Dr. Lisa Grekul
Associate Professor, English
Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies
The University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus
CCS 335, 1148 Research Road
Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7
Originally from St. Paul, Alberta, Lisa Grekul has lived in Mbabane (Swaziland), Toronto, Edmonton, and Vancouver. She completed her B.A. (Hons) and M.A. degrees at the University of Alberta, and she holds a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia . Lisa is a creative writer and a literary scholar whose research focuses on Canadian literature (minority/diasporic writers, in particular), other postcolonial literatures, and postcolonial theory.
Her first novel, Kalyna’s Song, published by Coteau in 2003, is the coming-of-age story of a third-generation Ukrainian Canadian girl who grows up in northeastern Alberta and southern Africa . Her second book, Leaving Shadows: Literature in English by Canada’s Ukrainians (University of Alberta, 2005), is a critical study of English-language Ukrainian Canadian poetry, drama, fiction, and creative non-fiction.
She is currently working on a SSHRC-funded book and film project, (Con)temporary Nomads: Canadian Autobiography and the Search for Home, which examines "homecoming" narratives by Canadians of Eastern European descent.
Postcolonial Imaginaries Contemporary Canadian and Diasporic Literature; Postcolonial/Diasporic Theory
Video (Lisa Grekul talks about ENGL 222)
Last reviewed 10/13/2017 1:10:55 PM
Unbound University of Toronto Press (2016) Edited by Lisa Grekul and Lindy Ledohowski
Kalyna's Song Coteau Press (2003) Shortlisted for the Amazon.ca/Books in Canada Best First Book Award (2003) Shortlisted for the Kobzar Literary Award (2006)
Leaving Shadows: Literature in English by Canada's Ukrainians University of Alberta Press (2005) Shortlisted for the Kobzar Literary Award (2008)