Dr. Tony Tremblay

Tony Tremblay

Department of English Language and Literature

BA (St. FX), MA (UVic), PhD (UNB)

Professor & Canada Research Chair

Publications

Books, Documentary Films, and Edited Collections

Fred Cogswell: The Many-Dimensioned Self. Fredericton: Electronic Text Centre, 2012.

The Challenges We Face in Governing New Brunswick: A Conversation with Donald Savoie. Documentary Film. Written and Directed by Tony Tremblay. Produced by Susan Montague for “Changing New Brunswick, A Series of Public Conversations.” Fredericton: University of New Brunswick, Office of the President, 2011.

The New Brunswick Literary Encyclopedia. Ed. Tony Tremblay. Fredericton: New Brunswick Studies Centre, 2011.

Last Shift: The Story of a Mill Town. Documentary Film. Directed and Produced by Tony Tremblay and Ellen Rose. 2010.

David Adams Richards of the Miramichi: A Biographical Introduction to His Work. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010.

Exploring the Dimensions of Self-Sufficiency for New Brunswick. Eds. Michael Boudreau, Peter Toner, and Tony Tremblay.  Fredericton: New Brunswick and Atlantic Studies Research & Development Centre, 2009.

George Sanderson, 1935-2005, Editor and Cultural Worker: Thirty Years in Small Press Publishing. Special Issue. Edited, with an introduction, essay, and notes, by Tony Tremblay. The Antigonish Review 149 (Spring 2007).

 

David Adams Richards: Essays on His Works. Edited, with an introduction, interview, notes, essay, and bibliography, by Tony Tremblay. Toronto: Guernica, 2005.

 

 

Book Chapters & Essays (Selected)

“Globalization and Cultural Memory: Perspectives from the Periphery on the Post-National Disassembly of Place.” Canadian Literature and Cultural Memory. Ed. Cynthia Sugars and Eleanor Ty. Toronto: Oxford UP. Accepted/ Forthcoming.

“Landscapes of Reception: Historicizing the Travails of the New Brunswick Literary Modernists.” Editing Modernism in Canada. Ed. Dean Irvine. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. Accepted/Forthcoming.

“Public Policy and the Moment of Crisis in New Brunswick: An Interview With Donald Savoie.” Journal of New Brunswick Studies/Revue d’études sur le Nouveau-Brunswick 2.1 (November 2011): 9-16.

“Why New Brunswick Needs Charlotte Taylor: The Role of Historical Fiction in Identity Formation.” Antistasis: A New Brunswick Education Journal 1.2 (Spring 2011): 10-14.

“Moving Beyond the Urban/Rural Divide in New Brunswick and Atlantic Canada.” Shaping an Agenda for Atlantic Canada. Ed. Donald Savoie and John Reid. Halifax and Winnipeg: Fernwood, 2011. 338-46.

“Strategy and Vision for an Intercultural New Brunswick in the Recent Poetry of Herménégilde Chiasson and the Translation of Jo-Anne Elder.” Quebec Studies: Special Issue on Literary Translation 50 (Fall 2010/Winter 2011): 97-111.

 

“Antonine Maillet, Marshall Button, and Literary Humor in New Brunswick: Towards a New Hybrid that Can Subsume Ethnolinguistic Division.”  Lire Antonine Maillet à travers le temps et l’espace. Ed. Marie-Linda Lord. Moncton: Institut d’études acadiennes, 2010. 91-108.

“The Mill Was All in Northern New Brunswick.” The STU Reader. Ed. Douglas Vipond and Russell A.  Hunt. Fredericton: Goose Lane, 2010. 67-71.

 “Rural New Brunswick Faces Uncertain Post-Industrial Era.” Interview in The New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal [Saint John]. Philip Lee, Writer. 28 July 2010: A1, A6.

 
“Harnessing Cultural and Human Capital for Economic Sustainability: A New Brunswick Model.” Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy 3.4 (2009): 369-77.

“The Canadian Little Magazine Past and Present: Can Digitizing a Literary Subculture Make a Movement?” (with Ellen Rose) Canadian Literature 200 (Spring 2009): 16-35.

“Theorizing New Brunswick’s Self-Sufficiency: Is There a Place for Culture at the Heart of Socio-Economic Renewal?” Exploring the Dimensions of Self-Sufficiency for New Brunswick. Eds. Michael Boudreau, Peter G. Toner, and Tony Tremblay.  Fredericton: New Brunswick and Atlantic Studies Research & Development Centre, 2009.  245-63.

“‘Lest on too close sight I miss the darling illusion’: The Politics of the Centre in ‘Reading Maritime.’” Studies in Canadian Literature/Études en littérature canadienne. Surf’s Up! The Rising Tide of Atlantic-Canadian Literature. Special Issue (Atlantic Canada). Ed. Herb Wyile and Jeanette Lynes. 33.2 (2008): 23-39.

“Louis Dudek and the Question of Quebec.” Language Acts: Anglo-Québec Poetry, 1976 to the 21st Century. Ed. Jason Camlot and Todd Swift. Montreal: Véhicule Press, 2007. 88-109.

“‘a widening of the northern coterie’: The Cross-Border Cultural Politics of Ezra Pound, Marshall McLuhan, and Louis Dudek.” The Canadian Modernists Meet: Essays on Modernism, Antimodernism, and Modernity. Ed. Dean Irvine. Reappraisals: Canadian Literature. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2005. 153-77.

“Reading Through the Camera: Exploring the State of the Book in the Age of Film.” The New Quarterly 90 (Spring/Summer 2004): 28-40.

“Unrepentant Idealist: Louis Dudek’s Quarrels with Marshall McLuhan.” Eternal Conversations:  Remembering Louis Dudek. Ed. Aileen Collins, Michael Gnarowski, Sonja A. Skarstedt. Montreal: DC Books, 2003. 129-41.

“The Heart Still Singing: Raymond Souster at 82.”  Studies in Canadian Literature/Études en littérature canadienne 27.2 (Spring 2003): 183-201.

“Reading the ‘Real’ in Survivor: Unearthing the Republican Roots in Reality Narrative.” Topia: A Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies 9 (Spring 2003): 47-65.

“David Adams Richards: Canada’s ‘Independent’ Intellectual.” Twayne Companion to Contemporary Literature in English. Ed. R.H.W. Dillard and Amanda Cockrell. New York: Twayne (Thomson/Gale), 2002. 277-86.

“‘I write upon the wall, Good Will to Men’: Locating the Dialectic of Art and Editing in the Early Poetry of Fred Cogswell.” Ellipse 68 (Autumn 2002): 47-57.

“Answering the Critics: David Adams Richards and the Paradox of Unpopularity.” The Antigonish Review 128 (Winter 2002): 119-28.        

“‘git yr / eye off Canada / and onto internat criteria /’: Exploring the Influence of Ezra Pound on the Cultural Production of Louis Dudek.” Essays on Canadian Writing 74 (Fall 2001): 26-52.

“Piracy, Penance, and Other Penal Codes: A Morphology of Post-colonial Revision in Three Recent Texts by Rudy Wiebe, John Steffler, and Joan Clark.” Contemporary Literary Criticism (CLC-138). Detroit: Gale, 2001. 380-87.

“‘Even more symmetry here than I imagined’: A Critical Reading of Recent Maritime Fictions.” The Dalhousie Review 79.2 (Summer 2000): 269-77.

 

Conference Papers & Invited Talks (Selected)


“Locating Attitudes to Place in Canadian Modernism: A New Brunswick Perspective.” Exile’s Return: An EMiC Colloquium. Sorbonne Nouvelle. Paris, France. 28-30 June 2012.

“Tracing New Brunswick Modernism to Its Republican Roots: Ted Campbell’s Studio in Saint John.” The 19th Atlantic Canada Studies Conference. University of New Brunswick, Saint John. 04-06 May 2012.

“Why Is Art and Culture Important for New Brunswick?” Interview for Documentary Film. Director: Adam Hodnett. Producer: New Brunswick Foundation for the Arts. 22 July 2011.

 

“Acadian Narrative Must Continue.” Interview in The New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal.  Polly Leger, Interviewer. 30 May 2011: A4.

“Nineteenth Century Literary Migrations: Crossing the Porous U.S./New Brunswick Border in Mrs. William T. Savage’s rediscovered novel Miramichi (1865).” Association for Canadian and Québec Literatures. 2011 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB. 28-30 May 2011.

“The Editorial Problem of Reception: Travails of the New Brunswick Literary Modernists” Conference on Editorial Problems. University of Toronto. 23-24 October 2010.

“What is the Future of Small-Town New Brunswick?” Talk on The Drive with Dan Ahlstrand [News 91.9 FM Moncton]. Dan Ahlstrand, Host. 03 August 2010.

 “Modernism & Translation as Conciliation in the Cultural Outreach of New Brunswick’s Fred Cogswell.” Association for Canadian and Québec Literatures. 2010 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Concordia University, Montreal, Québec. 28-30 May 2010.

 

“Bridging the Urban-Rural Divide in New Brunswick: A Response.” Shaping an Agenda for Atlantic Canada. The Royal Society of Canada. St. Mary’s University/Gorsebrook Research Institute. Halifax, NS. 25-27 March 2010.

“Globalization Rhetoric and Local Reality: A New Brunswick Perspective on the Disassembly of Place.” Making Sense of Place: Geographies and Identity in Canada and Elsewhere. Association for Canadian Studies Annual Conference 2009. Dieppe, New Brunswick. 07 November 2009.

“New Brunswick, Northrop Frye, and the Shifting Ecology of the Idea of Place.” The 10th Annual Media Ecology Association Convention. Saint Louis University. Saint Louis, MO. 18-21 June 2009.

“Desmond Pacey’s Role in Constructing a Hybridity of ‘Region/Nation’ in Canadian Literature.” Unpacking Atlantic Canada: Identities, Boundaries, Economies. The 18th Atlantic Canada Studies Conference. University of Prince Edward Island. Charlottetown, PEI. 30 April – 03 May 2009.

“The Literature of Acadiana’s Sister Culture Acadie: Antonine Maillet and the Acadian Revival” & “Acadia and English New Brunswick: The Uneasy Alliance.” Louisiana State Universities at Alexandria and Lafayette. Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. 03-04 March 2009.

“Antonine Maillet’s Influence on English-language Humour in New Brunswick.” International Symposium Antonine Maillet : 50 ans de carrière littéraire. Université de Moncton. 28-31 August 2008.

“Why Antonine Maillet is Important for English New Brunswickers.” Talk on CBC Radio One for New Brunswick, Shift. Paul Castle, Host. 29 August 2008.

 “Tracing the Locus for Cultural Renewal Back to the Regions: A New Brunswick Model.” Regional Studies and the Rural-Urban Dynamic: An Interdisciplinary Perspective. Conference of the Centre for Regional Studies. St. Francis Xavier University.  26-29 June 2008.

“Theorizing New Brunswick’s Self-Sufficiency from Historical and Cultural Perspectives.” Exploring the Dimensions of Self-Sufficiency for New Brunswick. Conference of the New Brunswick and Atlantic Studies Research and Development Centre. St. Thomas University. 9-10 May 2008.

 

“The Function of the Online Little Magazine in Canada: When Reader Becomes User.” Beyond the Book: Contemporary Cultures of Reading. University of Birmingham. 1-2 September 2007.

“Opening Frye to an Ecology of Cultural Studies.” The Northrop Frye International Literary Festival. Moncton, NB. 25-29 April 2007.

“Writing Region: The Politics of the Centre in Theorizing Maritimeness.” Surf’s Up: The Rising Tide of Atlantic-Canadian Literature. The Seventh Thomas H. Raddall Symposium. Acadia University. Wolfville, NS. 15-17 October 2004.

“Ezra Pound’s Modernist Inheritance to Marshall McLuhan and Louis Dudek.” The Canadian Modernists Meet: A Symposium. University of Ottawa. 9-11 May 2003.