BAXTER, Gisele




Along with UBC English instructors and Tara Lee and Brett Josef Grubisic, Gisele M. Baxter has edited an anthology examining dystopian literature produced by North American authors between the signing of NAFTA in 1994 and the tenth anniversary of 9/11 in 2011 for Blast, Corrupt, Dismantle, Erase: Contemporary North American Dsytopian Literature (Wilfrid Laurier University Press $48.99). While including references to the works of Margaret Atwood and Joseph Campbell, the collection opens with an essay by Janine Tobeck called The Man in the Blue Suit: Searching for Agency in William Gibson's Bigend Trilogy. There's also an essay by Robert McGill about fiction from Douglas Coupland called The Sublime Simulacrum: Vancouver in Douglas Coupland's Geography of Apocalypse; an essay about Lisa Robertson by Paul Stephens called The Dystopia of the Obsolete: Lisa Robertson's Vancouver and the Poetics of Nostalgia; as well as Sharlee Reimer's essay on Larissa Lai called Logical Gaps and Capitalism's Seduction in Larissa Lai's Salt Fish Girl. 978155459890