Dr. Philip Mingay

Associate Professor English, Chair of English

P: 825-901-0493
  • PhD, University of Alberta, 2001
  • MA, University of Guelph, 1989
  • BA, Trent University, 1987


Philip is an Associate Professor of English. He received his PhD in English Literature from the University of Alberta in 2001, specializing in postcolonial literature and painting. He began working at The King’s University in 2006, and teaches a variety of courses including Introduction to Postcolonial Literature, Literature and Film, Literary Theory, Canadian Literature, and Literary Theory for Education Students. Philip’s recent research explores the relationship between science and art in the Canadian landscape and devising pedagogical strategies for intersecting faith and literature. He also works with Education Alberta and the Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfer. 

Research interests

  • Postcolonial and Global Literature
  • Canadian Literature 
  • Pedagogy 
  • Painting and Literature

Research projects

  • “Mutual Aid, Garrisons, and Canadian Art.” An interdisciplinary examination of the relationship between 19th century Russian scientist Peter Kropotkin and the development of early Canadian art and literature.   

Selected publications

“The British Empire and the Canadian Artist.” Arts and Culture XL. Issue 1, p. 11. May 2014.

“In Appreciation of Olive P. Dickason’s The Myth of the Savage.” Native Studies Review. 21.2 (2012): 85-88.  (co-written with William Van Arragon). 

“Mapping our Mental Geography: Regionalism as Pedagogical Strategy.” West of Eden:Essays on Canadian Prairie Literature. Ed. Sue Sorensen. CMU Press: Winnipeg, 2008. 272-293. (co-written with Tina Trigg)

Selected conference papers

  • "Budgets: Doing Our Work with the $$ We Have." Canadian Association of Chairs of English Annual Meeting, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, May 2017.
  • “Cries from the Ark: Timothy Findlay’s Not Wanted On The Voyage.” Christianity and Literature Study Group, Congress 2017, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, May 2017.
  • "Leaving the Door Open: Inviting the Community into the Classroom." Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English, Congress 2016, University of Calgary, AB, May 2016.
  • "Teaching Evaluations and the Journey of Faith." Christianity and Literature Study Group, Congress 2016, University of Calgary, AB, May 2016.
  • “Building Bridges: Engaging Education Students with Literary Theory.” Augustana’s2nd International Teaching Workshop Conference, Camrose, AB. April 28, 2015.
  • "Demons and Stereotypes: Christianity and Postcolonialism." 23rd Annual British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, Savannah, Georgia, USA. February 14, 2014.
  • “Faith and Art in Andrea Levy’s The Long Song. Canadian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies, Congress 2014, Brock University, St Catharines, May 29, 2014.
  • “In Appreciation of Olive P. Dickason’s The Myth of the Savage.”  First People’s House, Congress 2013, University of Victoria, June 2013.