Faculty Bio

Dr. Jocelyn Williams

Dean of Arts and Sciences, ​Associate Professor,

Dr. Williams holds a BA in English Literature from St. Francis Xavier University, an MA in English Literature from the University of Toronto, a PhD in English Literature from Memorial University. She specializes in 20th/21st century prose, poetry and theory. Her research is in post trauma literature, and it is her pleasure to support critical engagement and expression of self — fully, confidently and culturally responsibly.

  • The Legacy Interviews: Intergenerational Memoirs of Resiliency. St. Mary’s UP. Forthcoming, Summer 2021.
  • “This Ends in Betrayal.” Prism International. 59.3,2021, 70.
  • “Hers.” Bacopa Literary Review. Vol. 11,2020.
  • “Rash.” Open Minds Quarterly. Summer 2019, 19.
  • “Always, Always.” Frontier Poetry. Josh Roark, editor, 2019.
  • Weaving Words of Wisdom: Intergenerational Memoirs. St. Mary’s UP. 2019.
  • “Envy.” Another Dysfunctional Cancer Poem Anthology. Priscilla Uppal and Maeghan Stimas, editors, Mansfield P,2018, 139.
  • Sightlines. Vol. 13-15, 2018-2021.
  • Poetry. Canadian Woman Studies. 30:1. 65, 127. 2013.
  • Beyond the Foreground: Ann Marie MacDonald’s Prose. Canada and Beyond. 2012.
  • 2nd editor of Sylvie Berard’s Of Wind and Sand; Calgary: Tesserect. 2009.
  • “The Rifle Kicks Hard Both Ways: Rereading David Adams Richards.” The Nashwaak Review. 2006. Poetry.
  • The Antigonish Review: 117: 54-56. 1999.
  • Book Review of Helpless by Barbara Gowdy. The Nashwaak Review. 2011.
  • IN PROGRESS: Far From the Tree Disarmed Pedagogy: Challenging Privileged Readers. Post Traumatic Literature: Writing Sexual Trauma, Reading Recovery
  • Book Review of Helpless by Barbara Gowdy. The Nashwaak Review. 2011.