Part-time Professor

2006 – PhD, English, McGill University
2000 – MA, English, University of Toronto
1999 – BA, English and History, University of Victoria

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Gefen Bar-On Santor


My teaching at the Department of English has focused on working with students to develop professional writing skills.  I have also been teaching literature at the Department of English, as well as adult-education courses in literature at the Soloway Jewish Community Centre.  In addition, I have been working with francophone professors to help them with their academic English skills, in particular writing for publication. My personal blog is <>.

For current course descriptions, see the graduate and undergraduate brochures in the Programs of Study section of this site

University degrees

2006 – PhD, English, McGill University

2000 – MA, English, University of Toronto

1999  BA, English and History, University of Victoria

Fields of interest

  • Science and literature
  • Eighteenth-century and early-modern literature
  • Shakespeare
  • Milton
  • Children’s literature
  • Creative writing


2008  Part-time Professor, University of Ottawa, Department of English


2007-2008 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Postdoctoral Fellowship.

2004-2006 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship.

Selected publications

“Shakespeare in the Georgian Playhouse." The Oxford Handbook of the Georgian Theatre, 1737-1832. Ed. David Francis Taylor. 2014. 213-228.

Essays on Edward Capell, Richard Farmer, Robert Lowth, Edmond Malone and George Steevens in Eighteenth-Century Literary Scholars and Critics, the Dictionary of Literary Biography series. Ed. Frans De Bruyn. 2010.

“The Culture of Newtonianism and Shakespeare’s Editors: From Pope to Johnson.”  Eighteenth-century Fiction 21(4): 593-614.

“Looking for Hidden Laws in Shakespeare: The Mystifying Case of Hamlet.” Shakespeare and the Eighteenth Century.Eds. Peter Sabor and Paul Yachnin. Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate, 2008. 151-164.

“The Need to Adapt: Burney’s Enactment of Shakespearean Tragedy in her Novels, with a Focus on Cecilia.”  The Burney Journal  8 (2005): 46-55.

“Benigni’s life-affirming lie: La vita è bella as an aesthetic and moral response to the Holocaust.”  Beyond Life is Beautiful: Comedy and Tragedy in the Cinema of Roberto Benigni.  Ed. Grace Russo Bullaro. Leicester, England: Troubador Publishing, 2005.  179-200.

“Michael Frayn’s Copenhagen.”  The Encyclopaedia of Modern Drama.  Eds. Gabrielle H. Cody and Evert Sprinchorn.  Columbia University Press.  Forthcoming.

Entries on Edward Capell, Richard Farmer, Robert Lowth, Edmond Malone and George Steevens for Eighteenth-Century Literary Scholars and Critics, The Dictionary of Literary Biography series.  Ed. Frans De Bruyn.  Forthcoming.


English 1112 (Technical Report Writing)

English 1122 (Literature and Composition III: English Literature before 1700)

English 1131 (Effective Business English)

English 2117 (Multicultural Literatures)

English 2151 (Literature and Sciences)

English 3133 (Elizabethan Shakespeare)

English 3134 (Jacobean Shakespeare)

English 3323 (Medieval Literature)

English 3339 (Sixteenth-Century Literature)

English 3340 (Seventeenth-Century Literature)

English 3341 (Eighteenth-Century Literature)

English 3356 (Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Fiction)

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