Rudy, Susan 1961–

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Rudy, Susan 1961–

(Susan Rudy Dorscht, Susan Arlene Rudy Dorscht)


Born May 7, 1961, in London, Ontario, Canada; daughter of Elvin (a high school principal) and Dorene (a human resources executive) Rudy; mar- ried Brian Dorscht, December 30, 1983 (divorced, October, 2007); companion of Frances Bowen (a university professor of business); children: Erin Frances, Julian Kathryn. Ethnicity: "Mennonite." Education: Wilfrid Laurier University, B.A. (hons.), 1984; University of New Brunswick, M.A., 1985; York University, Ph.D., 1988. Politics: New Democrat.


Home—Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Office—Department of English, University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr. N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada. E-mail—[email protected].


University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, assistant professor, 1988-93, associate professor, 1993-99, professor of English, 1999—, department chair, 2003—. McGill University, visiting scholar at Centre for Research and Teaching on Women, 2002.


Modern Language Association, Canadian Association of Chairs of English (chair, 2007-08), Association of Canadian and Quebec Literatures (president, 1994-96), Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English.


Killam Foundation resident fellow, 1999; grants from Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 2001, and Canadian Federation for the Humanities, 2004.


(Under name Susan Rudy Dorscht) Women, Reading, Kroetsch: Telling the Difference, Wilfrid Laurier University (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada), 1991.

(Editor, with Nicole Brossard, and author of introduction) Fluid Arguments (essays), Mercury Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2005.

(With Pauline Butling) Poets' Talk: Interviews with Marie Annharte Baker, Dionne Brand, Jeff Derksen, Daphne Marlatt, Robert Kroetsch, Erin Moure, and Fred Wah, University of Alberta Press (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada), 2005.

(With Pauline Butling) Writing in Our Time: Canada's Radical Poetries in English (1957-2003), Wilfrid Laurier University Press (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada), 2005.

Contributor to books, including The Politics of Art: Eli Mandel's Poetry and Criticism, edited by E. Jewinski and A. Stubbs, Rodopi Press, 1993; Precarious Present/Promising Future? Ethnicity and Identities in Canadian Literature, edited by Janice Kulyk Keefer, Danielle Schaub, and Richard Sherwin, Magnes Press (Jerusalem, Israel), 1996; and Assembling Alternatives: Reading Postmodern Poetries Transnationally, edited by Romana Huk, Wesleyan University Press (Middletown, CT), 2003. Contributor to scholarly journals, including Essays on Canadian Writing, International Journal of Canadian Studies, Canadian Fiction, Signature: Journal of Theory and Canadian Literature, Room of One's Own: Canadian Feminist Quarterly of Literature and Commentary, and Canadian Literature. Editor of special issues, Open Letter: Canadian Journal of Writing and Theory, 2000, English Studies in Canada, 2001, 2003.