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Faculty of Humanities
English Language & Literature
2011 Brock University Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, Humanities
Areas of Specialization
Neta Gordon wrote her dissertation on Canadian women writing genealogical narratives, and has published on both Ann-Marie MacDonald and Barbara Gowdy's work within this context. She also researches contemporary Canadian literature about the Great War: her article on Jane Urquhart's The Underpainter and The Stone Carvers, published in Studies in Canadian Literature, examines the links between processes of mourning and public acts of commemoration, while her article on Joseph Boyden's Three Day Road, examines how the time structures in that novel operate within theoretical frameworks of commemoration and redress. Her most recent work in this area is the book Catching the Torch: Contemporary Canadian Literary Literary Responses to World War. Neta's most current research focuses on contemporary Canadian short story collections by male authors, exploring how such texts interact with changing conceptions of masculinity in a globablized world.
Selected recent publications
Catching the Torch: Contemporarry Canadian Literary Responses to World War I. Waterloo, ON: Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2014.
Chalykoff, Lisa, Neta Gordon, and Paul Lumsden, eds. The Broadview Introduction to Literature. Peterborough, ON: Broadview Press, 2013.
" 'Of inkling, of implication': John Gould's Kilter: 55 fictions as a short story cycle." The Journal of the Short Story in English, Les Cahiers de la Nouvelle 54 (2010).
"Intimate and Conditional: Artistic Gesture in Jane Urquhart's False Shuffles, The Underpainter and A Map of Glass." Resurgence in Jane Urquhart's Oeuvre. Eds. Heliane Daziron-Ventura and Marta Dvorak. Brussels: Peter Lang, 2010.
"Time Structures and the Healing Aesthetic of Joseph Boyden's Three Day Road." Studies in Canadian Literature 33.1 (2008).
"Sacrificial Pets and Maternal Instinct in Gloria Sawai's 'Mother's Day' and Barbara Gowdy's Falling Angels." Atlantis: A Women's Studies Journal 33.1 (2008).
"Charted Territory: Canadian Literature by Women, the Genealogical Plot, and SKY Lee's Disappearing Moon Cafe." Narrative 14.2 (2006).
"Barbara Gowdy and the Sanctity of Love." Descant 132 (2006).
"Symbol, Postmodern Allegory and the Sacred Witness in Barbara Gowdy's The White Bone." Canadian Literature 85 (2005)
"Twin Tales: Narrative Profusion and Genealogy in Fall on Your Knees." Canadian Review of American Studies 35:2 (2005)
"The Artist and the Witness: Jane Urquhart's The Underpainter and The Stone Carvers." Studies in Canadian Literature 28.2 (2003)
Prof. Neta Gordon
'The Changing Face of Theatre Criticism in the Digital Age,' A remarkable two-day colloquium with international reach, part of the Walker Cultural Leader Series for 2013-14