Retired Faculty

Name Position
Bray, Dorothy Associate Professor
Bristol, Michael Professor
Kaite, Berkeley Associate Professor
Kreiswirth, Martin Professor
Lieblein, Leanore Associate Professor
McSweeney, Kerry Professor
Neilson, Patrick Associate Professor
Ohlin, Peter Professor
Salter, Denis Associate Professor
Trehearne, Brian Professor Emeritus


Dorthy Bray

Position: Associate Professor (Retired)

Stream: Literature


B.A. (McGill);
Ph.D., Celtic Studies (Edinburgh)

Previously Taught: McMaster University, University of Durham

Area(s):  Medieval studies, Celtic and Anglo-Saxon; early Irish hagiography; heroic tradition; Celtic folklore and mythology; women saints and women’s spirituality

Selected Publications: 


A List of Motifs in the Lives of the Early Irish Saints (Academia Scientiarum Fennica, 1993)

Articles and Chapters

‘The Vita Prima of St. Brigit: A Preliminary Analysis of Its Composition.’ Narrative in Celtic Tradition: Essays in Honour of Edgar M. Slotkin. Ed. Joseph F. Nagy. CSANA Yearbook 8-9 (Colgate University Press), 1-15.

‘Ireland’s Other Apostle: Cogitosus’ Saint Brigit.’ Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 59 (Summer 2010): 55-70.

‘Further on White Red-Eared Cows in Fact and Fiction.’ Peritia 19 (2005): 239-255.

‘Miracles and Wonders in the Lives of the Early Irish Saints’ in Celtic Hagiography and Saints’ Cults, ed. Jane Cartwright (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2002): 136-147.

‘Malediction and Benediction in the Lives of the Early Irish Saints.’ Studia Celtica 36 (2002): 47-58. [published March 2003]

‘The Study of Folk-Motifs in Early Irish Hagiography: Problems of Approach, and Rewards at Hand.’ In Studies in Irish Hagiography: Saints and Scholars, ed. John Carey, Máire Herbert, Pádraig Ó Riain (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2001): 268-277.

"Suckling at the Breast of Christ: a spiritual lesson in an Irish hagiographical motif." Peritia 14 (2000): 282-296.

"The Manly Spirit of St. Monenna," in Celtic Connections, Vol. 1, ed. R. Black et al. (East Linton, 1999): 171-181.

"Secunda Brigida: Saint Ita of Killeedy and Brigidine Tradition", in Celtic Languages and Celtic People (1992): 27-38.

"Heroic Tradition in the Lives of the Early Irish Saints," in Proceedings of the First North American Congress of Celtic Studies (1988): 261-71.

"The Image of St. Brigit in the Early Irish Church," Études Celtiques 24 (1987): 209-215.

"Allegory in the Navigatio Sancti Brendani," Viator 26 (1995): 1-10.

Awards, Honours, and Fellowships:  FCAC Bourse de recherche, British Council Personal Grant

Email: dorothy.bray [at]

Michael D. Bristol

Position: Professor (Retired)

Stream: Literature


B.A. (Yale)
Ph.D. (Princeton)

Area(s):  Renaissance literature; Shakespeare; Shakespeare and contemporary popular culture; questions of moral agency in Renaissance drama; sociology of literature

Selected Publications: 


Big Time Shakespeare (1996)

Shakespeare's America / America's Shakespeare (1990)

Carnival and Theatre: Plebian Culture and the Structure of Authority in Renaissance England (1985)

Articles and Chapters

"Funeral Baked Meats: Carnival and the Carnivalesque in Hamlet," in William Shakespeare: Hamlet Case Studies (1994): 348-368.

"Where Does Ideology Hang Out?" in Shakespeare Right and Left (1991): 31-43.

"Chivarari and the Comedy of Abjection in Othello," in True Rites and Maimed Rites (1992): 75-98.

"In Search of the Bear: Spatio-Temporal Form and the Heterogeneity of Economies in The Winter's Tale," Shakespeare Quarterly, 41 (Summer 1991): 145-68.

"Lenten Butchery: Legitimation Crisis in Coriolanus," in Shakespeare Reproduced: The Text in History and Ideology (1987).

Awards, Honours, and Fellowships:  David Thomson Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision

Email: michael.bristol [at]

Berkeley Kaite

Position: Associate Professor

Stream: Cultural Studies


B.A. (Concordia)
M.A. (McMaster)
Ph.D. (Carleton)

Previously Taught: Carleton University, Simone de Beauvoir Institute - Concordia University

Area(s): feminist cultural studies; cultural memory and popular media; the body

Selected Publications: 


Editor, Menstruation Now: What Does Blood Perform? (Demeter, 2019)

Pornography and Difference (1995)

Articles and Chapters

“Bloody Jackie: how menstrual blood speaks for Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’s silence” in Menstruation Now: What Does Blood Perform? (2019)

“Camelot: the violence and the ecstasy,” Teorija in Praksa. 5-6, Sept-Dec (2013)

“Fetish Operations in the Photographs of Sally Mann,” Mothering and Psychoanalysis, ed., Petra Bueskens. Toronto: Demeter Press (2014)

Reviews of Canadian Cultural Poesis; Caught: Montréal’s Modern Girls and the Law, 1869-194;, and, Types of Canadian Women in Canadian Literature

“The Pink Suit: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Celebrity Defilement,” Celebrity Studies.

Awards, Honours, and Fellowships:  SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship

Email: berkeley.kaite [at]

Leanore Lieblein

Position: Professor

Stream: Literature


B.A. (City College of New York)
M.A., Ph.D. (Rochester)

Previously Taught: City College of New York, University of Rochester

Area(s): drama and dramatic theory, Renaissance literature; Shakespeare in France and French Canada; the Shakespearean body; the concept of character

Selected Publications: 


A Certain William: Adapting Shakespeare in Francophone Canada (2009)

Articles and Chapters

“Embodied Intersubjectivity and the Creation of Early Modern Character.” In Shakespeare and Character: Theory, History, Performance, and Theatrical Persons, ed. Paul Yachnin and Jessica Slights (2009).

“Pourquoi Shakespeare?” in Shakespeare: Made in Canada, ed. Daniel Fischlin and Judith Nasby (2007)

“Nuancing Diversity: The Boyokani Company Hamlet.” Cultural Diversity and the Stage, 4.2-3 (May 2006): 22-24; 31.

“Corporeal Ecology and European Otherness on the Shakespearean Stage.” In Shakespeare et l’Europe de la Renaissance, ed. Pierre Kapitanik (2004).

“My breasts sear'd": The Self-Starved Female Body and A Woman Killed with Kindness.” (With Christopher Frey.) Early Theatre, 7.1 (2004): 45-66.

“Le Re-making of Le Grand Will” In “A World elsewhere?”: Canadian Shakespeare, ed. Diana Brydon and Irena Makaryk (2002).

“Interrogating the Shakespearean Body,” CTR 111 (Summer 2002): 15-21.

Shakespeare in Francophone Quebec,” Internet Shakespeare Editions.

“Alfred Pellan, Twelfth Night, and the Modernist Shakespeare” (with Patrick Neilson), Shakespeare Yearbook 11 (2000): 389-422.

Editor, “Traversees de Shakespeare” (Dossier), L'Annuaire Theatral, 24 (automne 1998): 9-138.

“Theatre Archives at the Intersection of Production and Reception,” inTextual and Theatrical Shakespeare: Questions of Evidence (1996).

“`Les Grecs' à la francaise,” TRI 18.2 (1993): 123-37.

“East Berlin Theatre Diary,” JDTC 6 (Fall 1991): 106-23.

“Translation and Mise-en-Scène,” JDTC 5 (Fall 1990:81-94.

“The Politics of Renaissance Culture,” in L'Europe de la Renaissance(1989): 49-64.

“Flexible Iconography: The Experience of the Spectator of Medieval Religious Drama,” Le Moyen francais 19 (1988): 135-47.

“Jan Kott, Peter Brook, and King Lear,” JDTC 1.2 (1987): 39-49.

Co-translator of Les Esbahis (1561).

Director of Everyman, Calderon de la Barca's Life Is a Dream, Timberlake Wertenbaker's The Love of the Nightingale, the Towneley Pharaoh, and Slaying of Abel; co-director of George Peele's Old Wives Tale.

Email: leanore.lieblein [at]

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