Department of English


English Language and Literature

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Heather Macfarlane


Heather Macfarlane

Assistant Adjunct Professor

PhD Toronto

613-533-6000, ext. 74409

Office: Watson Hall, Room 432
Office Hours: Tues. 10-11 am and 2-3:30 pm; Thurs. 1-2 am; Fri. 11:30 am-12:30 pm


2019-20 Courses

  • ENGL 215 001/6.0 Canadian Literature – Identities in Dialogue
  • ENGL 218 001/3.0 Introduction to Indigenous Literatures in Canada (Principal's Dream Course)
  • ENGL 466 001-7/3.0 Topics in Modern/Contemporary Canadian Literature I – Diaspora Writing in Toronto

Research Interests

  • Canadian comparative literature: Anglophone; Francophone; Indigenous; diaspora
  • literary activism
  • theatre in Canada
  • space- and place-based criticism

Recent Publications

Introduction to Indigenous Literary Criticism in Canada (Broadview Press, 2015)

“Beyond the Divide: The Use of Native Languages in Anglo- and Franco-Indigenous Theatre.” Studies in Canadian Literature (2010)

“Pour une autocritique amérindienne: le fantastique de Bernard Assiniwi et l’étude des genres.” Littératures autochtones émergentes. (Mémoire d’encrier, 2010)

Volkswagen Blues 25 Years Later: Revisiting Poulin’s Pitsémine.” Studies in Canadian Literature (2009)