Department of English


English Language and Literature

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Robert G. May

Associate Adjunct Professor

PhD Queen's, Website

Undergraduate Chair
Office Hours: Wed. 11:30 am - 1 pm, Fri. 1 - 2:30 pm, or by appointment

Office: Watson Hall, Room 524
613-533-6000, ext. 77951


2019-20 Courses

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

Recent Publications

“ ‘The selfsame welkin ringing’: F. R. Scott and the Rewriting of “O Canada,” Canadian Poetry: Studies, Documents, Reviews 74 (2014): 12–29.

“F. R. Scott, the FLQ, and the October Crisis,” Quebec Studies 55 (2013): 119–33, print.

Editorial Advisory Board, A Canadian Writer’s Reference, by Diana Hacker and Nancy Sommers, 5th ed. (Boston and New York: Bedford/St Martin’s, 2011), print.