Susan Glover

Susan Glover

Chairperson | Associate Professor

Department of English
Arts
L-713, R.D. Parker Building Sudbury Campus

Biography

                 Living and working in northern Ontario at the DepartmentLaurentian University's bilingual and tricultural campus, I have been privileged to be part of the university's commitment to decolonizing the academy, and my own research reflects that transition; my current research is oriented towards writing and in about Canada in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, and recovering the Indigenous contribution to that conversation. Part of that work is in collaboration with co-researchers Alan Corbiere, M'Chigeeng First Nation, Manitoulin Island and Tom Peace, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Huron University College, Western University, London; that work is supported with a SSHRC Insight Development Grant for “Indigenous Writing and Literacy Networks in Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century Canada” awarded June 2016.

My undergraduate teaching focuses on the eighteenth century, with courses on writing in and about eighteenth-century North America, the emergence of the novel, and women's writing in Great Britain, along with an elective course on detective fiction. In the Humanities M.A. program I am currently supervising theses on the C18 novel and residential school architecture. My doctoral research on women, property, law, and the early novel was published in the Bucknell University Press series in Eighteenth Century Literature and Culture; Engendering Legitimacy: Law, Property, and Early Eighteenth-Century Fiction (2006). That interest has continued in “Further Reflections upon Marriage; Mary Astell and Sarah Chapone,” in Feminist Interpretations of Mary Astell (Penn State University Press, (2016) and an edition of Sarah Chapone's anonymously published The Hardships of the English Laws in Relation to Wives (1735), Routledge/Taylor and Francis (2018). Current research includes preparing a bibliography of Indigenous-created texts from pre-1860 "Canada," early writing about land by Indigenous women, and a collaborative anthology of C18-early C19 texts by Indigenous writers.


       

Education

  • B.A. English, University of Waterloo 
  • M.A. English, University of Toronto
  • Ph.D. English, University of Toronto

Academic Appointments

July 1, 2011          Associate Professor, Department of English, Laurentian University

July 1, 2004          Assistant Professor, Department of English, Laurentian University

2001-2004            Lecturer, Department of English, University of Toronto





On The Web

Research

Research interests

Representations of Indigeneity and early Canada in C18 and early C19 British writing; Indigenous-created texts in pre-Confederation Canada; C18 British women writers


Current research

•  a collaborative investigation of Indigenous-created texts in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Canada. My co-researchers Alan Corbiere, M'Chigeeng First Nation, Manitoulin Island and Adjunct Professor, Department of English, Laurentian University; Tom Peace, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Huron University College, Western University, London; and I were awarded a SSHRC Insight Development Grant for “Indigenous Writing and Literacy Networks in Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century Canada,” June 2016.

•  a critical edition of Sarah Chapone’s The Hardships of the English Laws in Relation to Wives (London, 1735), forthcoming from Routledge/Taylor and Francis.


Awards

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Teaching


Courses Fall 2017 (on sabbatical winter term 2018)

ENGL1706 Introduction to Writing and English Studies

ENGL3296E01 (Fall 2017) Letters, Diaries, and Life Writing in the Long Eighteenth Century  


Courses 2016-17

ENGL3296E01 (Fall 2016) Core Seminar: Colonial Voices in 18th Century North America.  

ENGL3296E02 (Winter 2017) Core Seminar: Revolutionary Novels of the 1790s

ENGL2005 Literatures in English (fall term)

HUMA5117 Academic Research Methods


Courses 2015-16

ENGL2005 Literatures in English

ENGL3206 The 18th Century English Novel

ENGL3245 Women of Letters of the 18th Century

HUMA-5196EL-02 Directed Reading Course: Labour, Learning & Literacy


Courses 2014-15

Fall term 2014  Sabbatical leave

Winter term 2015 ENGL3296 Core Seminar Group 2 Canadian/British Literature of the Eighteenth Century

Spring term 2015 ENGL2677 Detective Fiction


Courses 2013-2014

ENGL3245 Literature of the Eighteenth Century

ENGL3296 Revolutionary Novels of the 1790s

ENGL2676 Detective Fiction

ENGL4787 Constructing Canada in the Eighteenth Century

Supervision

Carmen-Solange Bertrand, “Beyond the Grind: Eighteenth-Century Labouring Class Women Writers,” M.A. Humanities, Fall 2015-Fall 2017

Member, Ph.D. committee for Denise Newton-Mathur,  “Reading Between the Worlds: Disclosure of Dominant, Explicit, Subordinate, and Implicit Discourses of  ‘Health’ Embedded within a Constellation of James Bay Treaty No. 9 (1905-6) Texts,” 2010-14

Fourth-year Honours Essay, Elizabeth Urso, "The Wicked Lives We have Lived": Female Criminality in 18th- and 19th-Century English Fiction," 2013-14


Publications

Books

The Hardships of the English Laws in Relation to Wives (London, 1735) by Sarah Chapone, forthcoming from Routledge/Taylor and Francis.

Engendering Legitimacy: Law, Property, and Early Eighteenth-Century Fiction. Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2006.

Other Writing

“Further Reflections upon Marriage; Mary Astell and Sarah Chapone,” in Feminist Interpretations of Mary Astell, University Park, PA: Penn State University Press, 2016. www.psupress.org/books/titles/978-0-271-07124-4.html

“Property and Law.” The Encyclopedia of British Literature 1660-1789. Day, Gary and Jack Lynch (eds.) Blackwell Publishing, 2015. DOI:10.1111/b.9781444330205.2015.x

“Brooke, Frances.” The Encyclopedia of British Literature 1660-1789. Day, Gary and Jack Lynch (eds.) Blackwell Publishing, 2015. DOI:10.1111/b.9781444330205.2015.x

“East goes West: The Technicolor Environment of Northwest Passage (1940).” The Landscape of Hollywood Westerns: Ecocriticism in an American Film Genre. Ed. Deborah A. Carmichael. Salt Lake City, UT: University of Utah Press, 2006. 111-26.

Book Reviews

Rev. of Anne Quema, Power and Legitimacy: Law, Culture, and Literature. U of Toronto P, 2015, in The University of Toronto Quarterly, vol. 86, no. 3, 2017, pp. 235-236, doi.10.3138/utq.86.3.235

Rev. of Sandra Macpherson, Harm’s Way: Tragic Responsibility and the Novel Form. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2010, in 1650-1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era (2012): 372-75.

Rev. of Maria Purves, The Gothic and Catholicism: Religion, Cultural Exchange and the Popular Novel, 1785-1829. Cardiff: U of Wales P, 2009, in Eighteenth-Century Fiction 24.2 (Winter 2011-12): 393-95. 

Rev. of Raymond Martin and John Barresi, The Rise and Fall of Soul and Self: An Intellectual History of Personal Identity. New York: Columbia UP, 2006, in University of Toronto Quarterly 77:1 (Winter 2009): 133. DOI: 10.1353/utq.0.0402

Selected Presentations

"John Norton/Teyoninhokarawen, his Journal, and the Gospel of John," Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Toronto, ON, Oct.2017

"The Work of John Tanner: Narrative and Interpretation," ACCUTE, Toronto, May 2017

"The Textual Properties in the Thames Valley: The Petitions of Sarah Ainse," Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Kingston, ON Oct. 2016

"Sharing Tipâcimôwin: Paper, Provenance, and Possession," Indigenous Archives in the Digital Age, Dartmouth College, Sept. 2016

"Making an Impression: Reader Reception in Rupert's Land," Canadian Historical Association, Calgary, AB, June, 2016

"Two Voices Falling: The Contingent Legacy and Indigenous Life of Mary Jemison," ACCUTE, Calgary, AB, May 2016

"The View from Here: The Pre-Confederation Indigenous Archive," Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP), Longeuil, Montreal, PQ July 2015

"From Soho to Sillery: Becoming Frances Brooke," Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Montreal, Quebec, Oct. 2014

"Reflections upon Marriage: Mary Astell, Sarah Chapone, and the Redress of Reason," Dept. of History Colloquium, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ont. Jan. 2014

"Learning to Face East; or, Looking out for Pitfalls in the Discursive Field," Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, London, Ont. Oct. 2013 

"Minding the Gaps: Huron Women and Colonial Texts," Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Edmonton, Alta. Oct. 2012