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Nadia Bozak

Associate Professor

Degrees:M.A. and PhD University of Toronto, Centre for Comparative Literature
Office:1917 Dunton Tower

Research Interests:

  • Creative Writing: short story, the novel, climate fiction
  • Cinema: eco-critical approaches to film theory and screen culture

Associate Professor Nadia Bozak is the author of the novel-in-stories Thirteen Shells (2016), the novels El Niño (2016) and Orphan Love (2008), all published with House of Anansi Press, as well as a book of film theory, The Cinematic Footprint: Lights, Camera, Natural Resources, published by Rutgers University Press, and holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Toronto.

Professor Nadia Bozak coordinates the Creative Writing Concentration in the Department of English. Professor Bozak currently teaches the first-year “Introduction to Creative Writing” course, as well as workshop-based courses in fiction and writing about climate crisis. Her creative and academic work continue to focus on climate change, sustainability, and how narrative and visual art are informed by the extraction of raw resources and patterns of consumption. Her most recent essay on photography in the age of climate crisis appeared in Italian and English in Il Giornale Dell’Arte.

Professor Bozak’s current projects include a novel that deals with climate change and car culture. A recent essay, “Digital Images: The Cost of Resource Extraction,” appears in the catalogue for the photography exhibition at MK&G, Mining Photography: The Ecological Footprint of Resource Extraction.