Sarah Henstra

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Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Toronto, Ontario shenstra@ryerson.ca Office: (416) 979-5000 ext. 6139

Bio/Research

Dr. Sarah Henstra joined Ryerson in 2005 and is Associate Professor of English, specializing in twentieth-century British literature and culture. After completing her doctorate in 2002 at the University of Toronto she held a SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Public Memory Studies at the Universi...

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Bio/Research

Dr. Sarah Henstra joined Ryerson in 2005 and is Associate Professor of English, specializing in twentieth-century British literature and culture. After completing her doctorate in 2002 at the University of Toronto she held a SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Public Memory Studies at the University of California at Irvine (2002-2005). She is the author of The Counter-Memorial Impulse in Twentieth Century English Fiction (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009). This book explores how cultural loss becomes an occasion for social critique--rather than for mourning and commemoration--in novels by authors such as Ford, Lessing, and Winterson. She has also published articles on narrative and public memory across various media: digital archives, documentary films, talk shows, and popular novels. Dr. Henstra’s current research focuses on the use of memorial discourse in contemporary social activism campaigns.

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Media Relations

Michelle Grady
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(416) 979-5000 ext. 7161

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