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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
September 25, 2016
Canadian Excellence

Dr. Bruce Wyse

Contract Academic Staff

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Phone: 519.884.0710 ext.2885 (Voice Mail)

Office Location: 3-129 Woods Bldg.
Office Hours: Thurs. 1:00-2:00 [Winter 2016]
Academic Background

PhD University of Toronto 1992
MA University of Toronto 1983
BA [Honours] Queen's University 1981


Bruce Wyse's research and teaching interests are in Gothic Fiction, Romantic and Victorian Literature, Drama, Poetry, Adaptation, Popular Culture, and Creative Writing.


“Living ‘As If’: Ripley’s Imaginary and the Problem of Other People in The Talented Mr. Ripley.”  Special Issue: “Re-Evaluating Patricia Highsmith.”  Clues: A Journal of Detection 33.2 (Fall 2015), 44-55.

“Double Voice and Extimate Singing in Trilby.”  Sound Effects: The Object Voice in LiteratureEds. Jorge Sacido Romero and Sylvia Mieszkowski.  Brill/Rodopi Press, 2015, 101-29. 

“The Skull in the Eye: ‘How fucked up is that?’ Carnivalesque and Metatextual Variations on Hamlet in Let the Devil Wear Black.  Adaptation 5.2. (2012), 241-61. 

“Cultural Circulation and Circularities in Doctor Who: Bardolatry and the Time-Vortex of Intertextuality.”  Peregrinations, Ruminations, and Regenerations: A Critical Approach to Doctor Who.  Ed. Chris Hansen.  Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010, 177-89, 348-49.

Consuming Life: Narcissism, Liminality, and the Posthuman Condition in Bulwer-Lytton’s A Strange Story.”  Fastitocalon 1.2. (Fall 2010), 93-111.

“Traumatizing Romanticism in Brian Friel’s Faith Healer.”  Modern Drama 47.3 (Fall 2004), 446-63.     *Reprinted (with permission from Modern Drama) in Contemporary Literary Criticism Vol. 253, Gale/Cengage, 2008.  

“Mesmerism, Narrative, Technology and Agency in Bulwer-Lytton’s ‘The House and the Brain.’”  Victorian Review 30.2 (Fall 2004), 32-57.

“The Equivocal Erotics of Mesmerism in Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Parasite.”  Australasian Victorian Studies Journal 10 (2004), 168-93.