Marilyn Dumont, BA, MFA

Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts - English & Film Studies Dept

Contact

Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts - English & Film Studies Dept
Email
mdumont@ualberta.ca
Address
3-81 Humanities Centre
11121 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5

Overview

About

Poet, writer, and professor Marilyn Dumont earned her BA from the University of Alberta and MFA from the University of British Columbia.  


She freelanced for twenty years before taking on a professorship with the Faculty of Native Studies and the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta in 2016.


She is grateful to live and work in the territory of her ancestors: the Cree/Métis: Dufresne/Vaness and Dumont/ Boudreau/ Poitras kinship lines.


Her first collection of poetry, A Really Good Brown Girl (1996), won the 1997 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award from the League of Canadian Poets. This collection is in its fifteenth printing and a classic of Brick Books. Other collections include green girl dreams Mountains (2001- winner of the Stephan G. Stephansson Award for that year); that tongued belonging (2007), winner of the McNally Robinson Aboriginal Book of the Year and Aboriginal Poetry Book of the Year; and The Pemmican Eaters (2015), which won the 2016 Writers’ Guild of Alberta’s Stephan G. Stephansson Award.  

Other Awards

2018, awarded a Lifetime Membership from the League of Canadian Poets for her contributions to poetry in Canada.

2019 awarded the University of Alberta, Distinguished Alumni Award

2019, awarded the Alberta Lieutenant Governor’s Distinguished Artist Award.


She is working on a collection of poetry centred on Indigenous history in Amiskwaciwashigan (Beaver Hills House) Edmonton


Courses

ENGL 307 - Métis Literature

Studies of the contributions of Métis writers to the formation of their intellectual and community traditions. Prerequisite: *6 of junior English, or *3 of junior English plus WRS 101 or 102.


NS 280 - Selected Topics in Indigenous Studies


WRITE 392 - Intermediate Poetry

Lectures and workshops focusing on selected poetic technique and form. Prerequisite: WRITE 294 unless waived by Instructor; a minimum grade of B+ in the prerequisite course is strongly recommended.


WRITE 494 - Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry

Prerequisite: WRITE 392 or WRITE 394 unless waived by Instructor; a minimum grade of B+ in the prerequisite course is strongly recommended.


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Scholarly Activities

Research - Metis Kinscapes

Publications

A Really Good Brown Girl Reprint

Author(s): Marilyn Dumont
Publication Date: 2015
Page Numbers: 104
External Link: www.brickbooks.ca

The Pemmican Eaters

Author(s): Marilyn Dumont
Publication Date: 2015
Page Numbers: 66
External Link: www.ecwpress.com

A Really Good Brown Girl Reprint

Author(s): Marilyn Dumont
Publication Date: 2015
Page Numbers: 104
External Link: www.brickbooks.ca

The Pemmican Eaters

Author(s): Marilyn Dumont
Publication Date: 2015
Page Numbers: 66
External Link: www.ecwpress.com

that tongued belonging

Author(s): Marilyn Dumont
Publication Date: 2007
Page Numbers: 57
External Link: www.kegedonce.com

that tongued belonging

Author(s): Marilyn Dumont
Publication Date: 2007
Page Numbers: 57
External Link: www.kegedonce.com

ARC Poetry Magazine

Author(s): Marilyn Dumont
Publication: ARC Poetry Magazine
Volume: 79
Issue: Winter 2016
Page Numbers: 133
External Link: www.arcpoetry.ca

green girl dreams Mountains

Author(s): Marilyn Dumont
Page Numbers: 98

Food Poems

Author(s): Marilyn Dumont
Publication: Room
Volume: 40.1 Food
Page Numbers: 128
External Link: www.roommagazine.com

ARC Poetry Magazine

Author(s): Marilyn Dumont
Publication: ARC Poetry Magazine
Volume: 79
Issue: Winter 2016
Page Numbers: 133
External Link: www.arcpoetry.ca

Food Poems

Author(s): Marilyn Dumont
Publication: Room
Volume: 40.1 Food
Page Numbers: 128
External Link: www.roommagazine.com

green girl dreams Mountains

Author(s): Marilyn Dumont
Page Numbers: 98