B.A. (Simon Fraser), M.A. (Toronto), Ph.D. (British Columbia)
Professor (On Sabbatical July 1 - Dec. 31, 2012).
Office: Arts 416
Hilary Clark teaches in the areas of critical theory, women's writing, life writing, literary modernism and creative writing (poetry). She has published on the subjects of encyclopedic discourse, contemporary poetics, life writing, memory, melancholy, shame and reparation, and specifically on the following authors: modernists James Joyce and Virginia Woolf, contemporary poets Anne Sexton, Basil Bunting, Lyn Hejinian, Daphne Marlatt, and Robin Blaser; and psychoanalyst Melanie Klein. With Joseph Adamson she co-edited Scenes of Shame: Psychoanalysis, Shame, and Writing (SUNY Press, 1999). She has published three books of poetry: More Light (Brick Books, 1998), Two Heavens (Hagios Press, 1998), and The Dwelling of Weather (Brick Books, 2003). Her latest book is the edited collection Depression and Narrative: Telling the Dark (SUNY Press, 2008). Her current research, funded by SSHRC, focuses on issues of symbolization and interpretation in child psychoanalysis.
“Complicating Disorder: The Play of Interpretation and Resistance in Melanie Klein’s Narrative of a Child Analysis.” Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture, and Social Justice 35.2 (2011): 30-39.
The Fictional Encyclopaedia: Joyce, Pound, Sollers. Orig. publ. by Garland Press, 1990. Republ. by Routledge (Routledge Revivals), June 2011. 200 pp.
“Feral Muse, Angelic Muse: The Poetry of Anne Szumigalski.” The Literary History of Saskatchewan. Ed. David Carpenter. Forthcoming from Coteau Books.
“On Depression Narratives: ‘Hence, into the dark, we write . . . ‘” On the Literary Nonfiction of Nancy Mairs: A Critical Anthology. Ed. Merri Lisa Johnson and Susannah Mintz. (Critical Studies in Gender and Sexuality Series). Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. 63-78.
"Mask of Shame, Mask of Death." Shame and Death. Ed. Jeffrey Kauffman. New York: Routledge, 2010.