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Selected Articles, Essays, and Book Chapters

Betts Gregory and Linda Morra. “The Sound of a Silenced Letter: Souvankham Thammavongsa and the Kinetic Archive.’ Studies in Canadian Literature. 47.1 (2022): 117-130.

“Aliens in the Void: Writing Beyond the Limits of Language in bpNichol’s The Martyrology (and (Luigi Serafini’s ((Code)x Seriphian(us))))”. Symbolism: An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2022. 193-210.PDF

“Supra Legem Interruptio: Losing Louis Riel (and his Interruptive Return.” On the Other Side(s) of 150: Untold Stories and Critical Approaches to History, Literature, and Identity in Canada. Eds. Linda M. Morra and Sarah Henzi. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2021. 256-270.

“Pounding the Concrete: A Short Note on Nomadic Scholarship.” Paideuma. 45 (2021). 13-17.

“Marshall McLuhan.” The Literary Encyclopedia. Ed. Cynthia Sugars. Volume 3.1.3: Postwar and Contemporary Canadian Writing and Culture, 1945-present. First published 08 April 2020

“As the world transforms, so too must its poetry, disregarding tradition.” The Irish Times. 26 December 2019.

“Avant-garde Literary Festival Hits Dublin.” The Irish Times. 22 April 2019.

“From TISH to HITS: Some Grateful Contexts for the Trips Festival in Vancouver 1966.” Chapbook. Calgary: No Press, 2018.

“Seeing Visual Poetry in Canada as Decolonial Poesis.” Utsanga. 9 (January 2018).

“When Out in Front Gets Left Behind: Sol Allen’s They Have Bodies and Canada’s Archived Avant-Garde.” Making Canada New: Editing, Modernism, and New Media. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017. 265-284.

“The New Canadian Vortex: Marshall McLuhan and the Avant-Garde Function of Counter-Environments.” Counterblasting Canada: Marshall McLuhan, Wyndham Lewis, Wilfred Watson, and Sheila Watson. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2016.

Betts, Gregory and Linda Steer. “‘I AM THAT AM I?’ Brion Gysin’s Art of Unsettled Identities.” Translocated Modernisms: Paris and Other Lost Generations. Ottawa: U Ottawa P, 2016. 73-90.

“In Search of Blew: An Eventual Index of Blewointment Magazine 1963-1977.” Chapbook. Among the Neighbors. State University of New York. 2 (Fall 2016). 1-39.

“Modernist Literature in North America.” The Modernist World. Ed. Stephen Ross and Allana C. Lindgren. New York: Routledge, 2015. 538-546.  

 ““we stopped at nothing”: Finding Nothing in the Avant-Garde Archive.” Amodern. 4 (2015). Web.

“I Object: Writing Against the Contemporary.” English Studies in Canada. 40.2-3 (June/September 2014). 41-64.

“Dialogic Phantasy in Bruce McDonald’s Adaptive Narratives.” Double-Takes: Intersections Between Canadian Literature and Film. Ed. David R. Jarraway. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2013. 95-109.

“Not Against Expression: NourbeSe’s Zong!” Jacket2. North of Invention Special Issue. 29 March 2013.

Poets Against Authorship.” Ottawater. 3 (2011).

“Dialogic Phantasy in Bruce McDonald’s Adaptive Narratives.” Canadian Literature and Film. Ed. David Jarraway. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press. Forthcoming.

“Media, McLuhan, and the Dawn of the Electric Age in Sheila Watson’s Deep Hollow Creek and The Double Hook.”  Essays in Canadian Writing. 84 (2008).

“Rise above History.” The Capilano Review. 3.13 (2011). 7-11.

Preface. A Critical Anthology of English-Canadian Verse in the Times of Sir Wilfred Laurier and William Lyon Mackenzie King (1896-1911 and 1921-1947): The Sunny Way. Ed. Al Kizuk. New York: Edwin Mellon, 2011.

A Postmodern Decadence in Canadian Sound and Visual Poetry.” Re:Reading the Postmodern. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2010.

“Just Playing Mad: Irrationalism in Automatism via Claude Gauvreau.” The Brock Review. 10. (2009). 10-25.

“Seeing/Reading Sachiko Murakami’s The Invisibility Exhibit”. Influency Salon. 3 (September 2010).

With Robert Stacey. Introduction. Open Letter. A Special Issue on the Kootenay School of Writing. Co-edited with Robert Stacey. 14.3 (Summer 2010).

“From Wit to Plunder in a Time of War.” The Poetic Front. 3 (2010).

“The Revolutionary Other: A Resistance Strategy by Lamming, Selvon, and Brand for the Caribbean and its Diaspora.” Diasporic Ruptures: Globality, Migrancy, and Expressions of Identity. Ed. Alireza Asgharzadeh, Erica Lawson, Kayleen U. Oka, and Amar Wahab. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2007. 125-144.

“Non compos mentis: A Meta-Historical Survey of the Historiographic Narratives of Louis Riel’s ‘Insanity’”. International Journal of Canadian Studies. 40 (Spring 2009).

“Before Our Time: Radical English-Canadian Poetries Across the Post/Modern Divide.” Canadian Poetry. 60 (Spring-Summer 2007). 22-45.

“The Geopoetics of TISH (In the Canadian Context).” Rampike. Special Issue on Frank Davey. 15.1 (2007). 42-54.

“Afterword: Addressing the Vaster Union.” The Aureole: A Poem. By Albert Durrant Watson. Toronto: BookThug, 2007. 23-28.

Plunderverse: A Cartographic Manifesto“. 5 (2005).

“A Philosophy of the Verb: Bertram Brooker’s Early Canadian Mystical-Modernist Verse.” Studies in Canadian Literature. 30.1 (September 2005).

“Little Mags that Don’t Want to Be Little Mags.” Open Letter. 11.6 (Fall 2002). 119-136.

With Ray Ellenwood. “Canada’s Forgotten Surrealists:  Joys and Sorrows of the AGO’s Surrealist Summer” ARTFOCUS. 74 (December 2002). 6-8.

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