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Dr. Diana Brydon

Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Office: 230 St. John's College
Phone: (204) 474-8109
Email: Diana.Brydon@umanitoba.ca

Education: Phd (Australian National University), MA (Toronto), BA (Toronto)


Diana Brydon

Recent Courses:


  • Fall 2018. ENGL 7090 Fictional Thought Experiments
  • Winter 2018. ENGL 7710 Posthuman Imaginaries: Speculative Fiction
  • Winter 2017. ENGL 7140 Literature in Global Contexts: Decolonizing Stories
  • Winter 2015. ENGL 7710 Postcolonial Gothic
  • Fall 2014. ENGL 7860 Cognitive Justice and Knowledge Practices


  • Winter 2018. ENGL 3270 Studies in Canadian Literature: Entanglements, Borders, and Belonging
  • Fall 2015. ENGL 3270 Studies in Canadian Literature: Reconcilitation and Canadian Literature


Areas of Specialization:

Postcolonial cultural studies; Postcolonial theory, globalization and culture; Australian, Canadian and Caribbean literary studies

Other Interests / Recent Undertakings:

  • Diana Brydon is Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Globalization and Cultural Studies and Director of the Research Centre for Globalization and Cultural Studies. http://www.chairs.gc.ca
  • She was the first Robert and Ruth Lumsden Chair of English at the University of Western Ontario from 1999 to 2006 and has taught at universities in Australia, Brazil and Canada (including Toronto, Ottawa, Guelph and UBC).
  • Her current research project addresses Global Imaginaries and Canadian Culture. Her research examines the cluster of meanings attached to concepts of home under the pressures of globalizing processes within the contexts of postcolonial cultural studies and discourses around globalization. A fuller description may be found on the Centre for Globalization and Cultural Studies site.
  • In 2014, she was appointed Distinguished Professor, in 2015, she was awarded the John M. Bowman Memorial Award, and in 2016, she was awarded an honorary doctorate from Linnaeus University in Sweden.


Many of Dr. Brydon’s publications may be downloaded from the University of Manitoba’s archival repository MSpace. These may be found at https://mspace.lib.umanitoba.ca/
Her most recent co-edited publication is Brydon, Diana, Peter Forsgren, and Gunlog Fur, eds. Concurrent Imaginaries, Postcolonial Worlds: Toward Revised Histories. Brill/Rodopi, 2017.

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