Marilyn Rose

Faculty of Humanities

Marilyn Rose

English Language & Literature

PhD McMaster

Office: GLN 149
Phone: 905.688.5550 x 3884

Areas of Specialization

Marilyn Rose recently completed a 7-year term as Dean of Graduate Studies, has served as Chair of the Department of English, Language & Literature and as Director of Brock’s Canadian Studies Program, and was the founding Director of the Brock Humanities Research Institute. A specialist in modern and contemporary Century Canadian literature, she has a broad interest in “short forms” – lyric poetry and short fiction.  Her current research focuses on the generation of empathy – especially “cool empathy” - in literary texts, particularly contemporary Canadian short stories.  She also works in the areas of Popular Culture and Canadian Studies and is a core faculty member in the MA Program in Popular Culture and Brock’s Joint MA program (with the University of Buffalo) in Canadian-American Studies. She and her research partner Jeannette Sloniowski, of the Department of Communications, Popular Culture and Film, have created and maintain a comprehensive research website in the area of crime, mystery and detective fiction:  Crime Fiction Canada,


Selected recent publications

Anne Marriott, “Modernist on the Periphery,” Wider Boundaries of Daring: the Modernist Impulse in Canadian Women Poets. Ed. Barbara Godard and Di Brandt.  Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2009. 147-162 

(with Jeannette Sloniowski) "Home Sweet Havoc: Howard Engel's Niagara." Journal of Canadian Studies , 39 (2005) 85-104. 

"The Literary Archive and the Telling of Modernist Lives," The Canadian Modernists Meet (Reappraisals of Canadian Literature Series). Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2005. 231-250.

"'Bones Made of Light': The Nature Poetry of Lorna Crozier," Canadian Poetry , (Fall/Winter 2004) 53-64.

"Anthologizing P.K. Page: the Case of a Protean Poet." Journal of Canadian Studies . 38:1 (Winter 2004) 154-165.

Photo of Marilyn Rose at Pond Inlet

Departmental Events

ESA Career Night
February 4, 2016 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm