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Continuing Faculty by Specialty

Listing of faculty members by field of expertise.

Recent winners of SSHRC Standard Research Grants

Prof. James Ellis
“Gardens, Space and Motion in The Faerie Queen

Prof. Murray McGillivray
“Cotton nero A.x. project conclusion”

Current winners of the SSHRC Research/Creation grants in Fine Arts

Prof. Christian Bök
“The Xenotext Experiment”

Current winners of SSHRC Insight Development Grants

Prof. Michael Ullyot
“Encoding Shakespeare”



Creative Writing Research Group: Larissa Lai, Clem Martini, Suzette Mayr, Vivek Shraya, Aritha van Herk.

Ethics and Political Philosophy Research Group: Clara Joseph

Medieval and Early Modern Studies: Faculty members of this research area include three Full Professors (Susan Bennett, Jim Ellis, and Murray McGillivray), three Associate Professors (Jacqueline Jenkins, Maria Zytaruk, and Michael Ullyot) and a Senior Instructor (Jenny McKenney). We coordinate the Medieval and Renaissance Cultural Studies Research Group (MARCS).

Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture: This has become a robust area of research and teaching in the University of Calgary English Department. In all, seven faculty members teach and research various aspects of nineteenth-century literature, ranging from the rhetoric of sentiment in American women’s writing to the representation of Canada in Thomas Hardy’s fiction. Particular areas of research strength include speculative fiction, women’s writing, and the digital humanities. The faculty members of this research area are: Karen Bourrier, Anthony Camara, Stefania Forlini, Faye Halpern, David Sigler, Jason Wiens.

Postcolonial Studies Research Group: Since 1970, the English Department has been the home of ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature, one of the early journals in the field that became postcolonial studies. Under the editorship of Shaobo Xie, Michael Clarke, and Faye Halpern (with Reviews Editor Kit Dobson), it is supported by SSHRC and the Department of English, as well as by subscribers and contributors in more than fifty countries around the world. Postcoloniality, globalization and diasporic studies have continued to be areas of research and increasing publication by Clara Joseph and Shaobo Xie.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Research GroupThis group invites all English instructors (very broadly defined, including grad students) who are interested in applying our disciplinary lenses to the study and practice of SoTL, or research to understand or improve post-secondary student learning and the teaching approaches and practices that affect that learning.

U.S. Studies Group Research Group: Michael T. Clarke