Dr. Douglas Ivison

Associate Professor
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Academic Qualifications: 
  • Ph.D. English. Université de Montréal, 2000
  • M.A. English, McMaster University, 1994
  • B. J. Hons. English, Carleton University, 1992
Date joined Lakehead: 
Previous Teaching/Work: 

Courses Taught at Lakehead:

ENGL 1011 Composition

ENGL 1031 Rhetoric

ENGL 2701 Canadian Literature in English

English 2916 Popular Fiction

English 2950 Science Fiction

ENGL 3711 Canadian Prose

ENGL 3712 Canadian Poetry

ENGL 3713 Contemporary Canadian Literature

ENGL 3916 Popular Fiction

ENGL 3950 Speculative Fiction

Fourth-year seminars:

Fictions of Empire

The City in Canadian Literature

Ecocriticism and Climate Change


Graduate seminars:

The City in Canadian Literature

Contemporary Newfoundland Literature

America after 9/11

Narratives of Climate Change

Graduate Supervision

  • Alexander Jackson, "The Struggle for Human Authority in Cormac McCarthy's The Road." Thesis 2015.
  • Amber Wilson, "Creating Community Space Within the Modern Canadian City in Ubuntu (The Cape Town Project) and What We All Long For." Research Project, 2014
  • Steven Strey, "Nature and Nationality in the Poetry of Archibald Lampman." Research Project. August 2013. 
  • Alicia Brink, "Theia Unraveled." Creative Project. April 2013.
  • Dahl Botterill, "Religion in Russell Smith's Urban Fiction." Research Project. January 2010.
  • Doug Diaczuk, "Reading Canada Reads." Thesis. November 2009.
  • Justin Allec, "Narrative and Mountaineering Accounts." Thesis. April 2009.
  • Tamara Arthur, "Writing Bodies into History: Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace and The Blind Assassin." Thesis. October 2008.
  • Adam Bryx, "The Matrix: From Representation to Simulation and Beyond." Thesis. May 2006.

I am a member of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and of the Master's programs in English and Women's Studies.

I am a member of the Advisory Board of Studies in Canadian Literature.