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Teaching Faculty 2008-09
(alphabetical list)

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Continuing Faculty

Name Interests and Specializations

Banting, Pamela
(Associate Professor)
Canadian literature; literature of the Canadian and American wests; nature writing and ecocriticism; translation poetics; creative writing (nonfiction)

Batycki, Frances
(Instructor)
Mary Stuart, Amelia Lanyer, Rachael Speght, Edmund Spenser, William Shakespeare

Bennett, Susan
(Professor)
Theory, film, drama and performance (especially feminist)

Bök, Christian
(Associate Professor)
Creative writing (Poetry); Contemporary Experimental Poetics, Contemporary Canadian Writing, Contemporary Literary Theory

Clarke, Michael
(Associate Professor)
American literature and culture since the Civil War, cultural studies, theory of the body, gender studies

Coates, Donna
(Associate Professor)
Australian, Canadian, New Zealand war writing, especially women's; contemporary Canadian Drama; Canadian and Australian literature; post-colonial literatures

Davis, Richard
(Emeritus Professor)
Canadian literature; exploration and travel writing; folklore; Canadian and Australian studies, especially the cultural response to the natural world and first contacts; textual editing

Ellis, James
(Associate Professor)
Renaissance poetry; gay studies; queer theory; cultural studies; British film

Farfan, Penny
(Professor)
Drama and English, specializing in Dramatic Literature, Theatre History, Theory, and Criticism

Hadley, Margaret
(Instructor)
Poetry, especially of the seventeenth century; poetry and prose of the Renaissance; popular fiction, especially detective, mystery, and crime fiction; pedagogy in practice; students

Halpern, Faye
(Assistant Professor)
Nineteenth-century American literature (especially fiction by
women); American Sentimental Rhetoric; Writing Theory and Pedagogy

Jackson, Roberta
(Instructor)
British fiction since 1975; Literature and Medicine; Trauma Studies

Jenkins, Jacqueline
(Associate Professor)
Old and Middle English Literature and Culture; Medieval Women's Spirituality and Vernacular Book Production; Saints' Legends and Performance; Film and Gender Studies

Joseph, Clara
(Associate Professor)
Postcolonial literatures, South Asian literatures, literary theory, religion and literature, globalization and Literature

Kertzer, Adrienne
(Professor)
Comedy, trauma, women's writing, children's literature, Holocaust representation

Kertzer, Jon
(Professor)
Modern British and Canadian literatures; modern fiction, poetry and poetics; literary history and critical theory, especially in Canada; ethnic literature, especially Jewish; literary ethics

Macdonald, Lorne
(Professor, Deceased)
Romantic Literature

Majzels, Robert
(Associate Professor)
Creative Writing (Fiction, poetry, drama, translation); Contemporary Literary Theory, Philosophy and writing, Ethics and Writing, Québec Literature, Translation Theory and Practice

Markotic, Lorraine
(Associate Professor, Humanities)
Comparative Literature; Contemporary French theory; Feminist theory; Physchoanalysis; Film theory

Martini, Clem
(Adjunct Professor)
Associate Professor, Department of Drama; Playwriting; Developmental Drama; Acting; Associate Dean, Faculty of Fine Arts

Mayr, Suzette
(Associate Professor)
Creative Writing; Contemporary and 20th century Canadian literature; Representations of race in Canadian literature

McCallum, Pam
(Professor)
Modern literary and critical theory; history of criticism; narrative theory and modern literature

McGillis, Roderick
(Professor)
Children's Literature, Romanticism, Victorian Literature, Film

McGillivray, Murray
(Professor)
Old and Middle English poetry and prose, especially Beowulf, the Exeter Book, the Chronicle, The Pearl-poet, the romances, and Chaucer; textual criticism; computer applications

McWhir, Anne
(Professor)
18th-century and Romantic poetry and fiction

Oakleaf, David
(Professor)
Fiction in English, 1680s-1810s; Fiction by women, 1680s-1810s; Eliza Haywood and her contemporaries; Jonathan Swift; Frances Burney; Laurence Sterne; Henry Fielding; Jane Austen; Literature in English 1660-1800

Perreault, Jeanne
(Professor)
American Women's Writing, Theories of Subjectivity, Race and Gender, Native Canadian and American literature

Polito, Mary
(Associate Professor)
Renaissance drama; law and literature; cultural studies; feminist/gender studies

Ramraj, Ruby
(Instructor)
Victorian and Contemporary novelists, International English Literature, Drama, and Science Fiction (particularly Canadian Science Fiction)

Ramraj, Victor
(Professor)
International English Literature; Canadian Literature; Caribbean Literature; Indian Literature; African Literature; Postindependence Literature; Postindependence Theory and Criticism; Satire, Comedy, and Humour; Editorial Practices

Rudy, Susan
(Professor)
Canadian Literature, Experimental Writing, Feminist Theory, Literary Theory, North American Poetry and Poetics, Women's Writing

Rundle, Vivienne
(Associate Professor)
Victorian literature; alternative & holistic pedagogy

Srivastava, Aruna
(Associate Professor)
Post-colonial and diasporic literature and theory; feminist theory; writing by women of colour ; critical pedagogy; theories of subjectivity and identity; South Asian literature; critical race theory, disability studies; aboriginal literatures

Svilpis, Janis
(Associate Professor)
Samuel Johnson; 18th-century literature; Renaissance literature; popular literature; comedy and satire; bibliography and the history of printing; stylistics and discourse analysis

Ullyot, Michael
(Assistant Professor)
Early Modern literature and culture; biographies, rhetoric, and the history of reading; sixteenth- and seventeenth-century poetry, prose, and drama

van Herk, Aritha
(Professor)
Creative Writing, prose; Canadian literature, fiction; contemporary world fiction in English; fiction by women

Vandervlist, Harry
(Associate Professor)
Modern British Fiction and Poetry, especially Samuel Beckett; contemporary Canadian literature; Critical Theory, especially the history of theory; and the literature of World War I

Wayman, Tom
(Emeritus Professor)
Creative Writing, contemporary U.S. and Canadian Literature, the presence and absence of presentations of daily work in literature and art; literary publishing; the uses of narrative; creative writing pedagogies; labour arts; techniques of anthologizing

Xie, Shaobo
(Associate Professor)
Literary and critical theory; postcolonial studies; globalization and cultural studies; Chinese Canadian literature; modern Chinese history and literature

Zelinsky, Katherine
(Instructor)
Eighteenth-century fiction, with a special interest in the rise of and literary connections between women novelists from the early to late eighteenth-century

Zytaruk, Maria
(Assistant Professor)
Seventeenth-century literature

Limited Term Appointments and Sessional Faculty

Ball, Jonathan
(Graduate Teaching Fellow)
 

Dueck, Nathan
(Graduate Teaching Fellow)
 

Forlini, Stefania
(Limited Term Appointment)
Late Victorian literature and culture; science; thing theory, and techno-culture.

Giles, Mark
(Limited Term Appointment)
Creative writing (Poetry); Contemporary Experimental Poetics, Contemporary Canadian Writing, Contemporary Literary Theory

Hall, Lynda
(Limited Term Appointment)
 

Kerber, Jenny
(Post Doctorate)
Canadian literature; eco-criticism and theory

Kilfoil, Kara  

Kumar, Navneet
(Graduate Teaching Fellow)
 

McKenney, Jenny
(Sessional Instructor)
 

McNutt, Linda
(Sessional Instructor)
 

Olbey, Christian
(Limited Term Appointment)
 

Parker, Brett
(Graduate Teaching Fellow)
 

Percy, Owen
(Graduate Teaching Fellow)
 

Read, Robyn
(Graduate Teaching Fellow)
 

Stook, Jenna
(Graduate Teaching Fellow)
Medieval literature; postcolonial literature and theory

Waldie, Angela
(Graduate Teaching Fellow)
 

Wiens, Jason
(Limited Term Appointment)