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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
    Email: abeardsworth@grenfell.mun.ca
    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

    Email: mcrant@grenfell.mun.ca
  • Robin Durnford
    BJH (King’s), MA (Memorial), PHD (Alberta)

    Office: AS332E
    Phone: 709-639-4693
    Email: rdurnford@grenfell.mun.ca
    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.
  • Nathan Elliott
    Nathan Elliott (B.A. Wheaton College;  M.A. Washington State University;  Ph.D University of Notre Dame)

    Office: AS386A
    Phone: 709-639-4709
    Email: naelliott@grenfell.mun.ca
    Areas of Interests:
    Nathan Elliott's dissertation discussed the intersection between nineteenth-century biological discourses and Romantic-era and Victorian literature. He has published scholarly work on the Scottish Romantic-era playwright Joanna Baillie's Plays on the Passions in the journal European Romantic Review, a piece on Charlotte Bronte's Villette in Nineteenth-Century Studies, as well as an essay examining Gerard Manley's Hopkins's little-known short story "The Dolphin" in The Hopkins Quarterly. Recently he has begun to experiment with the genre of creative nonfiction, and published an experimental memoir piece in the magazine Creative Nonfiction.
  • Tony Fabijancic
    ​B.A. (St. Francis Xavier), M.A. (Victoria), Ph.D. (New Brunswick); Associate Professor

    Office: AS332M
    Phone: 709-639-6564
    Email: afabijan@grenfell.mun.ca
    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
    Email: shganz@grenfell.mun.ca
    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.
  • Bryan Grace
    ​Per-Course Instructor

    Email: bgrace@grenfell.mun.ca
  • 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
    Email: pgrant@grenfell.mun.ca
    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."
  • Darren Hynes
    Office: AS332D
    Phone: (709) 637-6219
    Email: dghynes@grenfell.mun.ca
  • 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
    Email: kjacobse@grenfell.mun.ca
  • Stephanie McKenzie
    B.A. (Victoria), M.A. (Concordia), Ph.D. (Toronto); Associate Professor

    Office: AS386A
    Phone: (709) 637-6200 ext 6324
    Email: smckenzi@grenfell.mun.ca
    Website: http://www.stephaniemaymckenzie.com
    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
    Email: hpike@grenfell.mun.ca
    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
    Email: jpope@grenfell.mun.ca
  • Lois Sherlow
    ​B.A. (Birmingham), M.A. (Carleton), Ph.D. (Ottawa); Associate Professor; Chair of Program


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

    Office: AS332L
    Phone: (709) 637-6200, ext. 6129
    Email: thackray@grenfell.mun.ca
    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.
  • Heather Wellman
    ​Per-Course Instructor

    Email: hwellman@grenfell.mun.ca
  • Beverly Young
    ​Per Course Instructor

    Office: AS235C
    Phone: 639-2527
    Email: byoung@grenfell.mun.ca

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