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Francis Zichy B.A. (Calgary), Ph.D. (Harvard)

Professor

Faculty Member in English

Office
Arts 315

Research Area(s)

  • Canadian fiction, poetry, drama
  • American poetry
  • Literary theory
  • Postmodernism in Canada
  • Contemporary Canadian fiction

About me

Francis Zichy has published Disenchanted Modernity in Robert Kroetsch’sThe Studhorse Man: Biology and Culture; Sex and Gender; Eugenics and Contraception; Writing and Reading (Peter Lang: New York, 2010). He is the author of a number of articles on Canadian fiction, poetry, and drama, on American poetry, and on literary theory. His work in progress focuses on contemporary Canadian fiction, particularly on the novels and short stories of Guy Vanderhaeghe (see: “Guy Vanderhaeghe’s Notes Towards the ‘Big Book of His Generation’: Man Descending in the Sociopolitical Context of the 1960s and 1970s.” American Review of Canadian Studies. Volume 48, Issue 1, March 2018. P. 41-62).  

Publications

“Guy Vanderhaeghe’s Notes Towards the ‘Big Book of His Generation’: Man Descending in the Sociopolitical Context of the 1960s and 1970s.” American Review of Canadian Studies. Volume 48, Issue 1, March 2018. P. 41-62. 

Disenchanted Modernity in Robert Kroetsch's The Studhorse Man. Nature and Culture; Sex and Gender; Eugenics and Contraception; Writing and Reading. A refereed book accepted for publication by Peter Lang, New York, on March 24, 2009. Final manuscript submitted on September 8, 2009. 320 pages in MS, 106,000 words.

"'There Isn't a Mr. Heavyman': Will's Negatives in Medicine River.  Accepted for publication in Studies in American Indian Literature, 21.2 (Summer 2009).  Accepted on 8 December, 2008.  24 pages in published form.

"Crypto-, Pseudo-, and Pre-Postmodernism: Tay John, Lord Jim, and the Critics." To be published in Essays on Canadian Writing 81 (2004).

"The 'Complex Fate' of the Canadian in Howard O'Hagan's Tay John." Essays on Canadian Writing 79 (2003): 199-225.

"The Lurianic Background: Myths of Fragmentation and Wholeness in Adele Wiseman's Crackpot." Adele Wiseman: Essays on Her Works. Ed. Ruth Panofsky. Toronto: Guernica, 2001. 31-54.

"Canadian Literary Anti-Continentalism: Elitism, Provincialism, or Both? A. J. M. Smith and John Sutherland on the 'native' and the 'cosmopolitan'." Schriftenreihe des Zentrums fur Kanada-Studien der Universitat Trier. Trier, Germany, 1997.

"'Aestheticism with Guts': the neo-realism of Ray Smith's A Night at the Opera." Essays on Canadian Writing 58 (1996): 206-228.

"MacLennan and Modernism." Hugh MacLennan. Ed. Frank M. Tierney. Reappraisals: Canadian Writers. 19 vols. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 1994. 171-179.

Research

Canada United States drama fiction literature poetry