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Shoshannah Ganz

Faculty and Staff

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

Phone:  (709) 639-6243

Email: shganz@grenfell.mun.ca

Office:  AS332N

Associate Professor –English


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



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 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. “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. “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. “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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