Collett Tracey

Degrees:B.A. (University of Ottawa), M.A. (Carleton University), Ph.D. (Universite de Montreal)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 2328
Office:1910 Dunton Tower

Professional Honours:

FASS Teaching Award, 2007
Professional Achievement Award 2007-08
FASS Award for Teaching Excellence, 2005
Nominated for CBC Ontario Best Lecturer Award (top 15 finalists) 2005
Nominated for Capital Educator’s Award, 2005


Work in Progress: Editing book for publication with McGill/Queens U P.
Revised introduction to The Blue Castle (L.M. Montgomery) for second print run

“Introduction.” Hugh MacLennan’s The Return of the Sphinx. Toronto: McGill-Queen’s U P. Forthcoming 2007.

“Introduction” to L.M. Montgomery’s The Blue Castle, Toronto: Dundurn P. 2006.

Poetry, Politics and the Presses: Montreal and the Rise of Modernist Poetry in Canada.
McGill/Queen’s U P Forthcoming.

Poetry, Politics and Power: Montreal and the Rise of Modernist Poetry in Canada.
(Under contract with Tecumseh Press, Ottawa)

Editorial Responsibilities:

General Editor,In/Words Magazine, Department of English, Carleton University.
Published Twelve poetry chapbooks by Carleton University students, 2006.
CBC Radio Interview about Irving Layton on “All in a Day” with Rob Clipperton, January 2006.
Negotiated the publication rights, with McGill-queen’s University Press, to reprint five of Hugh MacLennan’s novels are currently out of print, including The Watch that Ends the Night, Return of the Sphinx, Each Man’s Son, Voices in Time.
Organized In/Words Open Mic Poetry Readings. Avant Garde Restaurant, 3rd Thursday of each month: October, November, 2005, January, February, March, April, May, 2006.

Papers Presented:

“Dis-Location, The Importance of Montreal in the Poetry of A.M. Klein”
The Poet as Landscape: A Portrait of A.M. Klein Today
International Conference 18 – 20 October 2007. Concordia University, Montreal. Quebec.

Invited Speaker: “First Statement, Contact and Delta Canada: The Importance of Little Press
Publishing in the Rise of Modernist Poetry in Canada.” To be delivered at The Conservation and Modernization of National Culture.” Canadian Studies Centre and Inner Mongolia University, University of China, Hohhot, China. July 16-19, 2007.

“Gender Politics in L.M. Montgomery’s The Blue Castle.” Women Writing and Reading: Past and
Present, Local and Global Conference. University of Alberta, May 4-6, 2007.

“Montgomery’s Modern Woman: Valancy’s Blue Castle.” Canadian Federation for the
Humanities and Social Sciences (ACCUTE) Congress 2007. University of Saskatchewan, May 26-June 2, 2007.

“The Poets and the Presses: Little Poetry Magazines and Presses in Canada During the Middle
Part of the Twentieth Century.” The Modernist Atlantic: Modernist Periodicals Conference 12-14 July, De Montford University, Leicester, England. 12-14 July, 2007.

“Landscaping Klein: The Importance of Montreal in the Poetry of A.M. Klein.” International Conference on The Poet as Landscape: A Portrait of A.M. Klein Today. Concordia University. October 18-20, 2007.

Panel Participant in Symposium on Feminist Pedagogy and Methodologies. Sponsored by Pauline Jewett Institutte of Women’s Studies and the School of Canadian Studies, Carleton University. March 8, 2007.