Vicky Simpson

Contract Academic Instructor



Carleton Hall


Vicky Simpson is interested in nineteenth-century British literature, particularly the Victorian sensation novel, as well as Gothic literature and contemporary queer literature.

Her research explores phantasmagoric narration in Elizabeth Gaskell, non-normative families in Wilkie Collins, “homemaking” women in Ellen Wood, and storytelling and autobiography in Charlotte Brontë. She has presented this work at various national and international conferences. Her publications appear in Victorian Review, Victorians Institute Journal, Women’s Writing, and Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies.

She has worked in post-secondary education in a variety of roles for the past twelve years. She has taught in the Department of English at UNB for over a decade and has won the UNB Arts Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award. In 2018-2020, she served as Coordinator for the Association for Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE). Currently, she teaches mostly online courses for UNB. She also works as a policy and research analyst at the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission.