Department of English


English Language and Literature

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Ruth Wehlau

Associate Adjunct Professor

PhD Toronto

613-533-6000, ext. 74405

Office: Watson Hall, Room 405
Office Hours: Mon. 1 - 2 pm and Wed. 3 - 4 pm


2018-19 Courses

  • ENGL 310 001/6.0 Medieval Literature of the British Isles
  • ENGL 436 001-1/3.0 Group I: Special Topics I – Medieval and Tudor Drama
  • ENGL 825 Topics in Medieval Literature: Medieval and Tudor Morality Plays: Allegories of the Self

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

Recent Publications

“Alfred and Ireland: Irony and Irish Identity in John O’Keeffe’s Alfred,” European Romantic Review (forthcoming).

“Truth, Fiction and Freedom: The Harrowing of Hell in Philip Pullman’s The Amber Spyglass and Ursula Le Guin’s The Other Wind,” The Year’s Work in Medievalism (2008).