Professor Susan Rudy is on extended leave from the University of Calgary until 31 December 2014.
Beginning in October 2012, she will hold a Visiting Research Fellowship at the Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London. She is currently Director of The Rhodes Project in London (http://www.rhodesproject.com/). Earlier this year she was a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Gender Institute, London School of Economics. She is the author of three books: Women, Reading, Kroetsch: Telling the Difference (Wilfrid Laurier UP, 1991); with Pauline Butling, Writing in our Time: Radical Poetries in English Canada (Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2005), and Poets Talk: Interviews with Robert Kroetsch, Daphne Marlatt, Erin Mouré, Dionne Brand, Marie Annharte Baker, Jeff Derksen, and Fred Wah (Edmonton: University of Alberta P, 2005), and compiler of The Fred Wah Digital Archive (fredwah.ca). With Montréal poet and translator Erín Moure, she is developing what they are calling a “Living Knowledge Site,” an on-line, fully searchable, digital archive and portal to the comprehensive body of Moure’s textual, audio, and video work. Other current research includes a book project on the work of Moure and the London-based French-Norwegian poet Caroline Bergvall entitled Poetries of Enactment. Her interview with Bergvall has just been published in the inaugural issue of Jacket2 (https://jacket2.org/interviews/conversation-caroline-bergvall). An active editor, Dr. Rudy worked with translator Dr. Anne-Marie Wheeler of the University of Saskatchewan to prepare an edition of Quebec poet Nicole Brossard's essays in English entitled Fluid Arguments (Mercury, 2005).
Professor Rudy has served as President of the Executive of three learned societies: the Canadian Literature Discussion Group of the Modern Languages Association (2008-09), the Canadian Association of Chairs of English (2007-08), and the Association for Canadian and Quebec Literatures / Association des literatures canadiennes et québécoise (1994-96). In the winter term 2002 she was Visiting Scholar, Centre for Research and Teaching on Women, McGill University and in the fall term 1999 a Killam Resident Fellow, University of Calgary.
Professor Rudy has supervised many students at the PhD, MA, and undergraduate Honours levels in the areas of North American Poetry and Poetics, Canadian Literature, Experimental Writing, Feminist Theory, Literary Theory, and Women's Writing in English (particularly modernist and postmodernist). Her graduate and undergraduate teaching interests include poetry, feminist theory and gender studies, contemporary literary theory, and the history of women's writing in English.
Please note: Professor Rudy will be on leave in London, England from 1 July 2011 - 31 December 2014.