Retired Department Members
Dr. Maureen Hawkins retired in 2022. Her research interests are Irish Literature, esp. 18th and 19th-century drama, Irish History and Culture, Drama, esp. 19th-century, modern and contemporary, World Literature, Gender, Race, Ethnic and Class Discourse, Postcolonial Studies, esp. Drama.
Dr. Goldie Morgentaler (Professor Emerita) retired in 2022. Her research interests are 19th-century British and American Literature, esp. Dickens, Austen, Melville, and Dickinson, Jewish and Jewish-American Literature, Traditional Ballad and Folklore. She is the author of a book on Dickens called Dickens and Heredity, and of numerous articles on Dickens and Victorian literature. She is a past president of the Dickens Society. She is also the translator from Yiddish to English of much of Chava Rosenfarb’s work, including Rosenfarb’s epic Holocaust novel, The Tree of Life: A Trilogy of Life in the Lodz Ghetto. Her translations have won several awards including a Canadian Jewish Book Award and the Modern Language Association’s Prize for Yiddish Studies for the translation of Rosenfarb’s short story collection, Survivors. She is also the editor of Rosenfarb’s poetry collection, Exile at Last. In 2019, she was awarded a Canadian Jewish Literary Prize for a collection of essays by Chava Rosenfarb entitled Confessions of a Yiddish Writer.