Justine Gieni

Sessional Lecturer
PhD (University of Saskatchewan); MA (University of Regina); BA (University of Regina)

E-mail: Justine.Gieni@uregina.ca

Current classes
Winter 2023: ENGL 100-391; ENGL 100-399; ENGL 110-398

Research interests

  • Trauma Narratives
  • Gender and Masculinities
  • War Literature
  • Literary Theory (primarily feminism and psychoanalytic theories)
  • Horror
  • Food Culture studies
  • Life Writing (Illness Narratives)

Recent publications:

"The Pursuit of Culinary Capital in Portlandia and Master of None" in Hipster Culture: Transnational and Intersectional Perspectives. Bloomsbury Academic. 2021.

"Assuming a 'Manly Position': The Crisis of Masculinity in Ian McEwan's Early Fiction." Incest in Contemporary Literature. Manchester UP. 2018.

"Punishing the Abject Child: The Delight and Discipline of Body Horror in Heinrich Hoffman's Struwwelpeter." Reading in the Dark: Horror in Children's Literature and Culture. University Press of Mississippi. 2017.

"Queering Masculinity: Sexual Dissidence as Anti-bullying Discourse in Kimberly Peirce's Boys Don't Cry." MP: Online Feminist Journal. 3.5. (Summer 2012).

"'A Contagion within': Male Hysteria and Survivor Guilt in Chang-rae Lee's A Gesture Life." Journal of Monsters and the Monstrous. Inter-Disciplinary Press. 2.1. (May 2012).

"Rape and Revenge in Graphic Detail: Neil Gaiman's 'Calliope' in The Sandman Comic Series.” Forum: Postgraduate Journal. 13 (Winter 2011).