Editors

adam

Adam Zachary
Editor in Chief

Program?
Geography & Planning

Favourite author/poet?
Jack London / Percy Shelley

Favourite fictional hero/heroine?
Humphrey van Weyden / Y.T. from Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash

Provide a literary quote/excerpt that best describes you in the morning?
"It is always morning." Thoreau

miguel

Miguel Gamboa
Editor in Chief

Program?
/Pro/fessional /gram/marian, /prog/nosticative /ram/bler, /p/oetic /rog/uish /r/elativist /am/ateur. [literature and philosophy]

Favourite author/poet?
My answer is always changing. At the moment I'm enjoying the works of Miguel Syjuco and Pablo Neruda.

Favourite fictional hero/heroine?
Ark from the video game 'Terranigma' / The Bride

Mr. Potter has lent you his invisibility cloak—which literary moment would you ruthlessly eavesdrop upon?
The conversation between Sartre, De Beauvoir and Che, or the panel deciding the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

taylor

Taylor Ableman
Associate Editor

Program?
Literary Studies and Philosophy

Favourite author/poet?
The dissemination of the not-All into/out of itself(lessness)

Favourite fictional hero/heroine?
The neuter protagonist whose antagonist is its own protagonism, becoming protagonist in their protagonism's antagonism and the antagonist in their antagonism's protagonism

You make a film adaptation of your favourite novel. What is the novel? What is the theme song?
The novel would be the novelization of the film adaptation of the novel the film is an adaptation of. The theme song would be the clacking and thumping of keyboard and touchpad editing the movie / writing the novel(ization), not excluding ambient sound such as toilet-flushing, bird-chirping, the crude crooning of automobiles, the dimly dinning thunderclaps of pages keeling over, the clicking of snowflakes' tongues at the window judging the work, &c.

toula

Toula Nikas
Associate Editor

Program?
English Lit & Political Science

Favourite author/poet?
Oscar Wilde / Langston Hughes

Favourite fictional hero/heroine?
Atticus Finch / Jane Eyre

Go online and translate a favorite line of poetry into Japanese, Finnish, Urdu, and then back to English:
“I dreamt that my hair was kempt. Then I dreamt that my true love unkempt it." – Ogden Nash
“I dreamed that I was kempt hair. I dreamed about my true love unkempt it." – translation

lauren

Lauren Sutherland
Associate Editor

Program?
English

Favourite author/poet?
Virginia Woolf, Evelyn Waugh / Ted Hughes

Favourite fictional hero/heroine?
Meursault (although an anti-hero)/ Elizabeth Bennet

Which literary character would you most want to be stranded on an island with and why?
If I had to be stranded with one character it would be Sebastian Flyte from Brideshead Revisited because he would lighten the mood and make it seem like it isn't all that bad to be stranded on an island.

camille

Camille Pylypczak
Design Editor

Program?
Book & Media Studies; minors in Visual Studies and Art History

Favourite author/poet?
Douglas Coupland

Your design guru?
Maison Martin Margiela - from the ambiguous branding to the innovative, avant-garde clothing

Life motto?
“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.” – Joseph Chilton Pearce

Miranda Alk

Miranda Alk
Associate Editor

Program?
English Lit; minors in Semiotics and Philosophy

Favourite author/poet?
Kurt Vonnegut/The Bard

Favourite fictional hero/heroine?
Rorschach from Watchmen/Hedwig from Hedwig and the Angry Inch

If a line of poetry/prose was the only thing you could say for the rest of  your life, what would it be?
"About three things I was absolutely positive: First, Edward was a vampire. Second, there was a part of him - and I didn't know how dominant that part might be - that thirsted for my blood. And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him." Explanation: anything you are forced to say for the rest of your life will inevitably become tedious and awful.

Grace Bannerman

Grace Bannerman
Associate Editor

Program?
Literary Studies & Neuroscience

Favourite author/poet?
Philip Pullman, Markus Zusak, Carol Plum-Ucci, Fyodor Dostoevsky/Walt Whitman, Rimbaud, Leonard Cohen

Favourite fictional hero/heroine?
Don Quixote, Ed from I Am the Messenger/Hermione Granger

If you were to cook a meal that embodied your favourite fictional character, who would it be based upon, and what would it be?
It would be based on Don Quixote and Ed from I Am the Messenger. I would cook roasted mutton and homemade bread for DQ, and a grilled cheese sandwich with bacon and tomato, red wine, gummy worms, chocolate cake, whipped cream, and red bean ice cream for Ed.


Ella Wilhelm

Ella Wilhelm
Associate Editor

Program?
Literature and Critical Theory & Environmental Studies

Favourite author/poet?
Gabriel García Márquez/Sylvia Plath

Favourite fictional hero/heroine?
Gandalf/Anne of Green Gables, Úrsula from One Hundred Years of Solitude

If you were to ask your favourite fictional character to prom, who would it be, how would you do it, and what would you wear?
Eugene Onegin, by ignoring him and becoming a gold digger. I would have to wear nothing but my virtue, honour, and aloofness, and show up to prom without him. Then he would want me, right?