Welcome to PaulBarrett.ca! I am a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University. I am also the author of Blackening Canada: Diaspora, Race, Multiculturalism. Blackening Canada was the focus of a recent critical roundtable in Topia.  I have published recently on Austin Clarke’s aesthetics of crossing, Marian Engel’s ecocritical writing, and Robert Kroetsch’s narrative game theory. My public writing has been featured in The Walrus, The National Post, and NOW Magazine.

My current research is at the intersection of Canadian literary culture and digital humanities. I have articles forthcoming in Topia and Canadian Literature & I am currently developing two manuscript projects: Digital Canadas and a critical edition of Austin Clarke’s The Survivors of the Crossing.

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