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Emily Morris Sessional Instructor

STM 444

Research Area(s)

  • Victorian Women’s Writing
  • Victorian Feminisms
  • Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Charlotte Yonge


  • Ph.D., Department of English, University of Saskatchewan. Doctoral Dissertation: “Some appointed work to do: Gender and Agency in the Works of Elizabeth Gaskell. June 2010
  • M.A., Department of English, University of Saskatchewan. Master’s Thesis: Chartists and Amazons: Gender and Class in Elizabeth Gaskell’s Mary Barton and Cranford. August 2004
  • B.A. (Honors), Department of English, University of Saskatchewan. May 2002

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • ““A very pleasant-looking dragon”: Ethnography, Humor, and Evil in Elizabeth Gaskell’s Cranford.” Evil and Its Variations in the Works of Gaskell: A Sesquicentennial Commemorative Volume. Ed. Mitsuhara Matsuoka. Osaka, JP: Osaka Kyoiku Tosho, 2015
  • Place and Progress in the Works of Elizabeth Gaskell, Eds. Lesa Scholl, Emily Morris, and Sarina Gruver Moore. Farnham UK: Ashgate, 2015
  • ““For her very life”: Duty, Health, and the Poisonous Atmosphere of Haworth in Elizabeth Gaskell’s The Life of Charlotte Brontë.” Brontë Studies 38.3 (Fall 2013): 185-194          
  • ““Ready to Hear and to Help”: Female Agency and the Reclamation of the Fallen Woman in Elizabeth Gaskell’s “Lizzie Leigh.”” Gaskell Society Journal 23 (2009): 40-53 

Teaching Responsibilities

  • English 111: Reading Poetry
  • English 112: Reading Drama
  • English 113: Reading Narrative
  • English 114: Reading Culture
  • English 282: Feminist Critical Theory and Literature by Women
  • English 334: Prose and Poetry of the Victorian Period
  • English 341: The British Novel 1850-1900

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Sessional Representative, St. Thomas More College Faculty Committee