Gillian Bright

BA (Hon.) (UBC), MA (Leeds), PhD (UofT)
Dr. Gillian Bright
Surrey Office: Fir 332
Richmond Office: 2470

Gillian’s research explores the intersections of shame and representation in postcolonial and diasporic literatures. She has also published and/or delivered conference papers on literary and cultural responses to sex trafficking, the relationship between novelists and terrorists, and the role of traumatic memory in Australian, South African, and Caribbean literature. 

Courses taught

  • English 1100 - Introduction to University Writing
  • English 1202 - Reading and Writing about Ghost Stories
  • English 1204 - Reading and Writing about Genre (The Outcast Figure)
  • English 2305 - World Literature
  • English 2317 - English Literature: 18th to 20th Centuries
  • English 2340 - Studies in Fiction
  • English 3340 - Cross-Cultural World Literature
  • English 3345 - Diasporic Literatures

Areas of Interest

  • Postcolonial Literature
  • Diasporic Literature
  • Affect Studies
  • Canadian Literature

Scholarly Work