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Dr. Mark Libin

Office: 616 Fletcher Argue
Phone: (204) 474-8264
Email: Mark.Libin@umanitoba.ca

Education: PhD (University of Manitoba)
MA (University of Toronto)
BA (University of Calgary)


Mark Libin


Areas of Specialization:

Critical theory, modern British literature, contemporary world literature, Canadian literature

Recent Courses:

  • The Politics of Affect: South African Literature and the Truth and Reconciliation Hearings
  • Marxist Theory Through Literature
  • The Walking Women: The Flâneuse in Modern Literature
  • Nationalism vs Cosmopolitanism in Irish Modernist Writing
  • British Working-Class Fiction
  • Never Mind the Bollocks: The Thatcher Era and British Culture
  • The Art of Fiction: Virginia Woolf, Modernism, Feminism

Recent Publications:

Reading Affect in Post-Apartheid Literature: South Africa’s Wounded Feelings. Palgrave Studies in Affect Theory and Literary Criticism. New York: Palgrave, 2020.

“‘Prick-tease of the Soul’: Negative Dialectics and the Politics of Tony Harrison’s v.” Textual Practice 31.7 (2017): 1379-1397.

“History and Its Doubles in Alain Mabanckou’s African Psycho.” Research in African Literatures 47.1 (Spring 2016): 39-56.

“Marking Territory: Rawi Hage’s Novels and Postcolonial Ethics.” English Studies in Canada 39.4  (December 2013): 71-90.

 “Ambivalent Inheritance and Colonial Desire in Malcolm’s Katie: A Love Story.” Canadian Poetry: Studies, Documents, Reviews 63 (Fall/Winter 2008): 81-98.

“Dog-Angels in Wolf Time: Locating the Place of the Human in Marlene van Niekerk’s Triomf.” Journal of Postcolonial Writing 45.1 (2009): 37-48.

“Can the Subaltern Be Heard? Response and Responsibility in South Africa’s Human Spirit.” Textual Practice 17.1 (2003): 119-140.


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