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Susan Gingell

Susan Gingell

B.A. (York), M.A. (Queen's), Ph.D. (Toronto)

Professor

Office: Arts 412
Phone: 966-5510
Email: susan.gingell@usask.ca

Awards:

University of Saskatchewan Master Teacher Award, 1994

 

Recent Graduate supervision:

Janice Acoose/Miskwonigeesikokwe, Ph.D., 2011. Minjimendamowin Anishinabe: Reading and Righting All Our Relations in Written English. Successfully defended. (Co-supervised with Kristina Fagan).

Jonathan Sherman, M.A. (project), 2009. The Hip-Hop Aesthetics and Visual Poetry of Wayde Compton’s Performance Bond: Claiming Black Space in Contemporary Canada. Successfully examined, August 2009.

Maria Truchan-Tataryn, Ph.D., 2007. (In)Visible Images: Seeing Disability in Canadian Literature, 1823-1974, successfully defended Fall 2007. (Co-supervised with Kathleen James-Cavan). Won CGSR Graduate Thesis Award in Humanities and Fine Arts.

Geraldine Balzer, Ph.D, 2007. Decolonizing the Classroom: Reading Aboriginal Literature through the Lens of Contemporary Literary Theories (Co-Supervisor)—Won Social Sciences B CGSR Graduate Thesis Award; runner-up for the Canadian Association of Curriculum Studies dissertation award and U of S nominee for the Canadian Association of Graduate Studies dissertation award.

Postdoctoral supervisor for Dr. Wendy Roy’s “The Arc of a Life” The Writing of Carol Shields, 2005-06.

Hannah Ngozi Chukwu, M.A., 2005. The Sacred Impetus behind Creative Empowerment in Poetry: A Comparative Study of Black Women Poets Catherine Acholonu and Lorna Goodison.

Tereigh Ewart-Bauer, M.A., 2005. 'The Trouble with History--It Never Is' : Interrogating Canadian White Identity in Daphne Marlatt's Ana Historic. Co-supervised with Prof. Hilary Clark. Successfully defended Winter 2005.

Honours, Awards & Distinctions (Most Recent)

  • Special M.A. Scholarship, awarded by Canada Council, January 1, 2012
  • Our Legacy, Our Future: Celebrating 100 Years of University of Saskatchewan Women, awarded by , January 1, 2007
  • Students Union Women's Centre Award, shared with Lesley Biggs and Diana Relke, awarded by University of Saskatchewan, January 1, 2003
  • USSU Teaching Excellence Award (3rd time Nomination), awarded by USSU, January 1, 1996 until December 31, 1997
  • Who's Who (Invitation), awarded by , January 1, 1994
  • Master Teacher Award, Fall Convocation, awarded by , January 1, 1994
  • Sabbatical Leave Fellowship, awarded by SSHRCC, January 1, 1983 until December 31, 1984
  • Doctoral Fellowships, awarded by Canada Council, January 1, 1974 until December 1, 1977

Research

Susan Gingell has research interests in diasporic, transnational, Canadian, Indigenous, and other decolonizing literatures and textualized oratures, especially those of Anglophone Africa and the Caribbean. She edited E. J. Pratt On His Life and Poetry (1983, rpt. 1984), the unpublished drama and poetry in Part 2 of Complete Poems (1989), and Pursuits Amateur and Academic: The Selected Prose (1995) in the Collected Works of E. J. Pratt series. Her research in Canadian literature has led to a number of articles, mostly on poetry, and monographs on Pratt (1982) and Robert Finch (1990). She edited a special issue of Essays on Canadian Writing, 83, Textualizing Orature and Orality (2004), and she was the lead organizer of the 2008 conference The Oral, the Written, and Other Verbal Media: Interfaces and Audiences and the related festival or oral performance, eVOCative. She recently co-edited with Lesley Biggs a second edition of Gendered Intersections:An Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies Fernwood, 2011), and with Wendy Roy a collection of essays entitled Listening Up, Writing Down, and Looking Beyond: Interfaces of the Oral, Written, and Visual (Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2012). Her current research project is a study of Canadian poets writing the oral, of which Indigenous, Caribbean Canadian, and Euro-Canadian poets are the principal focuses.

Publications

With Azalea Barrieses, 2011. Listening to Bones that Sing: Orality, Spirituality, and Female Kinship in Louise Halfe's Blue Marrow. Studies in American Indian Literatures 23.3. 69-93.

Co-ed with Wendy Roy, 2012. of Listening Up, Writing Down, and Looking Beyond: Interfaces of the Oral, Written, and Visual. Wilfrid Laurier UP.

With Wendy Roy, 2012. Introduction: Opening the Door to Transdisciplinary, Multimodal Communication. Listening Up, Writing Down, and Looking Beyond: Interfaces of the Oral, Written, and Visual. Ed. Gingell and Roy. Wilfrid Laurier UP. 1-50.

Traditionalizing Modernity and Sound Identity in Neal McLeod’s Writings of the Oral+. Listening Up, Writing Down, and Looking Beyond: Interfaces of the Oral, Written, and Visual. Ed. Gingell and Roy. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2012. 305-29.

The Social Lives of Sedna and Sky Woman: Print Textualizations of Inuit and Mohawk Oral Traditions. Orality and Literacy: Reflections Across Disciplines and Cultures. Ed. Keith Thor Carlson, Kristina Fagan, and Natalia Khanenko-Friesen. Toronto: U Toronto P. (2010):110-50.

Negotiating Sound Identities in Canadian Literature. Canadian Literature 204 (2010): 127-30. (by invitation)

Lips’ Inking: Cree and Cree-Metis Authors’ Writings of the Oral and What They Might Tell Educators. Canadian Journal of Native Education. 32 Supplement (2010): 35-61.

Suffering the Imposition of the European Bourgeois Family on Aboriginal Peoples in Canada and the Routes to Healing. Topia (2010): 23-24. 276-82.

Coming Home through Sound: See-Hear Aesthetics in the Poetry of Louise Bennett and Canadian Dub Poets. Journal of West Indian Literature (2009) 17.2: 32-48.

Author Meets Critic Forum on Daniel Coleman's White Civility: The Literary Project of English Canada. International Journal of Canadian Studies (2008) 38: 183-89.

With Jill Didur, eds.  White Civility Dossier. International Journal of Canadian Studies (2008) 38: 191-221.

"Teaching the Talk that Walks on Paper: Oral Traditions and Textualized Orature in the Canadian Literature Classroom. Home-work: Postcolonialism, Pedagogy and Canadian Literature (2004). Ed. Cynthia Sugars. Ottawa: U of Ottawa P. 285-300.

"The Absence of Seaming, Or How I Almost Despair of Dancing: How Postcolonial are Canada's Literary Institutions and Critical Practices?" Is Canada Postcolonial? Unsettling Canadian Literature (2003): 111-126.

"Pat Lowther." Encyclopedia of Literature in Canada. Ed. W. H. New. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2002. 684-85.

"Claiming Positive Semantic Space for Women: The Poetry of Dorothy Livesay." Essays on Canadian Writing 74 (2001): 1-25.
 

Publications (Most Recent)

  • Gingell, S, Wendy Roy. Listening Up, Writing Down, and Looking Beyond: Interfaces of the Oral, Written, and Visual. : Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2012.
  • Gingell, S, Wendy Roy. "Introduction: Opening the Door to Transdisciplinary, Multimodal Communication." In Listening Up, Writing Down, and Looking Beyond: Interfaces of the Oral, Written, and Visual, edited by Susan Gingell and Wendy Roy, 1-50. : Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2012.
  • Gingell, S. "Traditionalizing Modernity and Sound Identity in Neal McLeod's Writings of the Oral+." In Listening Up, Writing Down, and Looking Beyond: Interfaces of the Oral, Written, and Visual, edited by Susan Gingell and Wendy Roy, 305-329. : Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2012.
  • Gingell, S, S.A. Beckmann. "Dirt Hills Mirage, The Mushroom Jar and, Dry Media." Review of , Writers News Manitoba, 4, 2 (2012): 34-31.
  • Gingell, S. "The Social Lives of Sedna and Sky Woman: Print Textualizations of Inuit and Mohawk Oral Traditions." In Orality and Literacy: Reflections Across Disciplines and Cultures, edited by Keith Thor Carlson, Kristina Fagan and Natalia Khanenko-Friesen, 110-150. Toronto, Ontario: University of Toronto Press, 2011.
  • Gingell, S, Azalea Barrieses. "Listening to Bones that Sing: Orality, Spirituality, and Female Kinship." Louise Halfe's Blue Marrow. Studies in American Indian Literatures 23.3 (2011): 69-93.
  • Gingell, S. "Negotiating Sound Identities in Canadian Literature." Canadian Literature 204 (2010): 127-130.
  • Gingell, S. "Suffering the Imposition of the European Bourgeois Family on Aboriginal Peoples in Canada and the Routes to Healing." Topia 23-24 (2010): 393-398.
  • Gingell, S. "Lips' Inking: Cree and Cree-Metis Authors' Writings of the Oral and What They Might Tell Educators." Canadian Journal of Native Education. (In Press)
  • Gingell, S, Jill Didur. "Author Meets Critic Forum: Julia Emberley's Defamiliarizing the Aboriginal: Cultural Practices and Decolonization in Canada." Topia 23-24 (2010): 388-427.
  • Gingell, S. "Coming Home through Sound: See-Hear Aesthetics in the Poetry of Louise Bennett and Canadian Dub Poets." Journal of West Indian Literature 17.2 (2009): 32-48.
  • Gingell, S, Peter Cole. "Raven & Coyote Go Canoeing." Review of , University of Toronto Quarterly, 77.1 (Winter) (2008): 166-168.

Artistic Works (Most Recent)

  • Poetry/Prose: "Beaver Fever", February 14, 2012
  • Poetry/Prose: ""Was Becomes Becoming" and "Extra Innings"", September 1, 2002
  • Perf. Art: "Reading of children's poems to Gr. 3 class", Wortley Road Public School, London, Ontario, November 1, 1990
  • Perf. Art: "Reading of children's poems", Silverwood Heights School, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, February 19, 1990
  • Poetry/Prose: "Bodysongs (4 poems), Baby Brother & Vacation Fan", January 1, 1990
  • Perf. Art: "Reading from Jumbo Gumbo", The Bookworm's Den, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, November 8, 1989