Dr. Katherine Bell
Assistant Professor (On Leave)
Contact InformationEmail: email@example.com
Phone: 519-884-0710 ext.4949
Office Location: 3-152 Woods Bldg.
MA (University of Toronto)
BA/BED (University of New Brunswick)
Research interests: Youth Culture; Canadian YA/Children's Literature; History and Theory of the Bildungsroman and Bildung Aesthetics; Narrative Ethics; Gender
"Breaking the Narrative Ties that Bind in Shyam Selvadurai's Funny Boy." English Studies in Canada. Special issue, "Childhood and its Discontents" 38.3 (Fall 2013).
""A Badly Brought up Member of the Family:" Early Adolescence as Narrative Rupture in Munro's The Lives of Girls and Women." Girlhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. 5:2 (2012): 9-23.
“Troping the Primitive: The Rhetoric of Socialization in Novels of Education and Educational Theory"
Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies. 34.5 (2012): 282-295.
"A Family from a Continent of I don't Know What:' Refiguring Ways of Belonging in Coming-of-Age
Novels for Young Adults." The ALAN Review 38.2 (2011): 23-31
“Grotesque Encounters with Adolescence: Reading Carson McCuller’s A Member of the Wedding.”
Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education. 18.1 (2011): 67-73.
"The Angst of the Everyday: Using Narrative to Provoke an Affective Understanding of Adolescence." Narrative Works: Issues, Investigations and Interventions. 2.1 (2011):20-32.
“The Cult of Solitude: Wordsworth’s Child Figure In British and Canadian Contexts.” In Lance Weldy, ed. Crossing Textual Boundaries in International Children's Literature. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2011. 344-360.
Assistant Editor. Art, Literature and Place: An Ecopoetics Reader. Rishma Dunlop, ed. Special Edition of The Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 31 (2): 2008. http://cjee.lakeheadu.ca
Reviews and Commentaries
"'Obvie, We're the Ladies!:' Post-feminism, Privilege and HBO's Newest Girls." Feminist Media Studies. 13: 2 (2013): 363-66.
EN165: Enriched Literary Studies
EN285: Tween Literature and Culture
EN696q: Youth, Canadian Fiction and the National Imaginary
EN286: Young Adult Literature