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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
December 3, 2016
Canadian Excellence

Dr. Lynn Shakinovsky

Associate Professor and Graduate Program Co-ordinator

Contact Information
Phone: 519-884-0710 ext.3227

Office Location: 3-124 Woods Bldg.

Languages Spoken


Academic Background

BA (Witwatersrand), MA, PhD (Toronto). Associate Professor (1991).

Research Interests:

  • Victorian literature and culture;
  • 19th- and 20th-century American literature;
  • psychoanalysis, religion, ethics.


Books: The Marked Body: Domestic Violence in Mid-Nineteenth Century Literature, with Kate Lawson (SUNY Press, 2002).

Selected Recent Articles include:

"Disease, Hospitality, and Forgiveness in Charlotte Yonge's The Heir of Redclyffe." Victorians: A Journal of Literature and Culture. 123 (Spring 2013) 83-95.

“Business and Terror in Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities.” Australasian Journal of Victorian Studies. 2. 2012.

“Fantasies of National Identification in Villette.” Studies in English Literature, 15-1900. 49.4 (Autumn 2009): 925-44. (co-authored with Kate Lawson).

“Domestic History and the Idea of the Nation in Charlotte Yonge’s The Heir of Redclyffe.” Antifeminism and the Victorian Novel: Rereading Nineteenth-Century Women Writers. Ed. Tamara Silvia Wagner. Cambria Press, 2009. 77-96.

Lynn Shakinovsky is the recipient of the Faculty of Arts Teaching Scholar Award (2009).