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Faculty & Research

Faculty associated with either the Undergraduate English Literature program or the Graduate English M.A. (Public Texts) Program:


Hugh Hodges

Hugh Hodges

Associate Professor and Chair, English Literature and Cultural Studies
B.A. (Queen's), M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto)

Traill College, Wallis Hall 134.1 ext. 7732, hughhodges@trentu.ca

Research Interests: African; West Indian; Black British and South Asian Literature; Oral Traditions and popular music; Postcolonial theory

Hugh Hodges in the News 





Suzanne BaileySuzanne Bailey

Professor, English
Director, M.A. English Literature (Public Texts) 
B.A. (Queen's), M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto)

Traill College, Wallis Hall 125, ext. 6039, sjbailey@trentu.ca

Research Interests: Darwin; science and visual culture; age and disability studies; Canadian modernism; history of the book, photography; theories of landscape; travel writing and mobilities; autobiography and women's writing; digital media; literary theory.

Suzanne Bailey in the News




Joel BaetzJoel Baetz

Assistant Professor, English
B.A., M.A. (McGill), Ph.D. (York)

2016 Symons Award Winner for Excellence in Teaching

2016 OUSA Teaching Award

Durham Campus, OSH 158, ext. 5074, joelbaetz@trentu.ca 

Joel Baetz in the News





Rita BodeRita Bode

Associate Professor, English
B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto)

Durham Campus, OSH 155, ext. 5002, rbode@trentu.ca

Research Interests: 19th- and early 20th-century British and American; the novel; drama

Rita Bode in the News





Stephen Brown

Professor, English & Director, Theatre Emphasis Program
3M National Teaching Fellow
B.A., M.A. (Windsor), B.A., Ph.D. (Queen's), F.S.A. (Scot)

Visiting Research Scholar, Centre for the History of the Book, University of Edinburgh 2017
Recipient of the Michael Von Poser Society of Edinburgh Medal for Contributions to Scottish Culture
Recipient of a Besterman McColvin Print Award (2012)

Champlain College K2, ext. 7421, swbrown@trentu.ca

Stephen Brown In The News
Stephen Brown in the News 
Stephen Brown in the News



Michael Chan-Reynolds

Assistant Professor, Psychology
B.Sc. (Trent), M.A., Ph.D. (Waterloo) 

Otonabee College 151, ext. 7534, michaelchanreynolds@trentu.ca

Research Interests: Generally speaking, I am interested in how people utilize information in their environment during everyday situations.  I examine this issue using three complementary approaches; (1) standard laboratory tasks and (2) observing and describing behaviours during everyday tasks for data collection and (3) computational modeling as a form of theory construction.  I am presently conducting research in two different areas (1) how people read and (2) how things in our environment capture (or fail to capture) our attention.




Kathryn ChittickKathryn Chittick

Professor, English
B.A., M.A. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Edinburgh)

Traill College, Wallis Hall 121, ext. 6028, kchittick@trentu.ca

Research Interests:  Romantic literature, 18th-century literature, Periodical literature, Modern American poetry. Walter Scott, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Henry James, William Faulkner, George Gordon Byron, William Cobbett, William Hazlitt, W.H. Auden





Sally Chivers

Professor, English
B.A. (Calgary), Ph.D. (McGill)

Lady Eaton College S112, ext. 7950, sallychivers@trentu.ca

Research Interests: Disability and Age Studies, mainly connected with Cinema, Literature, TV, and other Media; Crip Culture; Architecture, Literature, and Film; Promising Practices for Long-Term Residential Care, especially creativity and culture; Digital Storytelling; Feminism; Canadian Literature; Activist Art; Austerity.




Trevor Cook

Assistant Professor, English
B.A. (Crandall), M.A. (Queen's), Ph.D. (Toronto)

Traill College, Wallis Hall 108, ext. 7616, tcook@trentu.ca 

Research Interests:  Renaissance Literature; Authorship Studies; History of the Book; Law and Literature; Memory; Shakespeare and his Contemporaries; Milton



Finis Dunaway

Professor, History 
B.A. (N. Carolina), Ph.D. (Rutgers)

Traill College, Wallis Hall 118, ext. 7026, finisdunaway@trentu.ca

Research Interests: Modern United States cultural and environmental history; American Studies; visual culture; mass media and the environment; arctic landscapes






Charmaine Eddy​Charmaine Eddy

Associate Professor, English
M.A. (Western Ontario), Ph.D. (Toronto)

Champlain College S403, (705) 748-1011 ext. 7398, ceddy@trentu.ca

Research Interests: Modern and contemporary American fiction; African-American fiction; 19th-century American women poets; black literary and critical theory; theories of subjectivity and the body; Faulkner; Morrison

 Charmaine Eddy in the News





Mike EppMichael Epp

Associate Professor, English Literature and Cultural Studies
B.A. (Saskatchewan), M.A. (McGill), Ph.D. (Alberta)

Traill College, Wallis Hall 105, ext. 6093, michaelepp@trentu.ca

Research Interests: 19th- and 20th-century American literature and culture; public and political violence; print culture and book history; Irish Republicanism

Mike Epp in the News     
Mike Epp in the News






Joanne Findon

Professor, English
B.A. (British Columbia), M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto)

Traill College, Wallis Hall 119, ext. 6023, jfindon@trentu.ca

Research Interests: Middle English literature; Middle Irish and Middle Welsh literature; women in medieval literature; feminist criticism, myth and folklore; children's literature; creative writing

Joanne Findon in the News




Cynthia Good

Director Emeritus, Creative Book Publishing Program
Director, Student and Industry Initiatives, CBPP, Humber College

B.A., M.A. (Toronto)

Cottage D., Room 103, Humber College, (416) 675-6622 ext. 3462, cynthia.good@humber.ca

Research Interests: Canadian publishing, technological trends in international publishing and writing, 19th century British fiction; Canadian literature; Jewish function



Geoff Hamilton

Assistant Professor, English
B.A. (Queen's), M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto)

Durham Campus, DUR 156, ext. 5025, geoffhamilton@trentu.ca



Catherine Hobbs

Research Associate; Literary Archivist (English) and Senior Archivist, Library and Archives Canada
B.A. (McMaster), M.A., M.L.I.S. (Western)

 6-51, 550 blvd de la Cité, ​Gatineau, QC, K1A 0N4, (613) 617-6745, catherine.hobbs@bac-lac.gc.ca




Ihor JunykIhor Junyk

Associate Professor, Cultural Studies and English
B.A. Hons. (U.W.O.), M.A (Queen’s), Ph.D (University of Chicago)

Traill College, Scott House 204, ext. 6052, ihorjunyk@trentu.ca

Research Interests: Literature and visual culture across the modern period (from the late eighteenth century to the present), the complex relationship between cultural artifacts and the contexts of their production and reception. Current areas of interest include Victorian popular fiction, the modernist novel, magical realism and the postmodern fantastic, media history, early cinema, and the graphic novel. 

Ihor Junyk in the News




Stephen Katz

Professor, Sociology
B.A. (York), MA (McGill), PhD (York)

Otonabee College 230, ext. 6020, skatz@trentu.ca

Research Interests: Social and cultural theory, social gerontology and aging, expertise and the human sciences, sociology of the body. 'Perceptions and Realities of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI): Diagnosis and Treatment for Older Individuals.'  www.trentu.ca/mciproject




Lewis MacLeodLewis MacLeod

Associate Professor, English
B.A. (Windsor), M.A. (McMaster), Ph.D. (Memorial)

Traill College, Wallis Hall 123, ext. 6022, lewismacleod@trentu.ca

Research Interests:  Modern and postmodern British literature; postcolonialism; masculinities; narratology

 Lewis MacLeod in the News






Kelly McGuire

Kelly McGuire

Professor, English
B.A. (Queen’s); M.A. (Western); Ph.D. (Western)

Champlain College H25, ext. 7574, kellymcguire@trentu.ca

Research Interests: Restoration and 18th-century British literature; 19th-century British and Canadian literature; literary theory; cultural history; the novel and print culture; transatlantic writing; gender studies and women's writing





Neal McLeod

Associate Professor, Indigenous Studies
(Cree) B.A., M.A. (Saskatchewan),M.A. (Saskatchewan), Ph.D. (Regina)

Gzowski College, Enweying, Room 305, ext. 7544, nealmcleod@trentu.ca

Research Interests: Cree culture and history, Western Canadian Indigenous history, Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous Research Methodologies, oral history research methodologies, Indigenous political history, Narrative Knowing, Anti‑colonial Theory, Treaties, Indigenous Art of Canada, Canadian Indigenous Poetry



Liam MitchellLiam Mitchell

Assistant Professor, Cultural Studies
Coordinator, Media Studies

B.A. (Thompson Rivers), M.A. (York), Ph.D. (Victoria)

Traill College, Scott House 211, ext. 6072, liammitchell@trentu.ca

Research Interests: The effects of our continual immersion in media, particularly those social media services that seem to fall under our control. Liam's research brings a phenomenological perspective to bear on everyday cultural practices (like social media) and their transgressive opposites (like trolling). He is currently preparing a manuscript that investigates the ontological implications of different moods associated with internet browsing, particularly the twinned moods of boredom and interest. Activities like internet browsing seem to be both the cause of and solution to “negative” moods like boredom.




A. PaxtonAmanda Paxton

Assistant Professor, English

Durham Campus, DUR 156, ext. 5025, amandapaxton@trentu.ca

Research Interests:  Nineteenth-century literature and culture; Pre-Raphaelitism; Gothic literature; gender studies; religious poetry and subjectivity; composition theory; theories of aesthetics

Amanda Paxton in the News
Amanda Paxton in the News





Beth PophamElizabeth Popham

Professor Emeritus, English
B.A., M.A. (Manitoba), Ph.D. (Queen's)


Research Interests: Renaissance literature; Elizabethan political pageantry; Canadian literature, especially A.M. Klein and E.J. Pratt; computers and the humanities

Beth Popham in the News
Beth Popham in the News






Margaret StefflerMargaret Steffler

Associate Professor, English
B.A. (Victoria), M.A., Ph.D. (McMaster)

Lady Eaton College 117, ext.6015, msteffler@trentu.ca

Research Interests: Canadian fiction; children's literature; Canadian women’s life-writing; literary and cultural constructions of childhood and girlhood; postcolonial literature and theory

Margaret Steffler in the News






Rob WingerRob Winger

Assistant Professor, English
B.A. (Mount Allison), B.Ed (Ottawa), M.A. (Guelph), PhD (Carleton)

Traill College, Wallis Hall 120 ext. TBA robwinger@trentu.ca

Research Interests: Canadian Literature & Culture, Creative Writing, Creative Critique, Contemporary & 20th-century Poetry and Fiction, Gender Studies

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