Heike Härting is Associate Professor of Canadian and Postcolonial Studies at the Université de Montréal. She specializes in Canadian literature and criticism, postcolonial literary studies, and diaspora and globalization studies. She has also worked on narrative theory and rhetoric, focusing on the development of a postcolonial
practice and politics of metaphor in contemporary Canadian fiction. Härting won a Government of Canada Award from the International Council for Canadian Studies and a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship. She co-edited Discourses of Security, Peacekeeping
Narratives, and the Cultural Imagination in Canada (University of Toronto Quarterly, Special Issue, 2009), and Narrative Violence: Africa and the Middle East (Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, Special Issue, 2009). Her other publications include essays on Margaret Atwood, Anita Rau Badami, Michael Ondaatje, Toni Morrison, and Wole Soyinka in such journals as ARIEL, Third Text, and Studies in Canadian Literature/Études en Littérature Canadienne.