Bio

Bio

Jennifer Fraser has a PhD in Comparative Literature from University of Toronto. She has taught for over twenty years at the university, college and high-school level. She presently teaches creative writing and literature in the International Baccalaureate program at Glenlyon-Norfolk School in Victoria, British Columbia. A passionate educator, researcher and writer, Fraser’s work ranges from literary studies, to novels, plays and most recently social critique.

 

Publications

2015     Book, Royal Dispatch: An Historical Thriller, Integrated Publishers, forthcoming spring 2016.

2016     Book, CRUSH: A Wine Thriller, new edition, Integrated Publishers, November 2016

2015     Book, Teaching Bullies: Zero Tolerance on the Court or in the Classroom, Falstaff Publishing, 2015

2011     Book, Be a Good Soldier: Children’s Grief in English Modernist Novels, +University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division © 2011.

2005     Article, “‘A Matter of Tears’: Grief in Conrad’s Under Western Eyes” in Conrad in the Twenty-First Century, Eds. Carola Kaplan,Peter Mallios, and Andrea White,                     London and New York: Routledge.

2002     Book, Rite of Passage in the Narratives of Dante and Joyce, Gainesville: University Press of Florida.

2002     Article, “Charting the Course of the Commedia’s Embryo in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, European Joyce Studies 13, Ed. Lucia Boldrini, Amsterdam                     and New York: Rodopi.

2001      Book review of Joyce, Dante, and the Poetics of Literary Relations by Lucia Boldrini, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001 in James Joyce Literary                             Supplement (Spring).

2000      Book review of Joyce: Feminism/ Post/ Colonialism, Ed. Ellen Carol Jones, Amsterdamand Atlanta: Rodopi in James Joyce Literary Supplement (Spring).

1999      Article, “Intertextual Turn Arounds: Joyce’s Use of the ‘Homeric Hymn to Hermes,’” James Joyce Quarterly 36. 3 (Spring).

1998     Book review of Joyce by Ginette Michaud avec la collaboration de Sherry Simon, Quebec: Editions Hurtubise, 1996 in University of Toronto Quarterly 67 (1997-                   1998).

 

Awards          

2008   Award to attend and present a paper at the James Joyce conference in Dublin

1999    Travel grant from University of Toronto for research in London, Englandon Ian McEwan

1996   University ofToronto Open

1995   Ph. D. Exams Passed with Distinction

1994   Two year scholarship from SSHRC

1990   Five year scholarship from SIMCOE

1989   Italian Government Book Prize

1985   Three year scholarship from University o fBritish Columbia

1984   British Columbia Provincial Scholarship

 

Conferences

2008 “Be Longing: “Laughtears” of the Child in Finnegans Wake,” James Joyce conference at University College Dublin, Dublin

2006 “Marriage as Hell in Joyce’s Ulysses,” Interdisciplinary Conference on Constructions of Hell, Salt Lake City, Utah

2002 “Constructions of Identity: Conrad’s ‘Secret Sharer’ and Derrida’s ‘Hauntology,’ International Conrad Conference, Vancouver ,B.C.

2002 “Epic Grief in Finnegans Wake,” International James Joyce Symposium, Trieste ,Italy

2002 “The Percival Myth in Woolf’s The Waves,” Canadian Comparative Literature Conference,University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

2001 “Publishing the Writers of the Harlem Renaissance,” Material Modernisms Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.

2000 Chair of Panel, “Rap Music Sings the Body Electric,” NEMLA Convention, Buffalo, New York

1999 Chair of Panel, “Shaking the Masculine Soul in Cormac McCarthy’s Fiction,” NEMLA Convention, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1999 “A Cosmopolitan Among the True Believers: Joyce’s Cyclops Episode,” Miami J’yce Conference, Miami, Florida

 

Education

1997 Ph. D. Comparative Literature, University of Toronto

1992 M. A. Comparative Literature, University of Toronto

1989 B. A. Honours English and Honours French, University of British Columbia

 

Teaching

Glenlyon Norfolk School, Victoria, B.C.

2013-present    Senior English and Drama

St. Michaels University School, Victoria, B.C.

2004-2013       Senior English and Drama

University of Toronto          

1999-2002      Classical and Biblical Literature

2001-2002       Harlem Renaissance

1999-2000       Finnegans Wake

1998-1999       Textual Sources of the Modern Self

1997-1998       20th Century Literature

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