Dr. Philip Mingay

Associate Professor, English P: 780-465-3500 Ext. 8077 F: 780-465-3534
Education
  • PhD, University of Alberta, 2001
  • MA, University of Guelph, 1989
  • BA, Trent University, 1987

Research Interests

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

Current 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. 

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 214/215 Introduction to Literature
  • ENGL 326 Theory in the Classroom
  • ENGL 329 Stranger than Fiction: Literature and Film
  • ENGL 358 Introduction to Postcolonial Literature
  • ENGL 370/371 Mapping our Mental Geography: Canadian Literature
  • ENGL 405 Contemporary Literary Theory