Isla Duncan taught language education at Strathclyde University, and English studies at the University of Chichester, where she is currently a research associate. She has published essays on several female Canadian writers, among them, Margaret Atwood, Margaret Laurence and Alice Munro. She is the author of Alice Munro's Narrative Art (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).
Annie Gérin est historienne de l'art et commissaire d'exposition. Titulaire d'un doctorat en histoire de l'art et en études culturelles de l'Université de Leeds (Royaume-Uni), elle s'intéresse à des questions posées par la présence d'œuvres d'art et de culture matérielle dans les lieux publics, dans des contextes contemporains et historiques. Elle enseigne l'histoire et la théorie de l'art à l'Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) depuis 2006.
Annie Gérin is an art historian and exhibition curator. She holds a PhD in art history and cultural studies from the University of Leeds (UK). Her research interests focus on art and material culture encountered by non-specialised publics, outside the gallery space, in historical and contemporary contexts. She has been teaching art history and art theory at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) since 2006.
Chris Richardson is Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at young Harris College. His work examines representations of crime in popular media, particularly discourses of gangs in the twenty-first century. His recent publications include '"Can't Tell Me Nothing": Symbolic Violence, Education, and Kanye West', in Popular Music and Society, '"Gang" as Empty Signifier in Contemporary Canadian Newspapers' (with Liam Kennedy) in The Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and Habitus of the Hood (with Hans Skott-Myhre). His newest project is a co-edited collection with Romayne Smith Fullerton that involves scholars and working journalists' perceptions and experiences with crime coverage in Canada.
Michelle Smith is a lecturer in English and Creative Writing at the University of Strathclyde. She has published articles in English Studies in Canada, Book History, Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Studies in Canadian Literature, and she has work forthcoming in International Journal of Canadian Studies and The Oxford Handbook of Canadian Literature. She has also written creative non-fiction and poetry, and her first book of poems, Dear Hermes … (U of Alberta P) was released in 2012. She recently completed work on the AHRC-funded project 'Magazines, Travel, and Middlebrow Culture in Canada, 1925-60' (www.middlebrowcanada.org), and is finalising the manuscript, co-authored with Professor Faye Hammill, for Magazines, Travel, and Middlebrow Culture: Canadian Periodicals, 1925-60.
John Steckley is an anthropologist and sociologist who has taught at Humber College in Toronto since 1983. His area of greatest specialisation is the Wendat or Huron language, which he has been working with for 40 years. He has published 15 books, five of them on the Wendat language. [End Page 125]