Amy Lavender Harris

Amy Lavender Harris teaches in the Department of Geography at York University, where her work focuses on urban identity and the cultural significance of place. She is the author of Imagining Toronto (Mansfield Press, 2010), which was shortlisted for the Gabrielle Roy Prize in Canadian literary criticism and won the Award of Merit, the highest honour given to a book at the 2011 Heritage Toronto Award.

Publications

Book

Harris, Amy Lavender, 2010. Imagining Toronto. Toronto: Mansfield Press. Imagining Toronto was shortlisted for the Gabrielle Roy Prize in Canadian literary criticism.

Book Chapters

Harris, Amy Lavender and Peter Fruchter, 2007. “Acts of Salvage”. In GreenTOpia, ed. Jonny Dovercourt, Christina Palassio and Alana Wilcox. Toronto: Coach House Books.

Harris, Amy Lavender, 2006. Toronto’s Tower of Babel. In The State of the Arts: Living with Culture in Toronto, ed. Alana Wilcox, Christina Palassio, and Jonny Dovercourt. Toronto: Coach House. Pages 162-167.

Refereed Articles

Harris, Amy Lavender and Peter Fruchter, 2011. “The Myth of the Multicultural City – or – Learing to Live Together Without Coming to Blows.” Hagar: Studies in Culture, Polity and Identities.

Articles

Harris, Amy Lavender, 2011. “The Myth of the Multicultural City.” Spacing (National Issue), Vol. 21, Spring-Summer 2011.

Harris, Amy Lavender, 2011. “Up Against City Hall.” Spacing, Vol. 20, Winter 2011.

Harris, Amy Lavender, 10 December 2010. Big City Books: Best Kids’ Books Based in the GTA. Toronto Star / Parentcentral.

Harris, Amy Lavender, 2010.”Scenes from a Library.” Spacing, Vol. 19, Fall 2010.

Harris, Amy Lavender, 2010. “Desire Lines.” Spacing, Vol. 18, Summer 2010.

Harris, Amy Lavender, 2010. “Class Fictions.” Spacing, Vol. 17, Spring 2010.

Harris, Amy Lavender, 2010. “Wild City.” Spacing, Vol. 16, Fall-winter 2010.

Harris, Amy Lavender, 2009. “Suburban Gothic.” Spacing, Vol. 15, Summer-fall 2009.

Harris, Amy Lavender, 2009. “Knitting the Ravines Together.” Essay commissioned by Library & Archives Canada and appearing in the online exhibiton, Canada: A Literary Tour.

Harris, Amy Lavender, 2009. “The Liminal City.” Spacing, Vol. 14, Spring-summer 2009.

Harris, Amy Lavender, 2008. “Going Native.” Spacing, Vol. 13, Fall-winter 2008.

Harris, Amy Lavender, 2008. “The Word Made Flesh.” Spacing, Vol. 12, Summer 2008.

Harris, Amy Lavender, 2008. “Fast Cars, Slow Lane.”Spacing, Vol. 11, Spring 2008.

Harris, Amy Lavender, 2007. The New Torontonians. Eye Weekly, 13 December 2007.

Harris, Amy Lavender, 2007. “The Ecological City.”Spacing, Vol. 10, Fall 2007.

Harris, Amy Lavender, 2007. “Six Cures for Literary Amnesia”. Open Book magazine, Vol. 1, October 2007.

Harris, Amy Lavender, 2007. “Literary Legacies of Hurricane Hazel”, Spacing, Vol. 9, Summer 2007.

Harris, Amy Lavender, 2007. “Writing the Book on Toronto“, Toronto Star, 2 June 2007. Feature article.

Harris, Amy Lavender, 2007. Literary Intersections, Spacing. No. 8.

Harris, Amy Lavender, 2006. Imagining Toronto: Essential Reads, Spacing. No. 7: 51-53.

Ongoing: Contributing Editor with Spacing magazine.