Dr. Rachel Warburton

Dr. Rachel Warburton

Associate Professor

Department: 
Email: 
rwarburt@lakeheadu.ca
Phone Number: 
+1 (807) 343-8374
Office Location: 
RB 3036
Office Hours: 
by appointment 
Academic Qualifications: 
  • Ph.D. English, University of Alberta
Previous Teaching/Work: 
2nd Year

English 2810 - Gender, Sexuality and the Body in Literature

English 2903 – Introduction to Literary Theory and Criticism

English 2913 - Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory

3rd Year

English 3050 - Shakespeare's Others

English 3116 FA – Sixteenth Century Drama including Shakespeare

English 3213  – Seventeenth-century Literary Culture

English 3215 - 17th Century Literature

English 3216 – Seventeenth Century Drama with Shakespeare

English 3810 - Women Playwrights

English 3816 – Early Modern Women Writers

English 3850 - Queer Texts

English 3911 – Special Topics: Shakespeare’s Others

4th Year

English 4011 – City Comedies

English 4013 - Revenge Comedies

English 4016 - Feminist Literary Theory

English 4916 – Sex/Gender and the Body

Graduate Courses

English 5050 – Queer Theory

English 5117 – Sex/Gender on the Early Modern Stage

English 5117 – Renaissance Literature: Sex & Gender

English 5211 FA – Middleton’s Comedies

English 5413 - Censorship

English 5790 FA – Theories of Literature, Language and Culture (Team Taught)

Research Interests: 


Rachel Warburton's areas of teaching and research interest include 16th and 17th century English literature and culture, histories of sexuality, and feminist and gender theories. Secondary interests include women's writing, utopian literature and theory, literature of first contact, travel writing, early theories of nationhood, medieval literature and culture, and modernist women writers.


Dr. Warburton has published articles on Chaucer's Legend of Good Women and medieval law, 17th century Puritan women writers, Quaker women's friendships, early modern semiotics/cross-dressing/translation, and the gendered semiotics of dress in Orlando and Nightwood. With Dr. Susanne Luhmann (Alberta), she also guest edited a special issue of Atlantis devoted to the intersections of queer and feminist theories, Sexy Feminisms (2007). More recently, Dr. Warburton has been writing about queer parenthood, queer pedagogy, and the intersections of race and sexuality in both 17th and 20th/21st century culture.