Faculty and staff
Thomas Gordon Beveridge
Other academic faculty
Dr. David Arnason
Dr. Diana Brydon
Dr. Dennis Cooley
Dr. Robert O'Kell
Dr. John J. Teunissen
Dr. Herb S. Weil
Dr. Judith R. Weil
Dr. David Williams
Dr. Arlene Young
Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows
Sociological theories of space and place, architectural studies and hauntings and violence within the domestic sphere.
Critical theory of social media, video game studies, feminist theory, materialism and posthumanism.
Creative writing and literary analysis, particularly modernist fiction, narrative poetry, short stories and fragments. Other interests include theories of identity and social constructions of the self.
Old and middle English, medieval literature, and early modern literature
African literature, postcolonial and diaspora studies, African science and speculative fiction, and women’s writing.
Literature of the U.S. South.
Representations of Bisexuality and Queer culture in visual media, within the Horror genre and specifically on film. Other interests include the power of imagery and the ways in which it can affect pre-established social categories and prescriptions, especially when dealing with themes and subjects that are often relegated to the periphery of the dominant socio-cultural paradigm.
Representations of rural and small-town life in 19th and 20th century British and Canadian literature and the construction of gender, race, and class within national and settler-colonial narratives. Other interests include creative writing, English and German romanticism, the figure of the flâneur and peripatetic writing, Latin American literature and literary modernism.
Figurations of girlhood in twentieth-century American literary and cultural representations of farming and meat production. Looking to the intimacies between farmed animals and girls, she tends to questions of reproductive rights and race, disposability and deviancy and queer attachments and interspecies futures. Other research interests include critical animal studies, black feminist thinking, queer theory, modernist literature and performance and dance studies.
Virginia Page Jähne
What began as an interest in deconstructing ageism in the media is being leapfrogged by an interest in medieval ornithological writings and/or the bibliographic study of books.
Golnaz Heidar Jamshidi
Postcolonial literature, postcolonial theories, modern and contemporary literature: 20th and 21st century, neocolonialism, Persian literature, Iranian women writers, American literature, Indigenous literature, comparative literature and drama.
Mental illness narratives and antipsychiatry in 1960s literature.
Contemporary Canadian theatre for social change and human rights related theatrical practices.
Scientific masculinities of gendered technology in literature and science of the long nineteenth century, specifically Romantic and Victorian literary representations that compare women to cyborgs, automata and machines. How Western scientific practices contribute to violence against women and machines and how these practices are explored, perpetuated and challenged in nineteenth-century literature. Other interests include fashion, the fashion model, cultural studies, popular culture and celebrity.
How one approaches multi-layered identities within the discourse of African feminisms, the postcolonial nation-state and ethnic reality that these writers situate their characters in, and finally how is the form of realism mixed with traditional modes of expression and mythologies used by third-generation Nigerian women writers in identity-construction. Other interests include African futurism, Afrofuturism and literature of the African diaspora.
Dr. Christina Turner
Supervisor: Dr. Warren Cariou
Areas of interest: Indigenous literatures, speculative fiction, law and literature, Indigenous law