BOOK CHAPTERS (hover over volume titles to click through to publishers)

Comics Studies

“Memory and Black Visuality in Ho Che Anderson's King.” Canadian Graphic: Picturing Life Narratives. Eds. Candida Rifkind and Linda Warley. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2016. 177-206.

“The Biotopographies of Seth’s George Sprott (1894-1975).” Material Cultures. Eds. Jennifer Blair and Tom Allen. Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2015. 225-46.

“Design and Disappearance: Visual Nostalgias and the Canadian Company Town.” Canadian Literature and Cultural Memory. Eds. Cynthia Sugars and Eleanor Ty. Toronto: Oxford University Press. 2014. 68-93. Book review here.

Canadian Literature

"Norman Bethune and the Contested Spaces of Canadian Public Memory." Contested Spaces: Counter-Narratives and Culture from Below. Eds. Roxanne Rimstead and Domenic A. Beneventi. University of Toronto Press, 2019. 212-240.

“The Returning Reader: Canadian Serial Fiction and Mazo de la Roche’s Jalna.” Middlebrow Literary Cultures: The Battle of the Brows, 1920-1960. Eds. Mary Grover and Erica Brown. London: Palgrave, 2012. 171-86.

“‘A Collection of Solitary Fragments’: Miriam Waddington as Critic.” Wider Boundaries of Daring: The Modernist Impulse in Canadian Women’s Poetry. Eds. Di Brandt and Barbara Godard. Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2009. 253-74. Book won the Association for Canadian and Quebec Literary Studies (ACQL) 2009 Gabrielle Roy Literary Prize.

“Modernism’s Red Stage: Theatre and the Left in the 1930s.” The Canadian Modernists Meet: Essays on Modernism, Antimodernism, and Modernity.  Ed. Dean Irvine. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press. 2005. 187-209.


Comics Studies

“Geneviève Castrée’s Unmade Beds: The Graphic Memoirs and Digital Afterlives of a Young Female Cartoonist.” The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship. Sep. 18, 2018. DOI:

"The Seeing Eye of Scientific Graphic Biography." Biography: an Interdisciplinary Quarterly. Special Issue on Auto/biography in Transit. Eds. Jason Breiter, Orley Lael Netzer, Julie Rak, Lucinda Rasmussen. 38.1 (Winter 2015): 1-22.

“A Stranger in a Strange Land? Guy Delisle Redraws the Travelogue.” International Journal of Comic Art. 12.2-3 (Fall 2010): 268-90.

“Drawn from Memory: Comic Artists and Intergenerational Auto/Biography.” Canadian Review of American Studies. Special issue on Popular Auto/biography. Ed. Julie Rak. 38.3 (2008). 399-428.

Canadian Literature

“When Mounties were Modern Kitsch: The Serial Seductions of Renfrew of the Mounted.” English Studies in Canada 37.3-4 (2011): 123-46. Winner of the F.E.L. Priestley Prize, which recognizes and acknowledges the best essay published in English Studies in Canada over the past year.

“Technologies of the Podium: Montreal Massacre Poetry and the Feminist Counterpublic.” Open Letter. Special issue on Poetics and Public Culture. Eds. Lily Cho and Melina Baum-Singer. 12.8 (Spring 2006): 46-59.

“Too Close to Home: Middlebrow Anti-Modernism and the Sentimental Poetry of Edna Jaques.” Journal of Canadian Studies 39.1 (Winter 2005): 90-114.

“The Hungry Thirties: Writing Food and Gender During the Depression.” Essays on Canadian Writing 78 (Winter 2003): 163-191.

“Screening Modernity: Cinema and Sexuality in Anne-Marie MacDonald’s Fall On Your Knees.” Studies in Canadian Literature 27.2 (2002): 29-50.

“Domesticity and Dissent: Literary Reworkings of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike”. Envisioning: Studies in Image and Idiom. Special issue on Resistance. Binghamton University, 2001. 21-34


“Research Methods for Studying Graphic Biography.” Research Methodologies for Auto/biography Studies. Eds. Ashley Barnwell and Kate Douglas. Routledge, 2019. 68-75.

“The Work of Teaching Women’s Auto/Bio Comics.” a/b: Auto/biography Studies 33:3 (2018): 725-734. DOI: 10.1080/08989575.2018.1499525.

"Spotlight on Migrant and Refugee Comics." Extra Inks. Jul. 8, 2018. Click here.

"Refugee Comics and Migrant Topographies." Forum on Refugee Narratives. a/b: Auto/biography Studies. Special Issue on Excavating Lives. Eds. Amy-Katerini Prodromou and Nicoletta Demetriou. 32.2 (2017): 648-654.

"Graphic Narratives." a/b: Auto/biography Studies. Special Issue on What's Next? The Futures of Autobiography Studies. 32.2 (2017): 187-90.

"Graphic Life Narratives and Teaching the Art of Failure." a/b: Auto/biography Studies. Special Issue on Teaching Lives; Contemporary Pedagogies of Life Narratives. Eds. Laurie McNeill and Kate Douglas. 32.1 (2017). 104-7. Forthcoming reprint: Teaching Lives: Contemporary Pedagogies of Life Narratives, Routledge, 2017.