Faculty

Kit Dobson

Kit Dobson

Education:
BA Honours (Victoria)
MA (York, UK)
PhD (Toronto)

Office: EA 3172
Phone: 403.440.6468
Email: kdobson@mtroyal.ca

Kit Dobson is an Associate Professor in the Department of English. He is the author of the monograph Transnational Canadas: Anglo-Canadian Literature and Globalization (Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2009); the editor of Please, No More Poetry: The Poetry of derek beaulieu (Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2013); and the co-editor of Transnationalism, Activism, Art (with Áine McGlynn; U of Toronto P, 2013). With Smaro Kamboureli, he has published a book of interviews with Canadian writers under the title Producing Canadian Literature: Authors Speak on the Literary Marketplace (Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2013). He is a member of the Board of the non-profit Edmonton-based publisher NeWest Press and the Reviews Editor for the journal ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature. His research interests span Canadian literature, film, and art; cultural and critical theory; questions of social justice; and pedagogy and the university. Among his current research projects is a book-length study of malls, consumerism, and shopping as a practice of everyday life, an examination that encompasses Canadian literature, art, and film. He is also researching the impacts of neoliberal modes of governance upon cultural expression and understanding in Canada and beyond.