Diana Austin

Professor Emerita





BA (UNB), MA (Queen’s), DPhil (Oxford)

Diana Austin’s main focus is 20th/21st century British poetry and fiction, with a particular interest in areas such as World War I, women’s writing, and contemporary fiction; she has supervised a variety of MA and PhD theses on related subjects. She has published and presented papers in Canada, the United States, and England on a range of topics in her field and is a contributor to the twentieth-century British section of the Yale Feminist Companion to Literature as well as a reader for various journals on submissions in her areas of interest.

Her present book/article projects include the feminine presence in British World War I trench literature and responses to trauma and violence in modern and contemporary British fiction. UNB’s first woman Associate Dean of Arts, she has also been the recipient of numerous teaching awards from UNB and at regional and national levels, including Canada’s 3M National Teaching Fellowship. Current member of the Graduate Academic Unit.