Dr. Jan Purnis

Associate Professor in English
BA Hons (Guelph), MA, PhD (Toronto)

Office: CM 512
Phone: (306) 359-1261
Fax: (306) 359-1200
E-mail: jan.purnis@uregina.ca


Research Interests

Renaissance literature; representations of digestion; the body-mind relationship; theories of emotion; colonialism; gender; depictions of cannibalism.


Representative Publications

“Renaissance Discourses of Emotions” in Emotions, Community, and Citizenship: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives, edited by Rebecca Kingston, Kiran Banerjee, James McKee, Yi-Chun Chien, and Constantine C. Vassiliou (University of Toronto Press, 2017).

“Bodies and Selves: Autoscopy, Out-of-Body Experiences, Mind-Wandering, and Early Modern Consciousness” in Shakespeare and Consciousness, edited by Paul Budra and Clifford Werier. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).

"The Belly-Mind Relationship in Early Modern Culture: Digestion, Ventriloquism, and the Second Brain" in Embodied Cognition and Shakespeare's Theatre: The Early Modern Body-Mind, edited by Laurie Johnson, John Sutton, and Evelyn Tribble (Routledge, 2014). 

"The Gendered Stomach in The Taming of the Shrew" in Gender and Power in Shrew-Taming Narratives, 1500-1700, edited by David Wootton and Graham Holderness (Palgrave, 2010).

"The Stomach and Early Modern Emotion" in University of Toronto Quarterly 79.2 (Spring  2010).