Corey Frost is a PhD candidate in English at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where the focus of his research is spoken-word performance. He is also a performer himself, who has performed his writing at festivals, theatres, and bars across Canada, the United States, and Europe. My Own Devices, his book of anti-travel narratives, was shortlisted for Canada’s Relit Awards. Originally from Prince Edward Island, he lived in Nova Scotia, Montreal, and Japan before moving to New York.
Dina Georgis, writer and educator, recently completed her PhD in Women’s Studies at York University. She reads postcolonial literature to explore the implications of traumatic experience for diasporic histories. Her work appears in Canadian Women’s Studies.
Neta Gordon is an Assistant Professor at Brock University, where she teaches courses in Canadian Literature and Literary Theory. She has presented papers on Dorothy Livesay’s documentary poems, on Jane Urquhart’s The Underpainter, and on the Canadian modernist response to World War I. She is currently researching late nineteenth-century Nova Scotia poet Sophie Hensley.
Melanie Lee Lockhart, MA, APR completed her Master of Arts degree at Carleton University in 1999. The interview which follows was an integral part of her research for her MA thesis, entitled “Taking Them to the Moon in a Station Wagon: The Inclusive Discourses of Ann-Marie MacDonald.”
Sara Matthews is a writer, educator, and curator. She is currently completing her doctoral dissertation, entitled “Archive Terminable and Interminable: Pedagogy and the Return of the Traumatic in History,” in the Graduate Programme in Language, Culture and Teaching at York University.
Gabriella Parro completed her honours BA in English at the University of Toronto in 1999. She has continued her studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, focusing on Gothic literature. Her essay for this issue was presented at the 2001 International Gothic Association conference in Vancouver, BC. Currently, she is pursuing a career in the publishing industry.
Trish Salah is a doctoral candidate in the Graduate Programme in English at York University and her dissertation treats libidinal and rhetorical economies of sexual minority representation. In 2004, she is lecturing at the Simone de Beauvoir Institute on the formation of Trans Studies. She is an editor of FUSE magazine and the author of Wanting in Arabic, a book of poetry. [End Page 124]