Eric Schmaltz, Ph.D.
A downloadable version is available here. (last updated June 2020).
01/2020-Present Part-time Instructor, English Language & Literature, Brock University
01/2019-Present Part-time Instructor, Creative Writing & Publishing, Sheridan College
2018 Ph.D. Graduate Program in English, York University
Dissertation: “The Language Revolution: Borderblur Poetics, 1963-1988”
Committee: Prof. Stephen Cain, Prof. Andy Weaver, Prof. Lily Cho
External Examiner: Prof. Peter Jaegar, Roehampton University
2012 M.A. English Language & Literature, Brock University
2011 B.A. (Hon.), English Language & Literature, Brock University
MAJOR RESEARCH POSITIONS
2018-2019 SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania
Project: Sounds in the North: Sonic Poetic Communities in Canada
Supervisor: Prof. Charles Bernstein
2018-2019 ___SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship
2017-2018 ___Provost Dissertation Scholarship, York University
2016-2017 ___Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Doctoral
2016-2017 ___Linda Heather Lamont-Stewart Fellowship, Canadian Studies,
2016-2017 ___Clara Thomas Doctoral Scholarship in Canadian Studies, York University
2013-2016 ___SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Doctoral Scholarship
2012 _____ ___Dean’s Graduate Scholarship, Brock University
2011_____ ___ Kenneth Frederick White Memorial Graduate Scholarship, Brock
OTHER PROJECT FUNDING
2013_________Readings Grant, Grey Borders Reading Series, Canada Council for the Arts
2012_________Readings Grant, Grey Borders Reading Series, Canada Council for the Arts
2011_________Readings Grant, Grey Borders Reading Series, Canada Council for the Arts
AWARDS AND HONORS
2019 Digital Humanities Summer Institute Scholarship, Modernist Studies
2019 Association (deferred until 2021)
2017 _____ __George Plakidas Prize for Best Paper, English Grad. Students Association, _____________York University
2011_____ _ President’s Surgite Award, Brock University
Refereed Journal Articles
 The Politics of Memory: Digital Repositories, Settler-Colonialism, and Jordan Abel’s Un/Inhabited. English Studies in Canada. Forthcoming, 2021.
 “my body of bliss:” Judith Copithorne’s Concrete Poetry in the 1960s and 1970s. Canadian Poetry, No. 83, Fall/Winter 2018, pp. 14-39.
 “the killing of speech:” The Sonic Politics of the Four Horsemen. FORUM, No. 19, 2014, n. pag.
 “to forget in a body:” Mosaical Consciousness & Materialist Avant-Gardism in bill bissett & Milton Acorn’s unpublished I Want to Tell You Love. Canadian Literature No. 222, 2014, pp. 96-112.
Refereed Book Chapters
 From Disgust to Desire: A Poetics of Subterfuge. All the Feels / Tous le Sens: Affect and Writing in Canada / Affect et écriture au Canada. Eds. Marie Carriére, Kit Dobson, Ursula Moser. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, Forthcoming 2020.
Academic Works Under Consideration
 Delineating Canada: Borderblur Poetics, 1963-1988. Calgary: University of Calgary Press.
 Acorn, Milton and bill bissett. I Want to Tell You Love. Ed. Eric Schmaltz and Christopher Doody. Calgary: University Of Calgary Press.
 From the Digits to the Digital: Bodies in the Machines of Canadian Concrete Poetics. Digital Humanities in Canada. Eds. Paul Barrett and Sarah Rogers. TBD.
 Race, Multiplicity, and the Schizophonic: Wayde Compton’s Poetry of Scratch and Delay. Resistant Practices in Sound Communities. Eds. Deanna Fong and Cole Mash. TBD.
 Toward a Theory of Haptic Poetics. Extreme Texts on Jacket2, Ed. Divya Victor, 24 June 2019.
 At the Opening. “Poetries of the Mouth and Canadian Imaginary.” Commentary Series for Jacket2, 21 February 2019.
 Fighting Back: Lillian Allen’s poetry of speech, song, and social justice. “Poetries of the Mouth and Canadian Imaginary.” Commentary Series for Jacket2, 7 March 2019.
 Language Detained by Saying: a note on Jordan Scott’s Clearance Process (2016). “Poetries of the Mouth and Canadian Imaginary.” Commentary Series for Jacket2, 22 March 2019. ‘Word Sound Systems:’ Further notes on Kaie Kellough’s Vibratory Practice.
 “Poetries of the Mouth and Canadian Imaginary.” Commentary Series for Jacket2, 5 April 2019. ‘Voices of continuance:’ Words, speech, and memory in Jeannette Armstrong’s
 ‘Breath Tracks’ (1991). “Poetries of the Mouth and Canadian Imaginary.” Commentary Series for Jacket2, 12 April 2019.
 Schizophonophilia: Wayde Compton and Jason de Couto, The Contact Zone Crew. “Poetries of the Mouth and Canadian Imaginary.” Commentary Series for Jacket2, 20 April 2019.
 Imaging the voice: Notating poetic vocalization. “Poetries of the Mouth and Canadian Imaginary.” Commentary Series for Jacket2, 6 May 2019.
 Conditions of Silence: Recovering Gerry Shikatani’s ‘Sans Titre.’ “Poetries of the Mouth and Canadian Imaginary.” Commentary Series for Jacket2, 10 May 2019.
 Coda: Listening and self-care in Shazia Hafiz Ramji’s ‘Port of Being’ (2018). “Poetries of the Mouth and Canadian Imaginary.” Commentary Series for Jacket2, 24 May 2019.
Non-Refereed Book Reviews (Selected)
 Rev. Ashenfolk by Joseph Mosconi. BOMB (30 August 2019): n. pag.
 Rev. Brace Yourselves by Rocco de Giacomo, Dreampad by Jeff Latosik, and I Left Nothing Inside on Purpose by Stevie Howell. Canadian Literature, 14 November 2018: n. pag.
 Rev. Kith by Divya Victor. The Puritan, No. 41 (2018): n. pag.
 Rev. Fortified Castles by Ryan Fitzpatrick and Downverse by Nikki Reimer. Canadian Literature, No. 223 (2014): pp. 147-48.
 Rev. Loitersack by Donato Mancini, Cinema of the Present by Lisa Robertson, and Kern by derek beaulieu. Canadian Literature, No. 223 (2014): pp. 173-5.
 Rev. Things to Do With Your Mouth by Divya Victor. Lemon Hound, Vol. 9 (2014) n. pag.
 Rev. The Red Album by Stephen Collis. Lemon Hound, Vol. 8 (2014): n. pag.
 Rev. Writing Surfaces: The Selected Fiction of John Riddell Ed. Lori Emerson & derek Beaulieu. Lemon Hound, Vol. 8 (2014): n. pag.
 Rev. Please, No More Poetry Ed. Kit Dobson. Lemon Hound, Vol. 5 (2013): n. pag.
 Rev. fur(l) parachute by Shannon Maguire. Lemon Hound, Vol. 5 (2013): n. pag.
 Rev. Poets and Killers by Helen Hajnoczky. Broken Pencil, No. 51 (2011): pp. 60.
 Rev. Bardy Google by Frank Davey. Broken Pencil, No. 51 (2011): pp. 57-8.
 Rev. The Best Canadian Poetry in English edited by A.F. Moritz. Broken Pencil, No. 47 (2010): pp. 67.
Non-Refereed Interviews (as the interviewer)
 The Stranger, an interview with Amy Ireland. Carousel, No. 39 (Fall 2017).
 Overflow: Poetry, Performance, Technology, Ancestry, an interview with Kaie Kellough. Queen Mob’s Teahouse (27 June 2017): n. pag.
 The Complete Works, an interview with Justin Stephenson. Carousel, No. 37 (Fall 2016).
 I Want to Tell You Love, an interview with bill bissett. Ed. Karl Jirgens and Beatriz Hausner. Open Letter, Series 15, Number 1 (Fall 2012): pp. 58-63.
PUBLICATIONS: RESEARCH CREATION AND CREATIVE WRITING
 Surfaces. Halifax/Picton: Invisible Publishing, 2018.
 Various Artists. Not Your Best. Special issue of Visual Poetry. Toronto: Knife Fork Book, 2019.
Creative Writing in Refereed Collections
 A Field Guide to North Concrete: Identification Chart. Avant Canada: Poets, Prophets, Revolutionaries. Eds. Gregory Betts and Christian Bök. Waterlooo: Wilfred Laurier University Press. 2019, pp. 117.
Creative Writing in Anthologies
 “Path Dependency.” Best American Experimental Writing: 2020. Middletown: University of Wesleyan Press, Forthcoming, 2020
 Two Poems. Concrete & Constraint. Oswestry: Penteract Press, 2018, pp. 36-37.
Creative Writing in Periodicals (Selected)
 Excerpts from “Substrates.” ToCall 8 (Fall 2019): n. pag.
 Credit. Vallum 16.1 (Spring 2019): n. pag.
 Surfaces (animated). Utsanga 19 (2019): n. pag.
 Five poems. The Capilano Review, 3.37 (Winter 2019): pp. 93-5.
 Two poems. Arc Poetry, No. 86 (Summer 2018): pp. 75-6.
 Path Dependency. Lemon Hound (June 2018): n. pag.
 Three poems. H& (19 May 2018): n. pag.
 Two poems. Berkeley Poetry Review, No. 48 (2018): n. pag.
 Two poems. The Trinity Review, No. 130 (2018): n. pag.
 Extract from Babeltech. Illiterature (June 2016): n. pag.
 Extract from Babeltech. Touch the Donkey (April 2016): n. pag.
 Signature Concrete. Queen Mob’s Teahouse (February 2015): n. pag.
 Three poems. Fruita Pulp, No. 7 (January/February 2015): n. pag.
 Symbiosis. words (on) pages, No. 3 (September 2014): n. pag.
 Three poems. Outlandish Zine, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Spring 2014): pp. 15.
 Four poems. ti<, Vol. 2, No. 1 (2013): n. pag.
 Rifffts 1-3. The Rusty Toque, No. 4 (15 February 2013): n. pag.
 Three poems. The Economy, No. 2 (2012): n. pag.
 An Index of Niagara Falls. filling station, No. 53 (2012): pp. 38-39. 2012.
 relief/belief. dead(g)end(er) magazine, Vol. 1. No. 1 (2011): n. pag.
 Two poems. Poetry Is Dead, No. 2 (2011): pp. 31.
 Basho Variation #4. The Incongruous Quarterly, Vol. 1, No. 2. (2010): n. pag.
 A Sparrow’s Bones. Gloom Cupboard (2009): n. pag.
 Three poems. Counterexample Poetics (2009): n. pag.
 Four poems. ditch, poetry (2008): n. pag.
 Assembly Line of Babel. Niagara Artists Centre, St. Catharines, 2015.
Contributions to Curated Group Exhibitions (Selected)
 Intereactions. The Institute for Experimental Art. (with Graeme Ring and Kevin McPhee), Athens, Greece, 12-14 December 2019.
 Untitled. Concrete is Porous, Act 1. Secret Handshake Gallery, Toronto, 2018-2019.
 Intereactions. In the Soil Arts Festival. (with Graeme Ring and Kevin McPhee), St. Catharines, 2017.
 Technical Babel. =Sum(Things). Critical Media Lab, Kitchener, 2017.
 Nothings of the Alphabet. BFLO VISPO Sugar City Artists Collective, Buffalo, 2016.
 Extracts from Babeltech. Lab T.O., Toronto, 2015.
 Untitled. That One Thing You Said. Havana Gallery, Vancouver, 2015.
 Untitled. Braille Babble / Braille Babel. Rodman Hall, St. Catharines, 2013.
 HOW TO READ (solo show by derek beaulieu). Niagara Artists Centre, St. Catharines, 2013.
 The Bird is the Word (group show). Niagara Artists Centre, St. Catharines, 2012.
Student Editorial Projects
 Various Writers. Lapse: An Anthology of Student Writing. St. Catharines: Missing Button Press, 2010.
 Various Writers. Looking for Trees: An Anthology of Student Writing. St. Catharines: Missing Button Press, 2009.
Refereed Panels and Special Sessions (as the organizer)
 Experimental Writing in Times of Crisis (with Orchid Tierney, Kenyon College), Sponsored by Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, Modern Language Association. Washington, D.C., 2021.
 Poetries of Transnational Resonance. Modern Language Association. Chicago, IL. 2019.
 The Vibratory Nexus I: Constructive Interferences. Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English. Ryerson University, 2017.
 The Vibratory Nexus II: Alternate Tunings. Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English. Ryerson University, 2017.
 Codex-tensions: Canadian Writing Beyond the Book Machine (organized with Christopher Doody, Carleton University). Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English. University of Ottawa, 2015.
Refereed Position Papers (as seminar participant)
 From Wave to Echo: The Underwhich Audiographics Series, 1978-1994. Listening to the Modernist Audio Archive, Modernist Studies Association. Organized by Jamie Callison and Lisa Hollenbach. Toronto, 2019.
Refereed Conference Presentations
 Listening to the “Disquiet:” Comparing the Sonic Investigations of Lisa Robertson and the World Soundscape Project. MLA, Toronto, 2021.
 Poetics of the Unvoice: The Mouths That Do Not Speak in the Poetries of M. NourbeSe Philip and Gerry Shikatani. SpokenWeb Symposium, Concordia University. Upcoming, 2021.
 The Itinerant Dada Sound Poem: Ursonate in the Netherlands, Israel, and Canada. ACCUTE. University of Alberta, Upcoming, 2021.
 The Itinerant Dada Sound Poem: The Ursonate in North America. Modernist Studies Association. Toronto, 2019.
 Stutter and Delay: Jordan Scott’s and Wayde Compton’s Poetics of the Voice, A Schizophonic Presentation, SpokenWeb Symposium, Simon Fraser University, 2019.
 Silent Soundings: The Performance Poetry of Gerry Shikatani. Text/Sound/Performance. University College Dublin, 2019.
 “I Fight Back:” The Critical-Creative Practice of Lillian Allen, Modern Language Association, Chicago, IL, 2019.
 Assessing the Failure of the Canadian Language Revolution. Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English. Ryerson University, 2017.
 Un/Settling: Digital Practices and Decolonization in the Poetry of Jordan Abel. Northeast Modern Language Association, Baltimore, MD, 2017.
 “a new line has started:” Beginnings of Borderblur Poetry in Canada.” The Concept of Vancouver. Brock University, 2016.
 The Language Revolution & its Affects. Maladies of the Soul, Emotion, Affect: Indigenous, Canadian, and Québécois Writings in the Crossfire of a New Turn. Banff Centre, 2016.
 Rethinking the Borderblur Poetics of bill bissett. English Graduate Students Association Colloquium, York University, 2016.
 Unsettling Territories: Appropriation & Imminent Collapse. Crisis and Beyond: The Literatures of Canada and Quebec. University of Innsbruck, 2015.
 The Proto-Conceptual Writing of F.R. Scott and J.R. Colombo. Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English. University of Ottawa, 2015.
 “the killing of speech:” The Sonic-Politics of The Four Horsemen. Avant Canada. Brock University, 2015.
 Modern Reactions & Eccentricity in the Concrete Poem-Drawings of Judith Copithorne. Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English. Brock University, 2014.
 ‘The sparking of the insurrection:’ Protoconceptualism & John Robert Colombo’s The Mackenzie Poems. Haunted Canada. Trent University & Carleton University, 2013.
 Radical Extensions: Post/Modern Experimentalism in Milton Acorn’s & bill bissett’s unpublished I Want to Tell You Love. Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English. Wilfred Laurier University and University of Waterloo, 2012.
 I Want to Tell You Love: Toward a Materialist Avant-Garde. European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies. University of Kent, 2012.
 Surfaces: Assembling Lines Around Lines Assembled. Symposium for the Philadelphia Avant-Garde Studies Consortium, University of Pennsylvania, 2018.
 The Depths of Surfaces. Kanada Concrete: Material Poetries in the Digital Age. University of Ottawa, 2018.
 Developing a Sonic Materialist Poetic. Canadian Creative Writers and Writer’s Program Conference, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, 2016.
MEDIA MENTIONS, REVIEWS, AND INTERVIEWS
Web Interviews (as Interviewee)
 “Eric Schmaltz.” Interviewed by Thomas Whyte for Poetry Mini Interviews, 13 January 2019.
 “We Who Are About To Die: Eric Schmaltz.” Interviewed by Ian Whistle for Ottawa Poetry Newsletter. 1 July 2018.
 “Eric Schmaltz’s Reading Love: His Strangest, Most Comforting, & Most Unsettling Read.” Interviewed as part of the W.A.R. Series. Open Book. 25 June 2018.
 “On Processes and Becoming.” Interviewed by Nicole Chin for Invisiblog. 28 March 2018.
 “Seven Questions for Eric Schmaltz.” Interviewed by rob mclennan for Touch the Donkey. 26 May 2016.
Mentions and Reviews
 Leblanc, Amy. “Communication. Embodiment. Feeling. Information.” Filling Station, No. 71, 2019, pp. 68-69.
 Innes, Allison. “Poet-scholar explores communication through visual art and writing.” Brock University Humanities Blog. 12 December 2018.
 Decter, Rosie Long. “Event Recap: Resonance Reading Series Finale.” Vallum, 22 August 2018.
 mclennan, rob. “Eric Schmaltz, SURFACES.” rob mclennan blog, 23 July 2018.
 Victor, Divya. “Some Enjoyments During Our Daily Devastations: Five Books on my Desk.” Tarpaulin Sky, 2018.
 Ball, Jonathan. “Nine-line Poems Perfectly Profound.” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 June 2018.
 Gazzola, Bart. “BABELTECH™” The A-Word, 4 October 2016.
Instructor, ENGL2P65: Twentieth-Century Canadian Literature, Department of English Language & Literature, 2020
Teaching Assistant, ENGL1F97 Literature of Trauma and Recovery, Department of English Language & Literature, 2011-2012 (F/W)
Instructor, CWRT36602: Advanced Workshop – Single Genre, Creative Writing & Publishing Program, 2020
Instructor, CWRT153589GD: Introduction to Creative Writing, Creative Writing & Publishing Program, 2020
Instructor, CWRT153589GD: Introduction to Creative Writing, Creative Writing & Publishing Program, 2019 (F)
Instructor, COMM1999: Essential Communication Skills, Studies in Literature and Communication, 2019 (F)
Instructor, ENGL17889GD: Composition & Rhetoric, Creative Writing & Publishing Program, 2019
Instructor, COMM1085: College Reading and Writing Skills, School of Language and Communication Studies, 2019 (F)
University of Guelph-Humber
Instructor, AHSS1210: Reading and Writing Effectively, Faculty of Electives, 2018
Teaching Assistant, AP/EN 1202: Satire, Department of English, 2016-2017 (F/W)
Teaching Assistant, AP/EN 1002: Intertextualities, Department of English, 2016
Teaching Assistant, AP/EN 1001: Intro to Literary Study, Department of English, 2015 (F)
Teaching Assistant, AP/EN 1002: Intertextualities, Department of English, 2015
Teaching Assistant, AP/EN 1002: Intertextualities, Department of English, 2014
Research Assistant, Dr. Gale Coskan-Johnson, Department of English Language & Literature, Brock University, 2012
Research Assistant, Dr. Gregory Betts, Department of English Language & Literature, Brock University, 2010-2012
Teaching Assistant Certificate in Teaching, Centre for Learning and Development, York University, 2017
Digital Editions. Dr. J. Matthew Huculak, Digital Editing in Modernism in Canada, Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria, 2012
Textual Editing in Modernism in Canada. Dr. Zailig Pollock, Editing Modernism in Canada, Trent University, 2011
Textual Encoding Initative Fundamentals. Dr. Julia Wright et al. Digital Editing in Modernism in Canada. Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria, 2011
2019-Present Member, Modernist Studies Association
2018-Present Member, Modern Language Association
2012-2018 Member, Association of Canadian College and University ____________ _______________ Teachers of English
2016-2017 Member, Association for Canadian and Quebecois Literature
2017-2018 Graduate Member, North Eastern Modern Language Association
2011-2015 Graduate Fellow, Editing Modernism in Canada
2012-2013 Member, European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies
2011-2012 Graduate Associate, Humanities Research Institute, Brock University
PROFESSIONAL & DEPARTMENTAL SERVICE ACTIVITY
2018 Manuscript Reviewer, Pivot
2017 Manuscript Reviewer, Canada and Beyond: a Journal of Canadian Literary _____________aand Cultural Studies
2015-2018 Academic Community Building, English Graduate Students Association, ______________ York University
2011 Graduate Student Representative, English Language & Literature, Brock ______________ University
2010-2011 Undergraduate Mentor, Dept. English Language & Literature, Brock ______________ University
2008-2010 President, Brock University Creative Writers’ Club, Brock University
2007-2009 Editorial Assistant & Administrative Assistant, PRECIPICe, Brock ______________ University
SERVICE TO THE ARTS
Present Co-Curator, Contemporary Poetry Research Group
2013-2018 Member, Steering Committee, Meet the Presses
2013-2014 Co-Curator, Avant-Garden Reading Series
2012-2013 Member, Steering Committee for In the Soil Arts Festival
_______________Chair, Programming & Events Committee, Niagara Artists Centre
2011-2013 Board of Directors, Niagara Artists Centre
_______________Chair, Programming Committee, Niagara Artists Centre
2010-2013 Curator, Grey Borders Reading Series
Prof. Charles Bernstein, Donald T. Regan Professor of English and Comparative Literature (Emeritus), University of Pennsylvania, 3340 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Prof. Stephen Cain, Associate Professor & Undergraduate Program Chair, Department of English, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
Prof. Andy Weaver, Associate Professor, Department of English, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
Prof. Gregory Betts, Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, Brock University, 1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way, St. Catharines, ON L2S 3A1
Prof. Divya Victor, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Michigan State University, 619 Red Cedar Rd, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824