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English Language & Literature
Areas of Specialization
Marilyn Rose recently completed a 7-year term as Dean of Graduate Studies, has served as Chair of the Department of English, Language & Literature and as Director of Brock’s Canadian Studies Program, and was the founding Director of the Brock Humanities Research Institute. A specialist in modern and contemporary Century Canadian literature, she has a broad interest in “short forms” – lyric poetry and short fiction. Her current research focuses on the generation of empathy – especially “cool empathy” - in literary texts, particularly contemporary Canadian short stories. She also works in the areas of Popular Culture and Canadian Studies and is a core faculty member in the MA Program in Popular Culture and Brock’s Joint MA program (with the University of Buffalo) in Canadian-American Studies. She and her research partner Jeannette Sloniowski, of the Department of Communications, Popular Culture and Film, have created and maintain a comprehensive research website in the area of crime, mystery and detective fiction: Crime Fiction Canada, www.brocku.ca/crimefictioncanada.
Selected recent publications
“Anne Marriott, “Modernist on the Periphery,” Wider Boundaries of Daring: the Modernist Impulse in Canadian Women Poets. Ed. Barbara Godard and Di Brandt. Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2009. 147-162
(with Jeannette Sloniowski) "Home Sweet Havoc: Howard Engel's Niagara." Journal of Canadian Studies , 39 (2005) 85-104.
"The Literary Archive and the Telling of Modernist Lives," The Canadian Modernists Meet (Reappraisals of Canadian Literature Series). Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2005. 231-250.
"'Bones Made of Light': The Nature Poetry of Lorna Crozier," Canadian Poetry , (Fall/Winter 2004) 53-64.
"Anthologizing P.K. Page: the Case of a Protean Poet." Journal of Canadian Studies . 38:1 (Winter 2004) 154-165.