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Chance Pahl, PhD

Assistant Professor of English
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Teaches:
  • Eighteenth-Century British Literature
  • Romantic Literature
  • Book History
  • Christianity and Literature 
  • Children's Literature, inter alia.
  The study of English literature is, at its best, an enlightening experience. When we read great works of literature, we discover more about ourselves, our place in this world, and what it means to be human.  

Teaching Philosophy

My goal as a professor of English is to encourage students to experience great works of literature in new and rewarding ways, through close reading and interdisciplinary analysis. Student interaction is paramount in my classes. Statement_of_Teaching_Philosophy_CP.pdf

Background

I was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta, and spent most of my childhood on a cattle ranch on the outskirts of the city. As such, while my education has taken me on a journey across Canada, the Prairies have always been important to me. A love of literature and story�I am an avid reader of novels from a variety of periods�led me to pursue a career teaching English literature. My family and I now call Caronport home.

Education

Ph.D. in English, University of Ottawa, 2018.
M.A. in Interdisciplinary Humanities (English Literature Stream), Trinity Western University, 2012.
B.A. in General Studies (Concentrations in English and Philosophy), Trinity Western University, 2009.

Research

Book history
Periodical publication
Aesthetic theory (especially eighteenth-century aesthetic theory)
Early modern theories of the passions/emotions
The age of sensibility

Publications

“Samuel Johnson, Periodical Publication, and the Sentimental Reader: Virtue in Distress in The Rambler and The Idler.” Lumen: Selected Proceedings from the Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies 36 (2017): 21-35.

“Teleology in Samuel Johnson’s Rasselas.” Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature 64.3 (2012): 221-32.

My classes bring out things in my own life—they're very applicable and they mesh well, always reminding me why I'm here.
Brette Elias