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Dionne Brand, Austin Clarke, and Tessa McWatt: Blackening Canada
This project analyzes contemporary black diasporic writing in Canada, arguing that Dionne Brand, Austin Clarke and Tessa McWatt evince a unique form of double-consciousness in their writings. Their work transforms ...
A Littoral Place: Loss and Environment in Contemporary Newfoundland Fiction
This dissertation examines three contemporary Newfoundland novels to reconsider the relationship among loss, environment, and Newfoundland identity. Studies of Newfoundland literature often perform environmentally deterministic ...
J.M. Coetzee and the Limits of Cosmopolitan Feeling
In this dissertation, I argue that accounts of cosmopolitan literature tend to equate cosmopolitanism with sympathetic feeling. I further contend that sympathy is in fact implicitly central to a wider body of contemporary ...