Research and Publications

The Department of English at the University of Ottawa has grown in strength over the past two decades to become one of the best English departments in Canada. Part of an historic institution, the oldest bilingual university in Canada, we are also a fresh and vibrant department at the forefront of English studies. Our faculty are internationally renowned, consistently producing innovative, award-winning research in a wide range of fields. We work in historical fields spanning from the medieval period to the 20th century, in geographical contexts that include British, Canadian, and American literatures, and across a broad spectrum of methodologies, from the history of the book to the history of science and technology, material cultures to manuscript cultures, gender and sexuality studies to environmental studies. Our faculty members regularly win prestigious grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, publish books that make real impacts within and beyond our fields, and publish articles in top journals across English literary studies.

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Critical and Cultural Theory

Critical and Cultural Theory

 Word, Image, Sound, Screen, Stage

Media Cultures: Word,
Image, Sound, Screen, Stage

Renaissance Literature

Renaissance Literature

Modern British Literature

Modern British Literature

Literature, Science, and the Environment

Literature, Science, and the Environment

Identity, Location, & Community Formations

Identity, Location, & Community Formations

Restoration Literature and 18th Century Literature

Restoration Literature and 18th Century Literature

Canadian Literature

Canadian Literature

 Marketplaces, Institutions, Popular Culture

Literary Publics: Marketplaces, Institutions, Popular Culture

Medieval Literature

Medieval Literature

19th Century British Literature

19th Century British Literature

American Literature

American Literature

Critical and Cultural Theory
  • New Materialisms
  • Affect Theory
  • Narratology
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Mimetic Theory
  • Genre Theory
  • Aesthetics
  • Poetics
  • Post-Colonialism

Literature, Science, and the Environment
  • Ecocriticism
  • Environmental Humanities
  • Science and Technology Studies       
  • History of the Intellectual Disciplines
  • Cognitive Humanities
  • Medical Humanities

 Marketplaces, Institutions, Popular Culture
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Celebrity Culture
  • Fashion
  • Critical Pedagogies           
  • Literary Prizes
  • Publishing
  • Histories of Reading
  • Literature and nationalism

 Word, Image, Sound, Screen, Stage
  • Book History
  • Media Studies
  • Oral Cultures
  • Digital Humanities
  • Manuscript Studies
  • Theatre and Performance Studies 
  • Film Studies
  • Popular Music
  • Graphic Novels
  • Information Studies
  • Sport Studies

Identity, Location, & Community Formations
  • Women’s Studies
  • Queer Theory
  • Dissident Subjectivities
  • Masculinity
  • Indigenous Studies

Medieval Literature

Renaissance Literature

Restoration Literature and 18th-Century Literature

19th Century British Literature

Modern British Literature

Canadian Literature

American Literature

 

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