CV

Dr. Paul Barrett

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Queen’s University. Completed Nov 15, 2011. 2005 – 2011

Dissertation Title: “Dionne Brand, Austin Clarke, and Tessa McWatt: Blackening Canada”

M.A., McMaster University.  English and Cultural Studies. 2004 – 2005

B.Sc., University of Toronto. English and Computer Science. 1998 – 2004

AWARDS

Social Science and Humanities Research Council Award. 2007 – 2009

Queen’s University Entrance Award. 2005 – 2007

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

Intimacy, the Body and Transnational Solidarity in Dionne Brand’s Inventory.  Canadian Woman Studies. 27.2/3 (Spring 2010): 100 – 107. Print.

“Dreaming of the Millions: Austin Clarke’s More. (April 2010).
Historical Perspectives on Canadian Publishing Online Collection,
McMaster University Archives. Web.

“Black Thumbs, White Bodies: Race, Violence and Neoliberal Fantasies in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.”
The Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies. 28.1 (2006): 95 – 119. Print.

Refereed PUBLICATIONS In press

“Dionne Brand’s Sublime.” No Language is Neutral: Essays on Dionne Brand.
Eds. Rinaldo Walcott, Dina Georgis, Katherine McKittrick.
(Waterloo: Wilfred Laurier Press, forthcoming)

REFEREED CONFERENCE PAPERS

“Writing Against Necropolitics: The Life & Death of Albert Johnson”
Paper presented at Negative Cosmopolitans: Abjection, Power, Biopolitics Conference,
University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB. October 11 2012.

“Girl Talk, Race, and Neoliberal Subjectivity”
Paper presented at the IASPM Conference,
Acadia University, Wolfville, NS. June 16 2012.

“Tracing the Absent Referent in Engel’s Bear and Coetzee’s The Lives of Animals
Paper presented at the Animals and Animality Conference,
Queen’s University, Kingston ON. June 26, 2010.

“Narrating the Indian-Canadian Diaspora”
Paper accepted at the North Eastern Modern Language Association,
Montreal, QC. April 8, 2010. Not presented due to weather.

“Breaking Languages, Broken Bodies”
Panel organized at American Comparative Literature Association Conference,
New Orleans, LA. April 3, 2010.

“‘I’m Running For My Life’: Meaning and Mobility in Austin Clarke’s Recent Fiction”
Paper presented at Congress 2009, CACLALS,
Carleton University, Ottawa, ON. May 24, 2009.

“Animal Tracks in the Margins: Strategies of Animal Representation in Coetzee and Engel”
Paper presented at American Comparative Literature Association Conference,
Harvard University, Boston, MA. March 28, 2009.

“This Body for Itself: Global Citizenship and Desire in Dionne Brand’s Inventory”
Paper presented at Reading After Empire Conference.
Stirling University, Stirling, Scotland. September 5, 2008.

“Playing Games: America’s Army & Imperial Pedagogies”
Paper presented at [Dis]United Empires Conference,
Queen’s University, Kingston, ON. May 6, 2006.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

University of Toronto

2012

Lead Communication Instructor – APS 113, Engineering Strategies & Practice

Communication Instructor – ESC101, Engineering Praxis

Communication Instructor – ECE 297, Engineering Communication & Design

Communication Instructor – APS 112, Engineering Strategies & Practice II

Writing Instructor – Woodsworth College, University of Toronto

2011

Communication Instructor – APS 111, Engineering Strategies & Practice I

Lead Communication Instructor – APS 113, Engineering Strategies & Practice I

Writing Instructor – “Academic Reading and Writing Through Email” Program

Writing Instructor – ECE 496, Fourth Year Design Project

Communication Instructor – ECE 297, Engineering Communication & Design

Communication Instructor – APS 112, Engineering Strategies & Practice

2010

Communication Instructor – ESC 101, Engineering Praxis

Writing Instructor – Academic Reading and Writing Through Email

Communication Instructor – APS 111, Engineering Strategies & Practice

Communication Instructor – ECE 297, Engineering Communication & Design

Queen’s University

2009 – 2005

Lecturer – English 283, Contemporary Canadian Literature

Tutorial Assistant – English 292, Literary Theory

Tutorial Assistant – English 110, Introduction to English Literature

Tutorial Assistant – Victorian Literature

Tutorial Assistant – Eighteenth Century Literature

McMaster University

2005

Tutorial Assistant – Introduction to Cultural Studies

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Participated in Equity Training Seminar at the University of Toronto

Participated in ESL Teaching Training Seminar at the University of Toronto

Participated in Writing Instruction Seminar Series at the University of Toronto

SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION

Queen’s Graduate English Society Representative

Participant in Free Queen’s University lecture series

Graduate student representative on head search committee for Queen’s English Dept.

LANGUAGES

French – read

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Member of ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association)

Member of HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory)

Member of MLA (Modern Languages Association)

Member of NEMLA (North Eastern Modern Language Association)

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