Jessica Jacobson-Konefall


Jessica Jacobson-Konefall Title: Instructor
Office: 2A45
Building: Ashdown
Phone: 204.786.1476


As a SSHRC postdoctoral researcher at Department of History of Art, University of Toronto, my research focuses on cultural studies approaches to ecological contemporary art and citizenship in Canada, particularly artistic responses to neoliberalism and environmental destruction. I also work as an instructor in the University of Winnipeg department of English (2010-) and as assistant to artists Rebecca Belmore and Osvaldo Yero.

Teaching Areas: Literature and western modernity; Canadian fiction and contemporary arts; critical theory; cultural studies; visual culture; settler colonial studies; Indigenous studies; new materialisms; affect.

Courses: (FW) ENGL-2145.6-001 Field of Cultural Studies



Associate Editor, CL Hub, Inquire: Journal of Comparative Literature, 2013-14

Peer Reviewer, Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture, and Social Justice, 2016

Non-refereed Publications (3):

“At Pelican Falls: New Work by Rebecca Belmore.” PLATFORM Center for Digital and Photographic Arts. (forthcoming September 2017).

“Canada 150: Relationships to the Land.” Literary Review of Canada. (forthcoming 2017)

Matthieu Sabourin: Present at Hand: 5. Ace Art Inc. 2014.


Works in Progress (2):

With Daina Warren. Indigenous New Media Art: Translocal Cosmologies. (McGill- Queen’s University Press; in progress)

With May Chew. “Eco Art in Canada: Speculative Affect and Belonging on Stolen Land.” Speculative Affect Theory. New York: Palgrave McMillan. (accepted/in progress)


Refereed Book Chapters (4)

“Vulnerability, Connection, and a New Relationship: Rights and Treaties in Relation with the Wa Ni Ska Tan Alliance of Hydro-Affected Communities.” Sustainable Tools for Precarious Times: Performance Actions and Rights Emergencies in the Americas. Eds. Natalie Alvarez and Keren Zaiontz. New York: Palgrave McMillan. (accepted/forthcoming 2018)

With Falcon-Ouellette, Robert and Erin Sutherland. “Civic Visibilities: Mediating Indigenous Presence in the City.”Transforming our Practices: American Indian Art, Pedagogies, and Philosophies. Eds. Kryssi Staikadis and Christine Ballengee-Morris. Reston, VA: National Art Education Association, 2016.

“Dancing in the City: Screens, Landscape, and Civic Phenomenology in the Screendance of Terrance Houle.” Oxford Handbook of Screendance Studies. Ed. Douglas Rosenberg. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016.

“Facebook and Fetishism: The Digital Image as Fantasy, Disavowal, and Reification. Glimpse: Phenomenology and Media. San Diego, CA: Society of Phenomenology and Media. 2013.


Refereed Journal Articles (6):

With May Chew and Daina Warren. “Songlines, not Stupor: Cheryl L'Hirondelle's nikamon ohci aski: songs because of the land as Technological Citizenship on the Lands Currently Called “Canada” Eds. Jaqueline McLeod-Rogers and Adam Lauder. Imaginations: Journal of Cross-Cultural Images Studies, 2017.

 “It’s some cannibal thing: Canada and Brazil in Margaret Atwood’s MaddAdam.Canada and Beyond: A Journal of Canadian Literary and Cultural Studies. Vol. 5. 2017. Special Issue: Canada, Brazil, and Beyond.

“Translating Indigenous Civic Ecologies.” Tusaaji: A Translation Review. 4. 2015.

“Blood Memory and Abstraction in the Artworks of Rebecca Belmore.” Interfaces: Brazil/Canada. 19. 2015.

“Digital Modalities of Sited Memory: Athavale and Sheild’s Animated Territories.” AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples. 8 (3). Summer 2012.

“Revolutionary Mimesis in Popular Dance: The Performance of Abstract Bodies in Fin- de-Siecle Paris.” Extensions: The Online Journal of Embodiment and Technology. Vol. 6, Fall 2010.