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  • Adam Beardsworth
    ​B.A. (Mt. Allison), M.A. (Memorial University), Ph.D. (Memorial University); Assistant Professor

    Office: AS332K
    Phone: 637-6200, ext. 6217
    Areas of Interests:
    Dr. Adam Beardsworth specializes in twentieth-century poetics, literary theory, Cold War literatures, and contemporary American literature.  He is currently completing a manuscript on autobiographic poetry in relation to its Cold War contexts, and is co-editing a collection of essays on the 1963 Vancouver Poetry Conference.
  • Michael Crant
    ​Per-Course Instructor

  • Robin Durnford
    BJH (King’s), MA (Memorial), PHD (Alberta)

    Office: AS332E
    Phone: 709-639-4693
    Areas of Interests:
    Dr. Robin Durnford is a specialist in late nineteenth-century science and science fiction; her research focuses on the relationship between the English eugenicist Francis Galton and English sci fi writers such as H. G. Wells. She has also published two books of poetry. A Lovely Gutting (McGill-Queen’s 2012) and Fog of the Outport (Jackpine 2013) evoke grief within the Newfoundland landscape in both the cod and post-cod eras. Her new collection, Half Rock, is a meditation on resettlement and motherhood.
  • Tony Fabijancic
    ​B.A. (St. Francis Xavier), M.A. (Victoria), Ph.D. (New Brunswick); Associate Professor

    Office: AS332M
    Phone: 709-639-6564
    Areas of Interests:
    (Sabbatical Sept-Dec/13) Dr. Tony Fabijancic is a travel writer whose other research interests include modernity, modernism, urban space, and the history of the Balkans. He has published travel pieces and essays in a number of international magazines and newspapers.  He is the author of "Croatia: Travels in Undiscovered Country" (University of Alberta Press, 2003) and "Bosnia: In the Footsteps of Gavrilo Princip" (U. of Alberta Press, 2009)."
  • Shoshannah Ganz
    ​M.A. (Carleton), Ph.D. (University of Ottawa); Assistant Professor

    Office: AS332N
    Phone: 709-639-6243
    Areas of Interests:
    Dr. Ganz works within Early and Contemporary Canadian Literature, travel writing, pilgrimage literature, comparative island literature, Canadian writing on Mexico, and Canadian Environmental Literature.
  • Paul Grant
    M.A. Honours, First Class with Distinction, A.C. Bradley Medal (Glasgow)​, M.Phil., Ph.D. (Cambridge); Associate Professor

    Office: AS332Q
    Phone: (709) 637-6200 ext 6149
    Areas of Interests:
    Dr. Grant’s main research interests lie in 20th-century literature, particularly the post-1950 period. He is co-editor of "Carver Across the Curriculum: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching the Fiction and Poetry of Raymond Carver" (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011). Forthcoming publications include "Lolita: A Biography" (Harvard University Press), co-authored with Brian Boyd, and "Mind and Matter: The Humour of Vladimir Nabokov."
  • Ken Jacobsen
    ​B.A. (Trinity Western), M.A. (Queen's), Ph.D. (Queen's); Assistant Professor; Head of Division of Arts

    Office: AS335
    Phone: (709) 637-6200 ext 6333
  • Stephanie McKenzie
    B.A. (Victoria), M.A. (Concordia), Ph.D. (Toronto); Associate Professor

    Office: AS386A
    Phone: (709) 637-6200 ext 6324
    Areas of Interests:
    (Sabbatical Jan-Apr/14) Stephanie McKenzie works within Canadian Literature, with specializations in Canadian Aboriginal Literature of the 1960s and 1970s and Canadian poetry. She also maintains a keen interest in Caribbean literature, world poetry and women’s literature. McKenzie is the author of Before the Country: Native Renaissance, Canadian Mythology (University of Toronto Press, 2007) and three collections of poetry, Saviours in This Little Space for Now: Poems for Emily Carr and Vincent van Gogh (2013), Cutting My Mother's Hair (2006), and Grace Must Wander (2009), all published with Salmon Poetry (Cliffs of Moher, Ireland).
  • Holly Pike
    ​B.A. (Memorial), M.A. (Dalhousie), Ph.D. (S.U.N.Y./Buffalo); Associate Professor

    Office: AS332P
    Phone: 709-639-6560
    Areas of Interests:
    Dr. Pike is the author of "Family and Society in the Works of Elizabeth Gaskell," has published a number of articles on the works of L. M. Montgomery, and is currently working on a study of the social, cultural, and economic contexts of Montgomery's career.
  • Johnathan Pope
    B.A. (Grenfell), M.A. (UNB), M.A., Ph.D. (McMaster); Visiting Assistant Professor

    Office: AS210
    Phone: (709)639-5027
  • Lois Sherlow
    ​B.A. (Birmingham), M.A. (Carleton), Ph.D. (Ottawa); Associate Professor; Chair of Program

    Office: AS332D
    Phone: (709) 637-6219
  • Marc Thackray
    ​B.A. (Waterloo), M.A., Ph.D. (S.U.N.Y./Buffalo); Associate Professor

    Office: AS332L
    Phone: (709) 637-6200, ext. 6129
    Areas of Interests:
    Dr. Thackray specializes in American literature; modern and contemporary poetry, with interest in the contemporary long poem; and science fiction.   He is the editor of Noel Murphy's "Cottage Hospital Doctor," among other works. He is currently working on a study of Daphne Marlatt's Steveston-related works.
  • Beverly Young
    ​Per Course Instructor

    Office: AS235C
    Phone: 639-2527

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