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375 elizabeth beaulieu (phd) is dean of the Core Division at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont, where she oversees the design and implementation of a new interdisciplinary curriculum. She is the author or editor of Black Women Writers and the American Neo-Slave Narrative: Femininity Unfettered (1999), The Toni Morrison Encyclopedia (2003), and Writing African American Women: An Encyclopedia of Literature by and about Women of Color (2006). rita bode is associate professor of English literature at Trent University in Oshawa, where she is currently serving as associate dean. Her main area of research is nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century American and British literature. She has published on the maternal presence/absence in Melville’s Moby-Dick and in the writings of L. M. Montgomery. di brandt holds a Canada Research Chair in Canadian Literature and Creative Writing at Brandon University, Manitoba. She is the author of numerous award-winning books of poetry, essays, an opera, and a novel. Her books on mothers and mothering include: questions I asked my mother (1987), mother, not mother (1992), Wild Mother Dancing: Maternal Narrative in Canadian Literature (1993), and So This Is the World & Here I Am in It (1997). Her website address is Notes on the Contributors 376 contributors myrl coulter (ba, ma, phd university of alberta) specializes in Canadianliteratureandwritingpractices.Herwritingandresearchinterests are feminism, maternal theory, literary nonfiction, and popular culture. Her work explores writing as a highly complex process influenced by social, cultural, political, and environmental forces. kate douglas is a senior lecturer in the Department of English, Creative Writing and Australian Studies at Flinders University (South Australia). She istheauthorofTraumaTexts(withProfessorGillianWhitlock)andContesting Childhood: Autobiography, Trauma and Memory. susan driver is an associate professor in communication studies at York University. She has written Queer Girls and Popular Culture and edited the collection Queer Youth Cultures. nathalie foy teaches Canadian literature at the University of Toronto. Her most recent project is an examination of motherhood in contemporary Canadian fiction. joanne s. frye is professor emerita of English and women’s studies at the College of Wooster in Ohio. Author of Living Stories, Telling Lives and Tillie Olsen:AStudyoftheShortFiction,shehasrecentlycompletedamemoirabout her experiences as a single mother, tentatively titled Biting the Moon. sheila hassell hughes is associate professor and Chair of English at the UniversityofDayton,Ohio.BornandraisedinBritishColumbia,sheearned herMA(English)fromtheUniversityofTorontoandPhD(women’sstudies) from Emory University. Her research focuses on gender and religion in Louise Erdrich’s work. emily jeremiah is a lecturer in German at Royal Holloway, University of London. She is the author of Troubling Maternity: Mothering, Agency, and Ethics in Women’s Writing in German of the 1970s and 1980s. Her research interests include mothering, migration, gender, and sexuality. rita jones (phd, washington state university) is the director of the women’s centre and affiliate faculty in women’s studies at Lehigh University . She was formerly the director of women’s studies at the University of Northern Colorado. Her research interests include motherhood in America and connections between feminist movement and literature. 377 contributors kathleen kellett-betsos is associate professor in the Department of French and Spanish Languages and Literatures at Ryerson University, specializing in Franco-Canadian literature. She has published articles on authors such as Louise Maheux-Forcier, Anne Hébert, and Daniel Poliquin in various journals including Québec Studies and Studies in Canadian Literature. denys landry is a phd candidate at the University of Montreal, where he also teaches English composition. His dissertation focuses on prostitution in the work of Tennessee Williams. His fields of interest include drama, American literature, gender studies, and popular culture (with special emphasis on Madonna). anne-marie lee-loy is assistant professor in the English Department at Ryerson University. Currently she is exploring how Asian Caribbean and Asian American experiences intersect. Her articles and essays have appeared in Asian Studies Review, Anthurium, The Arts Journal, and the collection The Chinese in the Caribbean. Her book Searching for Mr. Chin: Constructions of Nation and the Chinese in West Indian Literature is forthcoming with Temple University Press. andrea o’reilly is associate professor in the School of Women’s Studies at York University. She is editor of more than 12 books, including Feminist Mothering. O’Reilly is author of Toni Morrison and Motherhood: A Politics of the Heart and Rocking the Cradle: Thoughts on Motherhood, Feminism, and the Possibility of Empowered Mothering. O’Reilly is director of the Association for Research on Mothering, the Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering , and Demeter Press...


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