Dr. Holly Pike, B.A. (Memorial), M.A. (Dalhousie), Ph.D.(S.U.N.Y./Buffalo)
Associate Professor - English
Phone: (709) 639-6560
My primary research interest is the career of L.M. Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables, but I have also published recently on Elizabeth Gaskell and continue to study the works of Jane Austen, while pursuing my interest in magazines and serial publications of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
I teach courses on the history of English language and literature (2005, 2006, 2007, 3395), and courses on women writers (2805, 3810) and children's literature (2870), as well as first year courses. I have supervised 4950 projects on topics ranging from Dr. Seuss to autobiographies of professional wrestlers to Jane Austen to Harry Potter.
Representative scholarly contributions
- "The Commodification of Health and Nature in The Blue Castle" in L.M. Montgomery's Rainbow Valleys: The Ontario Years. MQUP, 2015.
- "'Exposed to Corruption': Evil as Contagion in Ruth." Evil and Its Variations in the Works of Elizabeth Gaskell: Sesquicentennial Essays. Ed. Mitsuharu Matsuoka. Osaka Kyoiku Toshu, 2015. 153-167.
- "L.M. Montgomery and Literary Professionalism," in One Hundred Years of Anne with an E: The Centennial Study of Anne of Green Gables, ed. Holly Blackford, Calgary, University of Calgary Press, 2009.
- "Tempest in a Teapot: Domestic Service and Class Conflict in L.M. Montgomery's Journals and Fiction," in Storm and Dissonance: L.M. Montgomery and Conflict, ed. Jean Mitchell, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008.
- "Mass Marketing, Popular Culture, and Literary Celebrity," in L.M. Montgomery and Popular Culture, ed. Elizabeth Epperly and Irene Gammel. U of Toronto Press, 2002.
- "(Re)Producing Canadian Literature: L.M. Montgomery's "Emily" Novels," in L.M. Montgomery and Canadian Culture ed. Elizabeth Epperly and Irene Gammel. U of Toronto Press, 1999.