Marie Carriere, PhD (Comparative Literature), MA (English), BA (English/Lettres françaises)

Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Arts - Deans Office
Professor, Faculty of Arts - English & Film Studies Dept

Contact

Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Arts - Deans Office
Email
marie.carriere@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-9132
Address
6-5 Humanities Centre
11121 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5

Professor, Faculty of Arts - English & Film Studies Dept
Email
marie.carriere@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 248-1245
Address
4-97 Humanities Centre
11121 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5

Overview

About

I research, write, and teach in the fields of Canadian and Québécois literatures, with a particular interest in contemporary fiction and poetry, feminist and queer studies, Indigenous writing, crisis literature, comparative approaches, and feminist ecologies. I have taught several courses in these areas and at various levels, in the Departments of both English & Film Studies and Modern Languages & Cultural Studies. From 2008 to 2020 I also directed the Canadian Literature Centre/Centre de littérature canadienne, a bilingual research centre in the Faculty of Arts. I am a white settler French-Canadian born sometime in the 1970s in Ottawa, Ontario, the traditional and unceded territories of the Algonquin nation. I now live and work on Treaty 6 territory and in Region 4 Métis Nation, where I also enjoy reading, music, cooking, kayaking, zumba, travelling, and time with my family and friends. 

 


Research

My current research looks into present-day expressions and inflections of feminism in Canadian, Indigenous, and Québécois literatures, with a focus on writings of crisis (social, planetary, or personal), intersectionality, affect, and the recent resurgence of the feminist ethics of care in contemporary criticism and philosophy. Authors I am reading include Dionne Brand, Nicole Brossard, Karen Connelly, Louise Dupré, Naomi Fontaine, Natasha Kanapé-Fontaine, Tracy Lindberg, Ruth Ozeki, Miriam Toews, Katherena Vermette, Rita Wong, and Rachel Zolf. Among thinkers who currently nourish my research are Sara Ahmed, Stacey Alaimo, Maria Puig Bellacasa, Rosi Braidotti, Judith Butler, Dian Million, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Zoe Todd, and Joan Tronto. I have two books forthcoming, including the single-authored work, Cautiously Hopeful: Metafeminist Practices in Canada, and a co-edited collection of essays with Ursula Mathis-Moser and Kit Dobson titled All the Feels: Affect and Writing in Canada/Tous les sens: Affect et écriture au Canada.





Teaching

I teach in the areas of Canadian literature, Québécois and French-Canadian literature, critical theory, and women's writing. My preferred teaching method blends lecture, media, and active, respectful and informed group or class discussion. I am especially fond of the seminar format. I am happy to supervise students working in the following areas: Canadian Literature; Québécois and French-Canadian Literature; Comparative Canadian Literature; women’s writing; contemporary poetry and poetics; feminist theory; ethics and care theory; posthuman studies; crisis, apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic writing; post-9/11 literature; transculture and transnationalism; Indigenous writing in Canada; ecocriticism.

Announcements

The Ethics and Poetics of 'Learning With': Indigenous, Canadian, and Québécois Productions Today Conference


Trondheim, Norway

Dates TBD

For conference information, please go to the Canadian Literature Centre Website.

Publications

Cautiously Hopeful: Metafeminist Practices in Canada
Author(s): Marie Carrière
Publication Date: 11/1/2020
Publication: Montreal, Quebec
External Link: https://www.mqup.ca/cautiously-hopeful-products-9780228004226.php
All the Feels: Affect and Writing in Canada/Tous les sens: affect et écriture au Canada
Author(s): Marie Carrière, Ursula Mathis-Moser, Kit Dobson
Publication Date: 9/1/2020
Publication: Edmonton, AB
External Link: https://www.uap.ualberta.ca/titles/966-9781772124873-all-the-feels-tous-les-sens
“L’éthique du care et l’écriture post-millénaire de Louise Dupré”
Author(s): Marie Carrière
Publication Date: 2018
Publication: temps zéro
Volume: 12
External Link: http://tempszero.contemporain.info/document1631
“Ailing Bodies and The Age by Nancy Lee.”
Author(s): Marie Carrière
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: Literary Narrative, Biomedical Body, Citizenship

“For Better or for Worse: Revisiting écriture migrante in Quebec.”
Author(s): Marie Carrière and Catherine Khordoc
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: The Oxford Handbook of Canadian Literature
Page Numbers: 621-38

“Le scandale de l’intimité et la poésie au féminin au Canada français."
Author(s): Marie Carrière
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: Les littératures francophones minoritaires au Canada (1763-2013)

“Metafeminism and Post-9/11 Writing in Canada and Québec.”
Author(s): Marie Carrière
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: Studies in Canadian Literature 40th Anniversary Issue
Volume: 4
Issue: 1
External Link: https://www.ualberta.ca/arts/media-library/people/carriere/182d995cbce54a70967c185b38231080/2--scl-41-1.pdf
“Mémoires du care, féminisme en mémoire.”
Author(s): Marie Carrière
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: Women in French Studies
Volume: 6

Regenerations: Canadian Women’s Writing/Régénérations: écriture des femmes au Canada.
Author(s): Marie Carrière and Patricia Demers, Eds.
Publication Date: 2014
External Link: http://www.uap.ualberta.ca/titles/353-9780888646279-regenerations-regenerations
Médée protéiforme
Author(s): Marie Carrière
Publication Date: 2012
External Link: https://press.uottawa.ca/m-cd-ce-prot-ciforme.html
Writing in the Feminine in French and English Canada: A Question of Ethics
Author(s): Marie Carrière
Publication Date: 2002
External Link: https://www.amazon.ca/Writing-Feminine-French-English-Canada/dp/0802036201
Ten Canadian Writers in Context
Author(s): Marie Carriere, Curtis Gillespie, Jason Purcell (Eds.)
External Link: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/ten-canadian-writers-in-context/9781772121414-item.html