Leanne MacDonald

BA (Hons) (SFU), MA (Notre Dame), PhD (Notre Dame)
Leanne Macdonald
Surrey Office: Fir 332

I grew up in Langley, BC, and earned my Bachelor of Arts degree at Simon Fraser University. I earned my doctorate in medieval English literature at the University of Notre Dame, where I also held a post-doc in the Writing and Rhetoric program. My scholarly research focuses on gender and sexuality in medieval literature. My teaching interests include modes of writing and communication within different communities, adaptations of medieval literature and culture in the post-medieval world, and representations of gender in medieval texts.

Courses taught

  • English 1100 - Introduction to University Writing
  • English 1202 - Reading and Writing about Selected Topics
  • English 4420 - Topics in British Literature

Areas of Interest

  • Medieval Literature
  • Religion and Literature
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Manuscript Studies

Scholarly Work

  • MacDonald, Leanne. “Written With Her Own Hand: Perpetua’s Representation of Non-Binary Gender in Old English Hagiography,” Women Leaders and Intellectuals of the Medieval World. Ed. Kathryn Kerby-Fulton, John Van Engen, and Katie Bugyis. Boydell and Brewer Press, 2019.
  • MacDonald, Leanne “Vegetable Love: Reimagining Sexuality in Frankenstein and ‘Christabel’” Atenea XXXV (2015), 43-60.