Quebec Writers’ Federation, Member
Canadian Studies Network, Member
After completing a SSHRC-supported doctorate in English (specialization in Canadian literature) at the University of Ottawa, Linda M. Morra went on to hold a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of British Columbia (2002-2004). Since then, she has edited or co-edited over ten volumes of scholarly and creative writing with a range of presses, including WLUP, Talon, Guernica, and UTP. These volumes also include Jane Rule’s literary memoir, Taking My Life (Talon 2011), which was a Lambda Literary Award finalist in 2011, and Chronicling the Days (Guernica 2021), a joint project between Guernica Press and the Quebec Writers’ Federation that focuses on a wide-range of early experiences of the pandemic. Over the course of her career as a full professor of English, she has served on multiple editorial boards, including Studies in Canadian Literature and Canadian Literature for close to ten years, and was the Chair and Member of the Evaluation Committee for Canadian Literature’s Best Essay Award in 2014.
Her book, Moving Archives, won the Gabrielle Roy Prize in English (2020) and her other book, On the Other Side(s) of 150, won the Canadian Studies Network Prize for Best Co-Edited Collection (2021). Her scholarly work, which focuses on women’s archives and Canadian authors, has found publication in numerous peer-reviewed journals and academic volumes, and her fiction in many magazines and books.