The Centre for Canadian Studies was pleased to welcome Professor Eleanor Ty from Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU) as a Visiting Professor for the summer semester 2018.
Eleanor Ty is among Canada's most renowned literary scholars. Her essay collection Asian Canadian Writing Beyond Autoethnography (2008), co-edited with Christl Verduyn, is already a classic for studies of Asian Canadian literature. Her latest work, Asianfail: Narratives of Disenchantment and the Model Minority (2017) addresses how a new generation of Asian Canadians and Americans deal through literature with the expectations of their parents. In addition to her focus on Asian Canadian and Asian American literature and culture, Eleanor Ty explores themes of race, ethnicity, and immigration; gender and feminism; and 18th-century British women's literature. BBC dramas and Netflix series are also part of her research area.
At Trier University, she taught two courses on "Canadian Diversity" and "Canadian Graphic Novels." She was also involved in the conference Failures East West - Scheitern zwischen Ost und West.
More about Eleanor Ty's biography, her courses, and her publications can be found on her homepage: https://www.wlu.ca/academics/faculties/faculty-of-arts/faculty-profiles/eleanor-ty/index.html.