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Mikka Jacobsen

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​Mikka Jacobsen, BA (Victoria), MA (Victoria), PhD (Calgary)

Teaching Assistant Professor - English


Research interests/expertise

Creative Writing; Fiction; Creative Nonfiction; Memoir; Canadian Literature.


Representative scholarly contributions

Essays
  • “The Wake.” Prairie Fire (forthcoming 2021).
  • “Don’t Cast Your Purls Before Swine.” Canadian Notes & Queries, no. 108, Fall 2020/Winter 2021, pp. 34-46.
  • “Finding an Unlikely Literary Figure on Tinder: Kurt Vonnegut.” Literary Hub, 8 Dec. 2020.
  • “Kurt Vonnegut Lives on Tinder.” The Missouri Review, vol. 43, no. 3, 2020.
  • “Modern Fables.” The Puritan, no. 49, Spring 2020.
  • “Parlour Tricks.” The Fiddlehead, no. 277, 2018, pp. 32-41.
  • “The Indian Act.” subTerrain, vol. 8, no. 78, 2017, pp. 48-59.
 
Fiction
  • “Home of the Griffins.” Canada and Beyond: A Journal of Canadian Literary and Cultural Studies, vol. 9, 2020.
  • “Cok! Cok!” The Anti-Languorous Project, vol. 1, no. 1, 2018. pp. 72-88. 
  • “St. Martins, New Brunswick.” Luma Quarterly, vol. 3, no.9, 2017.


Awards and recognitions

  • Finalist, The New Quarterly’s Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest (2019)
  • Second Place, Alberta Views’ Short Story Contest (2019)
  • First Place, subTerrain’s Lush Triumphant Award for Creative Nonfiction (2017)


Chair, English

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