* Finalist for 2022 Gabrielle Roy Prize for best book of Canadian literary criticism.

After Identity

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Reading Mennonite Writing: A Study in Minor Transnationalism. State College: Penn State UP, 2022.

After Identity: Mennonite Writing in North America. Ed. State College, PA: Penn State UP, 2015; Winnipeg: U Manitoba Press, 2016.

Rewriting the Break Event: Mennonites and Migration in Canadian Literature. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press. October 2013.

Shifting the Ground of Canadian Literary Studies. Ed. and preface (xi-xviii), with Smaro Kamboureli. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2012.

Mennonite/s Writing VIII: Personal Narratives of Place and Displacement. Ed. and  Introduction. Special Issue of Journal of Mennonite Studies 36 (2018).

Journal Articles and Book Chapters 

“Near the Stacks of the East Village Public Library.” Mennonite Quarterly Review 97.2 (April 2023): 195-216.

“‘Merely to see and touch it’: On Service, McCrae, and Literary Tourism in Canada.” Journal of Canadian Studies 55.3 (2021): 621-48.

“On Burning Canadian Literature in Amsterdam: The Afterlives of National Literatures.” Mosaic: a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature 53.3 (2020): 71-86.

“The Long History of CanLit’s New Globality, Or: When The History of Emily Montague  Became Canada’s First Novel.” Canadian Fictions of Globality, Spec. Issue of Revista  Canaria de Estudios Ingleses 78 (April 2019): 17-35. 

“The Guelph Speaks! Anthology: Storytelling as Praxis in Community-Facing Pedagogy.”  Co-authored with Ashlee Cunsolo Willox and Paul Danyluk. Class Action: Human Rights,  Critical Activism, and Community-Based Education. Ed. Ajay Heble. Toronto: U of Toronto  P, 2017. 56-76.

“The Transnational Return: Tracing the Spatial Politics of CanLit.” Studies in Canadian  Literature. 41.1 (2016): 102-24.

“‘Garden of Spears’: Reconsidering the Mennonite/s Writing Project.” Mennonite Quarterly  Review 90 (Jan. 2016): 29-50.

“Space and the Postcolonial Novel.” Cambridge Companion to the Postcolonial NovelEd. Ato Quayson. New York: Cambridge UP, 2015. 208-229.

“Introduction: Mennonite/s Writing in North America.” After Identity: Mennonite Writing in North America. 1-18.

“The Mennonite Thing: Identity in a Post-Identity Age.” After Identity: Mennonite Writing in North America. 106-22.

“Learning Sauerkraut: Ethnic Food, Cultural Memory, and Traces of Mennonite Identity in    Alayna Munce’s When I Was Young & In My Prime.” Canadian Literature and Cultural  Memory. Eds. Eleanor Ty and Cynthia Sugars. Don Mills, ON: Oxford UP, 2014: 103-17.

Worlds Within and In-Between Worlds: Reading Diasporic Return Narratives in   Bissoondath and Vassanji.” The Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry. 1.2   (2014): 207-21.

“‘Some Great Crisis’: Vimy as Originary Violence.” Shifting the Ground of Canadian Literary Studies. 125-46.

“Citizens of the Exception: Obasan Meets Salt Fish Girl.” Narratives of Citizenship: Indigenous and Diasporic Peoples Unsettle the Nation-State. Ed. Aloys Fleischmann, Nancy Van Styvendale, and Cody McCarroll. Edmonton: U of Alberta P, July 2011: 3-24.

“‘What else have we to remember?’: Mennonite Canadian Literature and the Strains of Diaspora.” Embracing Otherness: Canadian Minority Discourses in Transcultural Perspective. Ed. Eugenia Sojka and Tomasz Sikora. Torun, Poland: Wydawnictwo Adam Marszałek, 2010: 186-209.

A Desire for the Real: The Power of Film in The Englishman’s Boy.” Studies in Canadian Literature 34.2 (2009): 245-263.

Rafe’s Rebellion: Reconsidering The Knight of the Burning Pestle.” Renaissance and Reformation 31.3 (Summer 2008): 103-126.

“‘And yet’: Derrida on Benjamin’s Divine Violence.” Mosaic: a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature 40.2 (June 2007): 103-116.

Keynote Addresses and Major Public Lectures

“Reading Mennonite Writing Now.” The John and Margaret Friesen Lectures in Anabaptist / Mennonite Studies. Canadian Mennonite University. Winnipeg, Manitoba. March 3, 2022.

      – Lecture 1:   “Distant Reading, Mennonite Writing: On the Past of Mennonite Literature in                 North America”

       –  Lecture 2:  “Endure: On the Future of Mennonite Literature in North America”

Reading The Russlander in Ukraine.” Centre for Transnational Mennonite Studies Virtual Event. Feb 11, 2022.

“Strangely Like Ourselves.” Keynote Address. Mennonite/s Writing VII: Movement, Transformation, and Place. Fresno Pacific University, CA, Mar. 12-15, 2015.

Invited Papers and other Non-Refereed Publications 

“Andrew Unger is Speaking Through the Flower.” The Best of the Bonnet.  Andrew Unger. Winnipeg: Turnstone, 2021. 222-23.

“Mennonite Literature and Cruel Optimism: An Interview with Julie Rak.” Mennonite/s  Writing VIII: Personal Narratives of Place and Displacement, Special Issue of  Journal of  Mennonite Studies 36 (2018).

“Reading The Russlander in Chortiza: On Fictional Space.” 11 Encounters with Mennonite  Fiction, ed. Hildi Froese Tiessen. Winnipeg: The Mennonite Literary Society, Inc., 2017.  86-102. Republished in Rhubarb 42 (Fall 2017).

“‘Ceremonies of Belief’: Unsettling Mennonite Stories.” Yours, Mine, Ours: Unravelling the  Doctrine of Discovery, special issue of Intotemak 45.2 (2016): 67-69. Republished in  Canadian Mennonite 21.9 (April 24, 2017): 4-6, and online.

“Cynicism and / as Academic Citizenship.” Ed. and Introduction. Readers’ Forum.  English  Studies in Canada. 38.2 (June 2012): 1-3.

“The Death of the Graduate Student (And the Birth of the HQP).” Readers’ Forum. English  Studies in Canada 37.1 (March 2011): 4-8.

“Norway Tsunami Memorial Proposal.” with Zach Pauls, Adrian Benoit, et al. On SiteReview: Culture, Urbanism, Art, Architecture 17 (Summer 2007): 52-53.

Guelph Speaks! Re Storying the City: A Community Anthology. Introduction and co-edited, with Ashlee Cunsolo Willox, Paul Danyluk, et al. Guelph: The Guelph Narratives Collective, 2006.

“Event, Resonance, Reflection.” Warehouse Journal 15 (2006): 428-433.

“The Work of Aura in the Age of Memory: Eisenman’s Holocaust Memorial.” Warehouse Journal 15 (2006): 440 – 445.

Critical Reviews

“A State of Mind.” Rev. of White Cole City: A Memoir of Place and Family, by Robert Boschman. Canadian Literature. 2022.

Rev. of Once Removed, by Andrew Unger. Mennonite Quarterly Review. XCV.3 (July 2021): 393-395.

Rev. of Literary Land Claims: The ‘Indian Land Question’ from Pontiac’s War to Attawapiskat, by  Margery Fee. Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry 2018.

“Transnational Nationalism.” Rev. of Beyond “Understanding Canada”: Transnational  Perspectives on Canadian Literature, Ed. Melissa Tanti, Jeremy Haynes, Daniel Coleman,  and Lorraine York. Canadian Literature. 2017

Rev. of Armin’s Shorts: Little Fictions by Armin Wiebe, by Armin Wiebe. Journal of Mennonite Studies 34 (2016): 321-23.

Rev. of Sons and Mothers: Stories from Mennonite Men, Ed. Mary Ann Loewen. Conrad Grebel Review. 34.2 (2016): 196-97.

Rev. of All My Puny Sorrows, by Miriam Toews. Journal of Mennonite Studies 33 (2015):  278-80. 

Rev. of Manufacturing Mennonites: Work and Religion in Post-War Manitoba. Janis  Thiessen. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2013. University of Toronto Quarterly. 84.3 (2015): 307-   08.

“On Anthologies.” Rev. of Keepers of the Code: English-Canadian Literary Anthologies and  the Representation of Nation, by Robert Lecker, and The Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology  2012: A Selection of the Shortlist. Ed. David O’Meara. Canadian Literature  220 (Spring  2014): 169-70.

“Composing Identity.” Rev. of The Newfoundland Diaspora: Mapping the Literature of Out-Migration. Jennifer Bowering Delisle, and The Constructed Mennonite: History, Memory, and the Second World War. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2013. Hans Werner. Winnipeg: U of Manitoba P, 2013. Canadian Literature 220 (Spring 2014): 149-51.

Review of Thrill of the Chaste: The Allure of Amish Romance Novels. Valerie Weaver-Zercher. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2013. Conrad Grebel Review 32.3 (Fall 2014): 317- 18.

Review of The Age of Hope. David Bergen. Journal of Mennonite Studies. 31 (2013). 203-05.

“Once More, With Feeling: Miriam Toews Returns to Mennonite Country.”  Review of Irma Voth. Miriam Toews. Toronto: Knopf, 2011. Journal of Mennonite Studies 30 (2012): 379- 81.

“National Pasts, Posts, and Futures.” Review of National Plots: Historical Fiction and Changing Ideas of Canada. Ed. Andrea Cabajsky and Brett Josef Grubisic. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2010; Canada: Images of a Post/National Society. Ed. Gunilla Florby, Mark Shackleton, and Katri Suhonen. Bruxelles: P.I.E. Peter Lang, 2009; Global Realignments and the Canadian Nation in the Third Millennium. Ed. Karin Ikas. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2010. 8 Dec. 2011; Canadian Literature. 212 (Spring 2012): 134-136.