Teresa Heffernan

Full Professor
Faculty of Arts

Faculty Member Information


Teresa Heffernan is Professor of English. Her current SSHRC-funded research project is called: “Where Science Meets Fiction: Social Robots and the Ethical Imagination.” An edited volume Cyborg Futures: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics is under review with Palgrave MacMillan. She is a book editor (with Cathrine Hasse and Kathleen Richardson) for Palgrave MacMillan’s series Social and Cultural Studies of Robots and AI. Her courses include: Literary Theory, The Modern Novel, The Postmodern Novel, the Short Story, and a senior seminar: “Animal Life, Social Robots, and Cyborg Futures.” She is author of Post-Apocalyptic Culture: Modernism, Postmodernism, and the Twentieth-Century Novel (University of Toronto Press, 2008/2012), Veiled Figures: Women, Modernity, and the Spectres of Orientalism (University of Toronto Press, 2016), co-editor (with Daniel O’Quinn) of a critical edition of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu’s The Turkish Embassy Letters (Broadview Press, 2012); book series editor, with Reina Lewis, of Cultures in Dialogue; co-editor (with Jill Didur) of the Cultural Studies issue: Revisiting the Subaltern in the New Empire and of the Cultural Critique issue (with Jill Didur and Bart Simon): Critical Posthumanism. Her articles have appeared in journals such as Studies in the Novel, Eighteenth-Century Studies, Arab Journal for the Humanities, Subject Matters, Canadian Literature, Twentieth Century Literature, and English Studies in Africa.