Department of English

DEPARTMENT OF

English Language and Literature

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Steve Asselin

Steve Asselin

Term Adjunct Assistant Professor
Email: sa87@queensu.ca
Office: Watson Hall, Room 425
Research Interests: Victorian Literature; Disaster Fiction; Ecocriticism; Speculative Fiction; Polar Fiction; Utopianism
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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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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. 77951
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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Kristin Moriah

Kristin Moriah

Assistant Professor
Phone: 613-533-6000, ext. 74435
Email: kristin.moriah@queensu.ca
Office: Watson Hall, Room 531
Research Interests: African American literature and culture; African Diaspora Studies; Performance Studies; Sound Studies; Visual Culture
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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; southern Ontario treaty and Indigenous history; US literature before 1865, particularly focussing on urban life, media, gender, race, Indigenous experience; North American history in relation to immigration, colonialism, Indigenous experience, history of the book
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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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Emma Peacocke

Emma Peacocke

Term Adjunct Assistant Professor
Phone: 613-533-6000, ext. 75726
Email: emma.peacocke@queensu.ca
Office: Watson Hall, Room 528
Research Interests: Romanticism, the long eighteenth century, universities, museums, Byron, print culture
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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:  Indigenous cultures and literatures, including Indigenous literary nationalism, transnationalism, and carceral writing; representation of the Indian; creative writing; genre studies
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Yaël Schlick

Yaël Schlick

Professor
Phone: 613-533-6000, ext. 74428
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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Erin Weinberg

Term Adjunct Assistant Professor
Phone: 613-533-6000, ext. 75761
Email: ew15@queensu.ca
Office: Watson Hall, Room 537
Research Interests: Shakespearean drama; feminist perspectives of Shakespeare; literature and emotions; “thing theory”: reading objects in literature; food in literature; literature and adaptation; memoirs of women escaping totalitarian societies
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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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