Stefanie Elizabeth DUERR
Stefanie Elizabeth DUERR
Work E-mail: sduer032@uOttawa.ca
2011-present: PhD, English, University of Ottawa
2009-2010: MA, English, University of Ottawa
2002-2006: BA Hons., English, Mount Allison University
Thesis: “The 'Absurd Discourse' in Dada and the Theatre of the Absurd”
Fields of Interest
- Early 20th century modernist criticism
- Continental philosophy and literary theory
My ongoing doctoral thesis examines early twentieth century modernist texts that are suspicious and critical of a theoretically unified (and universal) cultural community, with particular emphasis on how identity, personality, and persona can serve as significant challenges to the systematization and professionalization of literary criticism. My focus is on the critical prose works of Wyndham Lewis, Laura Riding, and D.H. Lawrence, for these authors anticipate claims that Alain Badiou and Jacques Rancière (following in the philosophical traditions of Theodor W. Adorno and Louis Althusser, respectively) make in the latter half of the twentieth century concerning the differentiation between concepts of the aesthetic and the political, and provide an early example of, and inspiration for, the recomposition of the terms with which one identifies oneself (or is identified, by others) as artist, critic, and political subject.
- Summer 2016: Digital Media and Outreach Committee Research Assistant (University of Ottawa, Department of English)
- Winter 2016: Research Assistant, TRaCE project (University of Ottawa)
- Winter 2015: Instructor, ENG1120: Literature and Composition I
- January-December 2012: Research Assistant, Professor Craig Gordon
- Various Teaching Assistant Positions, 2009-2014
- 2006-09: Program staff, Public Health Agency of Canada and First Nations and Inuit Health (Health Canada)
Awards and Honours
- 2013-16 Ontario Graduate Studies Scholarship.
- 2010-13 University of Ottawa Excellence Scholarship
- 2010-14 United Commercial Travellers Scholarship
- 2009 Public Service Alliance of Canada Scholarship
"'Getting the Labels Mixed:' Wyndham Lewis, the Enemy." Crossing the Space Between: 1914-1945, Institute of English Studies, University of London. 16 July 2014.
“The Deliberate Outsider: Wyndham Lewis on Critical Effectiveness.” Wyndham Lewis: Networks, Dialogues, and Communities, Institute of English Studies, University of London. 1 December 2012.
“Girardian 'Undifferentiation' in Culture and in Theory.” 7th Annual University of Ottawa Graduate Students' Conference, University of Ottawa. 25 March 2012.
“The Dunciad as Pedagogical Exercise.” Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (CSECS) Conference, Memorial University of Newfoundland. 15 October 2010.
“Pirating an Empire: Kathy Acker’s Plagiarism.” 25th Annual Atlantic Undergraduate English Conference (AAUEC), University of Prince Edward Island. February 2005.
“Editing Eliot: Authority in ‘The Waste Land’.” 24th AAUEC, Mount Saint Vincent University. 28 February 2004.
Literary and Artistic Works
Judge for the “Great Canadian Literary Hunt,” This Magazine, 2010. Web and print.
Layout and Submissions Editor for 7 Mondays v. 3-5. Sackville, NB: Jolicure Press, 2004-2006.
- Organizer and facilitator of the 9th Annual Graduate Student Conference: The Limits of Animality, March 20-21, 2015. University of Ottawa.
- Panel Chair for the 8th Annual Graduate Student Conference: The Page: Visual and Material Culture, March 16-19, 2014. University of Ottawa.
- Volunteer administrator for Annual Canadian Literature Symposium: Whatever Else: an Irving Layton Symposium, May 3-5, 2013. University of Ottawa.
- Volunteer administrator for the Annual Canadian Literature Symposium: The Worlds of Carol Shields, April 27-29, 2012. University of Ottawa.
- Volunteer facilitator for the 7th Annual English Graduate Student Conference: Violence in Theory and Practice, March 23-25, 2012, at the University of Ottawa.