Faculty and Staff

Jessica Slights
Head of Department
Shakespeare; Early Modern Drama and Culture

Christine Kendrick
Department Secretary and
Administrative Coordinator, Acadia Theatre Company



Stephen Ahern: British literature of the long eighteenth century; history and theory of the novel; writing across the curriculum

Wanda Campbell: Creative Writing; Writing by Women, particularly Nineteenth-Century Canadian

Richard Cunningham: Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century; Book History, Print Culture, Digital Humanities

Michelle DamourCanadian Literature; Postcolonial Literature; Travel and Migration Narratives; and Creative Writing

John Eustace: Postcolonial Literature and Theory, particularly Settler Colony Literature; Canadian Literature; Twentieth Century British Literature

Barry Fox: Learning through talking and writing; translating medieval and early modern drama

Paul Grant Modern and contemporary British and American Literature; Russian Literature; Humour Studies; pedagogy; Interdisciplinary Studies

Claire Jewell: English as a Second Language

Lance La Rocque: Modern Canadian Poetry; The Writer and Nature

Lisa Narbeshuber: American Literature; Feminist Theory; Sylvia Plath

Anne Quéma: Experimental Poetry; Theories of Critical Analysis; Law and Literature; Queer Studies; Modern and Contemporary Fiction and Poetry in the UK

Patricia Rigg: Nineteenth-Century Poetry; Gender Studies; British Aestheticism

Jon Saklofske: Romantic Period literature; William Blake; The Sister Arts; Digital Humanities; Media Studies; Video Game Studies

Andrea Schwenke Wyile: Contemporary Children's and Young Adult Literature, narrative theory, visualverbal texts / picturebooks, Atlantic Canadian Children's and YA Literature (and an interest in fairy tales, fantasy, and comics)

Anne Stieger Composition for 2nd Language Students

Pamela Swanigan: Children's Literature, Sociobiology, Ecological literacy, Evolutionary Psychology, Biracial and Racial Identity Issues, African American Issues

Kerry Vincent: Postcolonial Literature: African and Caribbean; Travel Writing

Kevin WhetterMedieval and Arthurian Literature, particularly romance and Thomas Malory; Tolkien; Classical Literature in Translation; manuscript study

Erin Wunker:  Canadian literatures, cultural studies, feminist and affect theory, poetry and poetics


Richard A. Davies: Eighteenth-Century Literature; The Short Story, particularly in Canada; Thomas Chandler Haliburton
Roger C. Lewis: Victorian Studies
Raymond H. Thompson: Medieval and Arthurian Literature
Alan R. Young: Shakespeare; Renaissance Literature; the Emblem; Atlantic Canadian Fiction; Hypermedia; Teaching & Technology


Herb Wyile: Canadian Literature, Postcolonialism, Globalization, Neoliberalism, Postmodernism, Regionalism, Historical Fiction, and Atlantic Canada