Hilary Turner
epartment Head
PhD (McMaster University)

Areas of Specialization:
Rhetoric; Romantics; children's literature; composition

Phone: 604-851-6318
Office: D3002 Abbotsford

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Trevor Carolan
PhD (Bond University)

Areas of Specialization:
Ecology; literature of the Pacific Rim; creative writing; non-fiction; journalism; contemporary poetry; literature of the Commonwealth; Pacific Rim and South East Asia

Phone: 604-504-7441 x4198 
Office: B376 Abbotsford

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John Carroll
MFA (University of British Columbia)

Areas of Specialization:
Creative writing; drama; developmental English

Phone: 604-504-7441 x4148
Office: B376 Abbotsford

Jocelyn Coates
PhD (University of Illinois)

Areas of Specialization:
Women's writing; restoration period; 18th Century British novel; online teaching

Phone: 604-504-7441
x2458 Chilliwack
x4228 Abbotsford
A3470 Chilliwack
D3010 Abbotsford

Heather Davis-Fisch
PhD (University of Guelph)

Areas of Specialization:
Romantic and Victorian theatre; Canadian theatre; intercultural performance

Phone: 604-504-7441
x2564 Chilliwack

A3413 Chilliwack


Rajnish Dhawan
PhD (Guru Nanak Dev University)

Areas of Specialization:
Comparative studies in classical literature; creative writing (drama); modern drama; South Asian literature

Phone: 604-504-7441 x4784 
Office: B378 Abbotsford


Andrew Gutteridge
MA (Simon Fraser University)

Areas of Specialization:
American literature, Classical backgrounds, poetry and introductory rhetoric; main area of research and secondary teaching interest is Victorian literature

Phone: 604-504-7441 x4241
Office: B384 Abbotsford


Tim Haner
MA (University of Toronto)

Areas of Specialization:
American literature; Gothic literature; composition

Phone: 604-504-7441 x8035 Chilliwack 
Office: A3462 Chilliwack



Ceilidh Hart
PhD (University of Toronto)

Areas of Specialization:
Canadian literature and print culture; women's writing; composition

Phone: 604-504-7441 x4157
Office: B338 Abbotsford

Ceilidh Hart 

Tim Herron
PhD (Queens University)

Areas of Specialization:
Milton; Renaissance literature; Homer; pastoral literature

Phone: 604-504-7441 x4499
Office: B378 Abbotsford


Michelle LaFlamme 
PhD (University of British Columbia)

Areas of Specialization:
Aboriginal literature; Canadian literature

Phone: 604-504-7441 x5145 
Office: B382 Abbotsford


Helene Littmann
PhD (Johns Hopkins University)

Areas of Specialization:
American literature; Whitman; Pound

Phone: 604-504-7441 x4203
Office: B380 Abbotsford


Andrea MacPherson
MFA (University of British Columbia)

Areas of Specialization:
Creative writing - poetry, fiction, historical fiction and novel; contemporary poetry and fiction

Phone: 604-504-7441 x4260
Office: B384 Abbotsford

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Heather McAlpine 
PhD (University of Ottawa)

Areas of Specialization:
Romantic and Victorian poetry; Pre-Raphaelite literature and art; poetics; didactic and devotional modes; illustrated literature and emblematics; composition

Phone: 604-504-7441 x5144
Office: B372 Abbotsford


Miriam Nichols
PhD (York University)

Areas of Specialization:
American literature, 19th and 20th century; poetry; prose and fiction, modern and contemporary; international modernism; literary theory; history and principles (Plato to Frye); contemporary schools (deconstruction, feminist, postcolonial, Marxist, cosmopolitan) 

Phone: 604-504-7441 x4293
Office: D205 Abbotsford

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Prabhjot Parmar 
PhD (University of Western Ontario)

Areas of Specialization:
Postcolonial literatures and theory; South Asian literature and cinema; migration and diaspora studies; multicultural Britain and Canada; women's studies; memory and history; world war and colonial soldiers; modern British fiction

Phone: 604-504-7441 x4472
Office: T127 Abbotsford




John Pitcher
PhD (Brown University)

Areas of Specialization:
Chaucer; Medieval literature; poststructuralist theory; music history

Phone: 604-851-6318
Office: D207 Abbotsford


Rhonda Schuller
MA (University of Southern California)

Areas of Specialization:
Rhetoric and rhetoric theories; linguistics; composition

Phone: 604-504-7441 x4659
Office B386 Abbotsford

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Lisa Storozynsky
PhD (University of Birmingham)

Areas of Specialization:
Renaissance literature; Shakespeare; Shakespeare for children; dramatic literature; poetry; detective fiction

604-504-7441 x2538
Office: A3468 Chilliwack


Michelle Superle 
PhD (Newcastle University, UK)

Areas of Specialization:
Children's literature; Indian children's literature; feminist children's literature; creative writing; composition

Phone: 604-504-7441 x4799
Office: B338 Abbotsford

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Melissa Walter
PhD (University of Wisconsin)

Areas of Specialization:
Shakespeare; Elizabethan and Jacobean drama; Renaissance drama and prose fiction

Phone: 604-504-7441 x4490
Office: B372 Abbotsford

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Alex Wetmore

PhD (Carleton University)

Areas of Specialization:

Eighteenth-Century Literature; Rhetoric and Composition; History of the Novel; Literary Theory; Academic Writing; Workplace Communication; History of Sympathy, Sensibility, Affect; Gender Studies; Technology and Literature; Cognition and Literature; Posthumanism; Print Culture; Animal Studies; Interdisciplinarity; Parrots; Barometers


Former Faculty  

Jim Andersen
past Department Head

Jim's Biography

Jim Andersen Memorial Leadership Award Fund (donation form) (pdf)


Virginia Cooke, professor emerita
PhD (Queens University)

Areas of Specialization:
Canadian theatre; Anglo-Irish literature; introductory and advanced drama; composition


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Allan McNeill, professor emeritus
MA (Simon Fraser University)

Areas of Specialization:
Victorian literature; 20th century British and Irish fiction; composition; online teaching


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