Jane Tolmie, Queen’s University

Gender Studies Professor Kingston, Ontario jane.tolmie@queensu.ca Office: (613) 533-6000 ext. 79070

Bio/Research

Jane Tolmie (PhD Harvard, DPhil Oxon, Rhodes Scholar) is a medievalist and literature specialist with research interests in poetry and theatre; sequential art; scifi and fantasy; and feminist, queer and gender theory. Her current research is on memory and trauma in contemporary women’s comics a...

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Bio/Research

Jane Tolmie (PhD Harvard, DPhil Oxon, Rhodes Scholar) is a medievalist and literature specialist with research interests in poetry and theatre; sequential art; scifi and fantasy; and feminist, queer and gender theory. Her current research is on memory and trauma in contemporary women’s comics and theatre. She is working on a project tentatively titled ‘Just makin’ the lemonade’: Art Activism in Women’s Comics, featuring artists such as Katie Green, Sarah Leavitt, Lynda Barry, and Debbie Drechsler. This is connected to a GREB-approved set of interviews with eight contributors (ongoing).

She is a poet, feminist activist, blogger (HuffPo), and a member of informediopinions.org. In connection with her work in popular culture, she is an advocate of public and academic engagement with fandom.

Her publications appear in various academic and creative journals. In 2010 Brepols Press issued her co-edited (with Jane Toswell) volume Laments for the Lost in Medieval Literature in the series Medieval Texts and Cultures of Northern Europe (TCNE 19). Forthcoming with the University Press of Mississippi this year (2013) is her edited collection Drawing from Life: Memory and Subjectivity in Comic Art.



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