Daniel Coleman, PhD

coleman Professor of English and Cultural Studies
Location: Chester New Hall, Room 303
Phone: 905 525 9140 ext. 23717
Web Site:http://www.humanities.mcmaster.ca/~canadianliteraryculture/


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Canadian literature, critical race and ethnicity studies, the literatures of immigration and diaspora, gender studies

Daniel Coleman holds a Canada Research Chair in Diversity in Canadian Literary Cultures. He carries out research in Canadian Literature, the literatures of immigration and diaspora, critical race and gender studies, and the cultural and spiritual politics of reading. He has published Masculine Migrations: Reading the Postcolonial Male in a "New Canadian" Narrative (University of Toronto Press, 1998), The Scent of Eucalyptus: A Missionary Childhood in Ethiopia (Goose Lane Editions, 2003; winner of a Hamilton Literary Arts Prize for Non-Fiction, 2004), White Civility: The Literary Project of English Canada (University of Toronto Press, 2006; winner of the Raymond Kilbansky Prize in 2007), and In Bed With the Word: Reading, Spirituality, and Cultural Politics (University of Alberta Press, 2009).  He has co-edited ReCalling Early Canada: Reading the Political in Literary and Cultural Production (University of Alberta Press, 2005) as well as five scholarly volumes on various issues including masculinities, postcoloniality, and race for journals such as Essays on Canadian Writing, Mattoid, Jouvert, Masculinities, and Textual Studies in Canada. His most recent course offerings have included Framing CanLit, White Civility, Writing Diaspora, Debating Canadian Multiculturalism, Critical Race Studies, Reading, Spirituality, and Cultural Politics, and Canadian Literature.


In Bed with the Word

Daniel Coleman

While reading is a deeply personal activity, paradoxically, it is also fundamentally social and outwardlooking. Daniel Coleman, a lifelong reader and professor of literature, combines story with meditation to reveal this paradox and illustrate why, more than ever, we need this special brand of "quiet time" in our lives. In Bed with the Word sparks with every conceivable enticement for those who worry about living in a culture of distraction and who long to reconnect with something deeper.

Book Prize Winner

Raymond Klibansky Prize

Daniel Coleman
(McMaster University). White Civility: The Literary Project of
English Canada (UTP)


It has just been announced that DANIEL COLEMAN's book _White Civility: The Literary Project of English Canada_ has won the 2007 Raymond Klibansky Prize for the best English-language book in the humanities across the country. The Raymond Klibansky Prize is awarded by the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. A cross-Canada jury selects the winners.  An awards dinner will be held in Ottawa on the 24th of November.

The Humanities Book Prizes for both official languages are named after Raymond Klibansky, one of Canada's most eminent humanities scholars. In the course of his career, he has held several positions in renowned international institutions and has received numerous distinctions for his exceptional contribution to the history of ancient and modern philosophy and for his commitment to the defence of the humanities in liberal arts studies.



Daniel Coleman, professor in the Department of English & Cultural Studies and Canada Research Chair in Diversity in Canadian Literary Cultures.

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