Published Articles


Eva-Lynn’s essays, articles, and stories have appeared in magazines, newspapers, as well as numerous academic journals.


How Will We Farm?

It begins with the story of a young boy, in England, some four decades ago, helping his grandfather till a […]

Solarity Farm

Published in The New Quarterly 160, Fall 2021 Soon after our offer is accepted, Imre and I go for a […]

The Three Sisters

Before they became what they are now, they were something else. Alive with everything there was: coral, molluscs, algae. Dead […]

What teaching yoga has taught me about being a professor

Humanities professors face pressure to be charismatic performers and to be personally engaging, especially now that classes have gone online due to COVID-19, writes Eva-Lynn Jagoe. The author describes how discouraging it can be to not have physical feedback, like a smile or nod from students, to reflect engagement. However, reflecting on the experience of teaching yoga, Jagoe explains how students can have intense inward concentration while focusing on themselves, and provides several points or ‘tenets’ to keep in mind while teaching.

The Finca

Honourable Mention National Magazine Awards 2021 Republished in Best Canadian Essays 2021. Originally Published in The New Quarterly. The first […]

Essays, Stories and Articles

“What teaching yoga has taught me about being a professor” University Affairs, 2020.

“The Three Sisters.” Fables for the 21stCentury. Anthology. Banff Centre Press, 2018.

“What Can You Do?” Almanac for the Beyond. Edited by Jaimey Hamilton-Faris. Honolulu: Tropic Editions, 2019. 112-113.

 “A Monologue” and “Origins and Ends of the World.” Co-written as The Cyanobacteria Collective, Almanac for the Beyond, 102-105.

“Jumping the Break: Wildfires and the Logic of Separation.” Discourse. Volume 40, Number 2, Spring 2018, pp. 231-251.
• Response: “Broken? Notes Toward 2067”

“Depersonalized Intimacy in Sherry Turkle and Spike Jonze,” English Studies in Canada. 42. 1-2 (March/June 2016): 155-173. Winner of the 2018 F.E.L. Priestley Prize for best essay.

“Sexual harassment allegations have changed how we interpret theatre,”Toronto Star, Jan 5, 2018.

Attention’s Deficits.” Sean O’Brien, Eva-Lynn Jagoe and Imre Szeman, eds. “Demos: Life in Common.” Special theme issue of Public: Art/Culture/Ideas 55(2017): 25-33.

On Backyards, Property, and New Mythologies of Belonging.” Cowritten with Imre SzemanLine 6B Citizens’ Blog: A Public Environmental Humanities Forum. Oct 19, 2017.

“I’ll Eat You Up.” Bluestem Literary Magazine. March 2017. Online with Audio Reading.

“Who are We Trying to Reach: The Case for Academic Writing that Everyone Can Read.”University of Toronto Magazine, June 2016. Republished in Medium, September 2016.

On Becoming an Imperfect Mother.” Guts Canadian Feminist Magazine. May 2015. Online.

State of the Discipline: Futures” ACLA State of the Discipline Report. March 2015. Online.

La folie Almayer.” Cinemascope 49 (Winter 2012): 42-44.

“I’ll Eat You Up: Fears and Fantasies of Devouring Intimacies.” Writing From Below. Forthcoming.

Pedagogy, Writing, and the Future of Comparative Literature.” Canadian Review of Comparative Literature/Revue Canadienee de Littérature Comparée. Forthcoming.

“Take Her, She’s Yours.” Journal for Latina Critical Feminism. 1.1 (March 2018): 30-35.

Promesas de ruina: La ciudad y el desencuentro en Boca de lobo de Sergio Chejfec.” LaTorre 55-56 (2010): 53-65.

“An Act of Listening in Ricardo Piglia’s Plata quemada.” Revista Hispánica Moderna 62.2 (December 2009): 143-162.

“Buenos Aires and the Aesthetics of Defamiliarization.” Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies 17.3 (December 2008). 299-315.

“Jorge Macchi’s Fractured Narratives of Buenos Aires.” In Light Music. AHRC Research Centre for Studies of Surrealism and its Legacies, University of Essex, 2006. 47-63.

“Degrading Forms of Pantomime:  Englishness and Shame in De Quincey.” Studies in Romanticism 11 (Spring 2005): 23-40. 

“Familial Triangles: Eduarda Mansilla, Domingo Sarmiento, and Lucio Mansilla.” Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos 30.2 (March 2005): 507-523. 

“Pace and the Pampas in Argentine Travel Narratives.” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 81.2 (2004): 361-377.

“Las herencias colombianas:  Corporealidad y colonización en la obra de Jorge Isaacs.” Cuadernos Americanos 102.6 (2003): 144-62.

“Patagonian Peripheries.” Studies in Travel Writing 7 (2003): 29-45. 

The Disembodied Machine:  Matter, Femininity, and Nation in La ciudad ausente.” Latin American Literary Review 23.44 (1995): 5-17.

Published Books

Eva-Lynn has published two full-length books, and is currently writing a critical memoir about Spanish history, memory, and climate change.