Associate Professor, English
PhD (Toronto), BAH (Queen's)
6-272, City Centre Campus10700 – 104 AvenueEdmonton, AB780-497-5486
Sarah Copland (PhD Toronto, 2009) joined MacEwan University’s Department of English in 2012 after teaching as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Humanities in the Integrated Program in Humane Studies at Kenyon College, a private liberal arts college in Ohio. Between 2009 and 2011, she held a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada postdoctoral fellowship and visiting scholar appointment with Project Narrative at the Ohio State University. Her research interests are in modernism and narrative theory, and she has published work on modernist narratives, prefaces and poetry; the new modernist studies; rhetorical and cognitive approaches to narrative theory; the politics of form; and short stories and short story theory. Her current book project is entitled Front Matters: The Rhetoric and Pedagogy of Modernist Prefaces. Her doctoral dissertation was entitled “Modelling the Mind: Conceptual Blending and Modernist Narratives.”
Available to supervise senior students' independent study.
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Selected Publications / Presentations / Conference Papers
Copland, Sarah, and Greta Olson, eds. The Politics of Form. Routledge, 2018.
Copland, Sarah. “A Contextual Rhetorical Analysis of Audiences in E. M. Forster’s Preface to Mulk Raj Anand’s Untouchable.” Narratology and Ideology: Encounters between Narrative Theory and Postcolonial Criticism, edited by Divya Dwivedi, Henrik Skov Nielsen, and Richard Walsh, Ohio State UP, 2018, pp. 102-19.
Olson, Greta, and Sarah Copland. “Towards a Politics of Form.” European Journal of English Studies, vol. 20, no. 3, 2016, pp. 207-21.
Copland, Sarah. “Modernist Prefaces.” The Paratexts Podcast. Oxford University. Interviewed by Dennis Duncan. 2016. https://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/series/paratexts-podcast
Copland, Sarah. “To Be Continued: The Story of Short Story Theory and Other Narrative Theory.” Narrative vol. 22, no. 1, 2014, pp. 132-49.
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