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School of Arts & Science


Jodi Lundgren Instructor, Creative Writing & English

Office: P 235Email: lundgrenj@camosun.caPhone: 250-370-3330

Jodi Lundgren

BA with Honours - UVic, MA - Queen’s University,  MA - Concordia University, PhD - University of Washington

An avid dancer, backpacker, and educator, Jodi Lundgren, PhD, is the author of two hi-lo novels with Lorimer SideStreets (Gone Wild and Blow) as well as the young adult novel Leap (Second Story Press). She has also published a literary novel, Touched (Anvil Press),and recently collaborated with visual artist Brandi May on Tardy in Teal, a chapbook of artwork and prose poetry. From 2003-2005, Jodi was the Writer-in-Residence at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC; she is currently a member of the core faculty in the English Department at Camosun College, where she aspires to teach dynamic, interactive classes in literature and writing.

Teaching Courses


  • Gone Wild. Toronto: Lorimer, 2015. (Novel for young adults)
  • Tardy in Teal. Chapbook. 2015. (Flash fiction and poetry)
  • Blow. Toronto: Lorimer, 2014. (Novel for young adults)
  • Leap. Toronto: Second Story, 2011. (Novel for young adults)
  • Touched. Vancouver: Anvil, 2000.  (Literary novel)

Selected Short Prose and Poetry

  • “Combustible.” text magazine 3 (Mar.2015): 11.
  • “And You Said.” In the Trenches: Best of subTerrain Magazine. Ed. Brian Kaufman. Vancouver: Anvil, 2015.
  • “Pomegranate.” Geist Magazine. Honourable mention, 10th Annual Postcard Story Contest (2014).
  • “Water.” Island.Writer Magazine 7.1 (2009): 10-11.
  • “Pitch: A Dancer’s Journal.” Dropped Threads 3: This I Know. Ed. Marjorie Anderson. Toronto:  Random House Canada, 2006. 77-86.
  • “Naked Marilyn.” Adbusters 10.3 (May/June 2002):  n.p.

Peer Reviewed Articles

  • Dancing the Spider: Tarantism and Transnationalism.” Canadian Dance Studies Conference Proceedings. Society for Canadian Dance Studies. 2008. 
  • “Fanon and Beyond: Decolonizing First Nations Subjects in Jeannette Armstrong’s Slash and in Lee Maracle’s Sundogs.Canadian Journal of Native Studies 28.2 (2008): 399-419.
  • “'Colour Disrobed Itself from the Body': The Racialized Aesthetics of Liberation in Michael Ondaatje’s In the Skin of a Lion.” Canadian Literature 190 (2006): 15-29.
  • “`A Girl in Combat in the City of Men’: The Civic, Resistant, Ontological Woman in the Work of Nicole Brossard.” How22.3 (Spring 2005).
  • “Revisiting Nicole Brossard: Québécois Feminist Subjectivity in the 21st Century.” Introduction and edited feature. With Dr. Kelly-Anne Maddox. How2 2.3 (Spring 2005).
  • “Interrogating the Popularity of Strunk and White.” Journal of Teaching Writing 18.1-2 (2000): 123-32.
  • “Writing `in Sparkler Script’: Incest and the Construction of Subjectivity in Contemporary Canadian Women’s Autobiographical Texts.” Essays on Canadian Writing 65 (1998): 233-47. 
  • “'Being a Half-Breed': Discourses of Race and Cultural Syncreticity in the Works of Three Métis Women Writers.” Canadian Literature 144 (1995): 62-77.

Selected Reviews

  • “Counting the Cost.” Review of Sussex Drive: Inside the Backrooms and the Bedrooms of the Nation by Linda Svendsen and Lucky by Kathryn Para. Canadian Literature 222 (2015): 182-184.
  • “Striking a Balance.” Review of After the Red Night by Christiane Frenette; This Will Be Difficult to Explain by Johanna Skibsrud, and The Big Dream by Rebecca Rosenblum. Canadian Literature 217 (2013): 158-160.
  • “In Books: Is Queer Still Here?” Review of Oranges and Lemons by Liz Bugg, One in Every Crowd by Ivan Coyote, and The Complete Lockpick Pornography by Joey Comeau. sub-Terrain Magazine 64 (2013): 66-67.
  • Review of Irma Voth by Miriam Toews. sub-Terrain Magazine 60 (2012): 57.
  • “Recollecting Home.” Review of Looking Back: Canadian Women’s Prairie Memoirs and Intersections of Culture,History, and Identity by S. Leigh Matthews and of Country Roads:  Memoirs from Rural Canada edited by Pam Chamberlain. Canadian Literature 213 (2012): 176-78.
  • Review of Skank by Teresa McWhirter. sub-Terrain Magazine 59 (2011): 127.
  • Edge 4: From Honeydew to Hurricanes.” (Dance review.) Plank Magazine. 26 July 2010. 
  • The 605 Collective: Sustainable Energy.” (Dance review.) Plank Magazine. 22 July 2009.
  • Review of Mothers of Invention: Feminist Authors and Experimental Writing in France and Quebec by Miléna Santoro. Textual Studies in Canada 17 (2004): 215-17.

Selected Literary Readings

  • Look Show: Community Arts Exhibition. Victoria, BC. March 2015.
  • Red Deer Public Library, Teen Book Club. Red Deer, Alberta. July 2014.
  • Camosun Creates, Victoria BC. March 2014.
  • Planet Earth Poetry, Victoria BC. December 2013; February 2011; November 2010.
  • Literary salon hosted by Richard Wagamese. Kamloops, BC. May 2013.
  • ROMP! Festival of Independent Dance, Victoria BC. August 2012.
  • North Kamloops Library, Teen Book Club.  June 2011.
  • Lynda Raino Dance, Royal Theatre, Victoria BC.  May 2011.
  • Tongues of Fire, Victoria BC.  March 2011; May 2011.
  • Victoria Writers Society. June 2009; Greater Victoria Public Library. March 2009.
  • Art Gallery of Victoria. Launch for Dropped Threads 3. May 2006.
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