Faculty & Research

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


Hugh Hodges

Associate Professor and Chair, English Literature
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

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Suzanne Bailey

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

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

Research Interests: Victorian literature, Robert Browning, Victorian science, literary annuals and periodicals, nineteenth-century Canadian settler narratives, Catharine Parr Traill, Susanna Moodie, P.K. Page, women writers, travel writing, history of printmaking, Inuit printmaking, indigenous art



Joel 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 

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Brent Bellamy

Assistant Professor, English
B.A., M.A. (Trent), Ph.D. (Alberta)

Taill College, Wallis Hall 107, ext. 6252, bbellamy@trentu.ca

Research Interests: American Literature & Culture, Literary Criticism (Literary & Genre Theory), Science Fiction Studies, Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Narrative, Critical Theory (Marxism & Feminism), World-Systems Theory, Energy Humanities (Petrocultures), and Environmental Humanities



Rita BodeRita Bode

Professor, English
Acting Director 2018-19, M.A. English Literature (Public Texts)

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

Durham Campus, OSH 155, ext. 5002, rbode@trentu.ca
Peterborough Campus, WH 125 x 6160

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

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Stephen BrownStephen Brown

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

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

Affiliated Fellow of the Centre for the History of the Book
University of Edinburgh
Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
3M National Teaching Fellow
Honorary Lifetime Fellow of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Recipient of a CILIP Besterman McColvin Print Award (2012)

Kathryn 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.

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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

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Mike EppMichael Epp

Associate Professor, English Literature and Cultural Studies
Director of Theory, Culture & Politics M.A. Program

B.A. (Saskatchewan), M.A. (McGill), Ph.D. (Alberta)

Traill College, Wallis Hall 122, ext. 6252, michaelepp@trentu.ca

Research Interests: 19th- and 20th-century American literature and culture; violent labor; print culture and book history; Irish Republicanism

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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

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Ihor Junyk​Ihor 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. 

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George Kovacs

Assistant Professor, Ancient Greek and Roman Studies & Director, Classics Drama Group
B.A. (Trent), M.A. (Memorial), Ph.D. (Toronto)

Lady Eaton College, S106, ext. 7355, gakovacs@trentu.ca

Research Interests: Greek poetry of the Archaic and Classical periods with special interests in Greek and Roman drama and stagecraft and in the reception of Greek myth in modern popular culture.


Andrew Loeb
Andrew Loeb

Assistant Professor, English
B.A., M.A. (McMaster), Ph.D. (Ottawa)

Traill College 124, ext. 7168, andrewloeb@trentu.ca

Research Interests:  Early modern drama; music theory and practice; cognitive literary studies; theatre history; gender and sexuality; witchcraft; audience studies; subjectivity




Lewis 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

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Professor Kelly McGuire

Kelly McGuire

Associate Professor, English
Acting Director 2018-19, Gender and Women's Studies

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


Liam Mitchell

Associate Professor, Cultural Studies & English, Chair of Cultural Studies, Coordinator of Media Studies
B.A. (Thompson Rivers), M.A. (York), Ph.D. (Victoria)

Traill College, Scott House 201, ext. 6072, liammitchell@trentu.ca

Research Interests: Game studies; media theory; political theory; cultural politics; social media; Heidegger; Foucault.



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

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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

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Concetta Principe

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

Durham Campus 156 ext. 5025, cprincipe@trentu.ca

Research Interests:  Comparative Literature (biblical studies and twentieth-century genres, including science fiction); Modernist and Postmodernist poetry and fiction; Canadian Literature; experimental genres; Trauma Literature; Creative Writing; Postcolonial Studies and Diaspora Literature. 



Margaret Steffler

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

Lady Eaton College N117, ext.6015, msteffler@trentu.ca

Research Interests: Canadian women’s life writing and autofiction; girlhood studies; Canadian Mennonite literature; YA literature; P.K. Page, L.M. Montgomery, Miriam Toews

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Rob 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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