Department of English

DEPARTMENT OF

English Language and Literature

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Sam McKegney

Associate Professor

PhD Queen's, CV/Bio (PDF 261 KB)

Department Head (Acting)
Office: Watson Hall, Room 412
613-533-6000, ext. 74412
englhead@queensu.ca

Office: Watson Hall, Room 435
Office Hours: Thurs. 1:30–3:30 pm, or by appointment

 

 

2016-17 Courses

  • ENGL 873 Topics in Canadian Literature: “Carrying the Burden of Peace”—Exploring Indigenous Masculinities through Story

Research Interests

  • Indigenous literatures
  • contemporary Canadian literature (as well as its precursors)
  • masculinity theory
  • Indigenous governance and its pursuit through art
  • carceral composition
  • multiculturalism as an ideal and in practice
  • hockey culture
  • literary activism

Recent Publications

Masculindians: Conversations about Indigenous Manhood. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, February 2014.

“‘pain, pleasure, shame. Shame’—Masculine Embodiment, Kinship, and Indigenous Reterritorialization.” Canadian Literature 216, Spring 2014. 12-33. (Winner of the Canadian Literature Award for Best Essay 2014.)

“Writer-Reader Reciprocity and the Pursuit of Alliance in Indigenous Poetry.” Sounding Out: Indigenous Poetics. Eds. Neal McLeod and Natasha Beeds. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, March 2014. (Winner of the Gabrielle Roy Award for best work of Canadian Literary Criticism.) 

"Strong Men Stories: A Roundtable on Indigenous Masculinities with Richard Van Camp, Warren Cariou, Gregory Scofield, and Daniel Heath Justice.” In Indigenous Masculinities Reader. Eds. Kimberly Anderson, Robert Innes, and Jonathan Swift. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2015.

Current Supervisions

Trevor Phillips, Catherine André