Kasia VAN SCHAIK

Kasia VAN SCHAIK
Contact Information
Email address: 
kasia.vanschaik [at] mail.mcgill.ca
Degree(s): 

Ph.D., McGill University (exp. 2022)
M.A. (Hons), University of Toronto (2010)
B.A. (Hons), Concordia University (2009), Arts and Science Valedictorian.

Current research: 

20th/21st-century American literature; material histories, narrative form; current research question: What plots arise for women when domesticity is suspended?

Biography: 

Kasia Van Schaik is a doctoral candidate in the English Department at McGill University, where she is completing a dissertation on the relationship between transient domestic spaces, such as bunkers, trains, and hotel rooms, and narrative forms in women’s writing in the postwar period. The 2021 CBC QWF writer-in-residence, Kasia’s writing and scholarship have appeared in Electric Literature, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Best Canadian Poetry, Jacket2, Canadian Studies in English, and Senses of Cinema. Her first book, We Have Never Lived On Earth, is forthcoming with the University of Alberta Press in 2022.

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