Dr. Stephanie McKenzie, BA (Victoria), MA (Concordia), PhD (Toronto)
Full Professor - English, School of Arts and Social Science
Phone: (709) 639-2399
Poetry; Women’s Literature; West Indian Women’s Writing; Indigenous Literature of the 1960s and 1970s in Canada; Queer Literature; Literature from Martinique.
Representative scholarly contributions
Publications and Scholarship Listed Below Account for Only the Last Five Years (2017-present) with a maximum of ten entries. See this link for other works produced during this time period:
Books (as co-editor)
- Bailey, Carol, and Stephanie McKenzie, editors. A Fierce Green Place: new, selected and uncollected poems, by Pamela Mordecai. With “Walk a Short Way wid Dis Sistren: A Conversation with the Editors,” by Bailey, Carol, and Stephanie McKenzie, pp. 197-204, New Directions Publishing, 2022. https://www.ndbooks.com/book/a-fierce-green-place/
- MacDonald, Teri-Ann, and Stephanie McKenzie, editors. Twine Loft: Stories and Sayings from the Oral Tradition, by Rex Brown. With Afterword by Stephanie McKenzie, pp. 159-63, Flanker Press, 2021. https://flankerpress.com/product/twine-loft
Journal Issue (as co-editor)
- McKenzie, Stephanie. "La poesía de la poeta jamaicana Tanya Shirley y la poeta jamaicana canadiense Pamela Mordecai. Una llamada a la acción." Trans. E. Sánchez-Pardo, in Poéticas Comparadas de Muleres. Las Poetas y la transformación del discurso poético en los siglos 19 y 20. Ed. Esther Sánchez-Pardo. Foro Hispánico vol. 64. pp. 304-325. Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2022.
- McKenzie, Stephanie. “Renouncing and Rewriting Myth: Natalie Diaz’s When My Brother Was an Aztec.” Women Poets and Myth in the 20th and 21st Centuries: On Sappho’s Website, pp.117-30, Cambridge Scholars’ Press, 2018. https://books.google.com.ar/books?id=1dN1DwAAQBAJ&pg=PR5&source=gbs_selected_pages&cad=2#v=onepage&q&f=false
- McKenzie, Stephanie. “’Their Head Full of Fragments’: Newfoundland Author Al Pittman’s West Moon, Monuments, Fragments, and Ruins.” Electryone, vol. 6, no. 1, 2019, pp. 28-38.
McKenzie, Stephanie. Preface. “Acknowledging Canada’s Genocide.” Postcolonial Text, vol. 165, no. 3, 2021, pp. 1-5. https://www.postcolonial.org/index.php/pct/article/view/2780/2518
Series of Videorecorded Interviews with Established Newfoundland Voices (2022)
Dragland, Stan: https://collections.mun.ca/digital/collection/libraries/id/0
Forthcoming (in editing)
- Desimone, Arturo. “Arturo Desimone, Aruban Argentinian Writer and Visual Artist: An Interview.” Interview with Stephanie McKenzie. Journal of West Indian Literature, vol. 28, no. 2, 2020, pp. 141-56. https://www.jwilonline.org/downloads/vol-28-no-2-november-2020/ See, too, the videorecording of this interview, conducted in Buenos Aries, Argentina: https://dloc.com/AA00078547/00001/videos
Selected Conference Presentations
- “The Importance of Archives in Transnational Feminist Poetics,” American Comparative Literature Association, 16-19, 2023, Chicago.
Adaptation of McKenzie’s poem “One More Way to See” by modern composer Jennifer Butler for the Emily Carr String Quartet and mezzo-soprano Marian Newman. Victoria Symphony, New Music Festival. 2019. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV5f23olF9A