Michael Trussler

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

Office: AH 314
E-mail: Michael.Trussler@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4315
Pronoun(s): He/Him
Website: https://michaeltrussler.com/

Research interests

  • Creative Writing
  • American Literature and Culture
  • The Visual Arts
  • Short Stories

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: The History Forest. U of Regina P. 2022.  Rare Sighting of a Guillotine on the Savannah. Mansfield press, 2021. Melancholy Girl with a Sitar. The Alfred Gustav P, 2020. Accidental Animals. Hagios P, 2007; Creative non-fiction: The Sunday Book, Palimpsest P, 2022.  "May to June 2020...A COVID Miscellany." apart: a year of pandemic poetry and prose. Saskatchewan Writers Guild. 2021. "Zen and a Dinosaur." 127.3 (Fall 2020).  “Everything After Follows from That: An Elegiac Conversation Between Grant Stonehouse and Leonard Carey.” The Puritan. 34. (Summer 2016): http://puritan-magazine.com/an-elegiacconversation-michael-trussler/. 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).

Awards include: The Sunday Book won the City of Regina and non-fiction categories of the Saskatchewan Book Awards in 2023; The History Forest won in the poetry category. 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.