Joel FaflakDirector, SASAH/Dept. of English and Writing Studies
Research Interests / Specializations: I’m Professor of English and Theory at Western University, where I teach courses on literature, theory, culture, leadership, and combinations thereof. My research and teaching interests are nineteenth-century British literature, culture, and philosophy; psychoanalysis; contemporary theory; and film musicals.
Patrick MahonDirector, SASAH/Dept. of Visual Arts
Research Interests / Specializations: visual art practice and curating; printmaking and print culture, postcolonial theory and national identity; links between visual practices and writing practices.
Gillian BarkerAssistant Professor/Dept. of Philosophy
Research Interests / Specializations: Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Science, Environmental Philosophy
David BentleyProfessor/Dept. of English and Writing Studies
Research Interests / Specializations: I specialize in Canadian literature and culture and in nineteenth-century English literature and art, especially, in the latter case, in the poetry and painting of the Pre-Raphaelites.
Laurence deLoozeProfessor/Dept. of Modern Languages and Literatures
Research Interests / Specializations: Medieval and Renaissance Culture (French, Icelandic, English, Spanish, Latin, Italian), theories of Textuality, history of the Book/Writing, literary Theory, Comparative Literature
Joanna DevereuxAssistant Professor/Dept. of English and Writing Studies
Research Interests / Specializations: My research interests include the relationship between nineteenth-century visual arts, theatre, performance, and poetry. I’m especially interested in the work of Victorian women artists.
Michael FoxAssistant Profesor
Research Interests / Specializations: Rhetoric; professional communication; history of the English language; narratology; creative writing
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Kyle GervaisAssistant Professor/Dept. of Classical Studies
Research Interests / Specializations: Latin epic and lyric (literary interpretation and textual criticism), violence in the ancient world (cognitive and social psychological approaches), Classical reception in popular media, digital humanities (especially the Tesserae project).
John HatchAssociate Professor/Dept. of Visual Arts
Research Interests / Specializations: 20th-century art, art theory, and architecture, specifically Dada and Neo-Dada; Post-WWII European and American Art; early abstract art (1910-1940); intersections between art and science.
Lainey LuiVisiting Professor
Teaching: AH 4410E: Gossip as Social, Political, and Social Engagement
519-661-2111 ext. 85529
Mark McDayterAssociate Professor/Dept. of English and Writing Studies
Research Interests / Specializations: My primary teaching and research interests lie in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and are focused upon material culture, social space and identity, and historicism. I additionally work in the field of the digital humanities, and in particular in digital editing and electronic textuality