Garrett PJ Epp


Faculty of Arts - English & Film Studies Dept



I taught at the University of Alberta from 1988 to 2014, teaching primarily in the fields of early English drama (up to and including Shakespeare), medieval English literature, and queer theory. Other areas of scholarly interest include medieval rhetoric, allegory, the Bible and biblical theatre, Middle Scots literature, contemporary gay theatre, cultural studies, film, and performance theory. I am also interested in the practical aspects of theatre: my sometime company, the Lewditores, performed both in Edmonton and at early drama festivals in Toronto; productions included Youth (1992), Mankind (1995), and The York Temptation and Fall (1998). I served as Associate Chair (Graduate Studies) of English and (from 2004 to 2009) Chair of English & Film Studies, and then (from 2010 to 2012) as Acting Chair of Modern Languages & Cultural Studies.

I now reside in Lille, at the crossroads of Europe in Northern France, where i work as a part time administrator and instructor (and sometime tour guide) for the Université Catholique de Lille,  a situation that has led to a growing interest in World War I in relation to cultural history, including cinema.