Ariel Kroon

PhD Candidate, English & Film Studies, University of Alberta


Ariel Kroon is a PhD candidate in the department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta. Her research investigates anglophone and francophone post-apocalyptic fiction published in Canada between 1948 and 1989. She analyzes the imagination of crisis and disaster from an ecological standpoint, and is in the process of evaluating these texts as the grounds of an alternate imaginary, one inflected by authors’ struggles with gendered identity, colonial rule, environmental consciousness, cultural continuance, and the ever-present threat of a nuclear apocalypse. She has published academic work in Canadian Literature and The Goose, and her poetry appears in Glass Buffalo and several chapbooks.