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Research Collaborator

Lakehead University

Dr. Siddall's field is Canadian literature. Her publications include “‘That is what I told Dr. Jordan’: Public Constructions and Private Disruptions in Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace,” Essays on Canadian Writing (2004); "'I want to live in that music’: Blues, Bessie Smith and Improvised Identities in Ann-Marie MacDonald’s Fall on Your Knees", Critical Studies in Improvisation/Études critiques en improvisation (2005); and "Nice Work if You Can Get It: Women in Jazz" (co-authored with Ajay Heble), Landing on the Wrong Note: Jazz, Dissonance and Critical Practice (2000). She holds a PhD in English Canadian literature (University of Western Ontario), MA and honours BA in English literature (University of Guelph). In 2004 Dr. Siddall was appointed as the founding director of Lakehead University’s Instructional Development Centre.

Listening itself, an improvisative act engaged in by everyone, announces a practice of active engagement with the world, where we sift, interpret, store and forget, in parallel with action and fundamentally articulated with it ("Mobilitas Animi" 113).

– George E. Lewis