Suzan Last

Suzan Last
Associate Teaching Professor

On leave

Office: CLE D217

BA and MA (Regina)

Area of expertise

Academic and technical writing; curriculum development

Suzan Last has taught in many capacities during her time at UVic, including three years of teaching ESL in Japan and a brief stint teaching high school English. She has been teaching at UVic since 2003, when she was a SSHRC doctoral fellow in the English department. She since discovered that she had a greater passion for teaching than for dissertation-writing, and decided to pursue teaching full time. She has published articles and given conference papers on a wide range of topics, including Shakespeare, Marlowe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Eliza Haywood, and John Fowles. Her area specialties include Academic and Technical Writing, Curriculum development, Renaissance literature, and postmodern fiction, particularly as it incorporates forms of game and play.

Recently, she has been working with the Engineering department, developing curricula for their new integrated first year Communication and Design courses (ENGR 110 and 120).

Selected Publications

"Integration of Engineering and Communications in a First Year Course" (co-authored). CEAA Conference Proceedings, June 2010.


"Eliza Haywood's Adventures of Eovaai as Meta-Satire." Eighteenth-Century Woman Vol.3 (2003): 25-46.


"Marlowe's Literary Double Agency: Dr. Faustus as a Subversive Comedy of Error." Renaissance and Reformation 24.1 (2000):23-44.


"Hawthorne's Feminine Voices: Reading The Scarlet Letter as a Woman." Journal of Narrative Technique 27.3 (1997): 349-76.