Gregory Betts

SCLA Faculty

Gregory Betts

My current work addresses avant-garde literature in Vancouver from 1961 to 1975, exploring the heteroglossic aesthetic and political communities that were active in the city during that time: including, particularly, visual poetics, surrealist modalities, Marxisms, and the lingering legacy of Modernism.

Recent Publications:

Avant-Garde Canadian Literature: The Early Manifestations. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012.

“The Transnational Agenda of Lewis and Pound’s Avant-Garde.” Literature, Geography, Translation: Studies in World Writing. Ed. Cecilia Alvstad, Stefan Helgesson, and David Watson. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011. 209-220.

“A Postmodern Decadence in Canadian Sound and Visual Poetry.” Re:Reading the Postmodern. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2010. 151-179.

Editor and Introduction. The Wrong World: Bertram Brooker’s Stories and Essays. Ottawa: The University of Ottawa Press, 2009.

“Non compos mentis: A Meta-Historical Survey of the Historiographic Narratives of Louis Riel’s ‘Insanity’”. International Journal of Canadian Studies. 40 (Spring 2009).

Editor and Introduction. Lawren Harris In the Ward: His Poetry and Painting. Toronto: Exile Editions, 2007.

Editor and Introduction. After Exile: A Raymond Knister Poetry Reader. Toronto: Exile Editions, 2003. Second edition 2011.

Research Interests:

Canadian Literature

Avant-Garde Literature

Adaptation and Translation Theory

Contemporary Poetry

Canadian Studies

Archival and Editorial Theory

Departmental Events

French instructor Paul Savoie is Director of the Salon du livre de Toronto
December 3, 2014 - 9:00am - December 6, 2014 - 6:00pm
November in French at Brock/Novembre en français à l’Université Brock
November 7, 2014 - 10:00am - November 28, 2014 - 11:00am