Faculty: Dr. Monika Lee

monika_lee-web

Dr. Monika Lee

Professor, English, School of Humanities
Office: BR 215
Email: mlee5@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-432-8353 ext 28032

Academic Background

  • Combined Honours B.A. in English and French at the University of Toronto and the Université de Provence
  • M.A., English, Western University
  • Ph.D., English, Western University
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University

Research and Scholarly Interests

  • Creative Writing
  • P.B. Shelley
  • William Blake
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • English Romanticism
  • Contemporary Canadian Poetry

Teaching

  • Revelation in Literature
  • Romantic Rebels
  • Creative Writing
  • General Literature and Composition
  • Keats and Shelley
  • Blake and Shelley: Visionary Poetics
  • Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British Literature
  • Nineteenth-Century British Literature
  • The Prophetic in Literature
  • The Family in Literature
  • Women and Literature: Romantic Women Novelists
  • Women and Literature: Victorian Women Novelists
  • Women and Literature: Repressions and Representations of the Maternal
  • Postmodern Canadian Literature
  • Introduction to English Literature
  • The Major Forms of Oral Discourse
  • Poetry and Prosody
  • Utopian Literature
  • Canadian literature

Representative Publications

  • “Shelley’s Spiritual Atheism” The Criterion: An International Journal in English. Vol. 3, Issue, 3, Sept, 2012: (1–13).
  • “Creativity As Deviance Within the Academy” in Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices. Spring, 2012: 1–14.
  • “Prometheus Unbound Percy Bysshe Shelley (1820)” in Encyclopedia of Literary Romanticism. Ed. Andrew Maunder. New York, Facts on File: 2010: (355–356).
  • “Queen Mab: A Philosophical Poem Percy Bysshe Shelley (1813)” in Encyclopedia of Literary Romanticism. Ed. Andrew Maunder. New York, Facts on File: 2010: (358–360).
  • “Rousseau, Jean-Jacques (1712–1778)” in Encyclopedia of Literary Romanticism. Ed. Andrew Maunder. New York, Facts on File: 2010: (379-382).
  • Book: gravity loves the body poems by monika lee. South Western Ontario Poetry Press, 2008.
  • “‘A Humble Translation of Eons into Words’: Susan Ioannou’s Penetration of Earth’s Layers in Looking Through Stone: Poems about the Earth”, vallum: contemporary poetry. Vol. 7. No. 1. Fall/Winter, 2010: (64–69).
  • “A Mother Outlaw Vindicated:  Social Critique in Anne Brontë’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall” in Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies.  Winter, 2008.
  • Chapbook: slender threads London: HMS press and the Canadian Poetry Association, 2004.
  • Book: Rousseau’s Impact on Shelley: Figuring the Written Self, Romantic Reassessment, Vol. 154, Salzburg Studies in Literature, 1999.
  • Dozens of poems in literary journals, including Canadian Literature, The Dalhousie Review, The Antigonish Review, The Fiddlehead, Event, A Room of One’s Own, Atlantis, vallum: contemporary poetry, Qwerty, The Nashwaak Review, Scrivener Creative Review, Feminist Studies, Prairie Journal, and Ottawa Arts Review.

Awards

  • Brescia Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2013
  • Recipient of an Ontario Arts Council Grant for Poetry in 2010.