Shelley Boyd: Selected Publications and Presentations

Selected Publications

Boyd, Shelley, and Nicole Hollinson. “The CanLit Dinner Party: Feasting on Books in the Literature Classroom.” CuiZine: Journal of Canadian Food Cultures. vol. 7, no. 1, 2016.

Boyd, Shelley. “Tablecloth and River: Dramatizing Historical Land Claims in Tomson Highway’s Ernestine Shuswap Gets Her Trout.” Food and Communication: Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery 2015, edited by Mark McWilliams, Prospect Books, 2016, pp. 83-92.

Boyd, Shelley. “Ustopian Breakfasts: Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam.” Utopian Studies 26.1 (2015): 160-181. Print.

—. “Nature-Altering Tools’: Margaret Atwood and the Politics of Dirt.” The Good Gardener? Nature, Humanity, and the Garden. Ed. Giesecke, Annette and Naomi Jacobs. London, U.K.: Artifice Books on Architecture, 2015. 128-145. Print.

—. “Shields’s Guerrilla Gardeners: Sowing Seeds of Defiance and Care.” The Worlds of Carol Shields. Ed. David Staines. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2014. 177-196. Print.

—. Garden Plots Canadian Women Writers and Their Literary Gardens. Montreal; Ithaca: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2013. Print.

—. “‘Transplanted into Our Gardens’: Susanna Moodie and Catharine Parr Traill.”Essays on Canadian Writing 84 (Fall 2009): 35-57. Print.

Boyd, Shelley, and Andrew Smith. “Talking Turkey: Thanksgiving in Canada and the United States.” What’s to Eat? : Entrèes in Canadian Food History. Ed. Cooke, Nathalie. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2009. Print.

Presentations

“What Came First, Chicken or Egg? The Possibilities of Food in Margaret Atwood’s The Heart Goes Last” Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (A.C.C.U.T.E.), Ryerson University, May 28, 2017.

“Recipes for Reading Drama: Culinary Memories and Paratexts in A Brimful of Asha.” Association of Canadian and Quebecois Literature (A.C.Q.L.), Ryerson University, May 27, 2017.

“Positron Prison Food: Margaret Atwood’s Enclosed Consumer Eden.” Utopian Appetites: The 21st Symposium of Australian Gastronomy, Dec. 2-5, 2016.

Co-presenter with Dr. Dorothy Barenscott. “Convenience Matters: Douglas Coupland’s Canadian Pantry.” Gastronomy, Culture, and the Arts: A Scholarly Exchange of Epic Portions, University of Toronto Mississauga. March 12-13, 2016.

“Tablecloth and River: Dramatizing Historical Land Claims in Tomson Highway’s Ernestine Shuswap Gets Her Trout.” Oxford Symposium of Food and Cookery, Saint Catherine’s College, Oxford, July 3-5, 2015.

“Seeding Consumer Fears: Dramatic Histories of the Prairie Breadbasket.” Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English Conference (A.C.C.U.T.E.), University of Ottawa, May 30 – June 2, 2015.

[Poster presentation in collaboration with Robyn Clarke, Nathalie Cooke, Alexia Moyer, & Deena Yanofsky].“Capital Gains?! Stories of Food Scarcity and Plenty in Canada’s Capital Cities.”  Canadian Association of Food Studies Conference (C.A.F.S.), University of Ottawa, May 30 – June 2, 2015.

“Tomson Highway’s ‘Mega Banquet’ in Ernestine Shuswap Gets Her Trout.” Literatures of the Fraser Valley Conference. University of the Fraser Valley, Mar. 5, 2015.

“Food on Stage: Dramatizing the Canadian Bread Basket.” International Food Studies Conference. University of Adelaide. Australia. Feb. 2014.

“Gardening in Atwoodville: Margaret Atwood’s Technologies of the Garden.” Earth Perfect? Symposium, University of Delaware, June 2013.

“‘Nature-Altering Tools’: Margaret Atwood in the Garden.” Association of Canadian and Québec Literature (ACQL). Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Victoria, June 2013.

“Atwood’s On-line Hospitality: Creating Virtual Destinations and Global Communities through the Travel Blog.” Association of Canadian and Québec Literature (ACQL). Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Waterloo, May 2012.

“Carol Shields’ Guerrilla Gardeners: Planting Seeds of Gendered Defiance in a Middle-Class World.” Canadian Literature Symposium: The Worlds of Carol Shields. University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ont. April 2012.

“Performing The Year of the Flood: Margaret Atwood, the Book Tour, and Social Media.” Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA). Scripps College, Claremont, California. Nov. 2011.

“‘Change in Soil and Situation’: Catharine Parr Traill’s Kitchen Garden.” Culinary Historians of Ontario Conference.  Peterborough, Ont. September 2005.

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