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Leslie Sanders

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Department of Humanities

Professor

Office: 225 Vanier College
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 66604
Email: leslie@yorku.ca


Professor Leslie Sanders works in African American and Black Canadian literatures. She teaches in Humanities, Graduate English, and the Writing Department. In 2003, she was made a University Professor. She is webmaster for African Canadian Online (www.yorku.ca/aconline)

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Professor Leslie Sanders works in African American and Black Canadian literatures. She is the author of The Development of Black Theater in America (l988), a general editor of the Collected Works of Langston Hughes, and the volume editor for two volumes of plays and other performance works. Aside from publications on Hughes, she has published on such Black Canadian writers as Austin Clarke, Dionne Brand, Nourbese Philip, Claire Harris, George Elliot Clarke, Maxine Tynes and Djanet Sears. She is a founder of the Centre for the Study of Black Cultures in Canada and webmaster for African Canadian Online (www.yorku.ca/aconline).

Degrees

PhD, University of Toronto

Research Interests

, African American and Black Canadian Literature and Culture, Literatures of The African Diaspora

Current Research Projects

Literature for all: Promoting inclusive education through digitizing textual and contextual materials

    Description:

    SSHRC Public Outreach Grant 2010

    See more
    Role: PI: Professor Leslie Sanders, York University

    Funders:
    Social Sciences and Humanities Council, Canada
Digital Interactive Environments and New Curriculum for Schools

    Description:

    SSHRC Image, Text, Sound and Technology Grant, 2010

    See more
    Role: PI: Professor Leslie Sanders, York University

    Funders:
    Social Sciences and Humanities Council, Canada
Books

Publication
Year

2009 Editor, with Introduction. Fierce Departures: The Poetry of Dionne Brand. Wilfrid Laurier Press.

2009

Editor, Gospel Plays, Operas, and Late Dramatic Works. Volume 6. The Collected Works of Langston Hughes. University of Missouri Press. 2004. 672 p.

2004

Book Chapters

Publication
Year

2010 Early Works of Dionne Brand. Introduction. Wilfrid Laurier Press. In Press.

2010

2007 Entry for Claire Harris, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 334, Gale Press, 2007: 89-95.

2007

2007 “Four Black Film Documentary Moments.” in Multiple Lenses - Voices from the Diaspora located in Canada. Ed. David Divine. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing: 196-204.

2007

2006 “Reason Not Justice: Introduction to Andrew Moodie," The Real McCoy. Playwrights Canada Press, 2006: iii-v.

2006

Entries for Andre Alexis, Austin Clarke, Dionne Brand, George Elliott Clarke, M. Nourbese Philip, Djanet Sears, Maxine Tynes. Encyclopaedia of the African Diaspora, in press


Book Reviews

Publication
Year

2004 Review of What Can a Black Critic Do?, Donna Baily Nurse, Canadian Literature.

2004

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

2010 “Surprising Narratives: African Canadian Autobiography”. Canada and Beyond, University of Huelva, Huelva, Spain

2010

2004 “Dionne Brand’s Poetics of Location: Beyond Another Place, Not Here”. Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars Assocation, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

2004

2003 “The Planet of Junior Brown,” Canadian Association of American Studies, Winnipeg.

2003

Forthcoming

Publication
Year

“Dionne Brand," Border Crossings: A Sourcebook on Caribbean Writers in Canada. Eds. Hyacinth Simpson and Frank Birbalsingh. Coconut Creek, Florida: Caribbean Studies Press. (Forthcoming)

“What the Poet Does for Us” in No Language Is Neutral: Essays on Dionne Brand. Eds. Dina Georgis, Katherine McKittrick and Rinaldo Walcott. Wilfrid Laurier Press. (Forthcoming)



Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/CLTR1953 6.0 A Canadian Writers in Person LECT
Fall 2020 GS/EN6616 3.0 A Blk Song: Intro to African Amer Poetry SEMR
Fall/Winter 2020 GS/SPTH6104 6.0 A Social and Political Thought: Theories SEMR
Fall 2020 AP/HUMA4305 3.0 A Black Canadian Studies Practicum PRAC


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2021 AP/HUMA4305 3.0 M Black Canadian Studies Practicum PRAC
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/CLTR1953 6.0 A Canadian Writers in Person LECT
Fall/Winter 2020 GS/SPTH6104 6.0 A Social and Political Thought: Theories SEMR


Professor Leslie Sanders works in African American and Black Canadian literatures. She teaches in Humanities, Graduate English, and the Writing Department. In 2003, she was made a University Professor. She is webmaster for African Canadian Online (www.yorku.ca/aconline)

Professor Leslie Sanders works in African American and Black Canadian literatures. She is the author of The Development of Black Theater in America (l988), a general editor of the Collected Works of Langston Hughes, and the volume editor for two volumes of plays and other performance works. Aside from publications on Hughes, she has published on such Black Canadian writers as Austin Clarke, Dionne Brand, Nourbese Philip, Claire Harris, George Elliot Clarke, Maxine Tynes and Djanet Sears. She is a founder of the Centre for the Study of Black Cultures in Canada and webmaster for African Canadian Online (www.yorku.ca/aconline).

Degrees

PhD, University of Toronto

Research Interests

, African American and Black Canadian Literature and Culture, Literatures of The African Diaspora

Current Research Projects

Literature for all: Promoting inclusive education through digitizing textual and contextual materials

    Description:

    SSHRC Public Outreach Grant 2010

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: PI: Professor Leslie Sanders, York University

    Funders:
    Social Sciences and Humanities Council, Canada
Digital Interactive Environments and New Curriculum for Schools

    Description:

    SSHRC Image, Text, Sound and Technology Grant, 2010

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: PI: Professor Leslie Sanders, York University

    Funders:
    Social Sciences and Humanities Council, Canada

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

2010 Early Works of Dionne Brand. Introduction. Wilfrid Laurier Press. In Press.

2010

2007 Entry for Claire Harris, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 334, Gale Press, 2007: 89-95.

2007

2007 “Four Black Film Documentary Moments.” in Multiple Lenses - Voices from the Diaspora located in Canada. Ed. David Divine. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing: 196-204.

2007

2006 “Reason Not Justice: Introduction to Andrew Moodie," The Real McCoy. Playwrights Canada Press, 2006: iii-v.

2006

Entries for Andre Alexis, Austin Clarke, Dionne Brand, George Elliott Clarke, M. Nourbese Philip, Djanet Sears, Maxine Tynes. Encyclopaedia of the African Diaspora, in press


Book Reviews

Publication
Year

2004 Review of What Can a Black Critic Do?, Donna Baily Nurse, Canadian Literature.

2004

Books

Publication
Year

2009 Editor, with Introduction. Fierce Departures: The Poetry of Dionne Brand. Wilfrid Laurier Press.

2009

Editor, Gospel Plays, Operas, and Late Dramatic Works. Volume 6. The Collected Works of Langston Hughes. University of Missouri Press. 2004. 672 p.

2004

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

2010 “Surprising Narratives: African Canadian Autobiography”. Canada and Beyond, University of Huelva, Huelva, Spain

2010

2004 “Dionne Brand’s Poetics of Location: Beyond Another Place, Not Here”. Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars Assocation, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

2004

2003 “The Planet of Junior Brown,” Canadian Association of American Studies, Winnipeg.

2003

Forthcoming

Publication
Year

“Dionne Brand," Border Crossings: A Sourcebook on Caribbean Writers in Canada. Eds. Hyacinth Simpson and Frank Birbalsingh. Coconut Creek, Florida: Caribbean Studies Press. (Forthcoming)

“What the Poet Does for Us” in No Language Is Neutral: Essays on Dionne Brand. Eds. Dina Georgis, Katherine McKittrick and Rinaldo Walcott. Wilfrid Laurier Press. (Forthcoming)



Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/CLTR1953 6.0 A Canadian Writers in Person LECT
Fall 2020 GS/EN6616 3.0 A Blk Song: Intro to African Amer Poetry SEMR
Fall/Winter 2020 GS/SPTH6104 6.0 A Social and Political Thought: Theories SEMR
Fall 2020 AP/HUMA4305 3.0 A Black Canadian Studies Practicum PRAC


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2021 AP/HUMA4305 3.0 M Black Canadian Studies Practicum PRAC
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/CLTR1953 6.0 A Canadian Writers in Person LECT
Fall/Winter 2020 GS/SPTH6104 6.0 A Social and Political Thought: Theories SEMR