Profiles


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Arlene Young


Dr. Arlene Young is a Professor of English at the University of Manitoba. She works in the field of Victorian Literature and Culture and is interested in the role of affect in Victorian novels by Elisabeth Gaskell, Charles Dickens, and Henry James, especially these novelists' control of affective responses in readers to shape moral judgment.

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Brenda Austin-Smith


Dr. Brenda Austin-Smith is an Associate Professor of Film Studies at the University of Manitoba. She works in Cinema History and is interested in affect and film; women, emotion, and cinema memory; and emotional responses to film.

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Jason Leboe-McGowan


Dr. Jason Leboe-McGowan is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Manitoba. He works within the field of Cognitive Psychology and is interested in both affect and memory and nostalgia.

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Deidre Lynch


Dr. Deidre Lynch is a Professor of English at Harvard University. She studies Eighteenth-Century and Romantic British literature and culture. She is interested in the theory of the novel; the Gothic; the Enlightenment; book history and the history of reading; moral philosophy and the history of emotion.

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Dana Seitler


Dr. Dana Seitler is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Toronto. She is currently teaching Queer Writing for the Sexual Diversity Studies Program, and her research interests include nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American literature and culture; feminist theory; queer theory and sexuality studies; cultural studies of science; and visual culture.

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Michelle Faubert


Dr. Michelle Faubert is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Manitoba. She works in the field of Romantic literature and is interested in the history of psychology and insanity; early psychologist-poet communication of psychological, cultural, and moral ideas; pleasure aesthetics; affective experience; and psychological and moral norms. She is also a Visiting Fellow at Northumbria University in the UK. For more information, please see: http://www.umanitoba.ca/faculties/arts/departments/english/faculty/faculty_details.php?id=0098765654

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Neil McArthur


Dr. Neil McArthur is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Manitoba and Associate Director of the Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics. His research is on David Hume and other philosophers of the Scottish Enlightenment, as well as on theories of law, cosmopolitan justice and human rights. He is especially interested in the connections between these two areas. He is also a film-maker. More information is available here: http://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~mcarthun/

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Maria Medved


Dr. Maria Medved is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Manitoba. She works in the field of Clinical Psychology and is interested in the "rehabilitation" of self and identity after a developmental crisis or after a crisis caused by injury or disease.

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Judith Owens


Dr. Judith Owens is an Associate Professor of English and Head of the Department of English, Film, and Theatre at the University of Manitoba. She studies Early Modern literature and is interested in understanding the ways in which affect can be understood and deployed to frame political and ethical imperatives.

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Struan Sinclair


Dr. Struan Sinclair is an Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Manitoba. He is interested in the paradox of fiction, cognitivist accounts of literary creativity and writer's block, and the attribution of blame in formula fiction. He is also interested productive relationships between emotion and attention in navigating narratives, both in traditional print and new media texts.

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Cheryl Suzack


Dr. Cheryl Suzack is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Toronto. She works with Indigenous literature and is interested in the culture and politics of emotion theory.

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George Toles


Dr. George Toles is a Distinguished Professor of Film Studies at the University of Manitoba. He researches American and European Film and is interested in film and the evocation of feeling; acting styles and the communication of emotive states; and attentiveness as affect in narration and reading.

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Vanessa Warne


Dr. Vanessa Warne is an Associate Professor with the Department of English, Film and Theatre at the University of Manitoba. She works with Victorian Literature and is interested in both the lived experience of disability and popular Victorian notions about the intellectual capacities, cultural aptitudes, and emotional lives of disabled people.

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Rebecca Kingston


Dr. Rebecca Kingston is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto. She is interested in the history of political thought, particularly eighteenth-century French political thought.

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Miranda Burgess


Dr. Miranda Burgess is an Associate Professor of English at the University of British Columbia. Her research interests include British and Irish literature from the 1780s to the 1830s, and the history and theory of form and genre, mobility, media, and feeling.

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Pamela Gilbert


Dr. Pamela Gilbert is an Albert Brick Professor at the University of Florida. She teaches courses in Victorian literature; feminisms, genders and sexualities; and cultural studies. Her research interests include gender; the Victorian novel; the body; Victorian cultural and medical history; and medical humanities.

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Marion Thain


Dr. Marion Thain is a Visiting Professor of English at New York University. Her research interests include decadence; aestheticism; fin de siecle literature; British poetry and poetics of the nineteenth- and early twentieth-centuries.


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