Claire Halston, MA

(She, Her, Hers)

Sessional Lecturer

English, English and Cultural Studies
Office: FIP 322

Research Summary

Didactic literature, composition and rhetoric studies, intersections of power, politics, and literature.

Courses & Teaching

ENGL 112: Studies in Composition


Claire’s M.A. research project, “The Literary Fairy and Discussions of Morality,” examines fairy figures in medieval, Elizabethan, and early eighteenth-century literature to argue that literary fairies are vehicles of moral instruction.

You may spot Marie (the troublemaking tortoiseshell cat) knocking books off shelves in the background of Claire’s Zoom calls.

As a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, Claire previously worked in support of ENGL 153: Readings in Narrative, WRLD 100: A World History of Horror, WRLD 240: World Sacred Scriptures, and WRLD 310: Mythologies in Motion.

Selected Grants & Awards

University Graduate Fellowship (2021)

Special University of BC Okanagan Graduate Award (2020)

Faculty Dean’s Entrance Scholarship (2019)

Graduate Entrance Scholarship (2019)


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