Dr. Tina Trigg

Associate Professor and Chair of English P: 780-465-3500 Ext. 8029
Education
  • PhD, University of Ottawa, 2003
  • MA, Lakehead University, 1996
  • BA Honours, Lakehead University, 1994

Research interests

  • Literature and psychology
  • Margaret Atwood
  • Contemporary Canadian Fiction
  • Disability Studies
  • Madness and Marginalization

Research Projects 

  • Reading Hope in Margaret Atwood’s Selected Fiction (monograph)
  • Hope in Community: Empathy, Literature, and Inclusive Education
  • Pedagogical Approaches to Canadian Literature

Selected Publications

“Margaret Atwood.” The Literary Encyclopedia (forthcoming 2019)

"Bridging the Gaps through Story Cycle: The View from Castle Rock." Alice Munro's Miraculous Art: Critical Essays
University of Ottawa Press (2017)

“Generational Tides.”
Canadian Literature 224 (Spring 2015)

“Defining Moments.”
Canadian Literature 224 (Spring 2015)

"Mapping our Mental Geography: Regionalism as Pedagogical Strategy" (co-authored with Philip Mingay)
West of Eden: Essays on Canadian Prairie Literature
Canadian Mennonite University Press (2008)

“Frans Eemil Sillanpaa”
The Facts On File Companion to the World Novel, 1900 to the Present
Facts on File (2008)

“A Silhouette of Madness: Reading Atwood’s Surfacing
Margaret Atwood: The Open Eye
University of Ottawa Press (2006)

Selected Conference Presentations

"Inclusive Post-Secondary Education: A Distinctly Canadian Model"
Association for Canadian Studies in the United States
ACSUS 25th Anniversary Conference, Montreal (forthcoming 2019)

“‘Treacherous ground, my own territory’: Domestic, Privileged, and Sacred Spaces in The Handmaid’s Tale.” International Contemporary Women’s Writing Association Conference,
Algoma University (forthcoming 2019)

“Border-Walkers and ‘I-Witnesses’: Margaret Atwood’s The Tent” Association of Canadian and Quebec Literatures (ACQL) Conference, University of British Columbia (forthcoming 2019)

“Cultivating Ways of Seeing: Reading Atwood's Alias Grace and The Edible Woman
Christianity and Literature Study Group (CLSG) Conference
Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of British Columbia (forthcoming 2019)

“Making a Difference through High Impact Practices and Inclusion”
ACURIT: International Pedagogical Conference,
University of Alberta / Augustana  (forthcoming 2019)

"Vita Contemplativa: The Quiet Insistence of The Handmaid’s Tale"
 Margaret Atwood Society / ACCUTE Conference, University of Regina (2018)

"Making Our Way in a Broken World: Approaching Suffering in an Undergraduate Classroom"
Christianity and Literature Study Group Conference, University of Regina (2018)

"Faculty Accommodations and Ethical Responsibilities of Leaders"
Canadian Association of Chairs of English Conference, University of Regina (2018)

"Leveraging Student Learning Experiences through Informal Assessments:
What We Ask, When, How, and Why?" (Keynote Address) 
ACURIT: International Pedagogical Conference, University of Alberta / Augustana (2018)

"Creating Inclusive Pathways: The Post-Secondary Initiative and the Fit of English Lit"
ACCUTE Conference, Ryerson University (2017)

"Reading 'what we ought [not] to like': The Handmaid's Tale as a Site of Hope"
Christianity and Literature Study Group Conference, Ryerson University (2017)

"Dream Big: The Future of Inclusive Post-Secondary Education"
Inclusion Alberta Annual Conference, Edmonton (2017)

“Hopeful Reading: Popular Fiction and the Margins of Disability”
Christianity and Literature Study Group Conference, University of Calgary (2016)

“'We are our stories': Social Change and Atwood's The Heart Goes Last”
Margaret Atwood Society/ ACCUTE, University of Calgary (2016)

“Monopoly, Modelling, and Gaming Motif: Taking a Risk Teaching”
ACURIT: International Pedagogical Conference, University of Alberta / Augustana (2016)

“Meaningful Narratives: Empathy, Inclusion, and Mental Health”
Humanities in Health Care Symposium
Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary (2015)

“No Princesses, Just a Stone Mattress and Tales of Moral Disorder”
Margaret Atwood Society/ ACCUTE, University of Ottawa (2015)

“Finding Hope and Empathy: Narrative and Inclusion from Infancy to Adulthood”
Canadian Down Syndrome Society National Conference, Edmonton (2015)

“Narrative Dis/closure: Margaret Atwood's The Blind Assassin

Christianity and Literature Study Group Conference, University of Ottawa (2015)

Courses