GES Bio: Tara Forbes

Year in Program: M.A.

Academic History: Academic History: BA (Hons) in English Literature, Grant MacEwan University

Research Interests: Children's literature, text/illustration interaction, Marxist theory, literatures of economic depression and war, Canadian and American Modernism, work literature, proletarian poetry and song, and nursery rhymes.

Current Teaching Position: TA for ENGL 237- Children's Literature (Fall) and ENGL 274- Literatures of War (Winter).

Recent Conferences: 

"'Thank you, Sir:' Class and Gender Poverty in Smedley's Daughter of Earth." Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Annual Conference: Women and Work Panel. Seattle University. Seattle, Washington. 19-21 October 2012. Conference presentation.

"Buying Humanity: The Commodification of Animals as a Capitalist Critique in Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep." Trash Talking: New Directions in Popular Culture and Creative Writing. University of Regina. Regina, Saskatchewan. 9-10 March 2012. Conference presentation.


"'There's Nothin' to it Really': Disney as an Ideological State Apparatus." 12th. The Confluence Series. Edmonton: MacEwan Press, 2012

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Incoming Grad Student FAQ

For those new to the Queen's University English Department grad program and to the city of Kingston. A list of Frequently Asked Questions about the grad program and finding your way around Kingston.