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

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Sarah Henstra is a writer and scholar specializing in 20th century British fiction. She is the author of three novels, including The Red Word, which won the 2018 Governor General’s Literary Award for fiction, Mad Miss Mimic (2015), and We Contain Multitudes (2019). Henstra’s monograph, The Counte...

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Bio/Research

Sarah Henstra is a writer and scholar specializing in 20th century British fiction. She is the author of three novels, including The Red Word, which won the 2018 Governor General’s Literary Award for fiction, Mad Miss Mimic (2015), and We Contain Multitudes (2019). Henstra’s monograph, The Counter-Memorial Impulse in Twentieth-Century English Fiction (Palgrave, 2009), examines the narrative effects of unmournable loss in the fiction of such writers as Ford Madox Ford, Doris Lessing, and Jeanette Winterson. Recent scholarly publications include a study of the construction of women’s mourning in British propaganda during WWI, and a pedagogical consideration of Joe Sacco’s “comics journalism.”

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