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Rishma Dunlop

Department of English

Professor
 
Office: 337 Calumet College
Phone: (416) 736-2100 Ext: 30163
Emailrdunlop@yorku.ca
 
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Rishma Dunlop’s teaching and research interests are multidisciplinary and include post structural and feminist theory; contemporary fiction and poetry; creative nonfiction; English and World literatures; Canadian literature; literary translation; postcolonial and diasporic literatures; literature of witness; creative writing; cultural studies; aesthetics; fine arts practices and cultural production; women and literature; environmental writing, and documentary photography.

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Rishma Dunlop’s teaching and research interests are multidisciplinary and include post structural and feminist theory; contemporary fiction and poetry; creative nonfiction; English and World literatures; Canadian literature; literary translation; postcolonial and diasporic literatures; literature of witness; creative writing; cultural studies; aesthetics; fine arts practices and cultural production; women and literature; environmental writing, and documentary photography.


Rishma Dunlop is the author of five books of poetry: Lover Through Departure: New and Selected Poems (2011);White Album (2008), Metropolis (2005), Reading Like a Girl (2004), and The Body of My Garden (2002). Publications as editor include White Ink: Poems on Mothers and Motherhood (2007), Art, Literature and Place: An Ecopoetics Reader (2008), and Red Silk: An Anthology of South Asian Canadian Women Poets (co-edited with Priscila Uppal in 2004). She won the Emily Dickinson Prize for Poetry in 2003 and was a finalist for the CBC Canada Council Literary Awards in 1998. Rishma Dunlop's radio drama, “The Raj Kumari’s Lullaby,” was commissioned and produced by CBC Radio in 2005. Her essays, poetry, reviews, and lectures have been published in literary and scholarly journals including: Blackbird; Literary Review of Canada; Canadian Literature; The Comstock Review; Descant; Event; Grain; Room of One’s Own; Changing English: Studies in Reading and Culture; English Teaching: Practice and Critique; Literator: Journal of Linguistics, Language, and Literature; Canadian Journal of Environmental Education; Journal of Curriculum Theory; Journal of Educational Thought; Canadian Journal of Education; National Women’s Studies Journal, and Poeisis: Journal of Arts and Communication.

Dunlop frequently gives invited conference keynotes, lectures, and workshops on writing, creativity, artistic practices, literature and human rights, the role of the artist in contemporary society, and pedagogy. Her conference keynotes have included: The University of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland; University of New Mexico; McGill University; Queen’s University, School of Policy Studies; University of British Columbia; Lakehead University; Yukon Arts Centre; Arizona State University, and Stanford University. Dunlop is creator and founding editor of Studio, an international journal of literature and the arts. Dr. Dunlop has served as Poet in Residence at the University of British Columbia (2006-2007) and was awarded the Fulbright Canada-U.S. Chair in Creative Writing in 2009-2010. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Area of Specialization

Literature and Creative Writing


Degrees

Ph.D. , University of British Columbia
M.A., University of British Columbia
B.A. , University of Alberta

Appointments

Faculty of Education