Deborah Wills

Professor, English

Deborah Wills

Contact Information

E-mail
dwills@mta.ca
Phone
(506) 364-2549
Office
Hart Hall 311
Office hours
Other websites

Education
M.A. (Carleton)
Ph.D. (Alberta)



Research interests

Research Interests  

Contemporary Literature and Theory, Cultural Studies, Contemporary Horror, and Gothic Fiction.

Publications

Selected Publications

Wills, Deborah and Andrew Wilson. "Mortality Plays: Penance, Admonition, and the Sacrament of Pain in Se7en and Saw." Forthcoming, Journal of Religion and Popular Culture Summer 2011.

Wills, Deborah and Amy Bright. "On the Cusp: Liminality and Adolescence in Arthur Slade's Dust, Bill Richardson's After Hamelin, and Kit Pearson' s Awake and Dreaming." Forthcoming, Studies in Canadian Literature Spring 2011.

Steuter, Erin and Deborah Wills. "Making the Muslim Enemy: The Social Construction on the Enemy in the War on Terror." TheRoutledge Handbook of War and Society. Ed. Stephen Carlton-Ford and Morton G. Ender. New York: Routledge, 2010.

Steuter, Erin and Deborah Wills. "Laughing Matters: Racist Representation of Muslims in Editorial Cartoons." Images That Injure: Pictorial Stereotypes in the Media, Third Edition. Ed. Susan Ross and Paul Lester. Westport, Conn: Praeger, 2010.

Steuter, Erin and Deborah Wills. "The Dangers of Dehumanization: Diminishing Humanity in Image and Deed." Images That Injure: Pictorial Stereotypes in the Media, Third Edition. Ed. Susan Ross and Paul Lester. Westport, Conn: Praeger, 2010.

Wills, Deborah and Erin Steuter. " Gaming at The End of the World: Coercion, Conversion and the Apocalyptic Self in Left Behind: Eternal Forces Digital Play." Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture, Special Issue on Religion and Popular Culture, 10.1, 2010.

Steuter, Erin and Deborah Wills. "'The Vermin Have Struck Again': Dehumanizing the Enemy in post 9/11 Media Representations." Media War Conflict, 3.2, 2010.

Steuter, Erin and Deborah Wills. "Discourses of Dehumanization: Enemy Construction and Canadian Media Complicity in the Framing of the War on Terror." Global Media Journal --Canadian Edition 2.2, 2010: 7-24.

Wills, Deborah and Erin Steuter. "The Soldier as Hunter: Pursuit, Prey and Display in the War on Terror." Journal of War and Culture Studies. 2.2, 2009: 195-210.

Steuter, Erin and Deborah Wills. " Infestation and Eradication: Exterminationist Rhetoric in Political Cartoons." Global Media Journal: Mediterranean Edition (3) Spring 2008: 11-23.

Steuter, Erin and Deborah Wills. At War with Metaphor: Media, Propaganda and Racism in the War on Terror. Lexington Books, 2008.

Wills, Deborah. "Naked Eye: Observation, Transparency, and the Visible Body." The New Quarterly Vol 97, 2006.

 Wills, Deborah. " The Flesh Continuing: Pain, Poetry, and the Therapeutic Landscape." Arc Vol 54, Summer 2006. 47-55.

Wills, Deborah. " Connections, Tangled Permutations: Michael Dennis' This Day Full of Promise; Rob McLennan's Paper Hotel; Shane Rhodes' Holding Pattern; Glen Kletke's Four Corners Looking for a Room." Review-Article. Arc Vol 51, Winter 2003. 106-111.

Wills, Deborah. "The Rapture: A Memoir." Fiction. Matrix Magazine. March 1997.

Wills, Deborah. "Devotion, and Other Disciplines." Fiction. Room of One's Own 18.3. Fall 1996.

Wills, Deborah. "The Madwoman in the Matrix: Joanna Russ's The Two of Them and the Psychiatric Postmodern." Ed. Robert A. and Robert A. Collins. Modes of the Fantastic: Selected Essays from the Twelfth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1995: 93-99.

Wills, Deborah. "Sarah Trimmer." British Reform Writers, 1789-1832. Ed. Gary Kelly and Edd Applegate. Detroit, MI: Thomson Gale, 1995: 340-48.

Wills, Deborah. " Sarah Trimmer's Economy of Charity: Politics and Morality in the Sunday School State." Lumen, XII, 1993: 157-66.

Wills, Deborah. "Problems of Ontology and Omnipotence in Mr. Weston's Good Wine." The Powys Review 6.2, 1988: 41-45.