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Heather Milne

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Heather  Milne Title: Associate Professor; Honours Chair
Office: 2A27
Building: Ashdown
Phone: 204.789.1488
Email: h.milne@uwinnipeg.ca

Biography:

Heather Milne is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Winnipeg where she teaches in the areas of queer theory, queer literature, feminist theory, and women’s writing.  Her current research focuses on contemporary North American feminist poetics with a specific interest in the ways in which twenty-first century women poets engage with neoliberalism, affect, and feminism. She is the author of Poetry Matters: Neoliberalism, Affect, and the Posthuman in Twenty-First Century North American Feminist Poetics (University of Iowa Press, forthcoming) and is currently preparing a volume of Rachel Zolf’s poetry for publication in the Laurier Poetry Series (Wilfrid Laurier University Press). She is the co-editor of Prismatic Publics: Innovative Canadian Women’s Poetry and Poetics (Coach House, 2009). She is co-director of a research project called Museum Queeries that examines queer and two-spirit representation and engagement in museums.


Teaching Areas: Feminist theory, queer theory, women’s writing, poetics, Canadian literature

Courses:

(F) ENGL-2922.3-001 Topics in Women Writers: Twenty-First Century Experimental Writing

(FW) ENGL-2933.6-001 Survey of Women Writers

(W) ENGL-4901.3-001 Gender, Sex and Culture: Queer Theory

(W) GENG-7901.3-001 Gender, Sex and Culture: Queer Theory



Publications:
Books:

Poetry Matters: Neoliberalism, Affect, and the Posthuman in Twenty-First Century North American Feminist Poetics (University of Iowa Press, forthcoming)

 Prismatic Publics: Innovative Canadian Women’s Poetry and Poetics. Toronto: Coach House Press, 2009.(co-edited with Kate Eichhorn)

Guest Edited Journals

Milne, H., A. Failler and P. Ives, Ed. Review of Pedagogy, Education, and Cultural Studies. Spec. Double Issue: Caring for Difficult Knowledge 37:1-2. (July 2015)

Milne, H. and A. Carr, eds. Open Letter (Spring 2011. 14th Series No. 5). Spec. Issue dedicated to the work of Lisa Robertson.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Milne, H. “Human Rights and/or Market Logic: Neoliberalism, Difficult Knowledge, and the CMHR.” Review of Pedagogy, Education, and Cultural Studies. Spec. Double Issue: Caring for Difficult Knowledge 37:1-2. (July 2015)

Milne, H. “How Lovely and Doomed: Global Connectivity and Difficult Intimacies in Juliana Spahr’s This Connection of Everyone with Lungs” Mosaic 47.2 (June 2014): 203-218.    

Milne, H. “Beyond Inter/Disciplinarity: Feminist Cultural Studies and Innovative Poetics.” Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies 25 (Spring 2011). 182-189.

Milne, H. “Poetics, Procedure, Politics: Margaret Christakos and the Maternal.” Contemporary Women’s Writing 5.2 (2011): 89-106.

Milne, H. “Across the Generational Divide.” Open Letter. Special Issue on New Feminist Poetics  (Spring 2009. 13th Series No. 9): 135-142.

Milne, H. “Queer Intimacies: Journals and the Politics of Form in Nicole Brossard’s Intimate Journal and Gail Scott’s My Paris.” a/b: Auto/Biography Studies 23:2 (Winter 2008): 205-225.

Milne, H. “Something Fishy at Boundary Bay: Frances Herring and the Literary Construction of British Columbia.”  Canadian Literature 188. (Spring 2006):107-119.

Milne, H. “The Elliptical Subject: Citation and Reciprocity in Critical Readings of Ana Historic” Canadian Poetry 57. (Fall/Winter 2005): 86-102.

Peer Reviewed Book Chapters

Milne, H. and K. Eichhorn. “Labours of Love and Cutting Remarks: The Affective Economies of Editing.” Editing as a Cultural Practice. Ed. Dean Irvine and Smaro Kamboureli. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2016.

Milne, H. “Writing the Body Politic: Feminist Poetics in the 21st Century.” Public Poetics: Critical Issues in Canadian Poetry and Poetics . Ed. Bart Vautour, Erin Wunker, Travis V. Mason, and Christl Verdyn, eds. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2015. 

Milne, H. “Narrating Nation, Travel and Gender: Sara Jeannette Duncan and the Literary Marketplace.” Popular Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers and the Literary Marketplace. Ed. Earl Yarington. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007. 451-470.