Meet Prof. Faye Chisholm Guenther (English and Literary Studies)

Photo: Faye Chisholm Guenther

Before joining the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sheridan College, Faye taught at Seneca College and York University. She completed her PhD in English at York University and her MA at the University of Toronto. In 2016 – 2017 she was Visiting Scholar at the City Institute at York University.

Faye’s research focuses on literary representations of queer histories, particularly as they relate to the material experiences and material conditions of counterpublic life. She is completing a project on three creative memoirs set in New York City in the last quarter of the 20th century by Eileen Myles, Samuel R. Delany, and David Wojnarowicz.

In addition to her teaching and research Faye is also a creative writer. Her chapbook of poetry and short fiction, Flood Lands, was published by Junction Books in 2017.

Faye Chisholm Guenther answers Alchemy‘s Proust Questionnaire

My favourite qualities in a student: Curious and creative.

My favourite qualities in a teacher: Reflective and generous.

In my opinion the secret to success is: Courage, care, practice, and a sense of wonder.

Talent or skill I wish I had: Musical agility.

My favourite food/meal and drink: Food with the flavours of fresh basil and garlic in the summer. In spring, with thyme or lemongrass. In winter, rosemary. Something subtly sweet with cinnamon, anytime.