Vernon, KarinaKarina Vernon
Associate Professor; Graduate Faculty; Undergraduate Instructor (UTSC)
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UTSC Office Location:
Humanities Wing, Room 327
St. George Office Location:
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 833
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Teaching and Research Interests
Canadian Literature; Black Canadian Cultural Studies; Canadian Regionalism; Archives; Collective Memory; Canadian Urban Studies.
B.A. (hon), M.A. (Simon Fraser University,) Ph.D. (University of Victoria).
“The First Black Prairie Novel: Chief Buffalo Child Long Lance’s Autobiography
and the Repression of Prairie Blackness” Journal of Canadian Studies
Volume 45, Number 2 (Spring 2011). 42 manuscript pages.
“Invisibility Exhibit: The Limits of Library and Archives Canada’s ‘Multicultural Mandate.’” Linda Morra and Jessica Schaegerl, eds. Basements and Attics: Explorations in the Materiality and Ethics of Canadian Women's Archives
. Wilfrid Laurier University Press. Forthcoming 2011. 17 manuscript pages.
“Writing a Home for Prairie Blackness: Addena Sumter Freitag’s Stay Black and Die
and Cheryl Foggo’s Pourin’ Down Rain
.” Canadian Literature
182 (Fall 2004). 67-83.
I am currently working on a manuscript that constructs an archive of black Canadian prairie writing, from the nineteenth-century pioneers to contemporary writers as well as a selected anthology of black prairie writing called Black Atlantis
. I am also researching a project called “Urban Memory: History, Amnesia and Writing in the Canadian City” that investigates the effects of urban “renewal” and gentrification processes on collective memory in Canada.