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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.


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

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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