On Not Refusing CanLit

From: Refuse


In her contribution, Laura Moss foregrounds her roles as both professor and editor. Rather than avoiding issues of power in both these roles, Moss addresses them directly as a mode of both refusing the perpetuation of abuses of power and of acknowledging the work that remains.


Laura Moss

LAURA MOSS, PhD, teaches Canadian and African literatures at the University of British Columbia, on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people. She currently serves as the editor of Canadian Literature: A Quarterly of Criticism and Review. In addition to editing Is Canada Postcolonial?: Unsettling Canadian Literature and co-editing (with Cynthia Sugars) the two-volume Canadian Literature in English: Texts and Contexts, she has published articles on works by Chinua Achebe, Emma Donoghue, Antje Krog, Vincent Lam, Rohinton Mistry, Salman Rushdie, Annabel Soutar, Zadie Smith, M. G. Vassanji, and Rita Wong, among others, and has written on literary pedagogy, public arts policy in Canada, the history of multiculturalism, genetic modification and seed practices, and public art memorials. Three core questions