Thomas Friedman

Thomas Friedman

Thomas Friedman

Name: Thomas Friedman
Phone: 250-371-5976


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TRU Faculty Association
Federation of Post-Secondary Educators (FPSE)
Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT)

Research Interests

Margaret Atwood and Charles Pachter's Livres d'Artiste
Canadian Artists' Books
Michael Ondaatje
Robert Kroetsch
William Kirby and the creation of the United Empire Loyalist "Myth"
Dystopian Fiction
Timothy Findley's "Pilgrim" and Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress" and Virginia Woolf's "Orlando"
Ronald Wright's "A Scientific Romance" and H.G. Wells' "The Time Machine" and Daniel Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe"
Historical Representation in Literature
The Trickster in Literature
Explorations in Genre
Detective and Mystery Fiction


B.A. (English) The University of British Columbia
M.A. (English) The University of British Columbia
PhD (English) University of Toronto


Co-editor, Approaches to Teaching Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale" and Other Works. New York: Modern Language Association, 1986.

Employment History

1993 to 2005 University College of the Cariboo
2005 to present Thompson Rivers University

Courses Taught

ENGL 110 Composition
ENGL 111 Introduction to Prose Fiction
ENGL 149/151/161/162 Business and Technical Communications
SPEE 150 Business Presentations
ENGL 217 Survey of Canadian Literature (I)
ENGL 227 Survey of Canadian Literature (II)
ENGL 335 Major Authors Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje
ENGL 420 Canadian Literature
ENGL 424 Nineteenth Century Canadian Literature
ENGL 425 Canadian Poetry
ENGL 451 Studies in Literary Movements
ENGL 426 Studies in Canadian Literature
ENGL 3140 Mystery and Detective Fiction
ENGL 3160 Literature and Film Adaptation