Faculty Profile for Dr. Denae Dyck
Biography and EducationDr. Denae Dyck holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Victoria, an M.A from Dalhousie University, and a B.A. from Ambrose University. Her publications include articles in Victorian Poetry, Victorian Review, European Romantic Review, ARIEL, and Christianity and Literature. She is currently at work on her first book, Biblical Wisdom and the Victorian Literary Imagination, under contract with Bloomsbury Academic. This book considers how the challenges and interpretive potentials introduced by the advent of modern biblical criticism generated a creative recovery of wisdom literature. Her ongoing research focuses on late nineteenth-century women writers, the rise of occultic mysticism, and periodical press networks.
Teaching InterestsNineteenth-century British literature; women writers and feminist criticism/theory; literature and religion/spirituality; Victorian literature and material culture
Research InterestsVictorian literature and culture; women writers and feminist criticism/theory; literature and religion/spirituality; feminist theology; hermeneutics; life writing
Selected Scholarly/Creative Work
- Dyck, D. (2020). “From Denunciation to Dialogue: Redefining Prophetic Authority in Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s ‘A Curse for a Nation.’” Victorian Review, 46, 27–51. https://doi.org/doi:10.1353/vcr.2020.0011.
- Dyck, D. (2020). “Falling into Hope: Wisdom Poetry and the Reinterpretation of Suffering in Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s A Drama of Exile.” Victorian Poetry, 58(1), 27–51. https://doi.org/doi:10.1353/vp.2020.0001
- Dyck, D. (2018). “Gathering and Scattering in ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’: Poetic Form, Biblical Criticism, and Coleridge’s Tropes of the Imagination.” European Romantic Review, 29, 67–82. https://doi.org/doi:10.1080/10509585.2018.1534688.
- Dyck, D., & Stone, M. (2017). “The ‘sensation’ of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Poems before Congress (1860): Events, Politics, Reception.” BRANCH: Britain, Representation, and Nineteenth-Century History. Retrieved from https://branchcollective.org/?ps_articles=denae-dyck-and-marjorie-stone-the-sensation-of-elizabeth-barrett-brownings-poems-before-congress-1860-events-politics-reception
- Dyck, D. (2016). “Writing Wisdom: George Herbert’s Synesthetic Poetics.” Christianity and Literature, 66(1), 39–56. https://doi.org/doi: 10.1177/0148333116677459
Selected Service Activities
MA Literature Administrative Support Committee
Advanced Studies Curriculum Committee
Advisory Board, North American Victorian Studies Association
Executive Council, Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada
Steering Team, Religion and Spiritualities Caucus, North American Victorian Studies Association