University of Alberta Press

Book details

Publication date: May 2016
Features: Bibliography, notes, index
Keywords: Literary History/Cultural History
Subject(s): LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 20th Century, LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Canadian, Literary History/Cultural History
Publisher(s): The University of Alberta Press

Gregory Betts. Gregory Betts is the Chancellor’s Chair for Research Excellence at Brock University, the Director of Canadian Studies, and an Associate Professor in English. He is the author of Avant-Garde Canadian Literature: The Early Manifestations (UTP 2013).

Paul Hjartarson. Paul Hjartarson is Professor Emeritus in English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta. His most recent book, co-authored with S.C. Neuman and EMiC UA, is The Thinking Heart: The Literary Archive of Wilfred Watson (UAP 2014).

Kristine Smitka. Kristine Smitka teaches in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta. To better understand the relationship between print and digital forms of publishing, her research focuses on the paperback book as a medium that defies the old vs. new media binary.

Leon Surette. Leon Surette has taught at the UBC (1962-4), the U. of Guelph (1966-70); Queen’s University, Kingston, Ont. (Visiting 1979-80), and Western until mandatory retirement in July 2004. He has published seven books, five currently available. The latest is Art in the Age of the Machine. Self-published Ebook, Amazon 2013.

Elena Lamberti. Elena Lamberti teaches North American Literature and Media Studies at the University of Bologna, Italy. Her areas of research include: Anglo-American Modernism, Literature and Technology, Cultural Memory, War Literature. Her volume Marshall McLuhan’s Mosaic. Probing the Literary Origins of Media Studies (U of Toronto, Press) was a finalist for the 2013 Canada Prizes.

Adam Hammond. Adam Hammond is Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University, where his work focuses on British Modernism and Digital Humanities. He is author of Literature in the Digital Age: A Critical Introduction (Cambridge UP, 2015) and co-author of Modernism: Keywords (Wiley-Blackwell, 2014).

Adam Welch. Adam Welch is an Associate Curator, Canadian Art at the National Gallery of Canada. He is currently working toward his doctorate in Art History at the University of Toronto, with a dissertation entitled "'Borderline Research': Art between Canada and the United States, 1965–1975."

Paul Tiessen. Paul Tiessen is professor emeritus, English and Film Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University. He has published essays on Wyndham Lewis, Sheila Watson, Marshall McLuhan, and Wilfred Watson. Currently he is an editorial collaborator on a trilogy of novels by Malcolm Lowry, while also working on a study of McLuhan and spectatorship.

Philip Monk. Philip Monk is Director of the Art Gallery of York University in Toronto. He has written eleven books, the most recent being Glamour is Theft: A User’s Guide to General Idea (2102) and Is Toronto Burning? (2015). As well, he has written dozens of catalogues on international and Canadian artists.

Dean Irvine. Dean Irvine is an associate professor in the Department of English at Dalhousie University. Author and editor of books on Canadian modernism, he is also the director of Editing Modernism in Canada, Agile Humanities Agency, and the University of Ottawa Press's Canadian Literature Collection.

Linda M. Morra. Dr. Linda Morra is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at Bishop's University. Her publications include Unarrested Archives: Case Studies in Twentieth-Century Authorship (2014), a co-edited collection of essays, Basements and Attics, Closets and Cyberspace: Explorations in Canadian Women's Archives (2012), and an edition of Jane Rule's memoir, Taking My Life (2011).

Darren Wershler. Darren Wershler is the Concordia University Research Chair in Media and Contemporary Literature and the co-founder of the Concordia Media History Research Centre. He conducts most of his research with the MHRC and the Technoculture, Art and Games group. Darren is the author or co-author of 12 books.

"Reading Counterblasting Canada one has the impression that this quartet—Lewis, McLuhan, and Wilfred and Sheila Watson—and their thinking about culture touched just about every discipline and genre available in the mid to late twentieth century…. Finally, then, these collections not only open up new critical conversations about Watson and others, they remind us that our provocative predecessors are also mentors who might help us reimagine the liberal arts in the neo-liberal university." [Full review at]

Kait Pinter, The Bull Calf, 6.2

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