Dr. Mary B. McGillivray

Nicholson Tower
(902) 867-2256

Academic Positions:

  • Academic Vice President and Provost (2005-2013)
  • Dean of Arts (2003-2005)
  • Chair, Department of English (1999-2002)


  • Ph.D. (Queen's University)
  • M.A. English (Dalhousie University)
  • B.A. Honours English and French Literature (Dalhousie) 

Research Interests: 19th- and 20th-Century Canadian Poetry; Biography; 20th-Century Canadian Culture; Canadian Studies; Canada and Internationalism/Multiculturalism; Canada and the Eurasian East

Recent Activities: 

Visiting Professor, Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey (November, December 2013)

Visiting Professor, Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul, Turkey (2014)

Courses taught:

  • ENGL 467 Seminar in Canadian Poetry: The Poet in Atlantic Canada
  • ENGL 367 The Canadian Novel
  • ENGL 265 Survey of Canadian Literature
  • ENGL 263 Canadian Literature I
  • ENGL 264 Canadian Literature II
  • ENGL 100 Introduction to Literature & Critical Writing

Recent Publications

Public Lecture:

" 'Real Life': Space, Time and Identity in the Short Fiction of Alice Munro," Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul, Turkey, May 2014.