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Michael Trussler

PhD (University of Toronto), MA (York University), BA Hons

Office: AH 314
Phone: 306-585-4315
Fax: 306-585-5429

Michael Trussler's scholarly interests include recent American literature and culture, the visual arts, and the short story. He also writes poetry, creative non-fiction and short stories, and is a photographer. His teaching background reflects these subjects, but he's also interested in Holocaust literature, literature in translation and eco-literature.

Selected Creative Writing publications: Poetry: Melancholy Girl with a Sitar. The Alfred Gustav P, 2020. Light’s Alibi. The Alfred Gustav P, 2018. Accidental Animals. Hagios P, 2007; Creative non-fiction:Nachträglichkeit ↔ Nachträglichkeit.” Grain. 45.3 (Spring 2018). “Everything After Follows from That: An Elegiac Conversation Between Grant Stonehouse and Leonard Carey.” The Puritan. 34. (Summer 2016): Short Fiction: Encounters. NeWest Press, 2006.

Selected scholarly writing: “Uncanny Tracks in the Snow; or, Alice Munro as Assemblage Artist.” Ed. J.R. (Tim) Struthers. Guernica P, 2020. “Everyday Zombies: Ethics and the Contemporary in `Sea Oak' and `Brad Carrigan, American.’" Eds. Philip Coleman & Steve Gronert Ellerhoff. George Saunders: Critical Essays. Palgrave P. 2017. "Spectral Narratives: The Doubled Voice in Martin Amis's Time's Arrow, Toni Morrison's Beloved, and Wim Wenders' Wings of Desire." Journal of the Fantastic in The Arts. 14. 1 (Spring 2003).

Encounters won the City of Regina and Book of the Year categories at the Saskatchewan Book Awards in 2006. He's won three teaching awards, one at the University of Toronto and two at the University of Regina.