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Real name: 

Primary Discipline

Primary Discipline: 

  • HumanitiesLanguages and literatureLiterary theoryLiterary criticism

Further Specification: 

Francophone Canada: intercultural and inter-lingual encounters
Secondary Discipline

Secondary Discipline: 

  • HumanitiesLanguages and literatureCreative writingNon-fiction

Further Specification: 

Memoir, creative nonfiction, general nonfiction


A U.S.-based independent scholar and writer (Ph.D. Modern French Studies, MS Library Science, MFA Creative Nonfiction), for income I have worked as an editor and taught as an adjunct. For inspiration, I have drawn from both research and personal experience. On the academic front, my most recent publication (Comparative Literature Studies 59, no. 2 [2022]) examines differences in U.S. and Canadian literature surrounding the notion of “frontier,” as exemplified in works by James Fenimore Cooper and Joseph-Charles Taché. On the creative and general-audience front, recent publications are "My Inner Ms. Natural Fought with the Mirror; The Mirror Won (Next Avenue,; and "Telling an Emotional Truth" (The Writer's Center Magazine, winter-spring 2024, pp. 37-38, Earlier publications include The Apocalpyse Is Everywhere: A Popular History of America’s Favorite Nightmare (Praeger/ABC-CLIO, 2009) and “Assisting Science” (Potomac Review, no. 37 (2004).

Current research areas: 

Literature, culture and history of Francophone Canada: intercultural, inter-lingual encounters. Translations as used in literary works. 

Recent scholarly activity: 

Métis literature and art. Differing concepts of "frontier" in French Canada and the British American colonies.   

Recent publications: 

"My Inner Ms. Natural Fought with the Mirror; The Mirror Won," Next Avenue, January 11, 2024,
"Telling an Emotional Truth," The Writer's Center Magazine, winter-spring 2024, 37-38,
“Taché’s Voyageur Is Not Cooper’s Frontiersman: Differences Between Canadian and U.S. Concepts of 'Frontier,'” Comparative Literature Studies 59, no. 2 (May  2022), 370–401.
“‘Minor’ literature of an itinerant culture: Goulet, Campbell, and the Canadian Métis,” Contemporary French Civilization 45, no. 2 (2020), 143–64.
“Writing and Art in Activist Collaboration: A Métis Story of Resistance and Change,” The Independent Scholar 6 (Feb. 2020): 32–38

Forthcoming research: 

Multilingual uses in Canadian literature: translations as they are and have been used in Canadian literary works.

Other activities: 

Current NCIS board member. Also help out on an informal basis as needed and as requested. Former NCIS secretary and TIS editor.   

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