Dr. Laurie Kruk

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Professor / Faculty of Arts and Science - Fine Arts and English Studies - English Studies
Full-time Faculty
BA, York University
MA, McMaster University
PhD, University of Western Ontario
Areas of Specialization:

Canadian Literature, Native Literature, Women’s Writing, the Canadian Short Story

Research Interests:

The Canadian Short Story and “voice,” Creative Writing

Current & Future Research:

Creative writing: fiction and poetry. Founding member of WWW (Women’s Writing Workshop), started Summer 2007


Jane Satterfield and Laurie Kruk, co-editors. Borderlands and Crossroads: Writing the Motherland. Demeter Press, 2016

Laurie Kruk, Double-Voicing the Canadian Short Story, Ottawa UP, 2016.

Host of "Conspiracy of 3" Writers' Group, Spring 2015

"Double-Voicing Family in Findley's Short Fiction: Pinking the Triangle, Drawing the Circle." Canadian Literature 212 (Spring 2012): 34-48.

My Mother Did Not Tell Stories (poems): Demeter Press, 2012.

Innovation and Reflection in the New Millennium: The "Double Voice" in Carol Shields's Short Fiction. Laurie Kruk. Contemporary Women's Writing 2011; doi: 10.1093/cww/vpr018

Windsor Review 43.1 (Spring 2010) Special Prophecy Issue:
“Good-Enough Friday,” “Lessons from the River,” “Widowmaker,” “Vaudevillians of Time.” (poetry)

“Mothering Sons: Stories by Findley, Hodgins and MacLeod Uncover the Mother’s Double Voice,” Atlantis 32 (2007): 34-44, reprinted in Short Story Criticism, Ed. Jelena Krstovic, Cengage/Gale, forthcoming January 2011.

“Storykeepers: Circling Family Voice in Short Stories by Tom King, Alistair MacLeod, Olive Senior and Guy Vanderhaeghe,” The Journal of the Short Story in English. “Orality in the Short Story in English” 47 (Autumn 2006): 111-26

Loving the Alien. Sudbury: YSP, 2006. (poetry)

’Outsiders’ and ‘Insiders’: Teaching Native/Canadian Literature as Meeting Place.” Home-Work: Postcolonialism, Pedagogy and Canadian Literature. Ed. Cynthia Sugars. Reappraisals: Canadian Writers Series. Ottawa: Univ. of Ottawa Press, 2004.

The Voice is the Story: Conversations with Canadian Writers of Short Fiction. Oakville: Mosaic, 2003.

Theories of the World. Windsor: Netherlandic Press, 1992. (poems) ​