Marlene Goldman

 
Marlene Goldman

Availability: 

Tu & Th 2-3pm

Biography: 

Marlene Goldman is a writer, filmmaker, and English professor at the University of Toronto. Her most recent work explores the question of how we represent stigmatized minds and bodies. She recently published a book on dementia and Alzheimer’s that probes how we decide what’s pathological. Who sets the definitions, the impact of biomedical labels on the people who receive them, and the role of history in shaping stories about illness have all been treated in her artistic and academic career.

Research Interests: 

Age Studies and Medical Humanities

Stigma, Shame, and Empathy

Dementia Narratives

Disability Studies

Teaching Interests: 

Contemporary Canadian short stories, novels, drama, and film

The Gothic

Canadian Women’s Writing

Awards and Grants: 

2016                       Jackman Humanities Institute Award in support of the Filming Age Working Group
2016 Rotman School of Management, Vice-Dean, Innovation and Education $25,000 in support of “Piano Lessons”
2015                            SSHRC Standard Research Grant, $85,638
2015                            Jackman Humanities Institute Award in support of the Playing Age Working Group $3,000
2012                            Jackman Humanities Institute Award in support of the Aging, Memory, and Aesthetics Working Group (renewed), $2,500
2011                            Jackman Humanities Institute Award in support of the Aging, Memory, and Aesthetics Working Group (renewed), $2,000
2011                           

Humanities and Social Sciences Federation of Canada (HSSFC), Aid-to-scholarly-publications grant for DisPossession: Haunting in Canadian Fiction, approx. $10,000

2010                            Jackman Humanities Institute Award in support of the Aging, Memory, and Aesthetics Working Group, $2000
2008  Jackman Humanities Institute Award in support of the symposium “Altered States of Mind,” $3,000
2007

 Jackman Humanities Institute Award in support of the symposium “Constructing Consciousness,” $3,000

2004 -2009 SSHRC Standard Research Grant, $33,885  

Publications: 

Select Accomplishments:

1.    Writer, Producer, and Co-director of “Torching the Dusties,” a short film (15 min.) based on an Adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s “Torching the Dusties” from her collection Stone Mattress. University of Toronto. Forthcoming 2019.

2.    Writer, Producer, and Co-director of “Piano Lessons,” a short film (15 min.) based on an adaptation of Alice Munro’s “In Sight of the Lake” from her collection Dear Life.

3.    Forgotten: Narratives of Age-Related Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. McGill-Queen’s Press, 2017. 438 pgs.

4.    DisPossession: Haunting in Canadian Fiction. McGill-Queen’s Press, 2012, 270 pgs.

5.    Rewriting Apocalypse in Canadian Fiction. McGill-Queen’s Press, 2005, 214 pgs.

Select Publications/Conference Presentation Titles:

Premiere screening of short film, “Piano Lessons,” at the Rendevous with Madness Film Festival, Nov. 5, 2017, Toronto, ON.

Private screening of my short film “Piano Lessons” at the AgingGraz2017, ENAS and NANAS Conference, Graz, Austria 27- 30 April, 2017.

Keynote lecture at the upcoming conference “In-Between: Liminal Spaces in Canadian Literature and Culture.” University of Graz from June 2 – 4, 2016.

Keynote on Alice Munro and literary representations of dementia at the CanaDiana Centre, Siena, Italy June 19, 2015.

Keynote lecture at the School of Foreign Languages, Harbin Institute of Technology, China, at the symposium on Munro studies, 25-27 July 2014. 

Affiliations: 

Professor: English, Department of English, University of Toronto at Scarborough and Graduate English, St George

Cross-listed Faculty: Centre for Diaspora and Transnationalism; Women's Studies and Gender Studies Institute, UTSC and St George; Institute for Life Course and Aging (ILCA).

Education: 

Ph.D., University of Toronto, June 1993.

M.A., University of Victoria, January 1988.

B.F.A. (First Class), University of Victoria, May 1986.