Creative Writing


Jacqueline Baker

Assistant Professor, English

MA (Alberta), BA (Victoria)

6-274, City Centre Campus
10700 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
780-497-5357

Biography

Jacqueline Baker joined MacEwan University’s Department of English in 2013 as a specialist in creative writing. She was MacEwan’s Writer-In-Residence in 2006 and has taught through the Banff Centre for the Arts’ Wired Writing Series. She is currently researching Eastern European folklore and the history of the undead, magic, and necromancy for a new novel, The Revivalist, as well as working on a non-fiction book that is a union of memoir, literary criticism, and Franco-Canadian history.

Expertise
Creative Writing (short fiction, novel, memoir and creative non-fiction, prose poetry), the European Gothic, the Ghost Story, Horror (film and literature), the Southern Gothic, William Faulkner, Flannery O’Connor, Weird Fiction and H.P. Lovecraft, the Short Story, Contemporary Literature, Canadian Literature

Teaching and Research Interests

  • English 102 Analysis and Argument
  • English 103 Introduction to Literature
  • English 219 Readings in Speculative Fiction
  • English 295 Introduction to Creative Writing
  • English 397 Writing A Sense of Place
  • English 398 Writing Character

Selected Publications / Presentations / Conference Papers

  • Baker, Jacqueline. “One is Sorrow.” License Expired: The Unauthorized James Bond. Ed. David Nickle and Madeline Ashby. ChiZine Press, Toronto, ON, forthcoming Fall 2015.
  • Baker, Jacqueline. The Broken Hours. HarperCollins Canada, Toronto, ON, 2014. Skyhorse Publishing/Talos Press, New York, NY, forthcoming Spring 2015.
  • Baker, Jacqueline, ed. Shadowmen: Selected Stories of H.P. Lovecraft. HarperCollins Canada (ebook), Toronto, ON, 2014.
  • Baker, Jacqueline. The Horseman’s Graves. HarperCollins Canada, Toronto, ON, 2007.
  • Baker, Jacqueline. A Hard Witching & Other Stories. HarperCollins Canada, Toronto ON, 2003.

Awards / Grants / Fellowships

  • Sunburst Award Nominee, The Broken Hours (2015)
  • Canada Council for the Arts Grant for Professional Writers (2014-15)
  • Canada Council for the Arts Grant for Professional Writers (2009-10)
  • Canada Council for the Arts Grant for Professional Writers (2008-09)
  • Evergreen Award Finalist, The Horseman’s Graves (2007)
  • Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize Winner, A Hard Witching & Other Stories (2003)
  • Danuta Gleed Literary Award Winner, A Hard Witching & Other Stories (2003)
  • Howard O’Hagan Award for Fiction Winner, A Hard Witching & Other Stories (2003)
  • Rogers Writers Trust Prize Finalist, A Hard Witching & Other Stories (2003)
  • James Patrick Folinsbee Memorial Scholarship in Creative Writing, University of Alberta (2000) 

Professional Associations / Memberships

  • The Writers Union of Canada