Erin E. MacDonald
author • professor
Erin E. MacDonald
School of Language and Liberal Studies, Fanshawe College
Ph.D., University of Waterloo (Granted October 2005)
English Language and Literature
Specializations: Popular Culture, Detective Fiction, American Literature,
Victorian Literature, Composition Theory and Pedagogy, Gender Theory
Thesis: “Collective Hero: The Rhetoric of Realism in Ed McBain’s 87th Precinct Series”
College Educators Development Program, series completed June 2007
Teaching Circles professional development, Fanshawe College, completed 2006
TRACE Certificate in University Teaching, one course completed
ESL Part I, University of Western Ontario, 2003
M.A., University of Waterloo (Granted September 1998)
Department of English
Thesis: "Androgyny and the New Woman: Sex, Decadence, and the Possibilities of Gender"
H.B.A., Lakehead University, First Class Standing (Granted May 1997)
Department of English
B.Ed., Lakehead University, First Class Standing (Granted May 1996)
Specializations: English, History; Intermediate/Senior
Scholarships and Academic Awards
Nominated for Macavity Award for Best Critical/Biographical book by Mystery Readers International, June 2021
Nominated for Edgar Award for Best Critical/Biographical book by Mystery Writers of America, April 2021
Nominated for Distinguished Teaching Award, February 2004
Provost Doctoral Scholarship, Fall and Winter 2002-2003
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellowship, 2000-2002
Provost Doctoral Scholarship, Fall and Winter 2001-2002
University of Waterloo Graduate Scholarship, 2001
University of Waterloo Graduate Merit Scholarships (4), 1999-2001
Provost Doctoral Scholarship, Spring1999, Fall and Winter 1999-2000
University of Waterloo Graduate Entrance Scholarship, 1998-99
University of Waterloo Graduate Merit Scholarship, 1997-98
Lakehead University In-Course Scholarship, 1997
Student Writing Award, 1994
Lakehead University Northwestern Ontario Leader's Scholarship, 1992-96
Lakehead University Entrance Award of Academic Excellence, 1992-96
Lakehead University Regional Entrance Award (East), 1992
Governor General's Award and Domtar Scholarship, 1992
Ian Rankin: A Companion to the Mystery Fiction. Ed. Elizabeth Foxwell. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2020.
“Detective Inspector John Rebus.” Detective. Ed. Barry Forshaw. Bristol: Intellect, 2016. 78-89.
Editor and contributor, Robert Downey Jr. from Brat to Icon: Essays on the Film Career. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2014.
Writing Today: Contexts and Options for the Real World. 2nd Can. ed. Whitby, ON: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2013.
“Ghosts and Skeletons: Metaphors of Guilty History in Ian Rankin’s Rebus Series.” Clues 30.2 (2012): 67-75. (peer reviewed)
Evan Hunter/Ed McBain: A Literary Companion. Ed. Elizabeth Foxwell. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2012.
with Donald Pharr, Santi Buscemi, and Robert Muhlbock. Writing Today: Contexts and Options for the Real World. Can. ed. Whitby, ON: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2010.
Reasoning and Writing Well Instructor’s Manual. Ed. Lisa Rahn. Whitby, ON: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2006.
“The Rhetoric of Race: The Use of Racial Stereotypes in Ed McBain’s 87th Novels.” Americ@na 2.1 (2005). http://www.uhu.es/hum676/revista/macdonald.pdf
“Masculinity and Race in Media: The Case of the Homicide Detective.” Race/Gender/Media: Considering Diversity Across Audiences, Content, and Producers.” Ed. Rebecca Ann Lind. Boston: Pearson, 2004. 220-27.
“Genre and Masculinity in Ed McBain’s 87th Precinct Precinct Novels.” Journal of American and Comparative Cultures 25.1-2 (2002): 47-50.
"Vernon Lee." Who's Who in Gay and Lesbian History. Eds. Robert Aldrich and Garry Wotherspoon. London: Routledge, 2001. 262-63.
"'Necessarily Vague': Kate Chopin's Gender-Awakening." Domestic Goddesses (website). Ed. Kate Wells. May 1999.
"Engendering Motherhood" (book review). Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering. 1 (May 1999): 210-11.
Creative and Journalistic Publications
"Searching for the Stanley MacDonalds." The Nova Scotia Genealogist. 36.3 (Fall 2018). 115-119.
"Ode to the Stanley MacDonalds" (Poem). The Nova Scotia Genealogist. 36.3 (Fall 2018). 120.
Robbie the Early Riser. Illustrations by Sarah Ly. Kindle, 2016.
Four Poems in Diviners: A Journal for Women Writers. 3.3 (Autumn 1998).
Winning Poem (Valentine's Day Poetry Contest). The Argus: The Student Newspaper of Lakehead University. 1994.
"This is Not TV" (Concert Review of No Means No and Alice Donut). The Argus: The Student Newspaper of Lakehead University. 1994.
"Big Rude Jake" (Concert Review). The Argus: The Student Newspaper of Lakehead University. 1994.
"Spotlight on Erin E. MacDonald" (15 Poems). Catching the Spirit: An Anthology of Writing by the Students of Northwestern Ontario Volume VI. 1991. 39-45.
Mid-Atlantic American Popular Culture Association Conference Paper, “Queering Downey: Queer as Normal in Home for the Holidays,” Atlantic City, NJ, November 2014
MAPACA Conference Paper, “Teddy, Danny the Gimp, and the Deaf Man: Disability in Ed McBain’s 87th Precinct Series,” Buffalo, NY, November 2004 (in absentia)
SAGE (Student Association of Graduates of English) Conference Paper, “Policing Racism in Ed McBain’s 87th Precinct Series,” Waterloo, Ontario, March 2004
University of Waterloo Graduate Students Research Conference Paper, “Teaching ESL Composition by a Social Constructivist Model,” Waterloo, Ontario, April 2003
P/ACA (Popular/American Culture Association) Conference Paper, “Genre and Gender in Ed McBain’s 87th Precinct Series,” Toronto, Ontario, March 2002
NEMLA Panel Chair and Panel Organizer, “The New Man from Fight Club to Angel: Masculinity and Popular Culture,” Hartford, Connecticut, March 2001
MAPCA (Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association) Conference Paper, Albany, NY, “Truth in Black and White: Ethnicity, Masculinity, and the Postmodern Homicide Detective in Clockers and Homicide,” and Panel Chair of Film panel, November 2000
NEMLA Conference Paper, Buffalo, NY, “Masculinity, Race, and Prime-Time Police in ‘Homicide: Life on the Street’,” April 2000
LEXIS Conference Paper, University of Waterloo, Ontario, “The Queer Arthur Conan Doyle?,” November 1999
British Women Writer's Conference Paper, Albuquerque, New Mexico, "Vernon Lee's Androgynous Aestheticism," September 1999
Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities Conference Paper, Sherbrooke, Quebec, "Queering the English Boys' School: The Homosocial Worlds of Alan Hollinghurst's Swimming Pool Library and E.M. Forster's Maurice," June 1999
Fifth Annual Victorian-Edwardian Graduate Studies Conference Paper, NYU, "The Sexual Comedy of Victoria Cross's Gender Troubling," February 1999
Teaching and Research Experience
Professor, English and Communication, August 2005 to present
ENGL 3027 "Crime Stories"
ENGL 7013 “Villains and Heroes”
HUMA 7050 "The Humanity of Technology"
COMM 7021 "Argumentation and Persuasion"
HUMA 1021 “Discovering the Humanities”
ENGL 5015/3026 “Rebels, Misfits, and Criminals”
ENGL 5019/3029 “Murder and Mayhem”
ENGL 1030 “Mystery and Suspense”
ENGL 7006/HUMA 7030 “Alienation and Society”
ENGL 1007 “Popular Culture”
ENGL 1054 “Around the World in 61 Days”
INDS 3007 “Contemporary Media Studies”
WRIT 3002 “Reason and Writing II”
WRIT 1038 “Reason and Writing I”
WRIT 7004/COMM 7022 “Writing for Nursing”
COMM 3029 “Communication for Media and Art”
COMM 3020 “Professional Communication”
University of Waterloo
Lecturer, English 108H “Alienation and Isolation in American Literature,” Fall and Winter 2004-05
Marker, English 109 Distance Education “Introduction to Academic Writing,” Fall and Winter 2004-05
Lecturer, English 201 “The Short Story,” Spring 2004 and Spring 2005
Lecturer, English 201 “The American Short Story,” Spring 2003
Lecturer, English 109E “Introduction to Academic Writing,” Fall 2002, 2003
Lecturer, English 201 “The Popular Short Story,” Spring 2002
Course Coordinator, Administrator, and Marker, online Distance Education English 109, “Introduction to Academic Writing,” Fall 1999-2002
Lecturer, English 109E “Introduction to Academic Writing,” Fall 2000
Lecturer, English 108E “Women in Literature,” Fall and Winter 1999-2000
Lecturer, English 108F "The Rebel in Literature," Fall and Winter 1998-99
Research Assistant, Victorian Literature, Dr. Dennis Denisoff, 1998-99
Teaching Assistant, English 210F "Business English," Spring/Summer 1998
Teaching Assistant, English 109 "Introduction to Academic Writing," Fall 1997
Waterloo Region District School Board
Long-term Occasional English Teacher, Grand River Collegiate Institute, Apr-June 2005
Occasional Teacher, Secondary, Oct. 2002-June 2005
Summer School Teacher, Cameron Heights, Engl. 3CI July 2003,04; Civics/Careers 2005
Summer School Teacher, Cameron Heights, English 3UI, July 2002
Memberships and Service Committees
External Reviewer, Ithaca College Tenure Committee, 2017
Volunteer, Stoneybrook Public School, 2016-present
Volunteer, Emily Carr Public School, 2011-2015
Member, Mid-Atlantic American Popular Culture Association
Member and Secretary, Western Day Care Centre Board of Directors, June 2009-2011
Co-chair, Fundraising Committee, Western Day Care Centre, June 2009-2011
Member, Standing Committee for WRIT 1030 and 3002, 2006-present
Chair, Curriculum and Textbook Committee for WRIT 1030 and 3002, 2006
Member of Save Darfur Coalition, 2006-2009
Member of Friends of the Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies, 2005-present
Ontario College of Teachers Member, 2001-2005
Ph.D. Representative, Professional Issues Representative, and Co-Chair for SAGE (Student Association of Graduates in English), 2000-2002
Teaching and Learning Technology Roundtable Graduate Student Rep, 2001-2002
Organizer and Coordinator of Department of English “Colloquium Series,” 2001-2002
Undergraduate Studies Committee Representative, 2001-2002
Member of English Department Chair Nominating Committee, 2001-2002
Member of MAPCA (Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture Association), 2000-2004
Member of P/ACA (Popular/American Culture Association), 2001-2003
LEXIS Paper Exchange Representative for University of Waterloo, 1999-2001
Treasurer, SAGE (Student Association of Graduates of English), 1998-99