New peer-reviewed article published in English Studies in Canada journal

A recent article I wrote, “Lisa Robertson’s Archive, Singular and Collective,” has been published in a special issue on “Pedagogies of the Archive” (Vol. 44, No. 2 (June 2018), pp. 75-100) of the journal English Studies in Canada edited by Dr. Jason Wiens. The article explores genealogical strands of the conceptual art movement as they pertain to Vancouver, with particular attention to Vancouver art’s archival unconscious, and relates the idea of a feminist conceptualist, archival unconscious to the creative and organizational practices of poet Lisa Robertson, using key terms developed by feminist archival scholars Linda M. Morra and Michelle Caswell. The article examines the contents of Robertson’s “maternal archive,” a small, private collection of key texts and textual objects the poet sent her mother in the early stages of her writing career.