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About the Contributors
Maria DiCenzo is Professor of English at Wilfrid Laurier University. She has published on the British suffrage press in journals such as Media History and Women’s History Review. She co-edited Feminism and the Periodical Press, 1900-1918 (Routledge, History of Feminism Series) and authored Feminist Media History: Suffrage, Periodicals and the Public Sphere (Palgrave 2011) with Lucy Delap and Leila Ryan. Her current SSHRC-funded research examines British feminist activism and periodicals in the interwar period.
Anders Bergstrom, PhD (Laurier), examines art cinema and transnational cinema in relation to the understanding of subjectivity and modernity. He has written the introduction to the second volume of Faith and Spirituality in Masters of World Cinema. His essay on the role of memory in the films Inception and 2046 appears in The Memory Effect: The Remediation of Memory in Literature and Film.
Maggie Clark, MA (Laurier), is a PhD candidate in the Department of English and Film Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. She specializes in interdisciplinary Victorian studies (science and literature), with related interests in speculative fiction and social realist novels, and her dissertation explores representations of astronomy and its practitioners in fiction, non-fiction, and homiletic text throughout the long nineteenth century. She has eight years of experience in layout, editing, and graphic design roles.
Susan Hroncek, PhD (Laurier) is a recent graduate of the Department of English and Film Studies. She specializes in Victorian science and literature, with a particular interest in detective fiction, fantasy, and science fiction. Her research has recently appeared in Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies. She is currently acting as webmaster for this Omeka project and has ten years of experience as a graphic designer.
Victoria Kennedy, MA (York), is a PhD candidate at Wilfrid Laurier University in the Department of English and Film Studies. She specializes in women’s writing and gender theory, and is currently researching contemporary historical fiction by women for her SSHRC-funded dissertation project. Her research examines how contemporary women writers like Philippa Gregory, Sarah Waters, and Margaret George engage in feminist revisionist historiography in their popular historical novels.
Alexis Motuz, MA (Wilfrid Laurier), has published “Before Speech: An Interrogation of Trauma in Chang-rae Lee's A Gesture Life” in the Canadian Review of American Studies and “‘I have nothing soothing to tell you’: Dionne Brand’s Inventory as Global Elegy” in Canadian Literature and Cultural Memory. Her dissertation is entitled “ReGrounding Ethics in Poetics: Envisioning an Ecological Future through Canadian Women’s Literature.”
Heather Olaveson, MA (Wilfrid Laurier) and MMus (Victoria), is a PhD student in the Department of English and Film Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her research interests include Canadian literature, gender studies, and historiographic metafiction, and her dissertation explores the rewriting of history in contemporary Canadian poetry, specifically poetry that re-imagines the lives of national figures.