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Faculty and Instructors

Core Creative Writing Faculty

Juliane Okot Bitek

  • African literature; Black Studies
  • Creative Writing (especially poetry)
  • Black theory
  • Black Diasporic literature
  • oral traditions
  • war and trauma literature
  • history and cultural memory
  • Black and Indigenous cultural relations


Armand Garnet Ruffo

  • Indigenous cultures and literatures,
  • Indigenous literary nationalism,
  • transnationalism
  • carceral writing,
  • representation,
  • genre studies,
  • creative writing

Affiliate Creative Writing Faculty

Laura Murray

I have been happy to teach CWRI 271, "Writing the City," for the past three years. In this course students read published work in many genres and voices about cities past and present, near and far. They respond to these in dialogue with their own experience and imagination to reflect on the relationships between strangers and neighbours and friends, between languages and cultures and religions, between generations, between past and future, and between privilege and marginalization, between joy and despair, that characterize urban life. 

Department of English, Queen's University

Watson Hall
49 Bader Lane
Kingston ON K7L 3N6

Telephone (613) 533-2153


Telephone (613) 533-6000 ext. 74446 extension 74446


Telephone (613) 533-6000 ext. 74447 extension 74447

Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.