Greg Maillet, PhD

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Greg Maillet, PhD Professor of English

Ph: 506-858-8970 Ext. 173
Email: Greg.Maillet@crandallu.ca

Dr. Gregory Maillet (Ph.D., University of Ottawa) is Professor of English at Crandall University in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.  A traditional generalist, he has taught and published on a variety of authors, including Dante, Coleridge, Longfellow, T.S. Eliot, Tolkien, David Adams Richards, and Margaret Avison.  He has published five books, three on Shakespeare, one on Michael D. O’Brien, and, with David Lyle Jeffrey, Christianity and Literature: Philosophical Foundations and Critical Practice.  His latest book is If is the Only Peacemaker, a study of Shakespeare’s As You Like It.


BA (Hons), University of Calgary
MA, University of Calgary
PhD, University of Ottawa

Honours & Scholarships

The Stephen & Ella Steeves Award for Research Excellence, 2011

Courses Taught

  • Literary Heritage
  • Medieval Literature
  • Shakespeare
  • Children’s Literature
  • Twentieth-Century Novel
  • Twentieth-Century Poetry
  • Classical Background to English Literature
  • The Bible and English Literature
  • Literary Criticism
  • Creative Writing (Poetry)
  • Creative Writing (Drama)
  • Creative Writing (Fiction)
  • Chaucer
  • Donne and Herbert
  • T.S. Eliot
  • Milton
  • C.S. Lewis
  • J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Southern U.S. Fiction
  • Western Ideas in Literature

Select Publications & Presentations

Learning to See the Theological Vision of Shakespeare’s King Lear. (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2016).

Christianity and Literature: Philosophical Foundations and Critical Practice.  Co-authored with David Lyle Jeffrey. (IVP Academic: 2011.

Academic Articles:

  • “Revelation of the Word: ‘What’s at Stake’ in the Study of the Bible and English Literature,” in Transformations in Biblical Literary Traditions: Incarnation, Narrative, and Ethics, ed. Daniel H. Williams and Phillip J. Donnelly.  Notre Dame: U of Notre Dame Press, 2014. 215-228.
  • God Is. in The Lost Highway and Mercy Among the Children: Paradox, Peace, and the Existential Power of Christian Faith.”  Canadian Poetry, 67 (2010): 116-128).
  • “Breathing Back: Lonergan, Literary Creativity, and the Spirit of the Lord.” Lonergan Workshop 21 (2009): 179-192.
  • “Seeing ‘the clearest gods’: Teaching King Lear in China.” The Word in the English Classroom: Best practices of Faith Integration.  Ed. Jamie Dessart and Brad Gambill.  Abilene: Abilene Christian University Press, 2009.  162-185
  • “‘At the still point’ where ‘there is only the dance’: Logos, Lonergan, and T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets.”  Lonergan Workshop 20 (2008): 271-294.
  • “Fear, Friendship, and Delight: The Appeal of Animals in the Children’s Poetry of Dennis Lee.”  Other Selves: Animals in the Canadian Literary Imagination.  Ed. Janice Fiamengo.  Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2007.  245-266.
  • “Desdemona and the Mariological Theology of the Will.” Mariological Moments in Early Modern Drama.  Ed. Regina Buccola and Lisa Hopkins.  Aldershot and Burlington: Ashgate Press, 2007. 87-110.
  • “‘Fidelity to the Word’: Lonerganian Conversion through Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale and Dante’s Purgatorio.”  Religion and the Arts.  10.2  (2006): 219-243.
  • “In a boat on the river nowhere writing home: The Spiritual Poetic of Tim Lilburn.”  Studies in Canadian Literature.  30.1 (2005): 226-244.
  • The Tempest at the 2005 Stratford Festival.” Shakespeare Bulletin: A Journal of Performance Criticism and Scholarship.  24.2 (2006): 97-100.
  • “A poem should not mean / but be’:  Lonergan and Literary Aesthetics.”   Method: Journal of Lonergan Studies.  21 (2004): 57-91.
  • King John at the 2004 Stratford Festival.” Shakespeare Bulletin: A Journal of Performance Criticism and Scholarship1 (2005): 157-59.
  • Pericles, Antony and Cleopatra, and Troilus and Cressida at the 2003 Stratford Festival.” Shakespeare Bulletin: A Journal of Performance Criticism and Scholarship1 (2004): 56-62.
  • “Longfellow’s ‘Evangeline’ et Maillet’s Pélagie–la Charrette: Storytelling and the Soul d’Acadie.” Identity and Cross-Cultural Narratives.  Ed. Irene Blayer and Mark Anderson.  New York: Peter Lang, 2005.  121-136.
  • “Learning by Playing: Performance Games and the Teaching of Shakespeare.” Reimagining Shakespeare for Children and Young Adults.  Ed. Naomi J. Miller.  New York: Routledge, 2003.  269-78.
  • “Multiculturalism and the Contemporary Children’s Literature of Saskatchewan.” Windows and Words: A Look at Canadian Children’s Literature in English.  Ed. Aida Hudson and Susan-Ann Cooper.  Ottawa: U of Ottawa P, 2003.  49-60.
  • “Tolkien’s ‘Mythopoeia’ as a Theology of Conversion.” Hobbits and Other Matters: Tolkien Across the Disciplines.  Ed. Tim Schindler.  St. Paul: St. Thomas University, 2001, 43-47.
  • “On Teaching (and being taught) Shakespeare in China and Canada.”  Shakespeare and Higher Education- A Global Perspective. Shakespeare Yearbook 12  (2001):  79-107.

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