Department of English


English Language and Literature

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Heather Evans

Assistant Adjunct Professor

PhD Queen's

613-533-6000, ext. 74403

Office: Watson Hall, Room 402
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2018-19 Courses

  • ENGL 237 001/3.0 An Introduction to the History and Critical Study of Children’s Literature
  • ENGL 290 001/3.0 Seminar in Literary Interpretation – Charles Dickens’s Bleak House
  • ENGL 360 001/6.0 Modern Literature
  • ENGL 451 001-1/3.0 Topics in Victorian Literature I – At Table with the Victorians: Nineteenth-Century Gastronomy and Food in Victorian Literature
  • ENGL 486 001-3/3.0 Group III Special Topics I – The Graphic Novel: Visualizing History and Bearing Witness to Trauma

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

Recent Publications

“Kittens and Kitchens: Food, Gender, and The Tale of Samuel Whiskers,” Victorian Literature and Culture 36.2 (2008): 603–623.

“ ‘Nor Shall I Shirk My Food’: The New Woman’s Balanced Diet and Sarah Grand’s Babs the Impossible,” Nineteenth-Century Feminisms 4 (2001): 136–147.

“Power-Eating and the Power-Starved: The New Woman’s New Appetite in Sarah Grand’s Babs the Impossible,” Consuming for Pleasure: Selected Essays on Popular Culture, ed. Julia Hallam and Nickianne Moody (Liverpool: John Moores University and the Association for Research in Popular Fictions, 2000) 121–139.