Elizabeth Podnieks, Ryerson University

Professor Toronto, Ontario lpodniek@ryerson.ca Office: (416) 979-5000 ext. 6547

Bio/Research

Elizabeth Podnieks is an Associate Professor in the Department of English and the Joint Ryerson/York Graduate Program in Communication and Culture. Her teaching and research interests include motherhood, life writing, modernism, popular culture, scholarly editing, and digital humanities. She has...

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Bio/Research

Elizabeth Podnieks is an Associate Professor in the Department of English and the Joint Ryerson/York Graduate Program in Communication and Culture. Her teaching and research interests include motherhood, life writing, modernism, popular culture, scholarly editing, and digital humanities. She has published on a range of figures from Emily Coleman, Virginia Woolf, Anaïs Nin, and Zelda Fitzgerald to Perez Hilton, Angelina Jolie, and celebrity mom bloggers. She is a member of the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement (MIRCI); and is the Area Chair for the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association’s (PCA/ACA) Motherhood/Fatherhood Area. She is working on a monograph about representations of motherhood in modernist auto/biographies, fiction, and periodicals; and developing a project to digitize material in The Emily Holmes Coleman Papers at the University of Delaware Library. Her most recent publication is the edited collection Pops in Pop Culture: Fatherhood, Masculinity, and the New Man, to which she has contributed a chapter on paternal memoir.

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