Sessionals & Course Instructors

Sessional Lecturers and Course Instructors 2019-2020

Please note that not all instructors teach in all semesters. You can determine who's teaching when using the following code:

🍁 Fall Term

❄️ Winter/Spring Term

☀️ Summer Term

 

Jonathan Brent

Email: jonathan.brent@mail.utoronto.ca

Office Hours: TBC

Courses Taught:

🍁 ENGD30H3: Topics in Medieval Literature

Jonathan Brent is a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Medieval Studies, where his research focuses on late medieval English poetry and history-writing. Jonathan teaches Latin at the Centre, and his current projects include a dissertation on the Anglo-Norman Cronicles [sic] of Nicholas Trevet as well as a dual-language edition of that text, which he is preparing alongside Suzanne Akbari.

Amy Coté

Email: amy.cote@mail.utoronto.ca

Office Hours: TBC

Courses Taught:

☀️ ENGD89: Topics in the Victorian Period

 

Alyx Dellamonica

Email: alyx.dellamonica@gmail.com

Office Hours: Friday 9-11am or by Skype/Facetime/Phone via appointment (Fall)

Courses Taught:

🍁 ENGC87: Creative Writing Fiction II

 

Daniel Direkoglu

Email: dan.direkoglu@mail.utoronto.ca

Office Hours: TBC

Courses Taught:

☀️ ENGC50: Studies in Contemporary American Fiction

Matt Jones

Email: mf.jones@utoronto.ca

Office Hours: TBC

Courses Taught:

❄️ ENGB14H3S: Twentieth-Century Drama

Matt Jones is a writer and dramaturg based on Toronto. His writing has appeared in Canadian Theatre Review, alt.theatre, SubStance, the Globe and Mail, the Montreal Gazette, The Montreal Mirror, This Magazine, and Canadian Dimension, among others. As a playwright, his work includes Dracula in a Time of Climate Change, The Mysterious Case of the Flying Anarchist, and the collective creation Death Clowns in Guantánamo Bay. He is currently completing doctoral studies at the University of Toronto's Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, where he researches the politics of war, terrorism, and racism in performance. He is the recent co-editor, with Barry Freeman, of a special issue of Canadian Theatre Review about "Post-Truth" in performance. www.mattjones.space

Niyosha Keyzad

Email: niyosha.keyzad@mail.utoronto.ca

Office Hours: TBC

Courses Taught:

🍁❄️☀️ ENGA02H3: Critical Writing About Literature

 

Timothy Lem-Smith

Email: t.lem.smith@mail.utoronto.ca

Office Hours: TBC

Courses Taught:

🍁 ENGC15H3: Introduction to Theory & Criticism

 

Michele McGillivray

Email: michele.mcgillivray@utoronto.ca

Office Hours: TBC

Courses Taught:

☀️ ENGB12H3: Life Writing

Julie Prior

Email: julie.prior@utoronto.ca

Office Hours: TBC

Courses Taught:

🍁 ENGA02H3: Critical Writing About Literature

Julie Prior is preparing to submit her SSHRC-funded PhD dissertation in early modern and eighteenth-century drama at the University of Toronto. Her research explores adaptations of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, and is concerned with illuminating production history and intertextual resonances that are activated by performance. Julie is a recent recipient of a TA Teaching Excellence Award. She holds a TESL Ontario Post-Graduate Diploma, and over the past ten years, her post-secondary teaching has included instruction in the Department of English & ESL at Centennial College, with U of T's Graduate Centre for Academic Communication, and in English Departments at two universities in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Joel Rodgers

Email: joel.rodgers@utoronto.ca

Office Hours: TBC

Courses Taught:

❄️ ENGA01H3F: What Is Literature?

☀️ ENGB34: The Short Story

Joel Rodgers recently defended his dissertation on early modern English literature at the University of Toronto. His research examines the ways poets and playwrights represent (and reinforce) the affective political communities created and maintained through corporate forms of association. He specializes in the work of John Donne, Ben Jonson, William Shakespeare, and Edmund Spenser in particular. He has previously taught courses on Shakespeare, reading poetry, and academic writing at UTSC.

Alexander Sarra-Davis

Email: alex.sarra.davis@mail.utoronto.ca

Office Hours: TBC

Courses Taught:

🍁 ENGA02H3F: Critical Writing About Literature

Alexander Sarra-Davis is a PhD candidate in the University of Toronto’s Department of English, where he studies the intersection of global anglophone writing, experimental fiction, and questions of authorial ethics. He is currently working on articles about the novels of J. M. Coetzee, Ruth Ozeki, and Salvador Plascencia.

Katherine Shwetz

Email: katherine.shwetz@mail.utoronto.ca

Office Hours: TBC

Courses Taught:

❄️☀️🍁 ENGA02H3F: Critical Writing About Literature

 

Catriona Wright

Email: catriona.wright@utoronto.ca

Office Hours: TBC

Courses Taught:

❄️☀️ ENGB61H3: Creative Writing: Fiction I