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Leslie Sanders

Department of Humanities
Writing Department

University Professor
 
Office: 706 Atkinson
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 66604
Emailleslie@yorku.ca
 
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Professor Leslie Sanders works in African American and Black Canadian literatures. She teaches in Humanities, Graduate English, and the Writing Department. In 2003, she was made a University Professor. She is webmaster for African Canadian Online (www.yorku.ca/aconline)

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Research Interests

African American and Black Canadian Literature and Culture, Literatures of The African Diaspora

Current Research Projects

  • Literature for all: Promoting inclusive education through digitizing textual and contextual materials  more...
  • Digital Interactive Environments and New Curriculum for Schools  more...

All Publications

Books

2009 Editor, with Introduction. Fierce Departures: The Poetry of Dionne Brand. Wilfrid Laurier Press.

Editor, Gospel Plays, Operas, and Late Dramatic Works. Volume 6. The Collected Works of Langston Hughes. University of Missouri Press. 2004. 672 p.

Book Chapters

2010 Early Works of Dionne Brand. Introduction. Wilfrid Laurier Press. In Press.

2007 “Four Black Film Documentary Moments.” in Multiple Lenses - Voices from the Diaspora located in Canada. Ed. David Divine. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing: 196-204.

2007 Entry for Claire Harris, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 334, Gale Press, 2007: 89-95.

2006 “Reason Not Justice: Introduction to Andrew Moodie," The Real McCoy. Playwrights Canada Press, 2006: iii-v.

Entries for Andre Alexis, Austin Clarke, Dionne Brand, George Elliott Clarke, M. Nourbese Philip, Djanet Sears, Maxine Tynes. Encyclopaedia of the African Diaspora, in press

Conference Papers

2010 “Surprising Narratives: African Canadian Autobiography”. Canada and Beyond, University of Huelva, Huelva, Spain

2004 “Dionne Brand’s Poetics of Location: Beyond Another Place, Not Here”. Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars Assocation, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

2003 “The Planet of Junior Brown,” Canadian Association of American Studies, Winnipeg.

Book Reviews

2004 Review of What Can a Black Critic Do?, Donna Baily Nurse, Canadian Literature.

Forthcoming

“Dionne Brand," Border Crossings: A Sourcebook on Caribbean Writers in Canada. Eds. Hyacinth Simpson and Frank Birbalsingh. Coconut Creek, Florida: Caribbean Studies Press. (Forthcoming)

“What the Poet Does for Us” in No Language Is Neutral: Essays on Dionne Brand. Eds. Dina Georgis, Katherine McKittrick and Rinaldo Walcott. Wilfrid Laurier Press. (Forthcoming)

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2014-2015 AP/CLTR1953 6.0  Canadian Writers in Person LECT Course Website 


Professor Leslie Sanders works in African American and Black Canadian literatures. She teaches in Humanities, Graduate English, and the Writing Department. In 2003, she was made a University Professor. She is webmaster for African Canadian Online (www.yorku.ca/aconline)


Professor Leslie Sanders works in African American and Black Canadian literatures. She is the author of The Development of Black Theater in America (l988), a general editor of the Collected Works of Langston Hughes, and the volume editor for two volumes of plays and other performance works. Aside from publications on Hughes, she has published on such Black Canadian writers as Austin Clarke, Dionne Brand, Nourbese Philip, Claire Harris, George Elliot Clarke, Maxine Tynes and Djanet Sears. She is a founder of the Centre for the Study of Black Cultures in Canada and webmaster for African Canadian Online (www.yorku.ca/aconline).

Degrees

PhD, University of Toronto


Research Interests:

African American and Black Canadian Literature and Culture, Literatures of The African Diaspora

Current Research Projects

  • Literature for all: Promoting inclusive education through digitizing textual and contextual materials
    Description: 
    SSHRC Public Outreach Grant 2010

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: PI: Professor Leslie Sanders, York University

    Funders: 
    Social Sciences and Humanities Council, Canada

  • Digital Interactive Environments and New Curriculum for Schools
    Description: 
    SSHRC Image, Text, Sound and Technology Grant, 2010

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: PI: Professor Leslie Sanders, York University

    Funders: 
    Social Sciences and Humanities Council, Canada

All Publications

Books

2009 Editor, with Introduction. Fierce Departures: The Poetry of Dionne Brand. Wilfrid Laurier Press.

Editor, Gospel Plays, Operas, and Late Dramatic Works. Volume 6. The Collected Works of Langston Hughes. University of Missouri Press. 2004. 672 p.

Book Chapters

2010 Early Works of Dionne Brand. Introduction. Wilfrid Laurier Press. In Press.

2007 “Four Black Film Documentary Moments.” in Multiple Lenses - Voices from the Diaspora located in Canada. Ed. David Divine. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing: 196-204.

2007 Entry for Claire Harris, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 334, Gale Press, 2007: 89-95.

2006 “Reason Not Justice: Introduction to Andrew Moodie," The Real McCoy. Playwrights Canada Press, 2006: iii-v.

Entries for Andre Alexis, Austin Clarke, Dionne Brand, George Elliott Clarke, M. Nourbese Philip, Djanet Sears, Maxine Tynes. Encyclopaedia of the African Diaspora, in press

Conference Papers

2010 “Surprising Narratives: African Canadian Autobiography”. Canada and Beyond, University of Huelva, Huelva, Spain

2004 “Dionne Brand’s Poetics of Location: Beyond Another Place, Not Here”. Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars Assocation, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

2003 “The Planet of Junior Brown,” Canadian Association of American Studies, Winnipeg.

Book Reviews

2004 Review of What Can a Black Critic Do?, Donna Baily Nurse, Canadian Literature.

Forthcoming

“Dionne Brand," Border Crossings: A Sourcebook on Caribbean Writers in Canada. Eds. Hyacinth Simpson and Frank Birbalsingh. Coconut Creek, Florida: Caribbean Studies Press. (Forthcoming)

“What the Poet Does for Us” in No Language Is Neutral: Essays on Dionne Brand. Eds. Dina Georgis, Katherine McKittrick and Rinaldo Walcott. Wilfrid Laurier Press. (Forthcoming)


Teaching:

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2014-2015 AP/CLTR1953 6.0  Canadian Writers in Person LECT Course Website