Eva C Karpinski

School of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies

Associate Professor
UPD

Office: Founders College, 313
Phone: (416)736-2100 Ext: 20490
Emailevakarp@yorku.ca
Primary websitehttp://people.laps.yorku.ca/people.nsf/researcherprofile?readform&shortname=evakarp

Eva C. Karpinski (Ph.D. York University) is Associate Professor in the School of Women's Studies at York University in Toronto. She teaches feminist theory and methodology as well as life writing. She combines interest in auto/biography studies with translation studies, poststructuralist and anti-racist theories, trauma and transnational studies. She has published articles in edited collections and journals, including a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, Literature Compass, Review of International American Studies, Men and Masculinities, Studies in Canadian Literature, Canadian Women Studies, Atlantis, Canadian Ethic Studies, and Resources for Feminist Research, and co-edited, with Jennifer Henderson, Ian Sowton, and Ray Ellenwood, a special issue of open letter, "Remembering Barbara Godard". Her book "Borrowed Tongues": Life Writing Migration, and Translation was published by Wildfrid Laurier University Press in 2012.

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Recent publications: “Decolonizing Performance: Indigenous Translation in Monique Mojica’s Chocolate Woman Dreams the Milky Way.” In Autobiography Across the Americas: Transnational Themes in Life Writing, ed. Ricia Chansky. NY: Routledge, 2017. 142-163. “Life in Boxes: History, Pedagogy, and Nation-Building in Canadian Biographics for Young Adults.” In Canadian Graphic Life Narratives, ed. Linda Warley and Candida Rifkin. Waterloo, Ont.: WLUP, 2016. 235-265.

Area of Specialization

Life Writing

Degrees

Ph.D. Women's Studies, York University
Ph.D. American Literature, University of Poznan
M.A. English (summa cum laude), University of Wroclaw
,


Research Interests

Gender Issues , Women's Studies , Cross-Cultural Studies, Autobiography, Translation Studies and Multilingualism, Feminist Theory

Current Research Projects

Multilingualism: Realities, Theories, Histories, and Literatures

Summary: 
An internationalization grant project prepared together with my York colleagues Elena Basile and Paola Bohorquez. In collaboration with Italian and Polish scholars, we have formed the Research Group on Multilingualism and Translation/Groupe de recherche sur le multilinguisme et la traduction. We want to explore the topic of multilingualism from an interdisciplinary and transnational perspective, focusing on several overlapping sites of research on multilingualism as a social and literary phenomenon that attracts a lot of attention in the era of the Internet and globalization. A day-conference titled « Multilingualism and Translation: A Workshop on Methods, Concepts and Areas of Research » took place on November 8, 2013, at York University. We are planning to publish an edited collection on the subject of multilingualism


Project Type: Self-Funded
Role: Co-Principal Investigator


Start Date:  Month: Nov  Year: 2013

Curating Lives: The Ethics and Politics of Feminist Critical Biography

Summary: 
A book manuscript in which I examine the concept of feminist critical biography as a method of reading biographical narratives, both visual and textual, at the intersections of gender, genre, ethics, and politics of personal, institutional, and cultural production. Looking at the biographer as a “curator” of a writer or artist’s life, I explore the rules of engagement with other people’s lives, and especially the differences between autobiographical and biographical strategies of writing and representation. As an intersubjective genre, biography is a cultural practice of recuperation and appropriation of the individual historical subject at the same time as it participates in the construction and preservation of collective public memory. I frame my analysis within larger questions of the aesthetic, epistemological, ethical, and ideological role of biography in contemporary culture. Working from an interdisciplinary conjunction of feminist autobiography studies, women’s history, art history, cultural studies, and popular culture, I cover different biographical genres and media, including literary biography, fictionalized biographical novel, biographical memoir, postmodern hybrid biography, biographical film documentary, and graphic biography.

Role: Principal Investigator

The Silent Book: Crafting Memories from A Life with Cancer.

Summary: 
It is a visual and textual collaborative project (with Pam Patterson) that attempts to address several complex and perplexing questions pertaining to living in the postcancer body. It approaches women’s health narratives from an interdisciplinary perspective, with the help of oral history, discourse analysis, and visual research methods. We envision the book as combining journal entries; transcripts of conversations exploring common themes and unique perceptions of cancer embodiment; quotations from famous and ordinary cancer survivors; citations from the popular scientific and medical lore on breast cancer; statistical data that patients are bombarded with; oppositional knowledge and alternative approaches; graphic memoir strips; photographs and artwork, both original and historical. This polyphonic text aims to construct an archive of personal memories that speak of women’s experiences of the body and sexuality during their cancer journeys, the body’s medicalization, pain, and empowerment, as well as of spiritual and intellectual transformations that can lead survivors toward breast cancer activism.

Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Out of the Shadows: Experiencing Cancer and Sexuality

Summary: 
Out of the Shadows: Experiencing Cancer and Sexuality, is a qualitative research investigation into the issues of sexuality as they affect people living with cancer. It is done in collaboration with a team of researchers from several universities, led by Dr. Carla Rice, CRC from the University of Guelph.

Role: Investigator

All Publications

Books

Borrowed Tongues: Life Writing, Migration, and Translation. Waterloo, Ont.: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2012. (271 pp.) wlupress

Book Chapters

“(Be)longing in the City of Translators: Micro-cosmopolitanism in Dionne Brand’s What We All Long For.” In Towards Critical Multiculturalism, ed. Ewelina Bujnowska, Marcin Gabrys, and Tomasz Sikora. Katowice: Para Publishers, 2012: 463-477.

“Public Memory, Private Grief: Reinventing the Nation’s (Self)Image through Joy Kogawa’s Obasan” In Culture and Difference: Essays on Canadian Society, ed. Howard Doughty and Marino Tuzi. Toronto: Guernica Editions, 2010. 112-131.

“’Do Not Exploit Me Again and Again’: Queering Autoethnography in Suniti Namjoshi’s Goja.” In Asian Canadian Beyond Autoethnography, ed. Eleanor Ty and Christl Verduyn. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2008. 227-246.

“Bodies/Countries: Mary Melfi’s Flirt with Feminism in Infertility Rites.” In Mary Melfi: Essays on her Works. Ed. W. Anselmi. Toronto: Guernica Editions, 2006. 110-132.

Entries on “Epistolary Poetry” and “Epistolary Fiction.” The Encyclopedia of Life Writing, ed. Margareta Jolly. Chicago and London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001. 300-303.

"Choosing Feminism, Choosing Exile: Towards the Development of a Transnational Feminist Consciousness." Emigré Feminism, ed. Alena Heitlinger. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999:17-29.

"Multicultural Gift(s): Immigrant Women's Life Writing and the Politics of Anthologizing Difference." In Literary Pluralities, ed. Christl Verduyn. Peterborough, Ont.: Broadview Press, 1998: 111-124.

"The Regenerative Symbolism of the Journey: John Barth's Sabbatical." In: Essays for Yvonne Grabowski, ed. John McErlean. Toronto: Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences, 1993. 15-22.

Journal Articles

Trans/acting Culture, Writing, and Memory: Essays in Honour of Barbara Godard, (co-edited with Jennifer Henderson, Ray Ellenwood, and Ian Sowton). Wilfrid Laurier University Press, (2013). (356 pp.) Including Eva Karpinski and Jennifer Henderson, “Editors’ Introduction,” 30 pages).

Special Issue of Open Letter, “Remembering Barbara Godard.” August 2011 (170 pp.) Initiator and co-editor with Jennifer Henderson, Ian Sowton, and Ray Ellenwood.

Special Issue of Canadian Woman Studies on “Women and Cancer.” Volume 28, No 2,3 (Spring/Summer 2010) (186 pp.) Initiator and co-editor with Brenda Blondeau, Lykke de la Cour, and Gosia Wasniewski.

“In Memoriam Barbara Godard.” Canadian Woman Studies 28, 2-3 (Winter 2010): 7.

“Barbara and Translation.” Web. Barbara Godard Collection. YorkSpace. York University. 2008-12-06.

Special Issue of The Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering (ARM), “Mothers and Sons,” vol. 2.1 (Spring/Summer 2000). (215 pp.) On the Editorial Board.

Canadian Connections: A Cross-Cultural Reader (co-edited with Marlene Lecompte), Toronto: Harcourt Brace, 1996. (120 pp.)

The Language We Share (co-edited with Marlene Lecompte), Toronto: Harcourt Brace, 1995. (340 pp.)

"The Rhetoric of Liberation in Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself." Problems of Literary Genres 38, 1-2 (1995): 75-85.

"The Author in Search of the Controlling Image: John Barth's The Tidewater Tales." Problems of Literary Genres 35, 1-2 (1992): 61-70.

"The Postmodern Turn: Reading Brian McHale's Postmodernist Fiction and Linda Hutcheon's A Poetics of Postmodernism and The Politics of Postmodernism." Problems of Literary Genres 34, 1-2 (1991): 107-110.

"Realism of Surfaces and Disconnections: Varieties of American Minimalist Prose." Problems of Literary Genres 33, 2 (1990): 55-67.

"Postmodernism and the Critics: An Overview." Problems of Literary Genres 32, 2 (1989): 97-110.

"The Aesthetics of Parody in John Barth's Giles Goat-Boy." Anglica Wratislaviensia XIV (1988): 109-11.

"An Interview with Raymond Federman." Literature in the World 207 (November 1988): 310-319 (with Elzbieta Oleksy)

"Saga and Its Algorithm in John Galsworthy's The Forsyte Saga and Thomas Mann's Buddenbrooks" Anglica Wratislaviensia X (1985): 59-65.

"Irony and the Novel." Problems of Literary Genres 21, 1 (1984): 83-95.

"Impromptu Philosophical Sophistry in the Early Fiction of John Barth." Anglica Wratislaviensia XIII (1984): 109-118.

" Henry David Thoreau and Ecological Architecture." Aura (December 1982): 9-11 (with Daniel Karpinski).

Conference Papers

“Literary Translation and Linguistic Diversity: Canadian Literature on the International Scene.” Panel Discussion in Traduire depuis les marges/ Translating from the Margins, ed. Denise Merkle et al. Québec City: Editions Nota Bene, 2008. 387-399.

Between Nostalgia and Alienation: Eva Hoffman's Lost in Translation." Proceedings of the 2nd Conference of ECHO-Research Institute, Toronto, May 1992. 15-22.

Professional Journal Articles

“Transversal Alliances: White Fantasies of Indigeneity in Suzanne Desrochers’ Bride of New France.” Canada and Beyond: A Journal of Canadian Literary and Cultural Studies 3, 1-2 (2013): 181-204. http://canada-and-beyond.com/index.php/canada-and-beyond/article/view/37/61

“Postcards from Europe: Dubravka Ugresic as a Transnational Public Intellectual, or Life Writing in Fragments.” European Journal of Life Writing 2 (2013): http://ejlw.eu/article/view/55/64 (19 pages

“Speaking in ‘I’: The Interface of Theory and Autobiography in Nicole Brossard’s Life Writing.” Literature Compass 8, 12 (December 2011): 911-920.

“Bodies Material and Immaterial: Daphne Marlatt’s Ghost Writing in Taken.” RIAS, Review of International American Studies 5, 1-2 (Winter-Spring 2011): 59-86.

“Re-membering Thinking through Translation.” Open Letter 14, 6 (Summer 2011): 122-130.

“Cancer Publics: The Public/Private Split in Breast Cancer Memoirs.” Canadian Woman Studies (CWS/cf) 28, 2-3 (2010): 110-115.

“Moments of Misrecognition: Violence Against Women and the Multicultural Classroom.” Canadian Woman Studies CWS/cf) 27, 2-3 (2009): 63-67

“Copy, Cut, Paste:” A Reflection on Some Institutional Constraints of Teaching a Big Intro Course.” Resources for Feminist Research 32: 3-4 (2008): 44-61.

“En-trenched Manhood: War and Constructions of Masculinity in George Orwell’s Homage to Catalonia.” Men and Masculinities 10:5 (2008): 523-537.

“The Book as (Anti)National Heroine: Trauma and Witnessing in Joy Kogawa’s Obasan.” Studies in Canadian Literature 31.2 (2006): 46-65. Republished in The Cengage/Gale series Contemporary Literary Criticism, 268 (April 2009): 185-195.

“Signifying Passion: Angela Carter’s Heroes and Villains as a Dystopian Romance.” Utopian Studies 11,2 (2000): 137-51.

"Bodies/Countries: Mary Melfi's 'Flirt' with Feminism in Infertility Rites." Studies in Canadian Literature 24.1 (Summer 1999): 57-60.

"Communication Across Difference: Conflict and Community Building in Women's Studies Programmes." ATLANTIS vol. 22.2 (Spring 1998): 137-40.

"Negotiating the Self: Eva Hoffman's Lost in Translation and the Question of Immigrant Autobiography." Canadian Ethnic Studies 23, 1 (1996): 127-35.

"The Babel of Experience: Introducing Multicultural Voices to College Classrooms." Our Schools/Our Selves 8, 1 (49) (November 1996): 94-110.

"Do Polish Women Need Feminism? Recent Activity of the Parliamentary Women's Group." Canadian Woman Studies 16, 1 (Winter 1995): 91-94.

The Immigrant as Writer: Resistance and Conformity in Josef Skvorecky's The Engineer of Human Souls and Raymond Federman's Take It or Leave It." Journal of Canadian Studies 28, 3 (Fall 1993): 92-104.

"From V. to Vineland: Thomas Pynchon's Utopianism." Pynchon Notes (Spring/Fall 1993 [1995]): 33-43.

Book Reviews

Review of Mary K. Deshazer’s Fractured Borders: Reading Women’s Cancer Literature. Canadian Woman Studies 28, 2-3 (2010): 150-151.

Review of Bella Brodzki’s If These Bones Could Talk. Biography 32.4 (2009): 512-14.

Review of The Mieke Bal Reader. ATLANTIS 32.2 (Spring 2008): 159-160.

Review of Tracing the Autobiographical by Marlene Kadar et al and Auto/Biography in Canada by Julie Rak. University of Toronto Quartely (January 2007): 323-327

Review of Julie Gottlieb’s Feminine Fascism. Canadian Woman Studies 21/22, 4/1 (Spring/Summer 2002): 231-32.

Review of Luise von Flotow's Translation and Gender. University of Toronto Quarterly, Winter 1998: 398-9.

Review of Apolonja Kojder's Marynia Don't Cry . Canadian Woman Studies 17,4 (Winter 1998):155-6.

Review of Concetta Principe's Stained Glass and Gianna Patriarca's Daughters for Sale. Canadian Woman Studies 17,3 (Summer/Fall 1997): 124-5.

Review of poetry (Natalie Stephens' This Imagined Permanence and Janice Rapoport's After Paradise). Canadian Woman Studies 17,2 (Spring 1997): 154-156.

Review of Susan Frank Parsons' Feminism and Christian Ethics. Canadian Woman Studies 17,1 (Winter 1997):127-128.

Review of Renata Salecl's The Spoils of Freedom: Psychoanalysis and Feminism after the Fall of Socialism. Canadian Woman Studies, 16,1 (Fall1995): 107.

Review of bell hooks's Teaching to Transgress. College Quarterly 3,1 (1995): 22.

Review of Gayatri Spivak's Outside in the Teaching Machine. College Quarterly 1, 4 (Summer 1994): 28-2.

Review of Edward Said's Culture and Imperialism. Problems of Literary Genres 37, 2 (1994): 167-171, and College Quarterly 1, 2 (Winter 1993): 25-26.

Review of Linda Hutcheon's A Theory of Parody. Problems of Literary Genres 30, 1 (1987): 101-104.

Review of Terry Eagleton's Literary Theory: An Introduction. Problems of Literary Genres 29, 1 (1986): 99-104.

Review of Robert Scholes's Semiotics and Interpretation. Problems of Literary Genres 27, 1 (1985): 127-130.

Review of John Holloway's Narrative and Structure. Exploratory Essays. Problem of Literary Genres 25, 2 (1982): 95-98.

Creative Works

Pens of Many Colours: A Canadian Reader, 3rd Edition, Toronto: Nelson Canada, 2002 (393 pp.)

Pens of Many Colours: A Canadian Reader; 2nd edition, Toronto: Harcourt Brace, 1997 (319 pp.)

Pens of Many Colours: A Canadian Reader; 1st edition, co-edited with Ian Lea, Toronto: HBJ-Holt, 1993. (425 pp.)

Forthcoming

Special Issue of a/b: autobiography studies, “Broken Dialogues” (forthcoming September 2015)

Special Theme Cluster for ATLANTIS, “In/visibility: Absences/Presence in Feminist Theorizing” (forthcoming in 36.2, 2014)

“Onco-Filmographics: The Politics and Affects of the Canadian Breast Cancer Documentary” (forthcoming in TSWL: Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature 32.2/33, Fall 2013/Spring 2014)

“Decolonizing Performance: Indigenous Translation in Monique Mojica’s Chocolate Woman Dreams the Milky Way” (accepted for publication in Autobiography Across the Americas, ed. Ricia Chansky, Routledge)

“Life in Boxes: History, Pedagogy, and Nation-Building in Canadian Biographics for Young Adults” (accepted for publication in Canadian Graphic Life Narratives, ed. Linda Warley and Candida Rifkin, WLUP)

“People Dealt This Fate to People: The War and the Holocaust in Zofia Nalkowska’s Life Writing” (in print, Working Memory: Women and Work in World War II, ed. Marlene Kadar and Jeanne Perrault, WLUP)

Review of Clare Best’s Incisions (Poems) (in print, Canadian Woman Studies)

Review of Linda Morra and Jessica Schagerl’s Basements and Attics, Closets and Cyberspace: Explorations in Canadian Women’s Archives (Journal of Archival Organization, JAO)

Approach To Teaching

Professor Eva C. Karpinski has taught thirty-six undergraduate courses at York and developed five of them. She has directed ten individual reading courses. She has coordinated and taught seven multi-section foundation courses with Teaching Assistants teams. She been a member of a PhD supervisory committee for three students. In 2011 Professor Karpinski received the President’s University Wide Teaching Award.

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/GWST4555 6.0  Feminist Methodologies and Methods SEMR  


Eva C. Karpinski (Ph.D. York University) is Associate Professor in the School of Women's Studies at York University in Toronto. She teaches feminist theory and methodology as well as life writing. She combines interest in auto/biography studies with translation studies, poststructuralist and anti-racist theories, trauma and transnational studies. She has published articles in edited collections and journals, including a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, Literature Compass, Review of International American Studies, Men and Masculinities, Studies in Canadian Literature, Canadian Women Studies, Atlantis, Canadian Ethic Studies, and Resources for Feminist Research, and co-edited, with Jennifer Henderson, Ian Sowton, and Ray Ellenwood, a special issue of open letter, "Remembering Barbara Godard". Her book "Borrowed Tongues": Life Writing Migration, and Translation was published by Wildfrid Laurier University Press in 2012.


Recent publications: “Decolonizing Performance: Indigenous Translation in Monique Mojica’s Chocolate Woman Dreams the Milky Way.” In Autobiography Across the Americas: Transnational Themes in Life Writing, ed. Ricia Chansky. NY: Routledge, 2017. 142-163. “Life in Boxes: History, Pedagogy, and Nation-Building in Canadian Biographics for Young Adults.” In Canadian Graphic Life Narratives, ed. Linda Warley and Candida Rifkin. Waterloo, Ont.: WLUP, 2016. 235-265.

Area of Specialization

Life Writing

Degrees

Ph.D. Women's Studies, York University
Ph.D. American Literature, University of Poznan
M.A. English (summa cum laude), University of Wroclaw
,

Research Interests:

Gender Issues , Women's Studies , Cross-Cultural Studies, Autobiography, Translation Studies and Multilingualism, Feminist Theory

Current Research Projects

Multilingualism: Realities, Theories, Histories, and Literatures

Summary: 
An internationalization grant project prepared together with my York colleagues Elena Basile and Paola Bohorquez. In collaboration with Italian and Polish scholars, we have formed the Research Group on Multilingualism and Translation/Groupe de recherche sur le multilinguisme et la traduction. We want to explore the topic of multilingualism from an interdisciplinary and transnational perspective, focusing on several overlapping sites of research on multilingualism as a social and literary phenomenon that attracts a lot of attention in the era of the Internet and globalization. A day-conference titled « Multilingualism and Translation: A Workshop on Methods, Concepts and Areas of Research » took place on November 8, 2013, at York University. We are planning to publish an edited collection on the subject of multilingualism


Project Type: Self-Funded
Role: Co-Principal Investigator


Start Date:  Month: Nov  Year: 2013

Curating Lives: The Ethics and Politics of Feminist Critical Biography

Summary: 
A book manuscript in which I examine the concept of feminist critical biography as a method of reading biographical narratives, both visual and textual, at the intersections of gender, genre, ethics, and politics of personal, institutional, and cultural production. Looking at the biographer as a “curator” of a writer or artist’s life, I explore the rules of engagement with other people’s lives, and especially the differences between autobiographical and biographical strategies of writing and representation. As an intersubjective genre, biography is a cultural practice of recuperation and appropriation of the individual historical subject at the same time as it participates in the construction and preservation of collective public memory. I frame my analysis within larger questions of the aesthetic, epistemological, ethical, and ideological role of biography in contemporary culture. Working from an interdisciplinary conjunction of feminist autobiography studies, women’s history, art history, cultural studies, and popular culture, I cover different biographical genres and media, including literary biography, fictionalized biographical novel, biographical memoir, postmodern hybrid biography, biographical film documentary, and graphic biography.

Role: Principal Investigator

The Silent Book: Crafting Memories from A Life with Cancer.

Summary: 
It is a visual and textual collaborative project (with Pam Patterson) that attempts to address several complex and perplexing questions pertaining to living in the postcancer body. It approaches women’s health narratives from an interdisciplinary perspective, with the help of oral history, discourse analysis, and visual research methods. We envision the book as combining journal entries; transcripts of conversations exploring common themes and unique perceptions of cancer embodiment; quotations from famous and ordinary cancer survivors; citations from the popular scientific and medical lore on breast cancer; statistical data that patients are bombarded with; oppositional knowledge and alternative approaches; graphic memoir strips; photographs and artwork, both original and historical. This polyphonic text aims to construct an archive of personal memories that speak of women’s experiences of the body and sexuality during their cancer journeys, the body’s medicalization, pain, and empowerment, as well as of spiritual and intellectual transformations that can lead survivors toward breast cancer activism.

Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Out of the Shadows: Experiencing Cancer and Sexuality

Summary: 
Out of the Shadows: Experiencing Cancer and Sexuality, is a qualitative research investigation into the issues of sexuality as they affect people living with cancer. It is done in collaboration with a team of researchers from several universities, led by Dr. Carla Rice, CRC from the University of Guelph.

Role: Investigator

All Publications

Books

Borrowed Tongues: Life Writing, Migration, and Translation. Waterloo, Ont.: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2012. (271 pp.) wlupress

Book Chapters

“(Be)longing in the City of Translators: Micro-cosmopolitanism in Dionne Brand’s What We All Long For.” In Towards Critical Multiculturalism, ed. Ewelina Bujnowska, Marcin Gabrys, and Tomasz Sikora. Katowice: Para Publishers, 2012: 463-477.

“Public Memory, Private Grief: Reinventing the Nation’s (Self)Image through Joy Kogawa’s Obasan” In Culture and Difference: Essays on Canadian Society, ed. Howard Doughty and Marino Tuzi. Toronto: Guernica Editions, 2010. 112-131.

“’Do Not Exploit Me Again and Again’: Queering Autoethnography in Suniti Namjoshi’s Goja.” In Asian Canadian Beyond Autoethnography, ed. Eleanor Ty and Christl Verduyn. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2008. 227-246.

“Bodies/Countries: Mary Melfi’s Flirt with Feminism in Infertility Rites.” In Mary Melfi: Essays on her Works. Ed. W. Anselmi. Toronto: Guernica Editions, 2006. 110-132.

Entries on “Epistolary Poetry” and “Epistolary Fiction.” The Encyclopedia of Life Writing, ed. Margareta Jolly. Chicago and London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001. 300-303.

"Choosing Feminism, Choosing Exile: Towards the Development of a Transnational Feminist Consciousness." Emigré Feminism, ed. Alena Heitlinger. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999:17-29.

"Multicultural Gift(s): Immigrant Women's Life Writing and the Politics of Anthologizing Difference." In Literary Pluralities, ed. Christl Verduyn. Peterborough, Ont.: Broadview Press, 1998: 111-124.

"The Regenerative Symbolism of the Journey: John Barth's Sabbatical." In: Essays for Yvonne Grabowski, ed. John McErlean. Toronto: Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences, 1993. 15-22.

Journal Articles

Trans/acting Culture, Writing, and Memory: Essays in Honour of Barbara Godard, (co-edited with Jennifer Henderson, Ray Ellenwood, and Ian Sowton). Wilfrid Laurier University Press, (2013). (356 pp.) Including Eva Karpinski and Jennifer Henderson, “Editors’ Introduction,” 30 pages).

Special Issue of Open Letter, “Remembering Barbara Godard.” August 2011 (170 pp.) Initiator and co-editor with Jennifer Henderson, Ian Sowton, and Ray Ellenwood.

Special Issue of Canadian Woman Studies on “Women and Cancer.” Volume 28, No 2,3 (Spring/Summer 2010) (186 pp.) Initiator and co-editor with Brenda Blondeau, Lykke de la Cour, and Gosia Wasniewski.

“In Memoriam Barbara Godard.” Canadian Woman Studies 28, 2-3 (Winter 2010): 7.

“Barbara and Translation.” Web. Barbara Godard Collection. YorkSpace. York University. 2008-12-06.

Special Issue of The Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering (ARM), “Mothers and Sons,” vol. 2.1 (Spring/Summer 2000). (215 pp.) On the Editorial Board.

Canadian Connections: A Cross-Cultural Reader (co-edited with Marlene Lecompte), Toronto: Harcourt Brace, 1996. (120 pp.)

The Language We Share (co-edited with Marlene Lecompte), Toronto: Harcourt Brace, 1995. (340 pp.)

"The Rhetoric of Liberation in Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself." Problems of Literary Genres 38, 1-2 (1995): 75-85.

"The Author in Search of the Controlling Image: John Barth's The Tidewater Tales." Problems of Literary Genres 35, 1-2 (1992): 61-70.

"The Postmodern Turn: Reading Brian McHale's Postmodernist Fiction and Linda Hutcheon's A Poetics of Postmodernism and The Politics of Postmodernism." Problems of Literary Genres 34, 1-2 (1991): 107-110.

"Realism of Surfaces and Disconnections: Varieties of American Minimalist Prose." Problems of Literary Genres 33, 2 (1990): 55-67.

"Postmodernism and the Critics: An Overview." Problems of Literary Genres 32, 2 (1989): 97-110.

"The Aesthetics of Parody in John Barth's Giles Goat-Boy." Anglica Wratislaviensia XIV (1988): 109-11.

"An Interview with Raymond Federman." Literature in the World 207 (November 1988): 310-319 (with Elzbieta Oleksy)

"Saga and Its Algorithm in John Galsworthy's The Forsyte Saga and Thomas Mann's Buddenbrooks" Anglica Wratislaviensia X (1985): 59-65.

"Irony and the Novel." Problems of Literary Genres 21, 1 (1984): 83-95.

"Impromptu Philosophical Sophistry in the Early Fiction of John Barth." Anglica Wratislaviensia XIII (1984): 109-118.

" Henry David Thoreau and Ecological Architecture." Aura (December 1982): 9-11 (with Daniel Karpinski).

Conference Papers

“Literary Translation and Linguistic Diversity: Canadian Literature on the International Scene.” Panel Discussion in Traduire depuis les marges/ Translating from the Margins, ed. Denise Merkle et al. Québec City: Editions Nota Bene, 2008. 387-399.

Between Nostalgia and Alienation: Eva Hoffman's Lost in Translation." Proceedings of the 2nd Conference of ECHO-Research Institute, Toronto, May 1992. 15-22.

Professional Journal Articles

“Transversal Alliances: White Fantasies of Indigeneity in Suzanne Desrochers’ Bride of New France.” Canada and Beyond: A Journal of Canadian Literary and Cultural Studies 3, 1-2 (2013): 181-204. http://canada-and-beyond.com/index.php/canada-and-beyond/article/view/37/61

“Postcards from Europe: Dubravka Ugresic as a Transnational Public Intellectual, or Life Writing in Fragments.” European Journal of Life Writing 2 (2013): http://ejlw.eu/article/view/55/64 (19 pages

“Speaking in ‘I’: The Interface of Theory and Autobiography in Nicole Brossard’s Life Writing.” Literature Compass 8, 12 (December 2011): 911-920.

“Bodies Material and Immaterial: Daphne Marlatt’s Ghost Writing in Taken.” RIAS, Review of International American Studies 5, 1-2 (Winter-Spring 2011): 59-86.

“Re-membering Thinking through Translation.” Open Letter 14, 6 (Summer 2011): 122-130.

“Cancer Publics: The Public/Private Split in Breast Cancer Memoirs.” Canadian Woman Studies (CWS/cf) 28, 2-3 (2010): 110-115.

“Moments of Misrecognition: Violence Against Women and the Multicultural Classroom.” Canadian Woman Studies CWS/cf) 27, 2-3 (2009): 63-67

“Copy, Cut, Paste:” A Reflection on Some Institutional Constraints of Teaching a Big Intro Course.” Resources for Feminist Research 32: 3-4 (2008): 44-61.

“En-trenched Manhood: War and Constructions of Masculinity in George Orwell’s Homage to Catalonia.” Men and Masculinities 10:5 (2008): 523-537.

“The Book as (Anti)National Heroine: Trauma and Witnessing in Joy Kogawa’s Obasan.” Studies in Canadian Literature 31.2 (2006): 46-65. Republished in The Cengage/Gale series Contemporary Literary Criticism, 268 (April 2009): 185-195.

“Signifying Passion: Angela Carter’s Heroes and Villains as a Dystopian Romance.” Utopian Studies 11,2 (2000): 137-51.

"Bodies/Countries: Mary Melfi's 'Flirt' with Feminism in Infertility Rites." Studies in Canadian Literature 24.1 (Summer 1999): 57-60.

"Communication Across Difference: Conflict and Community Building in Women's Studies Programmes." ATLANTIS vol. 22.2 (Spring 1998): 137-40.

"Negotiating the Self: Eva Hoffman's Lost in Translation and the Question of Immigrant Autobiography." Canadian Ethnic Studies 23, 1 (1996): 127-35.

"The Babel of Experience: Introducing Multicultural Voices to College Classrooms." Our Schools/Our Selves 8, 1 (49) (November 1996): 94-110.

"Do Polish Women Need Feminism? Recent Activity of the Parliamentary Women's Group." Canadian Woman Studies 16, 1 (Winter 1995): 91-94.

The Immigrant as Writer: Resistance and Conformity in Josef Skvorecky's The Engineer of Human Souls and Raymond Federman's Take It or Leave It." Journal of Canadian Studies 28, 3 (Fall 1993): 92-104.

"From V. to Vineland: Thomas Pynchon's Utopianism." Pynchon Notes (Spring/Fall 1993 [1995]): 33-43.

Book Reviews

Review of Mary K. Deshazer’s Fractured Borders: Reading Women’s Cancer Literature. Canadian Woman Studies 28, 2-3 (2010): 150-151.

Review of Bella Brodzki’s If These Bones Could Talk. Biography 32.4 (2009): 512-14.

Review of The Mieke Bal Reader. ATLANTIS 32.2 (Spring 2008): 159-160.

Review of Tracing the Autobiographical by Marlene Kadar et al and Auto/Biography in Canada by Julie Rak. University of Toronto Quartely (January 2007): 323-327

Review of Julie Gottlieb’s Feminine Fascism. Canadian Woman Studies 21/22, 4/1 (Spring/Summer 2002): 231-32.

Review of Luise von Flotow's Translation and Gender. University of Toronto Quarterly, Winter 1998: 398-9.

Review of Apolonja Kojder's Marynia Don't Cry . Canadian Woman Studies 17,4 (Winter 1998):155-6.

Review of Concetta Principe's Stained Glass and Gianna Patriarca's Daughters for Sale. Canadian Woman Studies 17,3 (Summer/Fall 1997): 124-5.

Review of poetry (Natalie Stephens' This Imagined Permanence and Janice Rapoport's After Paradise). Canadian Woman Studies 17,2 (Spring 1997): 154-156.

Review of Susan Frank Parsons' Feminism and Christian Ethics. Canadian Woman Studies 17,1 (Winter 1997):127-128.

Review of Renata Salecl's The Spoils of Freedom: Psychoanalysis and Feminism after the Fall of Socialism. Canadian Woman Studies, 16,1 (Fall1995): 107.

Review of bell hooks's Teaching to Transgress. College Quarterly 3,1 (1995): 22.

Review of Gayatri Spivak's Outside in the Teaching Machine. College Quarterly 1, 4 (Summer 1994): 28-2.

Review of Edward Said's Culture and Imperialism. Problems of Literary Genres 37, 2 (1994): 167-171, and College Quarterly 1, 2 (Winter 1993): 25-26.

Review of Linda Hutcheon's A Theory of Parody. Problems of Literary Genres 30, 1 (1987): 101-104.

Review of Terry Eagleton's Literary Theory: An Introduction. Problems of Literary Genres 29, 1 (1986): 99-104.

Review of Robert Scholes's Semiotics and Interpretation. Problems of Literary Genres 27, 1 (1985): 127-130.

Review of John Holloway's Narrative and Structure. Exploratory Essays. Problem of Literary Genres 25, 2 (1982): 95-98.

Creative Works

Pens of Many Colours: A Canadian Reader, 3rd Edition, Toronto: Nelson Canada, 2002 (393 pp.)

Pens of Many Colours: A Canadian Reader; 2nd edition, Toronto: Harcourt Brace, 1997 (319 pp.)

Pens of Many Colours: A Canadian Reader; 1st edition, co-edited with Ian Lea, Toronto: HBJ-Holt, 1993. (425 pp.)

Forthcoming

Special Issue of a/b: autobiography studies, “Broken Dialogues” (forthcoming September 2015)

Special Theme Cluster for ATLANTIS, “In/visibility: Absences/Presence in Feminist Theorizing” (forthcoming in 36.2, 2014)

“Onco-Filmographics: The Politics and Affects of the Canadian Breast Cancer Documentary” (forthcoming in TSWL: Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature 32.2/33, Fall 2013/Spring 2014)

“Decolonizing Performance: Indigenous Translation in Monique Mojica’s Chocolate Woman Dreams the Milky Way” (accepted for publication in Autobiography Across the Americas, ed. Ricia Chansky, Routledge)

“Life in Boxes: History, Pedagogy, and Nation-Building in Canadian Biographics for Young Adults” (accepted for publication in Canadian Graphic Life Narratives, ed. Linda Warley and Candida Rifkin, WLUP)

“People Dealt This Fate to People: The War and the Holocaust in Zofia Nalkowska’s Life Writing” (in print, Working Memory: Women and Work in World War II, ed. Marlene Kadar and Jeanne Perrault, WLUP)

Review of Clare Best’s Incisions (Poems) (in print, Canadian Woman Studies)

Review of Linda Morra and Jessica Schagerl’s Basements and Attics, Closets and Cyberspace: Explorations in Canadian Women’s Archives (Journal of Archival Organization, JAO)


Teaching:

Approach To Teaching
Professor Eva C. Karpinski has taught thirty-six undergraduate courses at York and developed five of them. She has directed ten individual reading courses. She has coordinated and taught seven multi-section foundation courses with Teaching Assistants teams. She been a member of a PhD supervisory committee for three students. In 2011 Professor Karpinski received the President’s University Wide Teaching Award.


Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/GWST4555 6.0  Feminist Methodologies and Methods SEMR