The Organizers

Future Horizons is organized by Sarah Roger & Paul Barrett with support from the McMaster University Department of English and Cultural Studies. This conference is part of their broader project on Canadian literary culture.

Sarah is the project manager for the Linked Infrastructure for Networked Cultural  Scholarship (LINCS) project at the University of Guelph and an adjunct assistant professor in English & Cultural Studies at McMaster. Previously, she was a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow at McMaster, a visiting research fellow at the University of Edinburgh, and a college lecturer and Junior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford.

Sarah’s research traces how books travel through the literary marketplace. She has taught courses on Canadian literature and cultural concepts of reading, and she has published on the intersection of reading and personal and cultural identity.  She is the author of Borges and Kafka: Sons and Writers (Oxford University Press, 2017). She is the author of Borges and Kafka: Sons and Writers (Oxford University Press, 2017).

Paul is an Assistant Professor in the School of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph. He studies diasporic writing in Canada, digital humanities and contemporary Canadian literature. Paul is the author of Blackening Canada: Diaspora, Race, Multiculturalism (University of Toronto Press, 2015) and the forthcoming ‘Membering Austin Clarke (Wilfrid Laurier Press).