May 2011). Dept. of Creative Writing, U. of Wales, Lampeter. 3. (2011). Web.

---. "Going Deep" (short story). The Lampeter Review. 1. (July 2010). Dept. of Creative Writing, U. of Wales, Lampeter: 39-49. Web.

---. "Leonard Cohen and the Romantic: Is He or Isn't He?" café philosophy (April/May 2009): 4-5. Print.


Manijeh Mannani’s current research interests include contemporary Persian Literature and autobiography. Recent presentations and publications focus on the memoirs of Iranian female writers. Drawing largely upon the New Orientalist discourse and the central arguments in the genre of life-writing, her research has addressed the clash between the sincere attempts at representation of the self and the prevailing culture of censorship in Iranian diasporic writing particularly since the events of September 11th, 2001. She is also working on two collections of essays that deal with the representations of the self and “the other” in contemporary fiction, art, and media.


Mark McCutcheon is researching contemporary manifestations of the Frankenstein phenomenon. Selected publications include:

McCutcheon, Mark A. “Towards a theory of the dubject: doubling and spacing the self in Canadian media culture.” Selves and Subjectivities: Reflections on Canadian Arts and Culture. Ed. Manijeh Mannani and Veronica Thompson. Athabasca UP, 2012. 235-64.

---. “Frankenstein as a figure of globalization in Canada’s postcolonial popular culture.” Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies 25.5 (2011): 731-42.

---. “The Medium is … the Monster? Global Aftermathematics in Canadian Adaptations of Frankenstein.” Local Natures, Global Responsibilities: Ecocritical Perspectives on the New English Literatures. Ed. Laurenz Volkmann, Nancy Grimm, Ines Detmers, Katrin Thomson. Cross/Cultures ser. Vol. 121. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2010. 205-222.


Anne Nothof’s current research is on intercultural Canadian theatre, and she presented a paper entitled “Beyond Postcolonialism in Canadian Theatre: Performing an Intercultural Society” at a conference at the  University of Bergamo, Italy, October 13-15, 2009 entitled: “After Writing Back: Present and Future Perspectives in Postcolonial Studies. ” In May, she is presenting a paper on intercultural theatre in Alberta, entitled “Concretizing Asian Canadian Theatre” at the GENesis Asian Canadian Theatre Conference in Toronto. She also continues to add and update profiles for the Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia.


Joseph Pivato, Professor, Literary Studies, continues to do research in Canadian literature, particularly ethnic minority writing. His current book project is on Sheila Watson.

Pivato, Joseph. ed. Africadian Atlantic: Essays on George Elliott Clarke. Toronto: Guernica Editions, 2012.

Pivato, Joseph. ed. Pier Giorgio DiCicco: Essays on His Works. Toronto: Guernica Editions, 2011.


Veronica Thompson’s research interests include Canadian and Australian literatures, post-colonial literatures and theories, and women's literature and feminist theories. She is currently researching identity and identity formation in post-colonial literatures, and representations of terrorism in post-colonial writing. As part of a project on terror and the post-colonial, she has co-convened three seminars titled “The Enemy Within: Cultures of Terror in South Asian Literature and Film” at the 2010 and 2012 ESSE Conferences.

Selves and Subjectivities: Reflections on Canadian Arts and Culture. Ed. with Manijeh Mannani. Edmonton: AU Press, 2012.

“Pulling Her Self Together: Daphne Marlatt's Ana Historic.” Selves and Subjectivities: Reflections on Canadian Arts and Culture. Ed. Manijeh Mannani and Veronica Thompson. Edmonton: AU Press, 2012. 115-149.

“Ruthless Terrorist or Valiant Spy: The Muslim 'Other' in Shauna Singh Baldwin's The Tiger Claw.” ESSE Conference. September 2012.

“Remembering Partition in Canadian Literature and Film: Earth, What the Body Remembers, and Can You Hear the Nightbird Call?” EACLALS Triennial Conference. April 2011.

“The battle came to the Delhi Junction: Terror and Territory in Badami's Can You Hear the Nightbird Call?The Other India: Terror, Communalism and Violence. Ed. O.P. Dwivedi. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholarly Publishing. Forthcoming.

Updated July 24 2014 by Student & Academic Services

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