Frodyma, Judyta

BA Toronto, MSt and DPhil, Oxford Instructor


Dr Judyta Frodyma is a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at UNBC, specialising in Literature and the Environment. She completed her DPhil (also funded by SSHRC) and MSt at the University of Oxford and her BA at the University of Toronto and University Paris 1: Panthéon-Sorbonne. A specialist in Romantic literature and landscape, her current research is on the shaping of Canadian identity through and in nineteenth-century Canadian Poetry, in particular turning to ideas of dwelling in pre- and post-Confederation poets. This project traces the transatlantic roots of Canadian lit back to its Romantic and Transcendental seeds.

Dr Frodyma is currently teaching ENGL-383, Special topics in Romanticism: "Drugscapes, Dreamscapes and Landscapes of the Mind." She has taught courses on Wordsworth, Romantic-era writers, Milton, American Transcendentalism, Henry David Thoreau, Shakespeare, Modernism, and the 20th Century American Novel. She is currently working on a monograph entitled "Wordsworth and the Promised Land".

She is interested in ecocriticism, Romanticism, religion and the King James Bible and the relationship between literature and ecology, with particular emphasis on phenomenological readings of landscape experience and on how humanistic geography shapes literature. In her spare time, she is a triathlete, long distance runner, cabin dweller and poet.