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Stephanie McKenzie

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Dr. Stephanie McKenzie, BA (Victoria), MA (Concordia), PhD (Toronto)

Full Professor - English, School of Arts and Social Science

Email: smckenzi@grenfell.mun.ca

Phone: (709) 639-2399

Website: www.stephaniemaymckenzie.com

Research interests/expertise

Poetry; Women’s Literature; West Indian Women’s Writing; Indigenous Literature of the 1960s and 1970s in Canada; Queer Literature; Literature from Martinique. 

Representative scholarly contributions

Publications and Scholarship Listed Below Account for Only the Last Five Years (2017-present) with a maximum of ten entries. See this link for other works produced during this time period: 

Selected Scholarship

Books (as co-editor)

  • Bailey, Carol, and Stephanie McKenzie, editors. A Fierce Green Place: new, selected and uncollected poems, by Pamela Mordecai. With “Walk a Short Way wid Dis Sistren: A Conversation with the Editors,” by Bailey, Carol, and Stephanie McKenzie, pp. 197-204, New Directions Publishing, 2022. https://www.ndbooks.com/book/a-fierce-green-place/ 
  • MacDonald, Teri-Ann, and Stephanie McKenzie, editors. Twine Loft: Stories and Sayings from the Oral Tradition, by Rex Brown. With Afterword by Stephanie McKenzie, pp. 159-63, Flanker Press, 2021. https://flankerpress.com/product/twine-loft 

Journal Issue (as co-editor)


Book Chapters

  • McKenzie, Stephanie. "La poesía de la poeta jamaicana Tanya Shirley y la poeta jamaicana canadiense Pamela Mordecai. Una llamada a la acción." Trans. E. Sánchez-Pardo, in Poéticas Comparadas de Muleres. Las Poetas y la transformación del discurso poético en los siglos 19 y 20.  Ed. Esther Sánchez-Pardo. Foro Hispánico vol. 64. pp. 304-325. Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2022. 
  • McKenzie, Stephanie. “Renouncing and Rewriting Myth: Natalie Diaz’s When My Brother Was an Aztec.” Women Poets and Myth in the 20th and 21st Centuries: On Sappho’s Website, pp.117-30, Cambridge Scholars’ Press, 2018. https://books.google.com.ar/books?id=1dN1DwAAQBAJ&pg=PR5&source=gbs_selected_pages&cad=2#v=onepage&q&f=false 


  • McKenzie, Stephanie. “’Their Head Full of Fragments’: Newfoundland Author Al Pittman’s West Moon, Monuments, Fragments, and Ruins.” Electryone, vol. 6, no. 1, 2019, pp. 28-38.


McKenzie, Stephanie. Preface. “Acknowledging Canada’s Genocide.” Postcolonial Text, vol. 165, no. 3, 2021, pp. 1-5. https://www.postcolonial.org/index.php/pct/article/view/2780/2518 


Series of Videorecorded Interviews with Established Newfoundland Voices (2022)

Dragland, Stan: https://collections.mun.ca/digital/collection/libraries/id/0

Forthcoming (in editing)

Byrne, Joe 

Dalton, Mary

Dawe, Tom

Morgan, Bernice

  • Desimone, Arturo. “Arturo Desimone, Aruban Argentinian Writer and Visual Artist: An Interview.” Interview with Stephanie McKenzie. Journal of West Indian Literature, vol. 28, no. 2, 2020, pp. 141-56. https://www.jwilonline.org/downloads/vol-28-no-2-november-2020/ See, too, the videorecording of this interview, conducted in Buenos Aries, Argentina: https://dloc.com/AA00078547/00001/videos 

Selected Conference Presentations


  • “The Importance of Archives in Transnational Feminist Poetics,” American Comparative Literature Association, 16-19, 2023, Chicago.


Adaptation of McKenzie’s poem “One More Way to See” by modern composer Jennifer Butler for the Emily Carr String Quartet and mezzo-soprano Marian Newman. Victoria Symphony, New Music Festival. 2019. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV5f23olF9A 

Memberships and affiliations

In addition to her academic and literary work, McKenzie was the co-founder and co-producer of The April Rabbit, an annual event held in Corner Brook, NL, from 1998-2013, which showcased and promoted emerging writers, artists and musicians. See here for details. See here for a recording of the last April Rabbit: https://research.library.mun.ca/2041/1/1_The_Rabbit.mp4 

She was also Artistic Director of The March Hare (Atlantic Canada’s largest literary festival) from 2014 until its final year, in 2018. 

In addition, McKenzie is Interviews Editor for Postcolonial Text. See https://www.postcolonial.org/index.php/pct/about/editorialTeam

Chair, English

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