Department of English


English Language and Literature

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Armand Ruffo


Armand Garnet Ruffo


MA Windsor

613-533-6000, ext. 74425

Office: Watson Hall, Room 535
Office Hours: Mon. 10 - 12 pm or by appointment


2019-20 Courses


  • Creator Award, Inaugural Mayor's Arts Awards, City of Kingston (2017)
  • REVEAL Indigenous Art Award, The Hnatyshyn Foundation, (2017)
  • Honourary Life Member Award, The National Council of the League of Canadian  Poets (2016)
  • Finalist, The Governor General’s Literary Awards, for Norval Morrisseau Man Changing Into Thunderbird (2015)

Research Interests

  • Indigenous cultures and literatures, including Indigenous literary nationalism, transnationalism, and carceral writing
  • Representation of the Indian
  • Creative writing
  • Genre studies

Recent Publications

“Oh Canada, We Have Issues,” ARC Poetry Magazine, Guest Editor, Arc Poetry Society, Fall 2017.

“Wallace Steven’s Memory,” Granta: Canada Issue, 2017.

“The Tap Is Dripping Memory,” The Best of the Best Canadian Poetry in English, 10th Anniversary Issue, 2017.

Introduction to Indigenous Literary Criticism in Canada, Broadview, 2016.

The Thunderbird Poems, Harbour Publishing, 2015.

Norval Morrisseau: Man Changing Into Thunderbird, Douglas & McIntyre, 2014.

An Anthology of Canadian Native Literature in English, Oxford University Press, 2013.