Department of English

University of Toronto

Kimberly Fairbrother Canton

  • Awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship, at the School of Women’s Studies, York University (Canada)


“Opera as Translation: Ezra Pound’s Le Testament.” University of Toronto Quarterly 79, 4 (2010): 941-957.

“Politics, Creativity, and the Aging Artist: Narrativizing Richard Strauss’s Last Years” (co-authored with Amelia DeFalco, Katherine R. Larson and Helmut Reichenbächer). Life Writing 6.2 (2009): 209-25.

“Who’s Selling Here? Sounds Like The Music Man is Selling and We’re Buying.” Modern Drama 51,1 (2008): 42-59.

“Redeeming the Rhinemaidens: A Reconsideration of their Dionysian and Apollonian Attributes.” The Wagner Journal 2, 2 (2008): 40-54.

“‘I’m sorry my story is in fragments’: Offred’s Operatic Counter-Memory.” English Studies in Canada 33, 3 (2007): 125-144.

The Emperor Jones Meets Porgy and Bess: William Grant Still, Langston Hughes, and their Troubled Island.” Ars Lyrica: Journal for the Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations 16 (2007): 49-60.

Doctoral thesis: “The Operatic Imperative in Anglo-American Modernism: Pound, Stein, and Woolf.”

Postdoctoral project: “Modernists on Modernists: Narrative, Life Writing, Mythmaking.”

Research and Teaching Interests

Modernism(s); life writing; narrative; opera studies; literature and music; modern drama; Wagner.


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