Faculty and Staff

Jessica Slights
Acting Head

Christine Sattler
Department Administrative Assistant


Stephen Ahern: British literature 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 Poetry

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

Michelle Damour: Introductory English, Composition

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

Amanda Peters: Creative Writing, Indigenous Literature

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

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

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

Jessica Slights: Shakespeare; Early Modern Drama and Culture

Nandini Thiyagarajan: Postcolonial Literature, World Literature, Asian Diasporic Studies, Animal Studies, Environmental Humanities

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


Selena Crosson: Composition:  Collaborative Nursing Program (Yarmouth)

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

Jordan Sheridan: Writing and Reading Critically, Children's Literature


Richard A. Davies: Eighteenth-Century Literature; The Short Story, particularly in Canada; Thomas Chandler Haliburton

Roger C. Lewis: Victorian Studies

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

Raymond H. Thompson: Medieval and Arthurian Literature


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

Alan R. Young: Shakespeare; Renaissance Literature; the Emblem; Atlantic Canadian Fiction; Hypermedia; Teaching & Technology