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Robert Zacharias

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Department of English

Assistant Professor

Office: Atkinson Building, 602
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 30870
Email: rzach@yorku.ca

Degrees

Ph.D., University of Guelph
M.A., University of Manitoba
B.Ed., University of Manitoba

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Research Interests

, Canadian literature, diaspora studies, Mennonite writing, literary history, and spatiality

Current Research Projects

Literary Tourism in Canada

    Summary:

    “Literary Tourism in Canada” is the first extended exploration of the practice and significance of literary tourism in Canada, and the first theorization of literary commemoration sites using humanities-based modes of inquiry to conceptualize literary tourism as a public reading practice. The project examines the 9 National Historic Sites in Canada associated with literary authors, as well as Project Bookmark - a national literary trail with 29 sites across the country.

    Description:

    This project will bring humanities expertise to explore the sites and texts of literary tourism in Canada, combining site visits and interviews with theory-rich close readings to interrogate the interpretative function of this public reading practice. What happens, this project asks, when the lives, writings, and imagined worlds of Canadian authors are physically commemorated for a reading public? What are the factors that determine why and how specific works or authors are commemorated? Who visits these sites, and what readings of Canadian literature—and of Canadian landscapes—are encouraged through their programming and presentation?

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    Role: Principal

    Funders:
    SSHRC
Books

Publication
Year

Rewriting the Break Event: Mennonites & Migration in Canadian Literature. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2013.

2013


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/EN4254 6.0 A Canadian Topics: Contemporary Writers SEMR
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/EN1201 6.0 A The Literary Imagination LECT
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/EN1201 6.0 A The Literary Imagination TUTR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/EN4254 6.0 A Canadian Topics: Contemporary Writers SEMR
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/EN1201 6.0 A The Literary Imagination LECT
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/EN1201 6.0 A The Literary Imagination TUTR

Degrees

Ph.D., University of Guelph
M.A., University of Manitoba
B.Ed., University of Manitoba

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Research Interests

, Canadian literature, diaspora studies, Mennonite writing, literary history, and spatiality

Current Research Projects

Literary Tourism in Canada

    Summary:

    “Literary Tourism in Canada” is the first extended exploration of the practice and significance of literary tourism in Canada, and the first theorization of literary commemoration sites using humanities-based modes of inquiry to conceptualize literary tourism as a public reading practice. The project examines the 9 National Historic Sites in Canada associated with literary authors, as well as Project Bookmark - a national literary trail with 29 sites across the country.

    Description:

    This project will bring humanities expertise to explore the sites and texts of literary tourism in Canada, combining site visits and interviews with theory-rich close readings to interrogate the interpretative function of this public reading practice. What happens, this project asks, when the lives, writings, and imagined worlds of Canadian authors are physically commemorated for a reading public? What are the factors that determine why and how specific works or authors are commemorated? Who visits these sites, and what readings of Canadian literature—and of Canadian landscapes—are encouraged through their programming and presentation?

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Principal

    Funders:
    SSHRC

All Publications


Books

Publication
Year

Rewriting the Break Event: Mennonites & Migration in Canadian Literature. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2013.

2013


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/EN4254 6.0 A Canadian Topics: Contemporary Writers SEMR
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/EN1201 6.0 A The Literary Imagination LECT
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/EN1201 6.0 A The Literary Imagination TUTR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/EN4254 6.0 A Canadian Topics: Contemporary Writers SEMR
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/EN1201 6.0 A The Literary Imagination LECT
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/EN1201 6.0 A The Literary Imagination TUTR