Dr. Kim McLean-Fiander

Dr. Kim McLean-Fiander
Assistant Teaching Professor
Office: CLE D235

BA (Lethbridge), MA (Alberta), MSt and DPhil (Oxford)

Area of expertise

Academic writing, early modern literature, book history, women writers, digital humanities

Dr. McLean-Fiander teaches literature and academic writing courses. At UVic and elsewhere, she has taught Shakespeare, early modern women’s writing, introductory literature and composition courses, text encoding, critical commentary, survey courses, Victorian poetry, Canadian Literature, as well as political sociology and women’s studies courses. Her first-year literature courses (ENGL 146/ENSH 101) often address social justice issues about the environment, Indigenous lives, immigrant experience, race, class, gender, sexuality, or war.

Her research interests include writing pedagogy, early modern letters, women writers, book history (particularly paratext), maps, and digital humanities.

She is Co-Director of the Oxford-based Women’s Early Modern Letters Online (WEMLO), a freely available British Academy-funded catalogue of women’s correspondence from c. 1400-1700. She has also held various positions, including Director of Pedagogy and Outreach, with UVic’s The Map of Early Modern London (MoEML) project.

As a Commonwealth Scholar and SSHRC Doctoral Fellow, she studied at the University of Oxford, where she focused on early modern women’s paratext. She has also worked as a freelance editor, as a Senior Library Assistant for Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries, and as an intern at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC.