Faculty and Staff

Leanna McDonald
Department Secretary and
Administrative Coordinator, Acadia Theatre Company



Stephen Ahern: British litature of the eighteenth century; history and theory of the novel; cultural theory; affect theory and history of emotions.

Wanda Campbell: Creative Writing, Writing by Women, Canadian

Selena Crosson:  Composition:  Collaborative Nursing Program (Yarmouth)

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

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

Kait Pinder: Canadian literature, modernism, literary theory, literature and philosophy, Canadian Studies

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

Laura Robinson: Canadian women’s writing, children’s literature, feminist and queer theory, L.M. Montgomery

J. Coplen Rose: Postcolonial Literature; South African film, literature, and drama, and humour studies

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)

Jessica Slights: Shakespeare; Early Modern Drama and Culture

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


Kate AshleyComposition
Michelle Damour
Barry Fox: Learning through talking and writing; translating medieval and early modern drama
Paul Grant
Dianne MacPhee
Lea Pelletier
Pamela Swanigan
Stephen Whelan


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