Contract Faculty

Julian Arend

Stong College, 301F
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julianm@yorku.ca

Elena Basile

Bethune College, 309
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ebasile@yorku.ca

Elena BasileElena Basile (Ph.D., English, York) is a teacher, researcher, poet and translator. She teaches Psychoanalysis, Affect and Queer theory, Canadian feminist multilingual and experimental poetics, and Translation studies at York University and at the University of Toronto.
She has written on translation and Canadian poetics (essays in New Voices in Translation Studies, Open Letter, Canada and Beyond) and has translated into Italian Nicole Brossard’s novel Le désert mauve (2011). She collaborates regularly with artists and academics in Italy, Canada and France, focusing her research and poetry on the politics of feminist queer migrant poetics. Her most recent collaborative multimedia project, Transitions in Progress: Making Space for Place, is part of a EU-Canada International Project titled Performigrations: People are the Territory (2014-2016).

John Bell

Stong College, 321
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johnbell@yorku.ca

Jennifer Duncan

Stong College, 301C
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jinx.duncan@sympatico.ca

jduncanJennifer Duncan is the author of Sanctuary & Other Stories and Frontier Spirit: The Brave Women of the Klondike and her poems, short stories, arts journalism and book reviews have been published in a variety of literary journals and newspapers. A graduate of York's Creative Writing Program, Jennifer earned a B.Ed at OISE/University of Toronto and an MA in English/Creative Writing at Concordia University. She has taught writing for twenty years and her frequent forays into the Yukon resulted in the originating and ground-breaking curriculum for the Yukon School of Art. Currently, Jennifer is completing a novel set in Dawson City while writing a dissertation on creative writing pedagogy for her PhD in Language, Culture and Teaching at York.

Ila Goody

Stong College, 301F
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Jordana Greenblatt

GreenblattJordana_000Bethune College, 309
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jordanag@yorku.ca

 

Megan Hillman

Stong College, 348A
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mhillman@yorku.ca

Maria Ionita

Stong College, 346
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mionita@yorku.ca

Aida Jordao

Stong College, 346
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ajordao@yorku.ca

Natalia Khomenko

Stong College, 346
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khomenko@yorku.ca

Marilou McKenna

Victor Phillip Dahdaleh (DB), 2030
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mckenna@yorku.ca

Marilou McKenna (Ph.D. York, Victorian Studies; TESL, U of Toronto) has taught at York University for over 30 years in a wide variety of English and Humanities courses. During this time, she has also been a Writing Instructor at the former Atkinson Essay Tutoring Centre and the Arts Centre for Academic Writing (now amalgamated as the Writing Centre in the Writing Department). Her main field of interest is Victorian Poetry, and she completed a doctoral dissertation on Algernon C. Swinburne’s Mary Stuart Trilogy. She has published articles and delivered conference papers in her area of research. She is also a past member of and Newsletter Editor for the William Morris Society of Canada.

Leigh Nash

Founders College, 324
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leighsnash@gmail.com

Leigh Nash is the publisher of Invisible Publishing. She currently serves as chair for eBOUND Canada and on the Association of Canadian Publishers board of directors. She received a BA in Creative Writing and Communications Studies from York University, and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph. She is the author of several chapbooks and the poetry collection Goodbye, Ukulele, published by Mansfield Press.

 

Natalie Neill

Stong College, 321
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nneill@yorku.ca

natalieneillresizeNatalie Neill (Ph.D., English, York; M.A., Film Studies, Carleton) specializes in Romantic literature, the gothic, popular fiction, and film. Neill has published articles on film adaptation, gothic parody, and Romantic poetry, among other topics, and has edited two 19th-century comic gothic novels—The Hero and Love and Horror—for Valancourt Press. She is working on a book about readers in and of first-wave gothic novels.

Janet Melo-Thaiss

Stong  College, 348A
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janetmt@yorku.ca

James Papoutsis

Stong  College, 348A
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james.papoutsis@gmail.com

James Papoutsis (Ph.D., English, York) specializes in contemporary literature, American literature, and popular culture. He has published fiction in numerous national and international literary journals and his work has earned him a number of major arts grants. He is currently completing a novel with the support of a Canada Council grant. He has also worked in theatre, both as a playwright and more recently as part of a collective that developed an audio-based experimental theatre project that was featured in the Festival Of Original Theatre. He recently delivered papers at the CAAS and PCA/ACA conferences about his ongoing research on literature and culture post-1945.

Dana Patrascu-Kingsley

Stong College, 301F
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danapk@yorku.ca

Jacqueline Petropoulos

Bethune College, 303
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jpetr@yorku.ca

Nemanja Protic

Bethune College, 303
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nemanjaprotic@rogers.com

Ray Robertson

Bethune College, 309
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ray.robertson@sympatico.ca

Ray Robertson is the author of eight novels and three collections of non-fiction.  His work has been translated into several languages.

 

 

 

Adam Sol

Stong College, 340
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adamsol42@gmail.com

Adam Sol is the author of four books of poetry, most recently Complicity (M&S 2014). His first book of essays, How a Poem Moves, will be published in 2019.

 

 

Judith Stuart

Bethune College, 303
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jstuart@yorku.ca

J.StuartphotoJudith Anderson Stuart’s new book, two jammed suitcases: haibun, a combination of haiku and travel-based, reflective prose, was published by Aeolus House Press in December 2013. She is the author of the chapbooks seasoning (Bald Eagle 1992) and haiku garden (Bald Eagle1994), is one of the poets in the anthology Mix Six: Six Ontario Poets (Mekler and Deahl 1996), and has written fiction and poetry for children. She received her Ph.D. at York in 2004. Her scholarly interests are in women’s writing (especially but not limited to the Restoration and C18), children’s literature, and the prose narrative. Among other essays, she has published on Margaret Cavendish, Christine de Pizan, and Roland Barthes.

Tanya Taylor-Cherry

Founders College, 307A
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ttaylor@yorku.ca

Mark Wadman

Bethune College, 303
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mwadman71@gmail.com