My principal research area is contemporary Canadian literature, especially fiction. My past research has focused on three main areas: regionalism, historical fiction, and Atlantic-Canadian literature.
I have published a number of essays on regionalism in Canadian literature and am one of the editors of A Sense of Place: Re-Evaluating Regionalism in Canadian and American Writing (1998). On the topic of historical fiction, I have co-edited Past Matters: History and Canadian Fiction (a special issue of Studies in Canadian Literature), and have published the critical study Speculative Fictions: Contemporary Canadian Novelists and the Writing of History (2002), as well as a collection of interviews, Speaking in the Past Tense: Canadian Novelists on Writing Historical Fiction (2007).
I have also published articles on a number of writers, including Guy Vanderhaeghe, Margaret Sweatman, Joseph Boyden and Jane Urquhart. In the area of East Coast writing, I co-edited another special issue of Studies in Canadian Literature titled Surf's Up! The Rising tide of Atlantic-Canadian Literature (2008) and, more recently, I completed work on a SSHRC Standard Research Grant project, which resulted in a critical study of Atlantic-Canadian literature, Anne of Tim Hortons: Globalization and the Reshaping of Atlantic-Canadian Literature (2011) and a website featuring contemporary writers of Atlantic Canada: Waterfront Views: Contemporary Writing of Atlantic Canada <http://waterfrontviews.acadiau.ca/> I have also published articles or interviews with a number of East Coast Writers, including David Adams Richars, Lisa Moore, Wayne Johnston, and Lynn Coady. My current research interests are globalization, neoliberalism, and contemporary Canadian literature. For more information, see: http://www.acadiau.ca/~hwyile
I invite anyone interested in working in these areas especially, but more broadly in topics relating to Canadian literature to contact me at: Herb.Wyile@acadiau.ca
(Note that I will be on sabbatical from January 1 to June 30, 2011, but will still be periodically chaecking my e-mail.)
Dr. Campbell's two main teaching areas are Writing by Women and Creative Writing. She has edited an anthology of Early Canadian Poets entitled Hidden Rooms and published articles on such writers as Susanna Moodie, Isabella Valancy Crawford, Ethelwyn Wetherald, Susan Frances Harrison, Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake) and Marjorie Pickthall. She has also written on women's early contribution to Canadian modernism (through writers like Annie Charlotte Dalton, Katherine Hale, and Louise Morey Bowman), the Canadian long poem (including work by Lampman, Marriott, Pratt, Reaney and Kroetsch), Canadian ekphrasis, Canadian humour, Maritime poetry, Margaret Atwood, P.K. Page, and John Strachan. She is on the editorial advisory board for the academic journal Canadian Poetry, and also vets for Canadian Literature, and Essays in Canadian Writing. Her own poems and short stories have appeared in numerous journals across Canada and she has published four collections of poetry Daedalus Had a Daugher (2011), Grace (2009), Looking for Lucy (2008) and Sky Fishing (1997). Selections for her literature anthology for Penguin Academics were informed by her wider interest in First Nations, Diaspora and women writers from around the world.
Modern Canadian Poetry; The Writer and Nature