Department heads

Administrative staff

  • General office contact information

    Department of English, Theatre, Film & Media
    Room 625 Fletcher Argue Building
    15 Chancellors Circle
    University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
    Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2

    Phone: 204-474-9678
    Fax: 204-474-7669

Academic faculty


Sessional instructors

Other academic faculty

Professor Emeritus

Senior Scholars

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows

Masters' students

Lauren Dietterle
Sociological theories of space and place, architectural studies and hauntings and violence within the domestic sphere.

Jessie Krahn
Critical theory of social media, video game studies, feminist theory, materialism and posthumanism.

Natalie LoVetri
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.

Jeremy Wyatt
Old and middle English, medieval literature, and early modern literature

PhD students

Ifeoluwapo Adeniyi
African literature, postcolonial and diaspora studies, African science and speculative fiction, and women’s writing.

Kirsty Cameron
Literature of the U.S. South.

Gina Dascal
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.

Joel Ferguson
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.

Amy-Leigh Gray
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.

Emily Maggiacomo
Mental illness narratives and antipsychiatry in 1960s literature.

Heidi Malazdrewich
Contemporary Canadian theatre for social change and human rights related theatrical practices.

Grace Paizen
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.

Sakshi Tyagi
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.

Postdoctoral fellows

  • Dr. Christina Turner

    Supervisor: Dr. Warren Cariou

    Areas of interest: Indigenous literatures, speculative fiction, law and literature, Indigenous law