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daniel.bratton@uwaterloo.ca | Tel: 519-884-4404 ext. 28630 


PhD - English Language and Literature, University of Toronto
MA - English Language and Literature, University of Toronto
BA - English, University of Lethbridge 

Daniel Bratton taught Canadian and American literature at Ryerson University and the University of Toronto in Mississauga before spending seventeen years in the Far East, first in South Korea and then in Japan. He was a professor at Miyazaki International College in Miyazaki, Kyushu, and Doshisha University in Kyoto, where he also taught in the Graduate School of Letters at Kyoto University.  Returning to Canada in 2011, he co-founded the Elora Poetry Centre.



Thirty-Two Short Views of Mazo de la Roche. Toronto: ECW Press, 1996, 185 pages. Illustrated Biography Series. Honourable Mention: "Best Books of 1996 (Non-fiction)" in Quill & Quire (June 1996).

Ed., Yrs. Ever Affly: The Correspondence of Edith Wharton and Louis Bromfield. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2001, 220 pages.

Selected Articles

“Eric Mottram in America.” Beat Scene [U.K.] 62 (Spring 2010): 5-10. Print.

“In the Shadow of Hieizan: Gary Snyder, Joanne Kyger and Will Petersen in Yase.” Suisei Tsushin [Japan] 33 (July 2010): 259-76. Print.

“Registers of Breath: On Origins and Concession.” Book review of Arpine Konyalian Grenier’s The            Concession Stand: Exaptation at the Margins, Jacket2, U Penn Sound, 2011. Web.

“Stephen Gill’s The Coexistence: A Rejection of Postmodernism and Posthumanism.” Coexistenta: Ecouri ale volumului lui. Ed. Olimpia Iacob. Iasi, Romania: Editura Timpul, 2013: 24-41. Print.

“Kyoto and the Literary Legacy of Cid Corman.” East Meets West. Eds. Reiko Aiura, Johan Jacobs and Derrick McClure. Newcastle upon Tyne, England: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Ltd., 2014: 28-46. Print.

“Cli-fi Takes Off into a Dark Future: Recent Fiction by Joan Givner, Lydia Millet, and Amy Plum.” Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures, 7.2 (2015): 183-192. Print.

Selected Presentations

“The Poetics of Cid Corman’s Literary Collaborations with Japanese Visual Artists.” Poetic Ecologies: Nature as Text and Text as Nature in English-Language Verse Conference, 15 May 2008; Université de Bruxelles, Belgium.

“In the Shadow of Hieizan: Gary Snyder, Joanne Kyger and Will Petersen in Yase,” The Eighth Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE), 6 June 2009; University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia.

“Kyoto and the Legacy of Cid Corman.” Thirteenth International Conference on the Literature of Region and Nation, 1 September 2010; Shiga University of Medical Science, Japan.

Mazo de la Roche’s Jalna Turns 85: A Celebration of Ontario’s Rural (and Loyalist) Roots.” Mississauga Heritage Speakers Series, April 5, 2012; Mississauga, Ontario.

“Irving Layton’s Contribution to Cid Corman’s Origin Magazine.” Irving Layton Symposium, University of Ottawa, May 5, 2013; Ottawa, Ontario.

“The Beats and Buzoku in America and Japan.” Elora Arts Council’s 30th Anniversary Lecture Series, May 3, 2015; Elora, Ontario.

Grants & Awards

1996, Aid to Scholarly Publications Grant, Canadian government

2003 - 2004, Fellowship, Library and Archives of King’s College London, England

2006 - 2007, Faculty Research Programme (FRP) Japan Grant, Canadian Government

2006 - 2008, Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Kaken-hi Grant

2008, Helm Fellowship, The Lilly Library, Indiana University, U.S.A.

2008 - 2011, Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Kaken-hi Grant

University of Waterloo

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