Margeaux Feldman
Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

Ph.D. expected June 2019. English Literature, University of Toronto                                      2019

  • Certificate in Sexual Diversity Studies, the Mark S. Bonham Centre

  • Supervisor, Dana Seitler and committee members Denise Cruz and Naomi Morgenstern

Certificate of Community-Engaged Learning, University of Toronto                                      2016

M.A. English Literature, York University, Toronto, ON                                                           2011

Specialized B.A. (Honours) English, York University, Toronto, ON                                      2010


ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS
“Undutiful daughters: growing up in feminism and psychoanalysis.” Psychoanalysis Culture, and Society. 10 ts pages; peer-reviewed (2016)

CREATIVE PUBLICATIONS
Work in-progress
“The Bed of Sickness: Essays on Care” (book-length memoir)

Forthcoming 
Feldman, Margeaux and Kristen Zimmer. “Tiny Cups and Minor Fourths: A Conversation on Trauma After Pleasure.” On Pleasure. With/Out Pretend Publishing, print; paid (2019).

On Sickness. Eds. Margeaux Feldman, Renee Dumaresque, Claire Hughes, Eileen Holowka, and Jessica Watkins. Without/Out Pretend Publishing (November 2019)

Published
“Empty Houses.” FEELS Zine, issue 7, print (2019)

“Getting Off on the Sludge: A Review of Catherine Fatima’s Sludge Utopia.” The Puritan Magazine, issue 43, online; paid (2018)

“Mythical Beginnings.” Invisibilities Zine, issue 1, print (2018)

“The Many Sick Mothers of My Heart.” Minola Review, issue 19, online; paid (2018)

“Forest Fires.” The Vault, online and print; paid (2018)

“Anger Splashing.” FEELS Zine, issue 4, print (2018)

“Slow Death.” GUTS: A Canadian Feminist Magazine, online; paid (2017)

“Grieving Forms.” The Puritan Magazine, issue 37, online; paid (2017)

“A Canadian Feminist in Washington.” Hook and Eye, online (2016)

“Claiming My Woundedness: Wounded Women and Women’s Wounds.” Theory Boner: Feminist Manifesto, issue 2, online (2015)

“‘There’s No Crying in Academia’: Acknowledging Emotional Labour in the Academy.” Hook and Eye, online (2015); Cross-posted in Gender & Society (peer-reviewed blog)

INTERVIEWS
Metraux, Julia. “An Interview with Margeaux Feldman and Lauren Fournier.” GUTS: A Canadian Feminist Magazine, online (2018)

Killjoy, Caz. “Sick Theories Conference.” cazkilljoy.com, online (2018)

Coccia, Leviana. “Margeaux Feldman: a teacher, writer, community-builder, and safe-space producer.” A Quarter Young, online (2018)

Bhattacharya, Sohini. “Queering the Language of Business.” Liisbeth Magazine, online (2017)

Pack, Mari. “The Culture War is Over and Selfies Won.” Focus Wavelength Blog, online (2017)

TEACHING & RESEARCH INTERESTS
Contemporary Literature, American Literature, Critical Theory, Pedagogy, Women & Gender Studies, Sexual Diversity Studies, Contemporary Film, Pop-Culture, Social Media

AWARDS, GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS                                                                                                           
Jack Hallam UC’52 Graduate Scholarship in Sexual Diversity Studies, University of Toronto, Summer 2018, Fall 2018. For Sick Theories: A Trans-Disciplinary Conference on Sickness and Sexuality and as graduate bursary

Hart House Good Ideas Fund, University of Toronto, 2018. For Sick Theories: A Trans-Disciplinary Conference on Sickness and Sexuality

Student Initiative Fund, Student Life, University of Toronto, 2018. For Sick Theories: A Trans-Disciplinary Conference on Sickness and Sexuality

Viola Whitney Pratt Memorial OSOTF Scholarship in English, University of Toronto, 2018

Faculty of Arts and Science Teaching Stream Pedagogical Grant, University of Toronto, 2018. For Teaching Queerly: 3-Part Workshop Series; grant co-authored with Professor Scott Rayter

David Rayside Graduate Students Award, The Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, University of Toronto, 2017

Doctoral Completion Award, Department of English, University of Toronto, 2017

Graduate Student Travel Award, Department of English, University of Toronto, 2017. For research trip for dissertation.

Summer Institute Study Award, Department of English, University of Toronto, 2017. For participation in the Summer Institute for Sexuality Studies: Perversion at the Crossroads of Critical Race Studies, Psychoanalysis, and Queer Theory at York University

University of Toronto Fellowship, Department of English, 2012-2017

University of Toronto Award, Department of English, University of Toronto, 2016

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, Department of English, University of Toronto, 2015. Nominated by Prof. Denise Cruz for work in Literature for Our Time

Religion and Literature Travel Award, University of Toronto and Lancaster University, UK, 2014. For research exchange and paper presentation

Conference Travel Grant: The Department of English and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, University of Toronto, 2014. For participation in LACK: Inaugural Conference

Conference Grant, Student Graduate Services, University of Toronto, 2013. For participation in South Atlantic MLA Annual Conference

George Mills Harper Fund Travel Grant: South Atlantic MLA, 2013

Social Sciences Humanities Research Council: Joseph Armand Bombardier CGS Master’s Scholarship, 2010

Graduate Scholarship. Department of English, York University, 2010

York University Continuing Student Scholarship, 2009

SELECTED CONFERENCES
Seminar Organizer, “The Rise of Auto-theory, Inside and Outside of the Academy.”American Comparative Literature Association, UCLA, Los Angeles, March 2018

Presenter, “‘Is this what motherhood is?’: Perverse Bodies in Jesmyn Ward’s Salvage the Bones.” Summer Institute for Sexuality Studies: Perversion at the Crossroads of Critical Race Studies, Psychoanalysis, and Queer Theory, York University, Toronto, June 2017

Panellist, “Choosing to Leave the Room: Institutional Walls & Self-Care.” Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English, Ryerson University, May 2017

Presenter, “There’s No Crying in Academia: The Role of Emotional Labour within the Academy.” Graduate English Association Health and Wellness Symposium, University of Toronto, October 2016

Panellist, “Ugly Sex & Flat Affect: Cumming of Age in Marie Calloway’s what purpose did i serve in your life.” LACK Inaugural Conference, Colorado Springs College, April 2016

Panellist, “Going Prostrate: Or Sadness as Self-Care.” Ontario College of Art and Design Annual Conference, OCAD University, Toronto, March 2016

Panellist, “Feelings, Oh So Many Feelings: Teen Girls, Affect, and Rookie Magazine.” The Affect Project: Memory, Aesthetics, and Ethics Conference, Winnipeg, September 2015

Presenter, “From Hideous Belief to Hopeless Grief: Faith, Friendship, and Adolescence in Dorothy Allison’s Bastard Out of Carolina.” Lancaster Religion and Literature Symposium, Lancaster University, UK, May 2015

Presenter, “Undutiful Daughters: Bad Feminists and Bad Feminism.” The Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society Annual Conference, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, October 2014

Panellist, “From Hysteria to Hideosity: Excess, Feminine Sexuality, and Adolescence in Contemporary American Culture.” The Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society Annual Conference, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, October 2014

Panellist, “Cruel to be Kind: Violence, Self-Interest, and Thinking of the Other.” The American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference, New York University, April 2014

Panellist, “When Joy Becomes Jouissance: Lana Del Rey, Death Drive, and the American Dream.” Centre for Comparative Literature Annual Conference, University of Toronto, March 2014

Panellist, “The Hideosity of Adolescence: Threshold Subjectivities in Carson McCullers’ The Member of the Wedding and Michael Lucid’s ‘Dirty Girls.’” The South Atlantic Modern Language Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, November 2013

Panellist, “Changing Bodies and New Subjectivities: Trauma, Intimacy, and Michael Lucid’s ‘Dirty Girls.’” The Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society Annual Conference, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, October 2013

TALKS & READINGS
Upcoming
Reading, Emerging Writers Reading Series, Glad Day Bookstore, Toronto, ON (paid), January 2019

Reading, FEELS Zine Launch Party, Glad Day, Toronto, January 2019

Reading, Common Reading Series, Campbell House, Toronto, (paid), January 2019

Given
Reading, The Vault’s Launch Party, Queen Books, Toronto, October 2018

Reading, Invisibilities issue 1 Launch Party, Wise Bar, Toronto, October 2018

Reading, Vacant Nobodies Reading Series, Mây Bar, Toronto (paid) August 2018 

Reading, Unruly Bodies: A Night of Storytelling, The Garrison, Toronto, July 2018

Talk, “The Feminist Act of Resituating.” Koffler Salon: Pushing Back, Koffler Centre of the Arts, Toronto (paid), February 2017

Talk, “Hideous Friendships; Or a Girl’s Relationship with Her Bestie.” Pages UnBound: “Girl Crush: Conversations about Female Friendship,” Gladstone Hotel, Toronto (paid), February 2017

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Course Instructor
Queer Writing, University of Toronto (Mississauga)                                                                 2019
Second year lecture course; 30 students

Feminist Approaches to Literature, University of Toronto (Mississauga)                                    2017
Second year lecture course; 45 students

Queer Writing, University of Toronto (St. George)                                                                      2016
Second year lecture course; 45 students

Guest Lectures
“Guest lecture on Nella Larsen’s Passing.”                                                                    2017 & 2018
Twentieth-Century American Literature, University of Toronto, St George Campus

“Guest lecture on Mona Awad’s 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl.”                                          2017
Literature for Our Time, University of Toronto, St. George Campus

“Guest lecture on Michel Foucault’s History of Sexuality Volume 1 and Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble.” 2016
Concepts in Literary Criticism, University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus

“Guest lecture on Tony Kushner’s Angels in America.”                                                             2014
Literature for Our Time, University of Toronto, St. George Campus

“Guest lecture on Jacques Lacan’s ‘The Mirror Stage.’”                                                           2013
Contemporary Literary Theory, University of Toronto, St. George Campus

Tutorial Leader
Literature for Our Time, University of Toronto (St. George)                                              2014-18
First year lecture class; 400 students

American Literature, University of Toronto (St. George)                                                     2014-16
Second year lecture class; 250 students

Critical Thinking About Narrative, University of Toronto (Scarborough)                    2014
First year lecture class; 150 students

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Co-Organizer, Sick Theories #2: A Conference on Sickness and Sexuality, Toronto 2019-present

Curator, Unruly Bodies: A Night of Storytelling, Toronto 2018-present

Co-organizer & Co-facilitator, Teaching Queerly, University of Toronto 2018-present

Workshop Facilitator, Youth Hub Program, Toronto Public Library 2018-present

Research Assistant, Prof. Scott Rayter, University of Toronto 2018-present

Co-organizer, Sick Theories: A Trans-Disciplinary Conference on Sickness and Sexuality November 2018

Research Assistant, Prof. Mari Ruti, University of Toronto, 2018

Workshop Co-facilitator, “Queer & Trans-Inclusivity” Toronto 2017-present
Clients include: Make Lemonade; Shecosystem Coworking + Wellness; Ontario Medical Association

Workshop Facilitator, “Conflict Resolution for Communities,” Toronto 2017-present
Clients include: Likely General; Voices of Today National Youth Poetry Slam; Maggie’s: The Toronto Sex-Workers’ Action Program

Grad-to-Grad Conflict Resolution Adviser, Conflict Resolution Centre, University of Toronto 2016-2019

SELECTED ACADEMIC SERVICE
University of Toronto
Member, GradLife Student Advisory Committee 2017-2018

Co-organizer & Co-facilitator, Queer(ing) Pedagogy, Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies 2017-18

Committee Member, The Sex Salon, Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies 2016-17

ABD Representative, Graduate English Association (GEA), Department of English 2015-16

President, Graduate English Association, Department of English 2014-15

Head Organizer, English Graduate Conference, Department of English June 2014

Co-facilitator Theory & Psychoanalysis Reading Group, Department of English 2013-16

Organizer, Academics Read Things They Wrote as Kids, Department of English 2013-15

Head Co-ordinator, English Graduate Conference, Department of English June 2013

Member, Graduate English Association Social Committee, Department of English 2012-13

York University
Programming Chair, Trans Bisexual Lesbian Gay Alliance at York University, 2005-06

Member, Hiring Committee, Trans Bisexual Lesbian Gay Alliance at York University, 2006

Member, Hiring Committee, Trans Bisexual Lesbian Gay Alliance at York University, 2005

OTHER ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE
Summer Institute for Sexuality Studies: Perversion at the Crossroads of Critical Race Studies, Psychoanalysis, and Queer Theory. York University, Toronto, 2017

“Queer Inhumanisms Experimental Classroom.” Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, University of Toronto, 2017

“Queer Camp.” The Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, University of Toronto, 2016

Master Class: Judith Butler. Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto, 2014

Master Class: Jacques Ranciere. Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto, 2013

Master Class: Cathy Caruth. Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto, 2013

Master Class with Lauren Berlant. Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto, 2012