Karis Shearer

Karis Shearer is the director of the AMP Lab and Associate Professor of English in the Faculty of Creative & Critical Studies. She leads the UBCO branch of the SpokenWeb SSHRC Partnership Grant, on which she is a Co-Applicant. Together, she and collaborator Deanna Fong (Concordia U) are pursuing research on gender and affective labour in the Vancouver literary community of the 1960s and 70s, a collaboration which has resulted in a recently published a piece called “Gender, Affective Labour, and Community-Building Through Literary Audio Artifacts” and Wanting Everything: The Collected Works of Gladys Hindmarch (forthcoming from Talonbooks 2020). She welcomes graduate student supervision inquiries in the following areas especially: literary audio, literary archives, feminist theory, sound studies, digital humanities, literary production, Canadian and American poetry, research creation. email: karis.shearer@ubc.ca