Dr Ceri Morgan

Title: Senior Lecturer
Phone: (+44) 01782 334076
Email: c.m.morgan@keele.ac.uk
Location: CBB0.055
Role: Postgraduate Research Director for Humanities
Contacting me: By email

I studied at the University of Southampton, where I gained a BA (Hons) in French and English.  My undergraduate dissertation was on Marxism and feminism:  I pursued these interests further in my MA (University of Southampton, 1996), which was in critial theory.  My MA dissertation on mapping in novels by a number of Québécois women writers began my interest in the spatial. 

Entitled 'No Place Like Home', my PhD (University of Southampton, 2000) was on representations of space, place and identity in the post Quiet Revolution Québécois novel.  It considered urban, rural and domestic spaces, utopian elsewheres and national, ethnic, class, gender and sexual identities.

I was a stagiaire de recherche at l'Université du Québec à Montréal during the spring and summer of 1997.

I was Visiting Eakin Fellow at McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, Montreal, in autumn 2007.

I took up a Leverhulme International Academic Fellowship at the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling at Concordia University, Montreal in summer 2014.   Therefore, I received training in oral history interviewing, digital recording and editing, and geomapping.

I work increasingly on participatory projects, and run geopoetics (walking and creative practice) workshops in the local region and beyond.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I work on literary geographies in Québec fiction, place-writing, walking studies, and geohumanities. My first monograph, Mindscapes of Montreal: Québec's Urban Novel, 1960-2005 (University of Wales Press, 2012), looks at how imaginary and material landscapes come together to produce a city of neighbourhoods. ‘Fictional Montreal/Montréal fictif’ builds on this project, and is a digital map of the literary city. I produced this in collaboration with media artist, Philip Lichti (British Academy small research grant, 2016). I am currently working on two projects: a monograph on Québec’s ‘regional’ fiction; and a critical-creative book project, provisionally entitled, Dérives montréalaises (PUM, forthcoming).

I have received a number of research awards, including: an AHRC Research Leave Award (2007), McGill Institute for the Study of Canada Visiting Eakin Fellowship (Fall 2007), a Leverhulme Trust International Academic Fellowship (2014-15), three British Academy small research grants (2008, 2009, 2016), le Prix du Québec (Office of the Government of Québec in the UK 2003, 2014), two Government of Canada Faculty Research Program awards (2005, 2011), and an international competition offered by Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade to celebrate 25 years of Canadian Studies (2001).

Informed by the work of the geopoetics research group, La Traversée, at l’Université du Québec à Montréal, I have led workshops on the potteries and coal mining industries in Stoke-on-Trent. Material from these has been displayed in two exhibitions; namely ‘Back to the Drawing Board’ (Keele University, 2016-17) and ‘Memories of Mining’ (Silverdale Library, 2017-18).

Future projects include work with screendance artist, Anna Macdonald, on a project on chronic pain and mundane mobilities, and further development of the mining project in collaboration with performance company, Restoke.

I would be happy to supervise postgraduate students working in the areas of Québec Studies, Canadian fiction, literary geographies, geopoetics, walking studies, and feminism.

 

Selected Publications

  • Morgan CM. 2016. WALKING STUDIES, THE EASTERN TOWNSHIPS, AND WILLIAM S. MESSIER’S DIXIE. Nottingham French Studies, vol. 55(2), 224-238. doi> full text>
  • Szkornik L, Beardmore R, Boylan J, Hider S, Hunter SM, Montana-Williams K, Morgan C, Sherman S, Watts J. 2015. The Aurora Women's Leadership Programme: reflections from the inaugural Keele cohort. Journal of Academic Development and Education, vol. 3, 54-57.
  • Morgan CM. 2013. Mindscapes of Montréal: Quebec's Urban Novel, 1960-2005. University of Wales Press.
  • Morgan C and Laforest D. 2011. Introduction. BRITISH JOURNAL OF CANADIAN STUDIES, vol. 24(2), 115-117. link> doi>
  • Morgan C. 2011. Writing heartlands and Nicole Brossard's Hier. British Journal of Canadian Studies, vol. 24(2), 195-210. link> doi>

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Books

  • Morgan CM. 2013. Mindscapes of Montréal: Quebec's Urban Novel, 1960-2005. University of Wales Press.

Journal Articles

  • Morgan CM. 2016. WALKING STUDIES, THE EASTERN TOWNSHIPS, AND WILLIAM S. MESSIER’S DIXIE. Nottingham French Studies, vol. 55(2), 224-238. doi> full text>
  • Szkornik L, Beardmore R, Boylan J, Hider S, Hunter SM, Montana-Williams K, Morgan C, Sherman S, Watts J. 2015. The Aurora Women's Leadership Programme: reflections from the inaugural Keele cohort. Journal of Academic Development and Education, vol. 3, 54-57.
  • Morgan C and Laforest D. 2011. Introduction. BRITISH JOURNAL OF CANADIAN STUDIES, vol. 24(2), 115-117. link> doi>
  • Morgan C. 2011. Writing heartlands and Nicole Brossard's Hier. British Journal of Canadian Studies, vol. 24(2), 195-210. link> doi>
  • Morgan C. 2007. Writing the Heartland II: Monique LaRue and la Côte Nord. Comparative Critical Studies, vol. 4(2), 283-296. doi>
  • Morgan C. 2006. Spectacular Sexualities on la Sainte-Catherine. London Journal of Canadian Studies, vol. 22, 127-140.
  • Morgan C. 2004. 'Dubbing/Doubling Virtual Desire/désir virtuel doublé and Nicole Brossard's Baroque d'aube'. British Journal of Canadian Studies, vol. 17(2), 223-238. doi>
  • Morgan CM. 2015. ‘Writing Quebec City in Andrée Maillet’s Les Remparts de Québec and Nalini Warriar’s The Enemy Within’,. Canadian Literature ==, vol. 221, 109-123.

Chapters

  • MORGAN C. 2008. Cartographier la memoire/Mapio'r cof. In La Carte: point de vue sur le monde. Montreal: Memoires d'encrier.
  • Morgan C. 2006. Some Imaginary Geographies in Quebec Fiction. In Canadian Cultural Poesis: Essays on Canadian Culture. Sherbert G and Gerin APS (Eds.). Wilfred Laurier University Press.

Other

  • Morgan CM. 2008. L'horizon-fleuve.
  • Ceri M. 2004. 'Le Nord Electrique, Travel Book'. Worlds of Wonder: Readings in Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature.
  • Ceri M. 2004. 'Writing the Heartland I: Rachel Leclerc and la Gaspesie'. Tourism and Literature: Travel, Imagination and Myth..
  • Morgan CM. Writing, Talking and Walking Quebec's Eastern Townships.