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Shoshannah Ganz

Faculty and Staff

​Dr. Shoshannah Ganz, MA (Carleton), PhD (Ottawa)

Associate Professor - English

Phone:  (709) 639-6243

Email: shganz@grenfell.mun.ca

Office:  AS332N


Research Interests

Canadian Literature, Ecocriticism, Early Canadian Women's Writing, Asian Canadian Literature, Japanese Literature in translation, and Experiential learning.


Publications

Monograph
Ganz, Shoshannah. Industry and Disease in Canadian and Japanese Literature. Peer Review Complete. Publish with revisions. McGill-Queen’s UP. ongoing 

Monograph
Ganz, Shoshannah.  Eastern Encounters: Canadian Women’s Writing About the East from 1867-1929.  East / West Series. Taiwan: National Taiwan University Press, Taiwan, 2017. 

Edited Book
Gerald Lynch, Shoshannah Ganz, and Josephene Graebetz, Eds.  Al Purdy: The Ivory Thought, Reappraisals Series. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2008.  265 pp. [print].

Annotated Bibliography in Peer-Reviewed Journal
  • Ashley Thomson, Shoshannah Ganz. Eds. Annual Atwood Bibliography 2019. Margaret Atwood Studies Journal. Ed. Karma Waltonen. Vol. 12 (2020) 374 pp. [web]. (forthcoming)
  • Ashley Thomson, Shoshannah Ganz. Eds. Annual Atwood Bibliography 2018. Margaret Atwood Studies Journal. Ed. Karma Waltonen. Vol. 11 (2019) 195 pp. [web]. 
  • Ashley Thomson, Shoshannah Ganz. Eds. Annual Atwood Bibliography 2017. Margaret Atwood Studies Journal. Ed. Karma Waltonen. Vol. 10 (2018) 248 pp. [web].
  • Ashley Thomson, Shoshannah Ganz. Eds. Annual Atwood Bibliography 2016. Margaret Atwood Studies Journal. Ed. Karma Waltonen. Vol. 9 (2017) 121 pp. [web].
  • Ashley Thomson, Shoshannah Ganz. Eds. Annual Atwood Bibliography 2015. Margaret Atwood Studies Journal. Ed. Karma Waltonen. Vol. 8 (2016).
  • Ashley Thomson, Shoshannah Ganz. Eds. Annual Atwood Bibliography 2014. Margaret Atwood Studies Journal. Ed. Karma Waltonen. Vol. 9 (2015). 69 pp. [web]. 

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
  • Ganz, Shoshannah. “Teaching Nuclear Connections from Japan to Newfoundland.” Remembrance, Trauma Transmission and Experiential Learning. Ed. Nena Mocnik. Routledge, 2020. (forthcoming). 
  • “Waves of Connection: Canadian Poetry and the Poetry and Criticism of Keijiro Suga.” The Achievement of Suga Keijiro. Ed. Doug Slaymaker. Lexingtion Press, 2020. 
  • Ganz, Shoshannah. “Mapping Canadian Pilgrimage in Charles Sangster’s The St. Lawrence and the Saguenay.” Anglica: An International Journal of English Studies. Fall 2018. 
  •  “Now I am Become Death”: Japanese and Canadian Industrial Contamination in Michiko Ishimure’s Paradise in the Sea of Sorrow: Our Minamata Disease and Thomas King’s The Back of the Turtle. The Life of Others: Narratives of Vulnerability for a special issue of Canada and Beyond: A Journal of Canadian Literary and Cultural Studies. Guest Editor Eva Darias-Beautell. Spring 2018. 
  • “'Shaped Like the Island of Newfoundland:' The Japanese Influence on John Steffler’s The Grey Islands.”  East – West Cultural Passage Journal  15(1):2015. [print]. 
  • “Canadian Writing About Mexico: Crossing Borders In and Out of the Classroom.”  JAST: Latina/o Studies.  2015. [web].   
  • “A Buddhist Blessing: Meditations and Mindfulness in Souvankham Thammavongsa’s Small Arguments.”  British Journal of Canadian Studies.  Danielle Fuller and Ceri Morgan, eds. Birmingham: University of Birmingham, 2015. [print].
  • “Japanese Poetry and Nature in Roo Borson’s Short Journey Upriver Toward Ōishida" CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture. 16.4 (2014): http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/clcweb/vol16/iss4/
  • “Anna Leonowens’ Travel Writing.”  Cold Noon: Special Print Issue 2(2): Autumn 2013. 220-40. [print]. (concurrently published, q.v. Cold Noon in the Summer 2013 web issue).
  • “The Influence of the East in Nellie McClung’s Purple Springs.”  MP: A Feminist Journal 4(2): Summer 2013. 57-81. [web].
  • “Anna Leonowens’ Travel Writing.”  Cold Noon July 2013. 121-42. [web].
  • “A Journey East: Teaching the Eastern Influence on Canadian Literature.”  Journal of Teaching and Education 1(4): 2012. 267-72. [web].
  • “Nineteenth-Century Canadian Women’s Writing About Mexico; or, Race and Class as the Only Cross-cultural Language of Canada, the United States, and Mexico in Early Canadian Women’s Writing About Mexico.”  The International Journal of Arts and Sciences 3 (10): 2010. 166-75. [web].
  • “A Living, Breathing, Pulsing Web:”  Being Caribou as Canadian Ecological Pilgrimage.”  Synaesthesia.  Meanings of Green: The Varied Perceptions of Nature 1(2): Winter 2010. 29 pp. [web].
  • “‘The Middle-Aged Drunk with a Hole in His Sock:’ Richard B. Wright’s Canadian Small-Town Hockey Hero in The Age of Longing.” The International Journal of Arts and Sciences 1(6): 2009. 178-93. [web].
  • “‘Learning to Live on the Border:’” Elizabeth Smart’s Mexico Writing.”  Women Reading and Writing 2(3): Winter 2008. 18-20. [web].
  • “‘The Sound of Every Falling Star:’” Miriam Waddington’s Translations of Rachel Korn’s Poetry” Gramma: Journal of Theory and Criticism, 2004.  49-57. [print].

Peer-Reviewed Article with Collaborator 
Ganz, Shoshannah and Beardsworth, Adam.  “Literary Education in Practice.”  Klaipeda University Research Journal “Changing Education in a Changing Society,” 2: Spring 2014. 29-36. [web].

Chapters in Peer-Reviewed Edited Collections
  • “Hiromi Goto’s Japanese and Canadian Natures.” Literary Culture Across the World. Ed. Sawati Kumari. India: Adhyayan Publishers, 2018.
  • “Meat is the Message”: The Story of Cattle and Women in Ruth Ozeki’s My Year of Meats.” The Literary Narrative, the Biomedical Body, and Citizenship in Canada.  Ed. Daniel Laforest. Limoges: Limoges University Press, 2015. [print]. 
  • “Encouragement of Christian Progress”: The Influence of the   Anglo-Irish Oliver Goldsmith and Bishop Inglis on Oliver Goldsmith’s The Rising Village.”  Canadian Literature and Culture.  Ed. Jiri Flajstar.  Olomouc, Czech Republic: Palacky UP, 2015. 
  • “Margaret Atwood’s Stories of Possession, Creativity and Murder in The Journals of Susanna Moodie, Lady Oracle, and Alias Grace.” Margaret Atwood: Critical Perspectives. Ed. Somdatta Mandal.  New Directions. New Delhi: Pencraft International, 2014.  100-110. [print]. (concurrently published, q.v. conference proceeding)
  • “Hindu Pilgrimage in Bharati Mukherjee’s The Tiger’s Daughter.”  Myths Revisited.  Istanbul: University of Istanbul, English Department, 2014. 125-138. [print].
  • “Margaret Atwood’s Monsters in the Canadian Eco-gothic.” International Eco-gothic. Manchester: Manchester UP, 2013. 87-102. [print].
  • “Canadian Literary Representations of HIV/AIDS.”  HIV in World Cultures: Three Decades of Representations.  Ed. G.E. Subero. Ashgate Publishing. 2013. 1-11. [print].
  • “Brébeuf’s Progress: Canadian Literary Pilgrimage in the Making.” The Traveling and Writing Self. Ed. Marguerite Helmers.  New York: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007.  77-96. [print].
  • McKenzie, Stephanie and Shoshannah Ganz. “‘This Those Slaves Must Have Known Who Were My Mothers’: Women Who Live By Their Own Rules in Dionne Brand’s Land to Light On.” Caribbeing. New York: Rodopi Press, 2014. [print].

Interview in Peer-Reviewed Journals 
  • Ganz, Shoshannah.  “Interview with Souvankham Thammavongsa.” Postcolonial Text 9(1):2014. 7pp. [web].
  • McKenzie, Stephanie and Shoshannah Ganz. “Salt Fish and Ackee: An Interview with Pamela Mordecai.” Postcolonial Text 6(1):2011. 13 pp. [web].

Creative: Poems
  • Ganz, Shoshannah. “Following Nun Abutsu.” Ottawater. Vol. 16. Ed. Rob McLennan. Fall 2020. 
  • “Called.” Ottawater. Ed. Rob McLennan. Vol. 16. Fall 2020. 
  • “This Was the Way.” Ottawater. Ed. Rob McLennan. Vol. 16. Fall 2020. 
  • “Wave I.” The Achievements of Keijiro Suga. Ed. Doug Slaymaker. Lexington Press, Fall 2020. 
  • “Wave II.” The Achievements of Keijiro Suga. Ed. Doug Slaymaker. Lexington Press, Fall 2020. 
  • “Black Rock.” The Achievements of Keijiro Suga. Ed. Doug Slaymaker. Lexington Press, Fall 2020.
  • Ganz, Shoshannah. “Blueberry Hill, Curling.” Papermill Press, Spring 2016.
  • “Signs of Spring, Curling.” Papermill Press, Spring 2016
  • “Basho and the Pilgrims.” Ottawater. Ed. Rob McLennan. 12: Winter 2016.  
  • “The Way Home.” Ottawater. Ed. Rob McLennan. 12: Winter 2016. 
  • “Offering at Adashino.”  Ottawater. Ed. Rob McLennan. 12: Winter 2016. 
  • “December 2012 (In India on a Train from Mumbai to Pune).” Five poems for Cold Noon Travel Poetics 2(2):2012. 8-12. [web].

Solicited Reviews for Peer-Reviewed Journals 
  • Ganz, Shoshannah. “Review of Shani Mootoo’s Polar Vortex and Traci Skuce’s Hunger Moon: Stories.” Canadian Literature. Summer 2020.  
  • Ganz, Shoshannah. “Rock of Ages.” Review of Margaret Atwood’s The Burgess Shale: The Canadian Writing Landscape of the 1960s. Canadian Literature. 
  • “Review of Wayne Johnston’s First Snow, Last Light.” Newfoundland Quarterly. Spring 2018. 
  • “Review of The Daughter's Way: Canadian Women's Paternal Elegies by Tanis MacDonald” for 'Letters in Canada 2012.' University of Toronto Quarterly 83.2: Spring 2014. [print].
  • “Review of Tim Lilburn’s Kill-site and George Whipple’s Origins” for Journal of Canadian Poetry, 2006. [print].

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