Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures


Languages, Literatures and Cultures


Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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Job Opportunities

The Faculty Recruitment and Support Office provides prospective faculty members with information on life at Queen's and in the Kingston Community and assists new faculty members and their families with the relocation process. Services are confidential.

Faculty Recruitment and Support Program


Faculty Positions

No positions at this time


Student Positions

Teaching Fellows positions

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures invites applications for Teaching Fellowship positions for Fall and Winter terms in 2018-2019 academic year. The process of appointing qualified Teaching Fellows to these positions is outlined in the Collective Agreement between PSAC 901 and Queen's University.

The department will review applications and appoint Teaching Fellows in reference to candidates’ teaching and academic experience as it applies to the course subject field; to the candidates’ priority for a Teaching Fellowship as specified by the Collective Agreement; and to candidates’ financial support packages. Graduate students in Preference Group A as defined by the Collective Agreement will have priority for Teaching Fellow positions. Applicants in other preference pools will be considered if positions are still available. 

Remuneration will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement. Appointments are subject to enrolment figures and budgetary approval.  

Complete applications will consist of:

  1. an up-to-date curriculum vita and latest transcript (unofficial transcript is acceptable)
  2. a one page statement that identifies in order of priority the particular course(s) for which you are applying  and briefly describes your teaching experience, interests, and approach and any relevant experience

Applicants should submit an application file to Mrs. Laurie Young at by 29 June 2018

Course descriptions:

INDG 301/3.0     Indigenous Ways of Knowing:  Indigenous Ways of Knowing: Epistemologies of Resistance, Resurgence and Renewal

Working from an Indigenous pedagogical framework, this course focusses on the ways that First Nations, Métis and Inuk peoples generate and mobilize epistemologies of resistance, resurgence and renewal.  This course emphasizes and celebrates Indigenous ontologies that are centred in the land, cosmologies, and critical pedagogies that undermine mechanisms of oppression as sanctioned by the settler state. Through examinations of various Indigenous theoretical perspectives, this course aims to initiate an ontological summoning of ideas, gestures of rebellion, promising praxis and manifestos of sovereignty that honour and uphold Indigenous ways of knowing and being.

Class Schedule:  Fall Term, Thursday Evenings 6:30-9:30 p.m., KIN 313


INDG 301/3.0     Indigenous Ways of Knowing:  Indigenous Activism and Grassroots Movements

This course will explore Indigenous activism and grassroots movements within a North American context. It will provide students an opportunity to engage with the intellectual positioning of past, current and emergent indigenous activism. We will be examining concepts and theories informed by Indigenous, post-colonial and feminist readings and analyze key moments within grassroots organizing such as the American Indian Movement, IdleNoMore, Standing Rock and counter-movements to the Sixties Scoop. Issues covered will include racism, settler colonialism, land dispossession, cultural resurgence, solidarity, allyship and coalition-building. We will turn to the intellectual work and praxis of feminists, activists and community groups to learn about indigenous mobilization and self-determination that envisions possibilities for liberation and just outcomes.

Class Schedule:  Winter Term, Slot 32 (Mondays 10:00-11:30; Wednesdays 8:30-10:00), KIN 313


INDG 301/3.0     Indigenous Ways of Knowing: Contemporary Indigenous Art

This course is geared towards students in Fine Arts, Art History, and Humanities departments or programs. We will look at works by Indigenous artists on Turtle Island and other areas in the Americas as well as internationally through theoretical, art historical, curatorial, and art critique related texts. Week to week, we will cover various mediums and art practices such as: painting, sculpture, installation, in-situ, performance art, video and film, sound, mixed media, poetics, and literature. The aim of this course is to introduce students to various Indigenous artistic practices and the contexts in which they operate, and how these contexts shift according to how and where they are exhibited. Examples of artists whose work we will cover in the course are: Christi Belcourt, Marianne Nicholson, Kent Monkman, Thirza Cuthand, Qwo-Li Driskill, Gwen Benaway, Leanne Simpson, Ogimaa Mikana, Richard Bell, Wendy Red Star, and Jimmie Durham.

Class Schedule:  Winter Term, Slot 31 (Mondays 8:30-10:00; Thursdays 10:00-11:30)