A young woman stands in front of a chain link fence

Amy LeBlanc

Pronouns: She/Her

Positions

Research Assistant

Faculty of Arts , Department of English

Graduate Assistant Teaching

Faculty of Arts , Department of English

Student Assistant

Libraries and Cultural Resources, Taylor Family Digital Library

Contact information

Web presence

Location

Office: SS1031

Background

Educational Background

M.A. English, University of Calgary , 2021

B. Ed. Secondary English Language Arts, University of Calgary , 2019

B.A. Honours English and Creative Writing, University of Calgary , 2017

Biography

Amy LeBlanc is a PhD student at the University of Calgary and Managing Editor at Canthius. Amy's debut poetry collection, I know something you don’t know, was published with Gordon Hill Press in March 2020 and was long listed for the 2021 ReLit Award and selected as a finalist for the Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry. Her novella, Unlocking, was published by the University of Calgary Press in June 2021. Amy has two books forthcoming: a short story collection entitled Homebodies (Great Plains Publications, spring 2023) and her second poetry collection I used to live here (Gordon Hill Press, 2025). Her fiction and poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in Room, Arc, Funicular, Canadian Literature, CV2, PRISM International, and the Literary Review of Canada among others. Amy's latest poetry chapbook "Undead Juliet at the Museum" was published with ZED Press in August 2021. Amy is a recipient of the 2020 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award and was a finalist for an Alberta Magazine Publishers Showcase Award for poetry in 2021. She is a recipient of a SSHRC CGS-D award and is a 2022 Killam Laureate— https://www.ucalgary.ca/news/killam-award-winner-identifies-connections-between-haunted-house-and-sick-body 

 

Some recent and forthcoming publications include: 

- "(Me=Aquarius=very unpredictable) Ghostliness and Temporality in Tamaki & Tamaki’s Skim," in Gnosis.

- "(De)composing Gothicism: Disturbing the (eco-)Gothic in Shirley Jackson’s We Have Always Lived in the Castle," co-authored with Leah Van Dyk, forthcoming in Studies in American Fiction.

- "The Uncanny and Doubling Horror of Childhood: Abject Disruptions in Stranger Things," forthcoming in Black Witches & Queer Ghosts: Disrupting Norms in Supernatural Teen Serials (Lexington Books, 2023). 

- "Think about what you don’t get to see”: Reading Ghosts and Unnatural Narration in Leanne Shapton’s Guestbook" forthcoming in The Journal of Narrative Theory (56.1), 2026

- "Someone is Dead," (short story), forthcoming in ReVisions: Speculating in Literature and Film in Canada. 

- "Murine" (poem), forthcoming in The Fiddlehead

- "Fulmination," (poem), forthcoming in Canadian Literature: A Quarterly of Criticism and Review.

 

Courses

Course number Course title Semester
ENGL 265 S02 Introductory Creative Writing Winter 2023

Awards

  • Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Scholarship, Killam Trusts. 2022
  • CGS-D Award , SSHRC. 2021
  • Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta . 2020
  • Eyes High Doctoral Recruitment Award , Faculty of Graduate Studies . 2021
  • Kathleen and Russell Lane Canadian Writing Scholarship, 2020
  • CGS-M Joseph Bombardier Scholarship, SSHRC. 2020
  • Master's Research Scholarship, Faculty of Graduate Studies . 2020