Dr. Suzanne Zeller
Canada; Victorian culture; history of science; history of ideas; environmental history.
Contact InformationEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 519 884 0710 ext.3813
Office Location: DAWB 2-128
My interests are the intellectual impact of science in Canada; science in Victorian and modern culture and society; changing historical perceptions of the natural environment and the physical world; and the history of scientific exploration and research.
Land of Promise, Promised Land: The Culture of Victorian Science in Canada, Canadian Historical Association Booklet #56. Ottawa, 1996.
Inventing Canada: Early Victorian Science and the Idea of a Transcontinental Nation. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1987.
Chapters in Books
"Merchants of Light: The Culture of Science in Sir Daniel Wilson's Ontario," in Daniel Wilson, ed. Elizabeth Huse. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, forthcoming 1998.
"Environment, Culture, and the Reception of Darwin in Canada, 1859-1909," in Responding to Darwin: Place, Race, Class, and Gender, ed. Ron Numbers and John Stenhouse. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1998.
"Nature's Gullivers and Crusoes: The Scientific Exploration of British North America, 1800-1870," in North American Exploration, vol. 3: A Continent Comprehended, ed. John L. Allen,190-243. Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press, 1997.
"Classical Codes: Biogeographical Assessments of Environment in Victorian Canada," Journal of Historical Geography (January 1998).
"William Brodie (1831-1909)," "J.B. Cherriman (1823-1908)," "G.M. Dawson (1849-1901)," and "D.P. Penhallow (1854-1910)," in Dictionary of Canadian Biography. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1994.
"Mapping the Canadian Mind: Reports of the Geological Survey of Canada, 1842-1863," Canadian Literature, 131 (1991):156-67.