Dorothy Woodman, PhD

Associate Lecturer, Faculty of Arts - English & Film Studies Dept


Associate Lecturer, Faculty of Arts - English & Film Studies Dept




Ph. D. (2012) 

Department of English and Film Studies, 

University of Alberta, Edmonton 

Visiting Research Student 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 

January – April 2009 


School of Criticism and Theory 

Cornell University, Ithaca NY

Summer 2007



• Undergraduate Research Initiative Support Fund for

 Two Women’s and Gender Studies Poster Exhibitions 

(Rutherford Library Galleria; Nov. 24, 2014-January 5, 2015; March 31-April 30, 2015)


• Gold Humanism Foundation Grant for 

University of Alberta English/Medicine Reading Group

(Sept 2013-April 2014)


• Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship – Doctoral Level 

University of Alberta

• Research Abroad Travel Grant 

University of Alberta


• Doctoral Fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council 

Government of Canada, 2006 to 2008

• Walter H. Johns Graduate Fellowship 

Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, 2007 and 2006

• Sarah Nettie Christie Graduate Award 

Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, 2007

• Mary Louise Imrie Graduate Student Award 

Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, 2007

• Sarah Nettie Christie Travel Bursary 

Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, 2007

• Professional Development Grant 

   Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, 2007


Research Areas: 

• Neoliberalism, Marxist theory, gender theory, disability theory

• Intersections of race, gender, and illness 

• Community Service Learning: pedagogy and social ethics

• Bodies and subjectivities in Marvel’s superheroes 


Instruction Experiences and Investments: 

• English within a professional context: classes for Engineering and Nursing students

• syllabi covering global literature and literary analysis; medical themes; writings in science and humanities; topics in gender and sexuality, race and class; postcolonial theory; feminist theory

• community-based learning with classroom experience (in Women’s and Gender Studies and in English and Film Studies)

• student assignments on cultural studies topics, close reading analytics, reflection papers, group presentations with audiovisual materials, and conference posters for campus exhibitions

• specialized student assignments on project proposals and research (for Engineering students) and reflective and interpretive assignments (for Nursing students)

• readings and discussions by local authors, film screenings, and TEDtalks

• Classroom technologies such as eclass, internet, and film

• team teaching and principle instruction 


ENGL 102 - Introduction to Critical Analysis

Introduces methods of critical analysis through a range of literature written in English, broadly conceived, from different historical periods and cultural locations. Not to be taken by students with *6 in approved junior English.

Winter Term 2021
ENGL 199 - English for Engineering Students

This course aims to develop the student's ability to provide effective written and oral information. It will focus on instruction in fundamental writing skills, including building effective sentences and paragraphs, and on learning to communicate clearly across a range of genres and media used in academic and professional contexts, including correspondence and presentations. Students will be introduced to the principles of information gathering, analysis, and citation. Note: Restricted to students in the Faculty of Engineering only.

Winter Term 2021
WGS 250 - Gender and Science

Interdisciplinary exploration of gender and science, with an emphasis on intersections of gender, race, sexuality, and politics in historical and contemporary scientific practices. Note: Not open to students with credit in W ST 350 or WGS 350.

Winter Term 2021

Browse more courses taught by Dorothy Woodman


• “Beauty Ideals, 20th-21st Centuries.”
Author(s): Dorothy Woodman
Publication: The Cultural Encyclopedia of the Breast

• “Enfolding Citizenship: Fascist Visions and Grazia Deledda’s The Church of Solitude.”
Author(s): Dorothy Woodman
Publication: Narratives of Citizenship: Reading the Cultural Production of Indigenous and Diasporic Peoples