Full-time Faculty

Julia Creet
Associate Professor
Office: Calumet College, 336
Phone: (416)736-2100 Ext: 66255

Julia Creet is an Associate Professor of English at York University in Toronto. She specializes in memory studies, literary nonfiction and sexuality studies (in a former life). She is the co-editor (with Andreas Kitzmann) of "Memory and Migration—multidisciplinary approaches to memory studies"(University of Toronto Press 2010), and the producer and director of a documentary, “MUM,” (2008) about the memoirs of a holocaust survivor who tried to forget. “The Unread Novel,” a book of documentary fiction based on the same story, is in progress. Julia Creet has published numerous essays and book chapters on memory and testimony, identity and sexuality, in various academic and literary publications including European Studies, The Journal of Aesthetics and Culture, differences, Applied Semiotics, Paradoxa, English Studies in Canada, Resources for Feminist Research, Toronto Life, West Coast Line and Exile. Several of her essays have been translated into Hungarian and Polish and others published in edited collections in Sweden, Poland and the Netherlands.
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David Goldstein
Associate Professor
Creative Writing Coordinator
Office: Stong College, 301E
Phone: (416) 736-2100 Ext: 30355

David B. Goldstein is an award-winning poet, critic, and food writer, whose work has appeared in magazines, newspapers, and journals across Canada and the US. He has published two poetry collections, Lost Originals (2016) and Laws of Rest (2013), which The Globe and Mail called “sly, strange poems one can live within.” His first scholarly book, Eating and Ethics in Shakespeare’s England, shared the 2014 biennial Shakespeare’s Globe Book Award. He has co-edited two essay collections devoted to Shakespeare, and writes essays on early modern literature, Emmanuel Levinas, food studies, ecology, and contemporary poetry.
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Michael Helm
Associate Professor
Office: Calumet College, 320
Phone: (416) 736-2100 Ext: 20347

The Writers' Trust Fiction Prize citation calls Michael Helm's new novel, After James, "a warning, a lament, a virtuoso engagement with our times" and "a singular, puzzle-box of a novel delivered in gorgeous prose." His other novels are Cities of Refuge, a Writers' Trust finalist and a Globe and Mail and Now magazine Best Book of the Year; The Projectionist, a finalist for the Giller Prize and the Trillium Award; and In the Place of Last Things, a finalist for the Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and the regional Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book.
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Bruce Powe
Associate Professor
Office: Stong College, 352
Phone: (416) 736-2100 Ext: 33775

B.W. Powe has been teaching in the English Department since 1995. He is a writer - poet, novelist, essayist, and critic. His influential writings on Marshall McLuhan, Northrop Frye, and Pierre Trudeau have been widely-praised, as have his poetry and novels, including Outage and These Shadows Remain, longlisted for the ReLit Prize. His current research has been into visionary and mystical traditions. He has also been involved in literacy initiatives involving both York University and Frontier College. B.W. Powe is a member of the Graduate School of Film Studies in the Fine Arts Department, a fellow of the McLuhan Centre at the University of Toronto, as well as an honourary member of the High Table at Massey College.
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Priscila Uppal
Office: Founders College, 324
Phone: (416)736-2100 Ext: 22866

Priscila Uppal’s teaching and research interests include English Poetry, European Poetry, Canadian Literature, World Literature, reading culture and representations of readers in art, revisionist mythmaking, adaptation, the artistic process, medical humanities, sports literature, mourning and grief, and creative writing in all its forms. She is the author of nine books of poetry: Summer Sport: Poems (2013), Winter Sport: Poems (2010), Successful Tragedies: Selected Poems 1998-2010 (Bloodaxe Books U.K. 2010). Traumatology (2010), Ontological Necessities (2006), Live Coverage (2003), Pretending to Die (2001),Confessions for a Fertility Expert (1999), and How to Draw Blood From a Stone (1998); the novels To Whom It May Concern (2009), and The Divine Economy of Salvation (2002); and a critical study on elegies, We Are What We Mourn (McGill-Queen’s University Press 2009). She is also the editor of several anthologies and essay collections, including The Exile Book of Canadian Sports Stories (2009), The Exile Book of Poetry in Translation: Twenty Canadian Poets Take On the World (2009), Barry Callaghan: Essays on his Works (2007), Red Silk: An Anthology of South Asian Canadian Women Poets (2004) and Uncommon Ground: A Celebration of Matt Cohen.
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Andy Weaver
Associate Professor
Office: Stong College, 333
Phone: (416) 736-2100 Ext: 30864

Andy Weaver specializes in contemporary Canadian and American poetry and poetics, with an emphasis on formally innovative and experimental texts. He has published three books of poetry, This (2015), gangson (2011), and Bees (2005), as well as critical articles on Darren Wershler and Robert Duncan, among others. His current research focuses on the relationship between contemporary poetry and political anarchy.
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