Karissa Larocque

Posted on 2015/12/11 by

Hook & Eye as Digital Feminist Media Lab: A Conversation with Dr. Erin Wunker

This week, I had the opportunity to correspond with Dr. Erin Wunker (Contract academic faculty at Dalhousie), who I’ve had the pleasure of working with at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick. As one of the co-founders & managing editor of the blog Hook & Eye: Fast Feminism, Slow Academe, and the chair of Read More

Posted on 2015/11/23 by

“What do you mean that noticing one thing can make the other things disappear?”: On Affective, Unpaid, and Invisible Labour

The Numbers In 2011, the American organisation VIDA (Women in Literary Arts) began publishing a yearly review of major literary publications that tallied the gender ratio of writers, reviewers, reviews, and pieces published. In 2012, the Canadian non-profit organisation CWILA (Canadian Women in the Literary Arts) followed suit with their tally of gender inequity in the Canadian Read More

Posted on 2015/10/17 by

“There’s no good way to know for certain if I’m not lying. Or something.”

Conceptual Poetry is a mode of contemporary writing best explained to the uninitiated through a close reading of its title: Poems or pieces of “text” are constructed and constrained by and through a centralising conceptual idea. Conceptual Poets take ideas, imaginings, and thoughts and then enact them—either in extremely literal ways or in extremely abstract ways. Read More