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Barbara Belyea

  • Professor Emerita of English

Professional Description:

At the University of Calgary I taught medieval literature, the history of the book, literary theory and detective fiction in the Comparative Literature and Humanities programmes as well as in the English department. I initiated "Free Exchange," a student conference that became an annual event. Hiking and skiing in the Rockies plus my interest in scholarly edition led me to documents of the North American fur trade, especially those concerned with cartography.

BOOKS
Belyea, Barbara and Estelle Dansereau, eds. Driving Home: a dialogue between writers and readers. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1984.

Thompson, David. Columbia Journals, ed. Barbara Belyea. Kingston and Montreal: McGill-Queen,s University Press, 1993.
       joint publication. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1994.
       second printing 1998.
       second edition 2007.

Henday, Anthony. A Year Inland, ed. Barbara Belyea. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2000.
       winner, Manitoba Historical Society award for best scholarly book 2001.

Belyea, Barbara. The Reader,s Toolbox: a guide for students of literature. Victoria: Marin Press, 2001.
      out of print

Belyea, Barbara. Dark Storm Moving West. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2007.
      finalist, Alberta Book Publishing Awards
      finalist, Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize

Belyea, Barbara. Riffs: l'apprentissage du polar/imagining crime. Canmore: Ha Ling Design, 2016.

Fidler, Peter. From York Factory to the Rocky Mountains, ed. Barbara Belyea. forthcoming


ARTICLES
Mackenzie meets Moodie at the Great Divide. Journal of Canadian Studies 23 no. 3 (Autumn 1988): 118-29.

Captain Franklin in Search of the Picturesque. Essays on Canadian Writing 40 (Spring 1990): 1-24.

The Columbian Enterprise and A. S. Morton. BC Studies 86 (Summer 1990): 3-27.

Amerindian Maps: the explorer as translator. Journal of Historical Geography 18, no. 3 (1992): 267-77.

Images of Power: Derrida, Foucault, Harley. Cartographica 29 no. 2 (Summer 1992): 1-9.
       republication, Geomatica 49 no. 1 (1995): 21-30
       distribution at the 17th international cartographic conference /10th General Assembly of the International Cartographic Association, Barcelona, September 1995.

Sea of Dreams: La Vérendrye and the Mapping of Desire. Australian-Canadian Studies 12 no. 2 (1994): 15-27.

Inland Journals, Native Maps. Cartographica 33 no. 2 (Summer 1996): 1-16.
       republication in Cartographic Encounters, ed. G. Malcolm Lewis. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998.

Mapping the Marias. Great Plains Quarterly 17 (Summer-Fall 1997): 165-84.
       republication in Dark Storm Moving West, 31-49.

 
BOOK CHAPTERS
Anthony Henday. Encyclopedia of the Great Plains, ed. David Wishart. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2004.

David Thompson. Encyclopedia of the Great Plains, ed. David Wishart. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2004.

North American Native Maps. Oxford Companion to World Exploration, ed. David Buisseret. 2 vols. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.

North American Native Guides. Oxford Companion to World Exploration, ed. David Buisseret. 2 vols. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.

Native Societies and French Colonization. Cambridge History of Canadian Literature, ed. Eva-Marie Kröller and Coral-Ann Howells. Cambridge: University of Cambridge Press, 2009.

Butterfly in the Bush Garden. Northrop Frye?s Canadian Literary Criticism and its Influence, ed. Brank Gorjup. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009.
       republication of an article in Dalhousie Review 56 no.2 (Summer 1976): 336-45.

Hudson,s Bay Company Cartographers, 1700-1820. Cartography in the Age of Enlightenment, ed. Matthew Edney and Mary Pedley. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, forthcoming.

 

RECENT REVIEWS

Mapping in Michigan and the Great Lakes Region. ed. David Macleod (East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2007) in Canadian Historical Review 90 no. 1 (2009): 168-70.

Podruchny, Carolyn. Making the Voyageur World: travelers and traders in the North American fur trade (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006) in University of Toronto Quarterly 78 no. 1 (Winter 2009): 280-281.

Short, John Rennie. Cartographic Encounters: indigenous peoples and the exploration of the New World (London: Reaktion Books, 2009) in Imago Mundi, 62 no. 2 (2010): 147-8.

Nicandri, David L. River of Promise: Lewis and Clark on the Columbia (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2010) in Pacific Historical Review 80 no. 3 (2011): 471-72.

Moreau, William, ed. The Writings of David Thompson: The Travels, v. 1 (Kingston and Montreal: McGill-Queen?s University Press, 2008) in University of Toronto Quarterly 80 no. 2 (2012).

Moreau, William, ed. The Writings of David Thompson: The Travels, v. 2 (Kingston and Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2008) in Canadian Historical Review 97 no. 2 (2016): 276-79.

Photograph of Barbara Belyea
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