About Me

I am a specialist in Renaissance poetry and queer theory, with interests in poetics and in comparative literature.

I did my honours BA at Trent University and my MA and PhD at the University of Toronto. I taught at both those universities, at UBC, at Simon Fraser University, and at the University of Calgary before returning to UBC in 2003. I was promoted to associate professor in 2005 and to full professor in 2008. I am also a faculty associate in the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice.

I work very hard on my teaching and I was proud to receive the Ian Fairclough Memorial Teaching Award in 1998 and the Killam Teaching Prize in 2008.

From January-June 2010 I was a visiting professor in the Department of Gender Studies at the Central European University. In November 2017 I was Gareth Roberts Visiting Professor at the University of Exeter. In May and June 2020 I’ll be Plumer Visiting Fellow in Early Modern English Literature at St Anne’s College Oxford.

stephen.guy-bray@ubc.ca