Heather Ladd

BA (Carleton), MA (Carleton), PhD (UofT)
On leave

I have recently moved to Vancouver from southern Alberta, where I was an Associate Professor of English at the University of Lethbridge. Supported by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Grant and an Ontario Graduate Scholarship, I completed my PhD at the University of Toronto in 2013. I have held library fellowships at Yale University’s Lewis Walpole Library, the Chawton House Library (UK), and the Moore Institute at the National University of Ireland, Galway. With Dr. Leslie Ritchie (Queen’s University), I have co-edited a collection of essays, English Theatrical Anecdotes, 1660-1800, which is under contract and forthcoming with the University of Delaware Press in the Performing Celebrity book series (Ed. Laura Runge). I am passionate about teaching and my pedagogical approach values critical thinking and dialogue within an inclusive learning environment.

Courses taught

  • ENGL 1100: Introduction to University Writing
  • ENGL 1202: Reading and Writing about Selected Topics

Areas of Interest

Restoration & eighteenth-century literature (British and Irish); theatre & drama with a specialization in comedy; celebrity; gender; sexual diversity; book history & print culture; animals in literature; nature poetry; children’s literature (British & Canadian); 17th & 18th-century philosophy (happiness & epistemology); the novel (eighteenth-century; Romantic; Gothic; Canadian)

Scholarly Work