madwoman in the academy:
43 women boldly take on the ivory tower
co-edited with deborah keahey
(calgary: university of calgary press, 2003)
winner of the 2004 alberta scholarly book of the year award.
an original and highly subversive critique of the academy by women affiliated with universities and colleges across canada, this collection explores topics familiar to women working in academia around the world: the clash between family and work, the politics of academe, and the rifts between an academic career and political activism. contributors offer writings in a wide range of genres, including personal essays, short stories, dialogues, and other innovative formats, daring to confront their experiences with energy, anger, wit, and humour. ranging from the playful to the painful, the madwoman in the academy brings you names well known to literary communities alongside new but feisty voices. it will forever change readers’ ideas about the relationship between women and the academy.
an anthology of poetry in english
co-edited with alden turner and neil besner
(toronto: oxford university press, 1997)
the poems in uncommon wealth were written over a period of four hundred years by four hundred and twenty-six authors from countries and territories on almost every continent. beginning with the early colonial period, british, american, and canadian poetry is represented alongside the work of poets from the caribbean, australia, new zealand, africa, south asia, and indigenous peoples’ communities. the collection offers readers new ways of exploring poetic practices and changing forms of poetic expression in english from various regional, national, and international perspectives, encouraging canonical and non-canonical, classical and emerging, local and foreign traditions to intersect.