Dr. Natasha Rebry
Broadly speaking, I am fascinated with language and its power to both shape and reflect identities and attitudes. This, coupled with a love of all things horror, has shaped my interests and practices as a teacher and researcher. I hold a PhD in interdisciplinary studies from the University of British Columbia, and an MA and BA in English and history from Wilfrid Laurier University. Before coming to the University of Lethbridge in 2015 to teach rhetoric and composition in the Academic Writing Program, I taught in The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at UBC’s Okanagan Campus.
I often bring an interdisciplinary focus to my research. My dissertation examines the late-Victorian discussion of dissociative states as it was developed in a range of writings, including gothic fiction and psychology, and I have published articles on mesmerism in the fiction of Richard Marsh and Arthur Machen’s engagement with neurology. I am currently at work on two projects examining discourses of late-Victorian science: a monograph on discussions of the will and will power and a series of papers exploring the refashioning of dietetics in response to developments in organic chemistry and evolutionary theory.
In my rare moments not teaching or researching, I can be found hiking mountains, watching birds (aka, real life Pokémon), or catching up on the latest creature features (recommendations are always welcome!).