Hello! My name is Paul Barrett. I am an Assistant Professor of English and Digital Humanities in the School of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph. I am also the author of Blackening Canada: Diaspora, Race, Multiculturalism (University of Toronto Press, 2015).
My current research is situated at the intersection of Canadian literature, digital humanities, and critical race theory. I am currently editing a critical edition of Austin Clarke’s The Survivors of the Crossing and a collection of essays and reflections on Austin Clarke’s literary career and public life. I am also co-editing, with Sarah Roger, Digital Humanities in Canada.
Before coming to Guelph I taught at the University of Toronto, McMaster University, Queen’s University, Acadia University, and Concordia University.
My next book project is a study of theories and representation of humanism and the humanities in Canadian literature from the 1860s to the present day. Shade shall be thrown.