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Keith-HydeSM.jpgAssociate Professor
Faculty of Arts Business and Science

B.A.(Hons), University of Winnipeg, English, 1994
M.A., Regent College, University of British Columbia, Religious Studies, 1998 Thesis: Two-Story Building: Narrative Transformation in Erich Auerbach, Stephen Crites, and George Steiner
Ph.D., University of St. Andrews, Theology, 2006 Dissertation: The Myth of Mastery: Concepts of Power in Kierkegaard and Nietzsche
ENG.1000 Introduction to Literature: Literary Monsterpieces
ENG.1015 Major Works and Authors of the Twentieth Century
ENG 2000 Contemporary Canadian Aboriginal Literature 1: Prose;
ENG 2001 Contemporary Canadian Aboriginal Literature 2: Poetry & Drama;
ENG.2015 Selected Topics: Strange Passages,
ENG.2015 Selected Topics: Short Fiction,
ENG.2015 Selected Topics: Fairy Tales, Fantasy, and Culture;
ENG.2300 Images of the North 1;
IDS.1000 Foundations of Student Success;
SSC.3030 The Reformation,
SOC.3460 Special Topics: World Religions

Community Service and/or Service to Profession/Field
Chair of Social Sciences and Humanities: 2016 – present
Learning Council Executive Committee: 2015 – present
Chair of UCN Language Arts Festival: 2014 – present
Learning Council Academic Planning Committee: 2013 – present
Academic Planning Subcommittee for Indigenization of the Curriculum: 2016 – present
Piloted a 6-class university simulation for Grade 12 ELA students at Oscar Lathlin Collegiate: November, 2016
Committee for 175th Anniversary Celebration of the Devon Mission: 2015 – 2016.
Governing Council, 2014 – 2015;
Co-chair of UCN/ IUS Annual Conference: Gateways North: Expansion, Convergence, and Change: 2012
The Pas Centennial Committee: 2011-2012
Developed a dual-credit Grade 12 / first-year university course entitled Introduction to Literature for RD Parker Collegiate Institute, Thompson: 2009 – 2010
Interviewed OCN / The Pas Elders for Sam Waller Museum archives: 2006 – 2009

Research Activity/Scholarship
Publications (refereed):
“Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855).” Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine. Ed. Karla Pollmann. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.
Concepts of Power in Kierkegaard and Nietzsche. Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2010. 
Other Publications (non-refereed):
“Devon Mission: A Celebration is Set to Begin.” Opasquia Times. 4 March 2016.
“A Budding Adventure: Devon Mission Unfolds.” Opasquia Times. 16 March 2016.
“The First Christ Church: 1846-1896.“ Opasquia Times. 23 March, 2016.
“Devon Mission: 175th Anniversary Celebration.” Opasquia Times. 1 April 2016.
“Openings with Prayer?  A University College Explores the Intricacies of Sacred-Secular Discourse.”  In Love, Knowledge and the University: Essays and Poetry from the Christianity and Literature Study Group. Ed. John North. Waterloo, Ontario: North Waterloo Academic Press, 2014. 
“Getting Out the Word: Reflections on the 2013 UCN Language Arts Festival. Opasquia Times. 3 May, 2013.
“Degrees of Separation.” Northern Writers. Vol. 4. Ed. M.D. Meyer. Norway House, MB: Goldrock Press, 2013. 70-73.
“Organizer’s Reflections on the Recent Symposium and Festival. Opasquia Times. 16 May, 2012.
“What’s in a Name?  The Meaning of ‘The Pas.’” Opasquia Times. 16 March, 2012.
“Traipsing and Trapping.” Opasquia Times. 3 February, 2012.
Conference Presentations:
“Rescuing the Parishing: Henry Budd—Constructive Adaptor or Colonial Tool?” a presentation on May 19, 2017 at Re-Storying Canada: Reconsidering Religion and Public Memory: A Conference and Public Event, University of Ottawa.
“Openings with Prayer?  A University College Explores the Intricacies of Sacred-Secular Discourse,” a presentation on June 1, 2013 to the Christian Literary Studies Group, ACCUTE, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Victoria.
“The Heart of the Monster: Weetigo Markers in Tomson Highway’s Kiss of the Fur Queen,” a presentation on August 11, 2011 at Northern Atlantic Connection: Canada and the Nordic Countries Triennial Conference in Aarhus, Denmark.
“The Power or the Glory: Christian Compromises in 19th-century Denmark,” a presentation on November 10, 2010 at UCN Research Expo, The Pas.
“Nothing Personal: Survivor’s Guide to the Teleological Suspension of the Ethical,” a presentation on May 29, 2007 to the Canadian Theological Society, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Saskatoon.
“Keeping Your Distance: Kierkegaard and Social Reform,” a presentation on November 21, 2004 to Kierkegaard, Religion, and Culture Group at the American Academy of Religion Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX.


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