Department of English

DEPARTMENT OF

English Language and Literature

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Brent Bellamy

Brent Bellamy

Assistant Adjunct Professor
Phone: 613-533-6000, ext. 74404
Email: brb8@queensu.ca
Office: Watson Hall, Room 403
Research Interests: American Literature & Culture, Literary Criticism, Literary Theory, Genre Theory, Science Fiction Studies, Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Narrative, Critical Theory, Marxism, Marxist-Feminism, World-Systems Theory, Energy Humanities, Environmental Humanities, Petrocultures
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Maggie Berg

Maggie Berg

Professor
Phone: 613-533-6000, ext. 74418
Email: bergm@queensu.ca
Office: Watson Hall, Room 431
Research Interests: Victorian literature, the Brontës, literary theory, gender and sexuality, pedagogy, academia
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Andrew Bretz

Andrew Bretz

Assistant Adjunct Professor
Phone: 613-533-6000, ext. 74414
Email: andrew.bretz@queensu.ca
Office: Watson Hall, Room 527
Research Interests: Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama, Adaptation of Early Modern Drama, Gender and Sexuality, Textual Criticism and Bibliography, Canadian Performance and Adaptation of Shakespeare, Cultural Inheritance of Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama

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Chris Bongie

Chris Bongie

Professor
Phone: 613-533-6000, ext. 74497
Email: bongiec@queensu.ca
Office: Watson Hall, Room 426
Research Interests: postcolonial literature and theory, cultural studies, late Victorian literature, nineteenth-century French studies, francophone studies, Caribbean literature, Haitian Revolution
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Sally Brooke Cameron

Sally Brooke Cameron

Assistant Professor
Phone: 613-533-6000, ext.74427
Email: brooke.cameron@queensu.ca
Office: Watson Hall, Room 425
Research Interests: gender and economics in Victorian Literature, nineteenth-century transatlantic fiction, Victorian slum fiction and reform culture, Vampires and food studies
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Gwynn Dujardin

Gwynn Dujardin

Assistant Professor
Phone: 613-533-6000, ext. 74442
Email: dujardin@queensu.ca
Office: Watson Hall, Room 424
Research Interests: Renaissance poetics, the history of the English language; early modern English, Pedagogy (early modern and contemporary)
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Heather Evans

Assistant Adjunct Professor
Phone: 613-533-6000, ext. 74403
Email: heather.evans@queensu.ca
Office: Watson Hall, Room 402
Research Interests: 19th-century literature, New Woman literature and women’s writing, particularly work by Sarah Grand, food and culinary history, food writing and gastronomy, children’s literature, with a special focus on works by Beatrix Potter, graphic novels, war literature
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Petra Fachinger

Petra Fachinger

Professor
Phone: 613-533-6000, ext. 74430
Email: petra.fachinger@queensu.ca
Office: Watson Hall, Room 526
Research Interests: Diaspora and transnationalism (with focus on Asian and Muslim diasporas), Indigenous literatures, Canadian literature, ecocriticism, urban studies, gender and critical race, Jewish literature
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Christopher Fanning

Professor
Phone: 613-533-6000, ext. 74440
Email: christopher.fanning@queensu.ca
Office: Watson Hall, Room 536
Research Interests: Restoration and eighteenth-century poetry and prose, satire, the sublime, the encyclopaedia, print culture, Laurence Sterne, Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope
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Elizabeth Hanson

Elizabeth Hanson

Professor
Phone: 613-533-6000, ext. 74441
Email: hansone@queensu.ca
Office: Watson Hall, Room 429
Research Interests: English Renaissance drama; Humanism and early modern education; University studies and the political economy of the modern university
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Mark Jones

Mark Jones

Professor
Phone: 613-533-6000, ext.74417
Email: jonesmc@queensu.ca
Office: Watson Hall, Room 430
Research Interests: British Romantic poetry; L18–E19C publicity, propaganda, and public opinion; William Cobbett; literature and economics; parody; history of literary criticism and theory; Bob Dylan
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Shelley King

Shelley King

Department Head/Professor
Phone: 613-533-6000, ext. 74419
Email: englhead@queensu.ca/kings@queensu.ca
Office: Watson Hall, Room 423
Research Interests: Romantic and Victorian literature; Romantic Women Writers, especially Amelia Opie; Children's and YA Literature, especially the works of Philip Pullman; Demystifying Digital Humanities; Editing
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Heather Macfarlane

Heather Macfarlane

Assistant Adjunct Professor
Phone: 613-533-6000, ext. 74409
Email: heather.macfarlane@queensu.ca
Office: Watson Hall, Room 432
Research Interests: Canadian comparative literature: Anglophone; Francophone; Indigenous; diaspora; literary activism; theatre in Canada; space- and place-based criticism
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Robert G. May

Robert G. May

Undergraduate Chair/Associate Adjunct Professor
Phone: 613-533-6000, ext. 74402
Email: ugrad.english@queensu.ca / mayr@queensu.ca
Office: Watson Hall, Room 409 / Room 524
Research Interests: Modern Canadian poetry in English, especially F. R. Scott and the Montréal poets; contemporary Canadian poetry in English, especially John Barton and Gary Geddes; human rights and social justice writing; LGBTQ theory and literatures
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Gabrielle McIntire

Gabrielle McIntire

Professor
Phone: 613-533-6000, ext. 74416
Email: mcintire@queensu.ca
Office: Watson Hall, Room 437
Research Interests: American and British literary modernisms; theoretical work on history, memory, the sacred, ecology, psychology, and psychoanalysis
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Sam McKegney

Sam McKegney

Associate Professor
Phone: 613-533-6000, ext. 74412
Email: sam.mckegney@queensu.ca
Office: Watson Hall, Room 435
Research Interests: Indigenous literatures; contemporary Canadian literature (as well as its precursors); masculinity theory; Indigenous governance and its pursuit through art; carceral composition; multiculturalism as an ideal and in practice; hockey culture; literary activism
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Robert Morrison

Robert Morrison

Professor
Phone: 613-533-6000, ext. 78219
Email: morrisnr@queensu.ca
Office: Kingston Hall, Room 212C
Research Interests: Thomas De Quincey; William Wordsworth; John Wilson; Leigh Hunt; Jane Austen; The Regency; British magazines; print culture; the literature of addiction; detective fiction
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Laura Murray

Laura Murray

Professor
Phone: 613-533-6000, ext. 74438
Email: laura.murray@queensu.ca
Office: Watson Hall, Room 534
Research Interests: community-based and oral history; US literature before 1865, particularly issues of Indigenous experience, urban life, media, race; North American history as a nationalist project and its relation to colonialism, Indigenous presence; history, philosophy, and everyday practice of copyright law
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Margaret Pappano

Associate Professor
Phone: 613-533-6000, ext. 74413
Email: pappanom@queensu.ca
Office: Watson Hall, Room 538
Research Interests: Medieval literature in England and France, particularly drama, religious texts, women’s writing, travel literature
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John Pierce

Professor
Phone: 613-533-6000, ext. 74407
Email: piercej@queensu.ca
Office: Watson Hall, Room 421
Research Interests: Romantic poetry (especially Blake and Shelley); late 18th- and early 19th-century fiction (especially the work of Amelia Opie)
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Patricia Rae

Patricia Rae

Professor
Phone: 613-533-6000, ext. 74436
Email: pmr1@queensu.ca
Office: Watson Hall, Room 532
Research Interests: Literary modernism in Britain and the United States, especially the genres of elegy and memoir; culture and politics in the 1930s; the Spanish Civil War; World War I; the theory and practice of mourning, elegy, commemoration; literature and the visual arts; Imagism and Vorticism; pragmatism
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Leslie Ritchie

Leslie Ritchie

Associate Professor
Phone: 613-533-6000, ext. 74410
Email: ritchiel@queensu.ca
Office: Watson Hall, Room 427
Research Interests: British literature of the Restoration and eighteenth century; newspapers, music, popular prints, and other performance-related ephemera; David Garrick and London theatre, 1741-1776
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Armand Garnet Ruffo

Armand Garnet Ruffo

Associate Professor
Phone: 613-533-6000, ext. 74425
Email: armand.ruffo@queensu.ca
Office: Watson Hall, Room 535
Research Interests: Creative Writing; Indigenous Literature and Cultural Studies; Canadian Literature
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Yaël Schlick

Yaël Schlick

Professor
Phone: 613-533-6000, ext. 74439
Email: ys2@queensu.ca
Office: Watson Hall, Room 533
Research Interests: Travel writing; autobiography; American poetry
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Carolyn Smart

Carolyn Smart

Professor
Phone: 613-533-6000, ext. 74434
Email: smartc@queensu.ca
Office: Watson Hall, Room 529
Research Interests: Prose poetry, Narrative Poetry and Confessional Poetry; Emerging Canadian writing: short fiction and poetry; Spoken word and Performance Poetry (see http://hookedtheplay.ca)
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Scott-Morgan Straker

Scott-Morgan Straker

Associate Professor
Phone: 613-533-6000, ext. 74424
Email: straker@queensu.ca
Office: Watson Hall, Room 436
Research Interests: Middle English literature, especially fifteenth-century followers of Chaucer (Lydgate, Hoccleve); theoretical approaches to medieval culture; Old English and Old Norse; early modern literature; constructions of gender and subjectivity in medieval texts
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Marta Straznicky

Marta Straznicky

Professor
Phone: 613-533-6000, ext. 74432
Email: straznic@queensu.ca
Office: Watson Hall, Room 539
Research Interests: Early Modern theatre and print culture; book history; women’s drama; household theatre; history and theory of landscape architecture
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Asha Varadharajan

Associate Professor
Phone: 613-533-6000, ext. 74420
Email: varadhar@queensu.ca
Office: Watson Hall, Room 433
Research Interests: postcolonial literatures and studies in globalization and culture; literary theory (Marxism, post-structuralism, feminism and psychoanalysis); cultural studies; critical race theories and multiculturalism; Adorno and the Frankfurt School; violence; civil society; the bio-politics of citizenship
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Molly Wallace

Associate Professor
Phone: 613-533-6000, ext. 74421
Email: wallacem@queensu.ca
Office: Watson Hall, Room 434
Research Interests: Contemporary Literature; Ecocriticism and Eco-Cultural Studies; Permaculture, Biodynamics, and Agroecology; Technophilia and Technophobia; Risk Theory; Animals and Animality

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Tracy Ware

Tracy Ware

Professor
Phone: 613-533-6000, ext. 74406
Email: tw5@queensu.ca
Office: Watson Hall, Room 404
Research Interests: Canadian literature; English Romanticism, especially Wordsworth, Byron, and Shelley; Nineteenth-century American literature, especially Poe
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Ruth Wehlau

Ruth Wehlau

Associate Adjunct Professor
Phone: 613-533-6000, ext. 74405
Email: wehlaur@queensu.ca
Office: Watson Hall, Room 405
Research Interests: Old English poetry; Middle English drama and romance; medievalism from the 18th century to the present, Ireland and Irish Gaelic, global Englishes, endangered languages

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Glenn Willmott

Glenn Willmott

Professor
Phone: 613-533-6000, ext. 74645
Email: gw12@queensu.ca
Office: Watson Hall, Room 422
Research Interests: international modernisms; comics and other mass culture genres; human-animal representation; early Canadian literatures; left cultural studies; anthropological and economic approaches to literature
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