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


2019-20 Courses

  • ENGL 273 001/3.0 Literature and the Fantastic – the Boundaries of the Human
  • ENGL 290 003/3.0 Seminar in Literary Interpretation – The Matter of Britain: Malory’s Morte Darthur
  • ENGL 411 001-7/3.0 Topics in Medieval Literature II – The Imaginary Other: Jews and Muslims in Medieval English Literature

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).