Department of English


English Language and Literature

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Heather Evans

Assistant Adjunct Professor

PhD Queen's

  • 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


2020-21 Courses

  • ENGL 223 700/3.0 Selected Women Writers Post‐1900 (ASO)
  • ENGL 290 002/3.0 Seminar in Literary Interpretation – James Joyce's Ulysses
  • ENGL 357 001/6.0 19th‐Century British Literature and Visual Culture
  • ENGL 451 001-1/3.0 Topics in Victorian Literature I – Gastronomy and Food in Nineteenth-Century Literature: At Table with the Victorians

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.