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Jeremy Desjarlais, MA

Lecturer
Indigenous Literatures in English
Phone:
306.790.5950 ext. 3152
Email:
jdesjarlais@firstnationsuniversity.ca

Biography:  

Jeremy Desjarlais is a literary scholar with Undergraduate and Graduate degrees in English and Philosophy and is of mixed Cree (Cowessess First Nation), Saulteaux, French, and Ukrainian ancestry. Having finished his Master’s work in 2016, he worked as a Sessional Lecturer from the Fall of 2016 until the close of 2018, before accepting a position as a Faculty Lecturer at the outset of 2019. Future plans entail beginning a PhD. in English in the Fall of 2020, with a focus on long poetry’s capacity to deal with the larger considerations of ontology, reconciliation, and linguistic impulse in writing. 

 Credentials:  

  • Bachelor of Arts (Luther, University of Regina)—Honours English 
  • Master of Arts (University of Regina)—English  

 Research Interests:  

  • Long Poetry
  • Canadian and Indigenous Poetry and Poetics
  • Ontological Philosophy
  • Experimental Fiction
  • Indigenous Memoir 

 Courses Taught:  

  • English 100: Critical Reading and Writing 
  • English 110: Memory and Longing in Indigenous Literature 
  • English 221: Poetry 
  • English 310: Contemporary Indigenous Literature in Canada 
  • English 384: Images of Indigenous People in Contemporary Film 
  • Indigenous Studies 104: Introduction to Higher Learning 
  • Reading and Writing 120 
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