Last visiting professorship in the summer semester 2018: Eleanor Ty (WLU)

The Canadian Studies Centre is pleased to announce that Professor Eleanor Ty from Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU) will be the next guest professor in summer term 2018.

 Eleanor Ty is one of Canada's most famous literary scholars. Her essay collection Asian Canadian Writing Beyond Autoethnography (2008), published with Christl Verduyn, is already a classic for the studies of Asian-Canadian Literature. Her recent work Asianfail: Narratives of Disenchantment and the Model Minority (2017) investigates how a new generation of Asian Canadians and Asian Americans deals in literature with the expectations of the parental generation. Besides her focus on Asian-Canadian and Asian-American Literature and Culture, Eleanor Ty is also interested in race, ethnicity and immigration, gender and feminism as well as British 18th century female writing. Moreover, BBC dramas and netflix shows are a part of her research field.

At Trier University, she will teach two courses on "Canadian Diversity" and "Canadian Graphic Novels." In addition, she is involved in the conference Failures East West - Scheitern zwischen Ost und West.

You can find more information about Eleanor Ty's biography, her courses and her publications on her website: