Besner, Neil K.

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BESNER, Neil K. Canadian, b. 1949. Genres: Literary criticism and history. Career: University of Regina, Saskatchewan, instructor in English, 1973-74, sessional lecturer in English, 1975-76; Epicenter Language Academy, Seville, Spain, instructor, 1975; Plains Community College, instructor, 1975-76; University of British Columbia, Vancouver, sessional lecturer, 1976-78, instructor at Centre for Continuing Education, 1978-80; Okanagan College, Penticton, BC, instructor in English, 1980-81; Kwantlen College, Vancouver, instructor in English, 1982-83; Mount Royal College, Calgary, AB, instructor in English, 1983-87, coordinator of composition, 1983-85, chairman of academic council, 1984-86; University of Winnipeg, MB, assistant professor, 1987-90, associate professor, 1990-95, chair of English department, 1993-2000, professor of English, 1995-, dean of humanities, 2002-. Publications: The Light of Imagination: Mavis Gallant's Fiction, 1988; Introducing Lives of Girls and Women, 1990; (ed. with D. Staines) The Short Story in English, 1991; (ed. with D. Schnitzer and A. Turner) Uncommon Wealth: An Anthology of Poetry in English, 1997; Rare and Commonplace Flowers: The Story of Elizabeth Bishop and Lota de Macedo Soares (trans. from Portuguese), 2001; Carol Shields: The Arts of a Writing Life, 2003. Work represented in anthologies. Contributor of articles and reviews to literature journals. Address: Dept of English, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3B 2E9. Online address: [email protected]