Dr. Carter has been a faculty member at the Brantford campus since 2000 and teaches a variety of courses in English such as children’s literature, women’s literature, early Canadian literature, and advanced courses on autobiography and life writing. She has also held a number of administrative positions on the campus including one year as the acting Dean of the campus (2008-2009). She feels especially committed to developing initiatives related to the arts, and to that end had an active role in establishing The Yellow Brick Wall, an exhibition space on campus for fine art. She has also been very actively involved with the development of the Bachelor of Fine and Applied Arts in Game Design and Development.
Dr. Carter researches women's diaries written in Canada, with special attention to those from the 19th century. This has led her to develop expertise in women's writing, 19th-century Canadian culture, Canadian literature, cultural studies, and life writing, especially as it intersects with the narratives of history. A recently accepted paper in the journal Life Writing (2015) examines how photography and life writing account for time in the mid-nineteenth century.
Dr. Carter has a special interest in the literary history of Brantford and area in the 19th century, and was also a member of the ground-breaking Orlando Project, an electronic history of British women's writing, since its inception in 1995. The Orlando Project has now gone live with Cambridge University Press and is available as an on-line resource through Trellis.
I am willing to supervise graduate students in the areas of life writing, Canadian literature, women’s literature, book history (especially the publishing history of nineteenth-century Ontario), game design as it relates to visual and transmedial narratives, and social entrepreneurship (with a special emphasis on developing cultural initiatives).
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