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Dr Isla Duncan

Research Associate

i.duncan@chi.ac.uk | +44 (0) 1243 816165

Isla Duncan, MA (Hons), PGCE, M. Phil., Ph. D. (Strathclyde University, Glasgow). Research interests: Canadian Literature; Contemporary Women's Writings; Applied Linguistics; Institutional Discourse. She has had articles published in Canadian Literature and British Journal for Canadian Studies.

Recent Publications
"Margaret Laurence's A Jest of God as a work of simultaneous narration." Margaret Laurence Review 15/16 (Summer 2007): 8-18.

"'Travels through this place': Joan Barfoot's Gaining Ground as Feminist Quest Narrative." Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction 48.3 (May 2007): 219-229.

"Disparity and Deception in Alice Munro's 'Lichen'." British Journal of Canadian Studies 19.1 (forthcoming 2006).

"'Ten Years' Sentences': Cohesion in Margaret Laurence's A Bird in the House." The Margaret Laurence Review 14 (2005).

"'It Seems So Much the Truth It Is the Truth': Persuasive Testimony in Alice Munro's 'A Wilderness Station.'" Studies in Canadian Literature 28.2 (2003): 98-110.

"'The Profound Poverty of Knowledge': Sandra Birdsell's Narrative of Concealment." Canadian Literature 169 (Summer 2001): 85-101.

2001 Article in Trouble and Strife (number 39) on tabloid sexism.

2001 Essay on Jackie Kay's novel Trumpet in Signatures.

1999 'The Wendigo in Atwood's The Robber Bride.' British Journal of Canadian Studies 14.1.

1999, 2001 Two essays in The Margaret Lawrence Review (Vols 9 and 10).

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