Dr. Leslie-Ann Hales

Professor Emeritus, English P: 780-465-3500 Ext. 8057 F: 780-465-3534
  • PhD, Glasgow University, Scotland
  • BA Honours, Trent University

Research Interests

  • Women's literature / Canadian women's literature
  • Early Romantic poetry 
  • Early novel 
  • Modern literature 
  • Gerard Manley Hopkins

Current Research

  • An examination of journeying in Rohinton Mistry's Such a Long Journey
  • An exploration of the absent self in Carol Shields' The Stone Diaries
  • Review article of Eleanor Wachtel's Random Illuminations: Conversations with Carol Shields

Selected Publications

"Illumination the Charged Creation with Language", Christian Educators’ Journal (Oct. 2004)

“Spiritual Yearning in Margaret Laurence’s Manawaka Women”, English Studies in Canada and Thinking Through the Essay. McGraw-Hill Ryerson Press, 1991.

“The Beetle, the Potato and Ten Pence” (short story), The Great Canadian Anecdote Contest. Ed. George Woodcock. Harbour Publishing, 1991.

“Sorcery to Spirituality in Margaret Atwood’s Cat’s Eye”, The Month: Review of Christian Thought and World Affairs”, London, England. Sept/Oct. issue. 1990.

The Figure of Jesus Christ in William Blake's Jerusalem. The Heythrop Journal XXIV. London, England. 1983.