Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures


Languages, Literatures and Cultures


Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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Jill Scott

Cross-Appointed with Gender Studies, Affiliated with Cultural Studies
Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning)

Research interests: German and Austrian literary modernisms, Indigenous storytelling and the law, Indigenous cultural revitalization, conflict resolution and creative texts, restorative and transitional justice, forgiveness and reconciliation, social dynamics of mourning & grief, law and literature, social media and technology in higher education, culture change in post-secondary education

Phone: 613-533-6000 ext. 77955
Office: Richardson Hall 353


Ph. D. in Comparative Literature, University of Toronto, 1998
M. A. in Comparative Literature, Carleton University, Ottawa, 1993
B. A. (Hon.)in  German and French, University of Manitoba, 1990


Jill Scott is the author of A Poetics of Forgiveness: Cultural Responses to Loss and Wrongdoing (New York: Palgrave, 2010) and Electra after Freud: Myth and Culture (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2005), and co-editor of Thinking and Practicing Reconciliation: Teaching and Learning Through Literary Responses to Conflict (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2013).

She is the co-Principal Investigator for the HEQCO Learning Outcomes Assessment study at Queen’s, and her current research projects include: “MicroWriting: TwitterTeaching for Clear, Concise and Convincing Communication” and “Kaswentha: Haudenosaunee Peacebuilding Practices and the Future of Indigenous-Settler Relations in Canada.” She led Queen’s portion of a Productivity and Innovation Fund project on Student Rating of Instruction, and together with Brian Frank , she is developing a Bay View Alliance Research Action Cluster on the development of transferable intellectual skills in a variety of disciplines.

Before Professor Scott joined Queen’s in 2001, she held appointments at University of Toronto, York University and Carleton University. At Queen’s, she has been teaching German language acquisition courses at all levels as well as culture and literature courses.

Most recently, Jill Scott has been developing courses with innovative uses of social media, including “Conflict & Culture: Literature, Law & Human Rights,” an interdisciplinary humanities course, the aim of which is to foster the development of competencies in intercultural communication in a multi-disciplinary framework through the lens of inquiry learning. The courses is framed around the ICE learning model (Ideas, Connections, Extensions – see Susan Fostaty Young and Robert Wilson, Assessment and Learning: The ICE Approach 1995) as a learning tool, with Twitter as the main writing platform. Students write Tweets (140 character utterances) and MegaTweets (140 word compositions) to demonstrate their knowledge of the content and improve their written communication skills. Students build online learning communities outside the classroom and engage in small-group active learning during class time. By making students’ work visible and real-time real-world communication which engages multiple publics in the learning process, student engagement is increased and students are motivated to succeed.


Professor Scott was recently teaching:

LLCU 322 Conflict and Culture: Literature, Law, and Human Rights

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Updated July 2018