Confessions of a Feminist Killjoy


Dr. Erin Wunker (English, Acadia University) is a feminist killjoy, and she thinks you should be one, too! She brings memoir, literary criticism, pop culture, theory, and feminist thinking together to introduce Sara Ahmed’s figure of the feminist killjoy as a lens through which to read the world.

Wunker’s brand new book Notes from a Feminist Killjoy (2016) has been named Quill and Quire Fall 2016 Non-Fiction Preview Selection and 49th Shelf Most Anticipated Fall 2016 Non-Fiction Preview Selection. She is Chair of Canadian Women in the Literary Arts and co-founder–with UWaterloo English’s own Dr. Aimée Morrison–of Hook & Eye: Fast Feminism, Slow Academe.

Thursday, November 3, 2:30 p.m. Room SJ1-3014, St. Jerome’s University at University of Waterloo. Free. Open to all.

Sponsored by the St. Jerome’s University HeForShe Committee in support of the UN Women Solidarity Movement for Gender Equality. St. Jerome’s is part of the University of Waterloo’s commitment to the United Nation’s HeForShe campaign:, and I am SJU’s Faculty Advocate for the HeForShe Impact 10x10x10 initiative (


One response to “Confessions of a Feminist Killjoy

  1. Wunker’s many postings on Hook & Eye never fail to move, inspire and impress. Especially glad she’s a Canadianist and expert on Canadian poetry! Looking forward to the new book.

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