Katherine McLeod, PhD
Assistant Professor, Limited Term Appointment, English
PhD (2010) - University of Toronto
MA (2005) - University of British Columbia
BA Hons. (2003) - University of British Columbia
ENGL 453 Advanced Studies / Canadian Writing: Performing Literary Archives
ENGL 370 Canadian Literature
ENGL 233 Critical Reading
Past Courses Taught
ENGL 260 Intro to Literary Study
ENGL 378 Modern Canadian Poetry
ENGL 374 Canadian Fiction to 1950
Dr. McLeod's research consists of two book manuscripts: a collection of essays, co-edited with Jason Camlot, called Un-Archiving the Literary Event: CanLit Across Media; and her book manuscript, Broadcasting CanLit, in which she examines the CBC radio archives as literary archives, specifically readings by female poets on-air in the 1950s-60s. She began this book project as a SSHRC-funded TransCanada Institute Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Guelph and continued this project as a postdoctoral fellow with SpokenWeb, Concordia University. She received her doctorate from the University of Toronto, where she wrote about the poetry of bpNichol, Michael Ondaatje, George Elliott Clarke, and Robert Bringhurst through frameworks of the avant-garde, improvisation, and inter-cultural listening. Excerpts from this work have been published in articles in Mosaic, Open Letter, and The Canadian Theatre Review--and her article on Clarke's jazz opera was re-published in Africadian Atlantic: Essays on George Elliott Clarke. Her most recent publications include a contribution to the book Public Poetics: Critical Issues in Canadian Poetry and Poetics and an essay that is the first scholarly essay published on Robert Bringhurst’s 1986 contrapuntal poem, “The Blue Roofs of Japan.” She tweets from @kathmcleod and curates a blog--wherepoetsread.ca--with a list of Montreal poetry readings.
“Water Music: A Close-Listening to The Blue Roofs of Japan.” The Voice-Handler: The Arts of Robert Bringhurst. Eds. Brent Wood andMark Dickinson. McGill-Queen’s UP. 2015.
“Radio Poetics: Publishing and Poetry on CBC’s‘Anthology.’” Public Poetics: Critical Issues in Canadian Poetry and Poetics. Eds. Bart Vautour, Travis Mason,Erin Wunker and Christl Verduyn. Wilfred Laurier UP. 2015.
“Filming Music: Adapting Transnational Sound in The English Patient and Fugitive Pieces.” Double-Takes: Intersections between Canadian Literature and Film.Ed. David Jarraway. Ottawa: U of Ottawa P, 2013. 299-315.
“‘Oui, let’s scat’: Listening to Multi-Vocality in George Elliott Clarke's Jazz Opera, Québécité.” Africadian Atlantic: Essays on George Elliott Clarke. Ed. Joseph Pivato. Toronto: Guernica Editions, 2012. Republication.
“Choreographic Poetics: Dance Adaptations of Michael Ondaatje’s Writing.” Open Letter: Convergences, Collaborative Expression 15.1 (Fall 2012): 31-57.
“(Un)Covering the Mirror: Performative Reflections in Linda Griffiths’s Alien Creature: A Visitation from Gwendolyn MacEwen and Wendy Lill’s The Occupation of Heather Rose.” Solo Performance: Critical Perspectives on Canadian Theatre in English. Ed. Jenn Stephenson. Toronto: Playwrights Canada P, 2010. 141-154. Republication.
“‘Oui, let’s scat’: Listening to Multi-Vocality in George Elliott Clarke's Jazz Opera, Québécité.” Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature 42.1 (Spring 2009): 133-150.
“(Un)Covering the Mirror: Performative Reflections in Linda Griffiths’s Alien Creature: A Visitation from Gwendolyn MacEwen and Wendy Lill’s The Occupation of Heather Rose.” Theatre and Autobiography: Writing and Performing Lives in Theory and Practice. Eds. Sherrill Grace and Jerry Wasserman (Talon, 2006). 89-104.
“Between I and I.” Review of I & I by George Elliott Clarke, Blood is Blood by Endre Farkas Carolyn Marie Souaid, and Err by Shane Rhodes. Canadian Literature. canlit.ca. 17 April 2012.
“Dialoguing.” Review of Talk by Michael Nathanson, The Heretic by John Murphy, Skydive by Kevin Kerr, Courageous by Michael Healey. Canadian Literature (Spring 2012): 169-170.
“Rev. of The Sleeping Life by Kerry Ryan and Away by Andrea MacPherson.” Journal of Canadian Poetry 25 (2010): 115-124.
“Your Street as a Song.” Rev. of ‘The Great Canadian Song Quest’ (CBC Radio 2). Spacing Magazine (Winter 2011): 74-75.
“Canadian Jazz Opera in America.” Canadian Theatre Review 142 (Spring 2010): 94-97.
“Rev. of Expressway by Sina Queyras and The Subway by Philip Quinn” Spacing Magazine (Summer-Fall 2009): 75.
“Savouring Jazz.” Review of Québécité by George Elliott Clarke. Canadian Literature: Autumn 2005, 186: 123-24.
Invited lectures and talks
Invited lectures and talks
“The Sound of Literature.” Pages Unbound Literary Festival. Toronto, 10 May 2015.
“Broadcasting CanLit: Listening in/to the CBC Radio ‘Anthology’ Archives.” TransCanada Institute Postdoctoral Fellows Lecture Series. University of Guelph. 6 March 2012.
“Canadian Sound Poetry: Issues of Recording, Performance, and Listening.” Sound Unbound: Psycho-Acoustics, Sonic Pressures, and the Aural Avant-Garde. University of Toronto Scarborough. University of Toronto. 16 Nov 2009.
Selected conference presentations
“Whalley, Weaver and Webb: Re-Listening to CBC Radio Literary Programming through the Canadian Writers’ Conference, 1955.” The Centenary Conference in Honour of the Birth of George Whalley. Queen’s University, 26 July 2015.
“‘What did you say?’ Recorded Sound and the Analog/Digital Paradigm.” Co-presentation with Linda Morra. “Archive Futures.” Université de Montreal, June 2013.
“Acoustic Archives: Listening to the CBC Radio Archives of Anthology” Society for Cinema &Media Studies. Chicago, March 2013.
“Radio Poetics: Publishing and Poetry on CBC’s ‘Anthology’” Public Poetics: Critical Issues in Canadian Poetry and Poetics. Mount Allison University, Sackville NB, September 2012.
“Radio Modernism in Canada.” Exile’s Return: An Editing Modernism in Canada (EMiC) Colloquium. Paris, France: Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3, June 2012.
“Gwendolyn MacEwen Introduces”: Canadian Women’s Writing on the Radio. Canadian Women Writers Conference: Space/Place/Play and Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory (CWRC). Toronto: Ryerson University, October 2011.
“Listening Across: Revisiting Polyphonic Spaces in Glenn Gould’s ‘The Idea of North’ and Robert Bringhurst’s Ursa Major: A Polyphonic Masque for Speakers and Dancers.” Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Music in Canada Symposium. Sackville: Mount Allison U, June 2011.
“Poetry On Air - CBC Radio Archives.” ACCUTE. Fredericton: U of New Brunswick, May 2011.
“Making It New, Now (?): Listening to the Avant-Garde in Performances by Gerry Shikatani and Nobuo Kubota.” ACCUTE. Concordia: May 2010.
“Filming Music: Adapting Transnational Sound in The English Patient and Fugitive Pieces.” Double-Takes: Intersections between Canadian Literature and Film. U of Ottawa.May 2009.
“Adapting the Avant-Garde: Bodies, Cultures and Texts in ‘The Four Horsemen Project.’” The Oral, the Written, and Other Verbal Media. U of Saskatchewan, June 2008.
“Enter the Reader: Steve McCaffery’s Evoba: The Philosophical Investigations 1976-78.” ACCUTE. UBC: June 2008.
“Sounds Like Canada: Situating Postmodern Listening within Canadian Soundscapes.” Re:Reading Postmodernism - A Symposium. University of Ottawa: May 2008.