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Graduate Faculty at the Waterloo Campus

Sandra Annett
Associate Professor

  • digital and new media
  • Japanese popular culture
  • world animation
  • fan studies

Andrea Austin
Associate Professor

  • cybercultures
  • narrative theory
  • gender theory

Katherine Bell
Associate Professor

  • youth culture
  • children’s literature and participatory culture
  • narrative ethics
  • the Canadian bildungsroman
  • Atlantic Canadian YA literature

Jing Jing Chang
Associate Professor

  • modern China
  • Chinese cinemas (Hong Kong)
  • postcolonial studies
  • Cold War
  • gender and sexuality in film

Maria DiCenzo
Professor

  • feminist media history
  • interwar feminist movement
  • 20th-century British theatre

Tamas Dobozy
Professor
Chair, Department of English and Film Studies

  • literature and terrorism
  • music and utopia
  • post-structuralism
  • short story

Philippa Gates
Professor

  • classical and contemporary Hollywood film
  • gender in film
  • film history
  • crime fiction and film
  • Asian Americans in American film
  • creative writing

Madelaine Hron
Associate Professor

  • human rights
  • African postcolonial literature
  • immigration
  • trauma and healing

Jenny Kerber
Associate Professor

  • Canadian literature
  • environmental literature and criticism
  • border studies
  • Indigenous literature

Russell Kilbourn
Professor

  • memory studies
  • film theory
  • posthumanism
  • Italian cinema
  • adaptation

Tanis MacDonald
Professor

  • Canadian literature
  • women's writing
  • dystopic literature
  • creative non-fiction and memoir

Richard Nemesvari
Professor

  • Victorian fiction
  • bibliography and textual criticism
  • Thomas Hardy
  • sensation fiction and melodrama
  • genre theory

Mariam Pirbhai
Professor   

  • postcolonial and diaspora studies
  • Caribbean and South Asian literatures
  • Canadian writing, multiculturalism and ethnicity
  • creative writing

Markus Poetzsch
Associate Professor
Undergraduate Advisor, English

  • British Romantic literature
  • aesthetics
  • pedestrianism
  • ecocriticism

Lynn Shakinovsky
Associate Professor

  • Victorian literature and culture
  • 19th- and 20th-century American literature
  • psychoanalysis
  • religion and ethics

Katherine Spring
Associate Professor
Undergraduate Advisor, Film Studies

  • film sound and music
  • American film history
  • theories of narrative and narration
  • Hong Kong cinema

Eleanor Ty
Professor
Graduate Program Coordinator

  • Asian American and Asian Canadian literature
  • graphic novel
  • life writing
  • 18th-century British fiction
  • feminist and gender issues

Robin Waugh
Professor

  • Old and Middle English
  • Medieval studies
  • literary theory

Graduate Faculty at the Brantford Campus

Kathryn Carter
Professor
Dean: Faculty of Liberal Arts (acting)

  • 19th-century Canadian literature
  • women’s diaries
  • life writing

Ian MacRae
Associate Professor

  • Canadian poetry
  • biophilia and pedagogy
  • forms of representation in/of the Canadian Arctic

Kenneth Paradis
Associate Professor
Program Coordinator, English

  • modern and contemporary American literature
  • popular culture
  • Evangelical and apocalyptic fiction

Lisa Wood
Associate Professor

  • fiction of the Romantic period
  • children’s literature, video games and pop culture
  • women’s literature

Contact Us:

Katherine Bell, Graduate Coordinator

E: kbell@wlu.ca

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