B.A., Hons.(Simon Fraser), M.A. & Ph.D. (Queen's)
Office: Arts 411A
Teaching & Supervision
ENG 113 - Introduction to Narrative
ENG 330 - British and Irish Literature 1900-1940
ENG 368 - Poetry 1900-1950
ENG 379 - Modernist Writing and Contexts
ENG 446 - Joseph Conrad and Modernism
ENG 468 - W.B. Yeats
ENG 843 - Tradition and Reinvention in Modern Poetry
Ella Ophir specializes in British and American modernist literature. She has published essays on modernist fiction, poetry, documentary, and life writing. Her most recent work explores the relationship between language and power, with a particular focus on conceptions of voice. She has received SSHRC funding to produce a digital edition of The Note Books of a Woman Alone, the diary of London employment agency clerk from the years 1914 to 1934. First published in 1935, The Note Books were edited by M.G. Ostle, an ordinary reader inspired by Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own.
"The Diary and the Commonplace Book: Self-Inscription in The Note Books of a Woman Alone." Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly 38.1 (2015): 41-55. (forthcoming)
“A Room of One’s Own, Ordinary Life-Writing, and The Note Books of a Woman Alone.” Woolf Studies Annual 20 (2014): 25-40.
“‘All Our Stammerings’: Two Kinds of Inarticulateness in Joseph Conrad.” American Notes and Queries 27.1 (2014): 23-27.
“Sincerity and Self-Revelation in Joseph Conrad.” Modern Language Review 107.2 (2012): 341-364.
"Romantic Reverence and Modernist Representation: Vision, Power, and the Shattered Form of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men." Twentieth-Century Literature (2007): 125-152.
“Laura Riding and Robert Graves: A Survey of Modernist Poetry.” The Literary Encyclopedia. (litencyc.com) (2009).
“Laura Riding: Collected Poems.” The Literary Encyclopedia. (litencyc.com) (2007).
Body Sweats: The Uncensored Writings of Elsa Freytag von Loringhoven. Eds. Irene Gammel and Suzanne Zelazo. Canadian Literature 219 (2013): 163-64.
Writing the Lost Generation: Expatriate Autobiography and American Modernism by Craig Monk. English Studies in Canada 35.2-3 (2009): 236-239.