Helen Hoy is associate professor of English and women’s studies at the University of Guelph. In addition to teaching at the universities of Toronto, Manitoba, Lethbridge, Guelph, and Minnesota, she has served as chair of the Department of English at the University of Lethbridge (1989–90), and director of graduate studies for the Institute for Advanced Feminist Studies at the University of Minnesota (1991–93). She is the author of Modern English Canadian Prose (Gale, 1983), and coeditor, with Thomas King and Cheryl Calver, of The Native in Literature (ECW, 1987). She has published articles on Canadian fiction, including Hugh MacLennan, Gabrielle Roy, Robertson Davies, and Alice Munro, and on Native Canadian women writers, including Jeannette Armstrong, Maria Campbell, Beverly Hungry Wolf, and Lee Maracle. Currently, she is completing a book entitled, How Should I Eat These? Reading Native Women Writers in Canada.