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

Diaspora Inter-Crossings Speaker Series
October 8, 2015 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Diaspora Inter-Crossings Speaker Series
September 25, 2015 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
MLLC Meet and Greet
September 22, 2015 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm