New Versions of Roguery


  • Aritha van Herk University of Calgary
  • Vanja Polić University of Zagreb



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Author Biographies

Aritha van Herk, University of Calgary

Aritha van Herk is the author of five novels, Judith, The Tent Peg, No Fixed Address, Places Far From Ellesmere and Restlessness. Her history of Alberta, Mavericks: An Incorrigible History of Alberta frames the exhibition on Alberta history at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary. With George Webber she has published In This Place: Calgary 2004–2011 (Photographs by George Webber, Words by Aritha van Herk) and Prairie Gothic, both books that develop the idea of geographical and historical temperament as tonal accompaniment to landscape. She has published most recently a work of prose-poetry, Stampede and the Westness of West. She is a Member of the Order of Canada, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and recipient of the Lorne Pierce Medal, awarded to recognize achievement in imaginative or critical literature in Canada. She teaches literature and Creative Writing in the Department of English at the University of Calgary.

Vanja Polić, University of Zagreb

Vanja Polić is Associate Professor at the Department of English at the University of Zagreb, Croatia, where she teaches literary theory, contemporary Canadian literature and film, and the 18th-century British novel. She has published articles on Canadian literature and culture in Croatian and international journals, and is the author of a monograph on the rhetorical practices of self-legitimation in the prefatory materials of the early 18th-century British novel (2012). Her research interests include contemporary Canadian literature, postcolonial literature and postmodernism. Her current project concerns contemporary western Canadian literature, with special emphasis on the revisions of the myth of the West. She is the President of the Croatian-Canadian Academic Society and a member of the editorial board of Canadian Literature: A Quarterly of Criticism and Review.




How to Cite

van Herk, A., & Polić, V. (2019). New Versions of Roguery. Text Matters: A Journal of Literature, Theory and Culture, (9), 9-21.