Jordan Abel, PhD, MFA, BA
Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts - English & Film Studies Dept
Jordan Abel is a Nisga’a writer from Vancouver. He is the author of The Place of Scraps (winner of the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize), Un/inhabited, and Injun (winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize). Abel’s latest project NISHGA (forthcoming from McClelland & Stewart in 2020) is a deeply personal and autobiographical book that attempts to address the complications of contemporary Indigenous existence and the often invisible intergenerational impact of residential schools. Abel’s work has recently been anthologized in The New Concrete: Visual Poetry in the 21st Century (Hayward), The Next Wave: An Anthology of 21st Century Canadian Poetry (Anstruther), Best Canadian Poetry (Tightrope), Counter-Desecration: A Glossary for Writing Within the Anthropocene (Wesleyan), and The Land We Are: Artists and Writers Unsettle the Politics of Reconciliation (ARP). Abel’s work has been published in numerous journals and magazines—including Canadian Literature, The Capilano Review, and Poetry Is Dead—and his visual poetry has been included in exhibitions at the Polygon Gallery, UNITT/PITT Gallery, and the Oslo Pilot Project Room in Oslo, Norway. Abel recently completed a PhD at Simon Fraser University, and is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta where he teaches Indigenous Literatures and Creative Writing.
Creative Writing (poetry, non-fiction, and experimental fiction), Indigenous Literatures, Indigenous poetry and poetics, Intergenerational Trauma and Residential School narratives, Digital Humanities (text analysis), and Research Creation.
Contemporary Indigenous Poetry, Creative Writing, Research Creation
Lectures and workshops in which the student will practice the craft of short prose fiction.
Lectures and workshop focusing on selected elements of nonfiction technique and form. Prerequisite: WRITE 297 or WRITE 298 unless waived by Instructor; a minimum grade of B+ in the prerequisite course is strongly recommended.
Prerequisite: WRITE 397 or WRITE 398 unless waived by Instructor; a minimum grade of B+ in the prerequisite course is strongly recommended.