Marlene Kadar

Department of Humanities
School of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies

Professor

Office: Founders College, 311
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 66926
Emailmkadar@yorku.ca

Congratulations to Professor Marlene Kadar who was awarded a SSHRC Standard Research Grant as co-investigator on a project entitled "Feminizing Photojournalism, World War II."

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Professor Marlene Kadar works primarily in the field of autobiography and life writing. Her research considers the life writing fragment as a productive yet pressing and vexed autobiographical practice. It concentrates on personal accounts of the experience of the Holocaust, with a focus on both published and archival sources by and about Roma and Jewry in Central Europe, and on the stories of their eventual migrations to Canada. A current project reconstructs the checkered career path of one of Ravensbrück’s less notorious female camp guards. With Jeanne Perreault, she is working on an analysis of the recent boon in physicians' life writing. Kadar and Perreault also embark this year on "Feminizing Photojournalism: World War II," a project that focusses on the archival lives of three women war journalists.

Degrees

PhD in Comparative Literature , University of Alberta
MA in English , University of Waterloo
BA (Honours) English (Minor in Classics) , Trent University


Research Interests

Life Writing and Autobiography, Archival Lives, Interdisciplinary Research Methods, Memory, The Holocaust and The Porrajmos

All Publications

Books

with Jeanne Perreault and Linda Warley. Photographs, Histories, and Meanings. Ed. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

with Jeanne Perreault and Linda Warley. Life Writing in International Contexts. ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature 39.1-2 (2008).

Tracing the Autobiographical. Ed. Marlene Kadar, Susanna Egan, Jeanne Perreault, and Linda Warley. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2005.

The Missing Line. Ed. Marlene Kadar. Toronto: Inanna Publications, 2004.

Book Chapters

'Wounding Events and the Limits of Autobiography.' Diaspora, Memory and Identity: A Search for Home. Ed. Vijay Agnew. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005.

Journal Articles

'Literary and Historical Uses of Life Writing for Young Adult Readers: 'She is only a gypsy after all'.' Canadian Children’s Literature 34.1 (2008): 43-59.


Congratulations to Professor Marlene Kadar who was awarded a SSHRC Standard Research Grant as co-investigator on a project entitled "Feminizing Photojournalism, World War II."


Professor Marlene Kadar works primarily in the field of autobiography and life writing. Her research considers the life writing fragment as a productive yet pressing and vexed autobiographical practice. It concentrates on personal accounts of the experience of the Holocaust, with a focus on both published and archival sources by and about Roma and Jewry in Central Europe, and on the stories of their eventual migrations to Canada. A current project reconstructs the checkered career path of one of Ravensbrück’s less notorious female camp guards. With Jeanne Perreault, she is working on an analysis of the recent boon in physicians' life writing. Kadar and Perreault also embark this year on "Feminizing Photojournalism: World War II," a project that focusses on the archival lives of three women war journalists.

Degrees

PhD in Comparative Literature , University of Alberta
MA in English , University of Waterloo
BA (Honours) English (Minor in Classics) , Trent University

Research Interests:

Life Writing and Autobiography, Archival Lives, Interdisciplinary Research Methods, Memory, The Holocaust and The Porrajmos

All Publications

Books

with Jeanne Perreault and Linda Warley. Photographs, Histories, and Meanings. Ed. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

with Jeanne Perreault and Linda Warley. Life Writing in International Contexts. ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature 39.1-2 (2008).

Tracing the Autobiographical. Ed. Marlene Kadar, Susanna Egan, Jeanne Perreault, and Linda Warley. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2005.

The Missing Line. Ed. Marlene Kadar. Toronto: Inanna Publications, 2004.

Book Chapters

'Wounding Events and the Limits of Autobiography.' Diaspora, Memory and Identity: A Search for Home. Ed. Vijay Agnew. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005.

Journal Articles

'Literary and Historical Uses of Life Writing for Young Adult Readers: 'She is only a gypsy after all'.' Canadian Children’s Literature 34.1 (2008): 43-59.