Aparna Mishra Tarc

Associate Professor

Ph.D. - York University, Toronto, ON; M.Ed. - Queen's University, Kingston, ON; B.Ed. - Queen's University, Kingston, ON; Hon B.A. - University of Western Ontario, London, ON

Location(s) / Contact Info:

280, Winters College - WC
Keele Campus
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext. 20048

Email: amishratarc@edu.yorku.ca

Available to supervise graduate students


 Aparna Mishra Tarc received her doctorate from York University in 2007 and joined the Faculty at York in 2009. She was formerly an elementary school teacher in the Philippines, Vietnam and Canada.  Her recent book is Literacy of the Other: Renarrating Humanity.  She is currently working on a book-length project on the profound place of pedagogy in the writing of J.M. Coetzee to be released in 2018. 

Scholarly Interests

Literacy, Literature, Pedagogy, Postcolonial Studies, Psychoanalysis

Faculty & School/Dept

  • Faculty of Education - Urban Diversity
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies, Education - Culture - Language - Teaching

Courses Taught

  • Research Into Practice (ED/EDFE 4200)
  • Teaching for Diverse & Equitable Classrooms in Ontario (ED/EDFE 3100)
  • The Act of Writing, Part I (GS/EDUC 5525)

Selected Publications

  • Mishra Tarc, A. (2017). A Child is Dreaming (Sharon Sliwisnki, Ed.) Museum of Dreams.
  • Mishra Tarc, A (2015). Literacy of the other: Renarrating Humanity. New York, USA: SUNY Press
  • Mishra Tarc, A. (2014). Literacy of the Other: The inner life of literacy. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 15, 114-140.
  • Mishra Tarc, A. (2013). International education as travelling within. In P. Tarc et al. Reconceiving International Education: The Temporal Layering of Self-Other Relations in Trans-local Spaces. Canadian and International Education Journal, 40, Article 6.
  • Mishra Tarc, A. (2013). Wild reading: This madness to our method. QSE: International Journal of Qualitative Studies, 26, 537-552.
  • Mishra Tarc (2013). "I just have to tell you." Pedagogical encounters into the emotional terrain of learning. . Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 21 (2).
  • Mishra Tarc, A. (2012). Race moves: following global manifestations of new racisms in intimate space. Race, Ethnicity and Education, 18 (1).
  • Mishra Tarc, A. (2011). Curriculum as difficult inheritance. Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 8 (1), 15-18.
  • Mishra, Tarc, A. (2011). Disturbing reading in J.M. Coetzee's 'The Problem of Evil'. Changing English, 18 (1), 57-66.

Selected Presentations

  • Mishra Tarc, A. (2016, September). "I am the one who cries:" A Woman's Beauty in the novels of J.M. Coetzee. Presented at: Monash University, Prato, Italy
  • Mishra Tarc, A. (2015, October). Transference in reading Thomas Ogden's "The Parts Left Out.". Presented at: Canadian Association of Curriculum Studies, Ottawa, ON
  • Mishra Tarc, A. (2015, October). The Human and Curriculum. . Presented at: Bergamo, Dayton, Ohio
  • Mishra Tarc, A. (2014, November). Authoring responsibility for children. . Presented at: AESA, Toronto, ON


  • Pedagogy of the Unthinkable, SHHRC - 2009