Kasia VAN SCHAIK
Ph.D., McGill University (exp. 2020)
M.A. (Hons), University of Toronto (2010)
B.A. (Hons), Concordia University (2009), Arts and Science Valedictorian.
Contemporary women writers; short stories; feminist narratology; ecocriticism and film.
Kasia van Schaik is a doctoral candidate in the English Department at McGill University, where she works on post-war American literature and film. Her dissertation, “Small Dislocations: Narrative Acts Beyond the Home” investigates the transitory, temporary, or borrowed domestic spaces that women occupy—such as the hotel, sublet, housesit, train carriage, or retreat—as sites of insurgent and fertile narrative production. Kasia’s writing and criticism have appeared in Electric Literature, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Jacket2, The Best Canadian Poetry Anthology (2015), CBC Books, and elsewhere. Her first poetry collection, Sea Burial Laws According to Country, was published in 2018.