Fiction Aslant of Memoir


  • Emily Bryna Elizabeth Ballantyne Dalhousie University


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Author Biography

Emily Bryna Elizabeth Ballantyne, Dalhousie University

Emily Ballantyne is a doctoral candidate in Canadian literature at Dalhousie University, where she has held a Killam Fellowship and a SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship.  Her dissertation places Canadian modernist writers—including John Glassco, P.K. Page, A.M. Klein, and Patrick Anderson—in the context of transnational travel writing.  She recently co-edited, with Dean Irvine and Marta Dvorak, Translocated Modernisms (University of Ottawa Press, 2016) and, with Michèle Rackham Hall and Emily Essert, a special issue on the oeuvre of P.K. Page for Canadian Poetry (Fall/Winter 2014).  Her work has appeared in Canadian Poetry, Studies in Canadian Literature, Canadian Literature, University of Toronto Quarterly and The Dalhousie Review. She has also contributed chapters to Public Poetics: Critical Issues in Canadian Poetry and Poetics (WLU Press 2015) and, with Zailig Pollock, Archival Narratives for Canada (Fernwood 2011). Currently, she is at work on a collection of Page’s non-fiction prose for the Collected Works of P.K. Page.