Karis Shearer

Principal’s Research Chair in Digital Arts & Humanities
Associate Vice-Principal, Research and Innovation, UBC Okanagan

Email: karis.shearer@ubc.ca

Karis Shearer is an Associate Professor in English & Cultural Studies at UBCO where her research and teaching focus on literary audio, the literary event, the digital archive, book history, and women’s labour within poetry communities. She is the editor of All These Roads: The Poetry of Louis Dudek (WLUP 2008) and co-editor with Deanna Fong of Wanting Everything: The Collected Works of Gladys Hindmarch (Talonbooks 2020). She has published essays on Sina Queyras’s feminist blog Lemonhound, George Bowering’s little magazine Imago, and Michael Ondaatje’s The Long Poem Anthology. She also directs the AMP Lab, is a Governing Board member and lead UBCO Researcher for the SpokenWeb SSHRC Partnership Grant. She held the 2010-11 Canada-U.S. Fulbright Visiting Research Chair at Vanderbilt University.

Research Area: Archives and Editions, Book History, Digital Humanities, Feminist Sound Studies

With Deanna Fong (Concordia U), Karis is pursuing research on gender and affective labour in the Vancouver literary community of the 1960s and 70s, a collaboration which has resulted most recently in a piece called “Gender, Affective Labour, and Community-Building Through Literary Audio Artifacts” and Wanting Everything: The Collected Works of Gladys Hindmarch (Talonbooks 2020).