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B.W. Powe

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Department of English

Associate Professor

Office: Atkinson Building, 632
Phone: (416) 736-2100 Ext: 33775
Email: bpowe@yorku.ca


B.W. Powe has been teaching in the English Department since 1995. He is a writer - poet, novelist, essayist, and critic. His influential writings on Marshall McLuhan, Northrop Frye, and Pierre Trudeau have been widely-praised, as have his poetry and novels, including Outage and These Shadows Remain, longlisted for the ReLit Prize. His current research has been into visionary and mystical traditions. He has also been involved in literacy initiatives involving both York University and Frontier College. B.W. Powe is a member of the Graduate School of Film Studies in the Fine Arts Department, a fellow of the McLuhan Centre at the University of Toronto, as well as an honourary member of the High Table at Massey College. He is currently at work founding the McLuhan Initiative for the Study of Literacies at York University as well as the program director of the Creative Writing Program at York University. He writes regularly for the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star, and been featured in the New York Times and on CBC and Bravo.

Visit his blog

More...

Hypertext: "Noise of Time" (CD-Rom), "The Glenn Could Profile", National Archives (Ottawa).

Organization of Events, Program Co-ordinator:Marshall McLuhan: What if He Was Right? York University, 1997; The Trudeau Era, York University, 1999; Living Literacies, York University, Stong College, Frontier College, National Literacy Secretariat, Bravo!TB, CLT, Penguin Books, 2001.

Degrees

M.A., University of Toronto
B.A., York University
Ph.D., York University
Books

Publication
Year

Where Seas and Fables Meet: Aphorisms and Parables (Guernica)

2015

Marshall McLuhan and Northrop Frye--Apocalypse and Alchemy (The University of Toronto Press)

2014

Opening Time: On the Energy Threshold. (In3, University of catalunya/York University).

2014

These Shadows Remain: A Fable (Guernica) ISBN 978-1-55071-314-5

2011

Mystic Trudeau: The Fire and The Rose (Thomas Allen) ISBN 0-88762-281-X

2007

Towards a Canada of Light (Thomas Allen) ISBN 0-88762-228-3

2006

The Unsaid Passing (Guernica) ISBN 1-55071-209-8

2005

The Living Literacies Print Record, editor (Coach House) ISBN 0-9736828-0-9

2004

The Solitary Outlaw revised, expanded (Somerville House)ISBN 1-895897-79-3

1997

A Canada of Light revised, expanded (Somerville House) ISBN 1-895897-89-0

1997

Outage: A Journey into Electric City (Random House) ISBN 0-394-22124-9

1995

A Tremendous Canada of Light (Coach House) ISBN 0-88910-415-8

1993

Noise of Time in The Glenn Gould Profile, in Collections Canada, National Library Archives

1989

The Solitary Outlaw (Lester & Orpen Dennys) ISBN 0-88619-141-6

1987

A Climate Charged (Mosaic) hardcopy ISBN 0-88962-259-0, paperback ISBN 0-88962-258-2

1984


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2020 AP/EN1006 3.0 A Writer's Introduction to Literary Forms SEMR
Fall 2020 AP/EN4004 3.0 A Frye and McLuhan SEMR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2021 AP/EN1006 3.0 M Writer's Introduction to Literary Forms SEMR
Winter 2021 GS/EN6982 3.0 M The Post-Romantic Tradition SEMR


B.W. Powe has been teaching in the English Department since 1995. He is a writer - poet, novelist, essayist, and critic. His influential writings on Marshall McLuhan, Northrop Frye, and Pierre Trudeau have been widely-praised, as have his poetry and novels, including Outage and These Shadows Remain, longlisted for the ReLit Prize. His current research has been into visionary and mystical traditions. He has also been involved in literacy initiatives involving both York University and Frontier College. B.W. Powe is a member of the Graduate School of Film Studies in the Fine Arts Department, a fellow of the McLuhan Centre at the University of Toronto, as well as an honourary member of the High Table at Massey College. He is currently at work founding the McLuhan Initiative for the Study of Literacies at York University as well as the program director of the Creative Writing Program at York University. He writes regularly for the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star, and been featured in the New York Times and on CBC and Bravo.

Visit his blog

Hypertext: "Noise of Time" (CD-Rom), "The Glenn Could Profile", National Archives (Ottawa).

Organization of Events, Program Co-ordinator:Marshall McLuhan: What if He Was Right? York University, 1997; The Trudeau Era, York University, 1999; Living Literacies, York University, Stong College, Frontier College, National Literacy Secretariat, Bravo!TB, CLT, Penguin Books, 2001.

Degrees

M.A., University of Toronto
B.A., York University
Ph.D., York University

All Publications


Books

Publication
Year

Where Seas and Fables Meet: Aphorisms and Parables (Guernica)

2015

Marshall McLuhan and Northrop Frye--Apocalypse and Alchemy (The University of Toronto Press)

2014

Opening Time: On the Energy Threshold. (In3, University of catalunya/York University).

2014

These Shadows Remain: A Fable (Guernica) ISBN 978-1-55071-314-5

2011

Mystic Trudeau: The Fire and The Rose (Thomas Allen) ISBN 0-88762-281-X

2007

Towards a Canada of Light (Thomas Allen) ISBN 0-88762-228-3

2006

The Unsaid Passing (Guernica) ISBN 1-55071-209-8

2005

The Living Literacies Print Record, editor (Coach House) ISBN 0-9736828-0-9

2004

The Solitary Outlaw revised, expanded (Somerville House)ISBN 1-895897-79-3

1997

A Canada of Light revised, expanded (Somerville House) ISBN 1-895897-89-0

1997

Outage: A Journey into Electric City (Random House) ISBN 0-394-22124-9

1995

A Tremendous Canada of Light (Coach House) ISBN 0-88910-415-8

1993

Noise of Time in The Glenn Gould Profile, in Collections Canada, National Library Archives

1989

The Solitary Outlaw (Lester & Orpen Dennys) ISBN 0-88619-141-6

1987

A Climate Charged (Mosaic) hardcopy ISBN 0-88962-259-0, paperback ISBN 0-88962-258-2

1984


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2020 AP/EN1006 3.0 A Writer's Introduction to Literary Forms SEMR
Fall 2020 AP/EN4004 3.0 A Frye and McLuhan SEMR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2021 AP/EN1006 3.0 M Writer's Introduction to Literary Forms SEMR
Winter 2021 GS/EN6982 3.0 M The Post-Romantic Tradition SEMR