Faculty Profile for Dr. Denae Dyck

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Dr. Denae Dyck
Assistant Professor — English
Flowers Hall 247

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Dr. 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 Interests

Nineteenth-century British literature; women writers and feminist criticism/theory; literature and religion/spirituality; Victorian literature and material culture

Research Interests

Victorian 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 Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Governor General's Gold Medal, University of Victoria. 2021
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Founders' Circle Award, Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada. May 2019

Selected Service Activities

MA Literature Administrative Support Committee
September 2022-Present
Advanced Studies Curriculum Committee
September 2022-Present
Advisory Board, North American Victorian Studies Association
January 2022-Present
Executive Council, Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada
September 2021-Present
Steering Team, Religion and Spiritualities Caucus, North American Victorian Studies Association
September 2018-Present