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Sarah Brouillette

Degrees:B.A. (Simon Fraser University), M.A., Ph.D. (University of Toronto)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 8036
Office:1904 Dunton Tower

Research Interests

  • contemporary literature and culture, cultural and social theory, sociology of culture, creative industries and cultural policy, publishing studies, Marxism and communism
  • my current SSHRC-funded project, “The Future Literary,” studies informal and contingent labour and joblessness as conditions for the emergence of new reading/writing cultures

Recent Honours and Awards

  • SSHRC Insight Grant, 2019-2024
  • Marston LaFrance Research Fellowship, 2017-2018
  • SSHRC Insight Grant, 2013-2017
  • SSHRC Standard Research Grant, 2010-2013


  • Underdevelopment and African Literature: Emerging Forms of Reading. Cambridge University Press, “Element” / Pamphlet, 2020.
  • UNESCO and the Fate of the Literary. Stanford University Press, 2019.
  • Literature and the Creative Economy. Stanford University Press. 2014.
  • Postcolonial Writers and the Global Literary Marketplace. London: Palgrave, 2007; paperback ed. 2011.

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