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Dr. Morgan Vanek

Pronouns: she/her/hers


Assistant Professor

Faculty of Arts , Department of English

Contact information


Office:: SS1106


Educational Background

Ph.D., English, University of Toronto, 2016

M.A., English, Queen's University, 2008

B.A. (Honours), English and Development Studies, Queen's University, 2007


Participation in university strategic initiatives


Course number Course title Semester
ENGL251 L09 Literature and Society Fall 2022
ENGL203 L02 Introductory Seminar Fall 2022
ENGL429 Eighteenth-Century Poetry Winter 2023
ENGL519/605 The Eighteenth-Century Origins of Capitalism's Crisis of Care Winter 2023


  • Teaching Award for Full-Time Academic Staff (Assistant Professor), University of Calgary Teaching Awards. 2022
  • Outstanding Early Career Teacher, Faculty of Arts, University of Calgary. 2022
  • Herb Wyile Prize in Canadian Literature , Studies in Canadian Literature / Études En Littérature Canadienne. 2020
  • Calgary Institute for the Humanities (CIH) Annual Fellowship, Calgary Institute for the Humanities. 2019
  • "A Closer Look at Close Reading": Lesson Study Grant, University of Calgary Teaching and Learning Grants. 2017
  • A.S.P. Woodhouse Prize, Department of English, University of Toronto. 2017