Dr. Natasha Duquette

Title & Contact Info

Professor of English
Chair, Department of English

 Email: nduquette [at] tyndale.ca
 Phone: 416.226.6620 ext. 2268

Academic Credentials

PhD, Queen’s University, 2005
MA, University of Toronto, 1995

Areas of Specialization

18th-century women’s poetry, the Sublime, satire, Jane Austen, African literature and critical theory


Dr. Duquette’s work has appeared in journals such as Notes and Queries, Mosaic, Christianity and Literature, Persuasions-Online, and English Studies in Canada. She is author of Veiled Intent: Dissenting Women’s Aesthetic Approach to Biblical Hermeneutics (Pickwick, 2016), and she has edited two essay collections: Sublimer Aspects: Interfaces between Literature, Aesthetics, and Theology (Cambridge Scholars, 2007) and Jane Austen and the Arts: Elegance, Propriety, and Harmony (Lehigh University Press, 2013). For the Chawton House Library series, she created an annotated edition of Helen Maria Williams’s Julia, a novel interspersed with poetical pieces (Pickering & Chatto, 2009). Collaborative projects have resulted in her contributions to Jane Austen Sings the Blues (University of Alberta Press, 2009), Through a Glass Darkly: Suffering, the Sacred, and the Sublime in Literature and Theory (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2010), and Editing Women's Writing (Routledge, 2017).

Popular Courses

  • Aesthetics
  • Jane Austen
  • Eighteenth-Century Satire

Favourite Place on Campus

I love to walk along the banks of the creek out back. The river otters, salmon, and mallards delight me every time I see them.

Favourite Place in Toronto

It's a joy to visit the Art Gallery of Ontario with my students.

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