Douglas Freake

Department of Humanities

Associate Professor

Office: Vanier College, 244
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 66984
Emaildfreake@yorku.ca

Professor Douglas Freake is interested in semiotics as applied to popular culture, the history of the body, literary theory, and genre studies.

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Professor Douglas Freake teaches in the Division of Humanities (Canadian Studies, the Renaissance, and the history of the body) and the Department of English (Shakespeare, Milton). His eclectic teaching career has led him into a number of diverse fields. He is interested in semiotics as applied to popular culture, the history of the body, literary theory, and genre studies.
He is at present beginning a book on narrative and desire in the fiction of Alice Munro.

Degrees

PhD,

All Publications

Book Chapters

'Alice Munro.' Encyclopedia of Folklore and Literature. Ed. Mary Ellen Brown and Bruce A. Rosenberg. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, Inc., 1998. 429-30.

'A Midsummer Night's Dream as a Comic Version of the Theseus Myth.' A Midsummer Night's Dream: Critical Essays. Ed. Dorothea Kehler. New York: Garland Publishing; London: Garland Publishing, 1998. 259-274.

Journal Articles

'Metaphors of Knowledge and Their Effect on the Humanities.' Dalhousie Review 74.2 (1995): 232-249.

'The Semiotics of Wristwatches.' Time and Society 4.1 (1995): 67-90.

'Multiple Selves in the Poetry of P.K. Page.' Studies in Canadian Literature 19.1 (1994): 94-114.

Current Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/HUMA2600 6.0  Humanities for a Global Age LECT  


Professor Douglas Freake is interested in semiotics as applied to popular culture, the history of the body, literary theory, and genre studies.


Professor Douglas Freake teaches in the Division of Humanities (Canadian Studies, the Renaissance, and the history of the body) and the Department of English (Shakespeare, Milton). His eclectic teaching career has led him into a number of diverse fields. He is interested in semiotics as applied to popular culture, the history of the body, literary theory, and genre studies.
He is at present beginning a book on narrative and desire in the fiction of Alice Munro.

Degrees

PhD,

All Publications

Book Chapters

'Alice Munro.' Encyclopedia of Folklore and Literature. Ed. Mary Ellen Brown and Bruce A. Rosenberg. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, Inc., 1998. 429-30.

'A Midsummer Night's Dream as a Comic Version of the Theseus Myth.' A Midsummer Night's Dream: Critical Essays. Ed. Dorothea Kehler. New York: Garland Publishing; London: Garland Publishing, 1998. 259-274.

Journal Articles

'Metaphors of Knowledge and Their Effect on the Humanities.' Dalhousie Review 74.2 (1995): 232-249.

'The Semiotics of Wristwatches.' Time and Society 4.1 (1995): 67-90.

'Multiple Selves in the Poetry of P.K. Page.' Studies in Canadian Literature 19.1 (1994): 94-114.


Teaching:

Current Courses

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TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/HUMA2600 6.0  Humanities for a Global Age LECT