picture of June and husband Alan

June Sturrock

Simon Fraser University

phone: 778-782-5158
e-mail: jrsturrock@shaw.ca

MA (Oxford), Ph.D (British Columbia)


Curriculum Vitae

June Sturrock, who is an Emeritus Professor of Simon Fraser University’s English Department, continues to teach occasionally for the Graduate Liberal Studies Program.  Her first degrees are from Oxford, her doctorate from the University of British Columbia (Thesis title:  “Wordsworth’s Eye:  A Study of the Nature of Vision in Wordsworth’s Poetry in Relation to Contemporary Concepts of Vision”).  Her main academic interests are in British poetry of the Romantic period and nineteenth century women’s writing.  She is also interested in ethical criticism, and in the work of Iris Murdoch, A.S. Byatt, and Elizabeth Bowen.  She is the winner of an Excellence in Teaching Award.
June is married to the seventeenth century scholar , Alan Rudrum, and they have two daughters and three grandsons (her main non-academic interest).



(Ed.). Mansfield Park. Jane Austen. Peterborough Ont.: Broadview Press. 2001.

"Heaven and Home": Charlotte Yonge's Domestic Fiction and the Victorian Debate over Women. University of Victoria: English Literary Studies Series, 1995.

Reviews in: Victorian Studies (1997) 712-714; Etudes Anglaises 50 (1997) 485; Studies in English Literature 36 (1996) 958-59.


“Britannia Counter Britannia: How Jerusalem Changes Patriotism.” Women Reading William Blake. Ed Helen Bruder. London: Palgrave, 2006.

“Establishing Identity: Editorial Correspondence from the Early Years of The Monthly Packet.” Victorian Periodicals Review 39 (2006): 266-279.

“Money, Morals, and Mansfield Park: The West Indies Revisited.” Persuasions : The Jane Austen Journal 28 (2006).

“Dandies, Beauties, and the Issue of Good Looks in Persuasion.” Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal 26 (2004): 21-50.

“Resistance to Early Globalization Processes: John Clare and Others.” Journal of Graduate Liberal Studies. 2004.

“Lark, Wild Thyme, Crowing Cock, and Waterfall: The Natural World in Blake’s Milton and Vaughan’s Silex Scintillans.” Of Paradise and Light: Essays on Vaughan and Milton in Honor of Alan Rudrum. Ed. D. Dickson and H. Nelson. Associated UP, 2004:328-350.

“Angels Insects and Interdisciplinarity.”Connotations 12 (2003):93-104.

“Catholic Anti-heroines: Craik, Sewell, Yonge.” Women’s Writing, 2004: 89-99.

“Women’s Work, Money, and the Everyday in the Novels of the 1870s.” Charlotte M. Yonge: A Centenary Volume. Ed.Julia Courtney. London: Church House Press, 2005.

“Image, Text, and Interpretation: Illustration in the Literary Classroom.” What Really Works: Ideas from Award-Winning English Teachers. Ed. Patricia M. Gantt and Lynn Langer Meeks. Christopher Gordon, 2004. 297-306.

“Mr. Sludge and Mrs. Oliphant: Victorian Negotiations with the Dead.” Victorian Newsletter 101 (2002):1-5.

“‘Cock-Crowing.’” Scintilla 5 (2001). 152-159.

“Urizen as Ceres in The Four Zoas, Night the Ninth.” English Language Notes 39 (2000). 50-58.

“Women, Work and The Monthly Packet, 1851-73.” Nineteenth Century Feminisms 1 (1999): 51-73.

“The Literary Woman of the 1850s and Charlotte Mary Yonge’s Dynevor Terrace.” Victorian Women Writers and the “Woman Question.” Ed Nicola Diane Thompson. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999. 116-34.

“Sequels, Series, and Sensation Novels: Charlotte Yonge and the Popular Fiction Market of the 1850s and 1860s.” Part II: Reflections on the Sequel. Ed Paul Budra and Betty A Schellenberg. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1998. 102-17.

“Maenads, Young Ladies, and the Lovely Daughters of Albion.” Blake, History, Politics. Ed Jackie DiSalvo and G. A. Rosso. New York: Garland Press, 1998. 339-49.

“In Search of a Wife.” Charlotte M. Yonge Newsletter 6 (1998), 1.

“‘Songs’ and ‘Visions’, Uniformity and Identity: William Blake in the 1790s.” Journal of the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies, Fall, 1997.

“Armed Robbery in Hopes and Fears!” Charlotte M. Yonge Newsletter 3 (1996), 2.

“CMY Reads Austen.” Charlotte Yonge Newsletter 1 (1995), 3.

“‘What Have I to Do with Thee?’” Blake/ An Illustrated Quarterly 28 (1995), 89.

“Protective Pastoral: Innocence and Female Experience in William Blake’s Songs and Christina Rossetti's Goblin Market.” Colby Quarterly 30. (1994), 98-108.

“Murdoch’s Leech Gatherer: Wordsworthian Parody in The Message to the Planet.” English Studies in Canada 19 (1993), 1-15.*

“Something to Do: Charlotte Yonge, Tractarianism, and the Question of Women’s Work.” Victorian Review I8 (1992), 28-48.

“Blake and the Women of the Bible,” Literature and Theology 6 (1992), 23-32.

“Tracts for the Times.” Reference Guide to English Literature. London: St. James Press, 1990.

“Christina Rossetti’s Goblin Market.” Reference Guide to English Literature. London: St. James Press, 1990.

“P.B. Shelley’s Defence of Poetry.” Reference Guide to English Literature. London: St. James Press, 1990.

“How the Graminivorous Ruminating Quadruped Jumped Over the Moon: A Romantic Approach.” Imagination and Education. Ed. Kieran Egan and Dan Nadaner. New York: Teachers’ College Press of New York, 1988.

“Wordsworth’s Italian Teacher.” The John Rylands Library Bulletin 67 (1985): 797-812.

“Othello: Women and ‘Woman’.” Atlantis 9 (1984): 1-8.

“Jacky Gillott.” Dictionary of Literary Biography. Vol. 1. 1983. 355-62.

“Stanley Middleton.” Dictionary of Literary Biography. Vol. 2. 1983. 511-17.

“Scott and Wordsworth on Dryden and Boccaccio.” English Studies 63 (1982): 134-38.

“The Completion of Pamela.” Durham University Journal (June 1982): 227-32.

“An early allusion to Dante by Wordsworth.” Notes and Queries n.s. 37 (1980): 204-05.

“Wordsworth’s Translations of Ariosto.” Notes and Queries n.s. 26 (June 1979): 227-28.*

“A Personal View of Women’s Education, 1838-1900: Charlotte Yonge’s Novels.” Victorians Institute Journal (1978): 7-18.

“Wordsworth’s ‘Phantom of delight’ and the Development of the Imagination.” The Colby Library Quarterly 14 (1978): 213-20.

“Heaven Lies.” A contribution on Wordsworth to the Critical Forum. Essays in Criticism 28 (January, 1978): 91-93.

“Wordsworth and Vaughan.” Notes and Queries n.s. 24.4 (1977): 322-23.

“Good and the Gods of The Black Prince.” Mosaic 10.4 (1977): 134-42.

With A. O. Crookshank. Catalogue. Great Irishmen: A Portrait Exhibition. Belfast: Ulster Museum, 1964.

With A. O. Crookshank. Catalogue. Shakespeare in Pictures. Belfast: Ulster Museum, 1963.

Review Essays

A Whistling Woman. By A. S. Byatt. Green Letters, 2004.

Gender, Religion and Domesticity in the Novels of Rosa Nouchette Carey. By Elaine Hartnell. Nineteenth Century Contexts 25(2003) 377-379.

Witch Week. By Diana Wynne Jones. The Active Page, December 2000.

Eve's Renegades: Victorian Anti-Feminist Women Novelists. By Valerie Sanders. Victorian Review 24 (1998) 97-99.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning by Marjorie Stone. Victorian Review, 22 (1996)--70-81.

The Reader's Repentance: Women Preachers, Women Writers, and Nineteenth Century Social Discourse by Christine L. Krueger. Victorian Review 20 (1994): 97-100.

A New Earth: The Labor of Language in Pearl, Herbert's The Temple and Blake's Jerusalem by Douglas Thorpe. Review of English Studies 45 (1994): 302.

The Educational Legacy of Romanticism, ed. J. Willinsky. Canadian Journal of Education (1992).

Wordsworth’s Great Period Poems; by M. Levinson; Making Tales: The Poetics of Wordsworth’s Narrative Experiments; by D. Bialostosky; Approaches to

Teaching Wordsworth, ed. S. Hall & J. Ramsey. Yearbook of English Studies (February 1989).

Coleridge, Wordsworth and the Language of Allusion, by L. Newlyn; Coleridge and the Inspired Word, by A. J. Harding; The Oxford Authors: Coleridge, ed. H. J. Jackson. Modern Language Review, 84 (1989) 934-36.

Technology in Distance Education, by Niemi and Gooler. Journal of Distance Education 3 (1988): 138-39.

The Good Apprentice, by Iris Murdoch. Atlantis (Fall, 1986).

The Philosopher’s Pupil, by Iris Murdoch. West Coast Review 18 (1984): 60-62.

Time after Time, by Molly Keane. The Reader (Spring 1984).

With Alan Rudrum. Oaten Reeds & Trumpets, by D. M. Rosenberg. Year’s Work in English Studies (January 1985): 289-90.

Diana Wynne Jones’ fiction. The Reader (December 1983): 22-26.

Nuns and Soldiers, by Iris Murdoch. West Coast Review 17 (1982): 42-44.

Milton’s Imagery and the Visual Arts, by Roland M. Frye. West Coast Review, XVI (1980), 63-64.

4 books in Kinesis (August, 1976).

Lectures, Conference and Colloquium Papers Presented since 1990

2006. “Money, Morals, and Mansfield Park: The West Indies Revisited.” Paper presented to the AGM of the Jane Austen Society of North America. Tucson, October, 2006.

2006. “Diverse Subjects, Diverse Responses: The Arts in a GLS Fairy Tales Course.” Paper presented to the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs, Santa Fe, October, 2006.

2006. “Mr Darcy and Other Spoilt Children,” and “A New Spring or a Good Harvest?: The Seasons in Persuasion and Pride and Prejudice.” Lectures given to the Ohio branch of the Jane Austen society of North America, June 2006.

2005. “Spoilt Rotten: Mr. Darcy, Maria Bertram and Emma Woodhouse.” Lecture given to the Victoria Branch of the Jane Austen Society of North America, December, 2005.

2004. “Dandies, Beauties and the Issue of Good Looks in Persuasion.” Paper presented to the AGM of the Jane Austen Society of North America. Los Angeles, October, 2004.

On Distance Education

“Tutor Training.” Essays on Distance Education. Ed. Keith Harry. Milton Keynes: Open University press (in press). Reprint of article in Distance Education 4.

With J. Colin Yerbury. “Telecommunication and Distance Education Courses.” Journal of the Alberta Association of Continuing Studies 10 (1982): 37-39.

“Tutor Training.” Distance Education 4 (1983): 108-113. (Revised version of a paper given at International Council for Distance Education Conference, 1982.)

“A Course on Women’s History.” Women’s International Network Newsletter (Spring 1984): 10.

With J. Colin Yerbury, and June Landsburg. “Distance Education Television: Enhanced Learning or Entertainment.” Proceedings of the International Council for Distance Education. August 1985. Printed in microfiche.

“Canada: The Western Provinces.” Towards New Horizons: Women and Distance Education. Ed. Karlene Faith. London: Routledge, 1988.

With Karlene Faith. “Women in University Distance Education in Canada.” Women’s Education des Femmes 7 March l990, 16-19.
With D. George, June Landsburg, and J. Colin Yerbury. “A Communication Process: Electronic Media in Distance Education.” International Journal of University Adult Education 28, July, l989, 1-24.
With Dawn Howard. “Looking in the Mirror: Developing Concepts of Distance Education and The Journal of Distance Education.” ICDE Bulletin. Fall, 1989. 54-59.
With J. Colin Yerbury. “Distance Education at Simon Fraser University.” Association for Canadian Studies Newsletter 11, Fall, 1989,16-17.

2003. “Resistance to Early Globalization Processes: John Clare and Others.” Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs conference, Napa, November, 2003. (Hosted by Stanford University.)

2002. “A.S. Byatt and Interdisciplinarity.” Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs conference, Chicago, October, 2002.

2002. “Milton’s Eve and the Flowers of the Songs of Experience.” International Milton Symposium, Beaufort, NC, June, 2002.

2001.“Scrambling about the Country: Austen’s Pedestrian Heroines.” Jane Austen Society of North America conference. Seattle Washington, October, 2001.

2001. “Mr. Sludge and Mrs. Oliphant: Victorian Negotiations with the Dead.” International Gothic Association conference. Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre, June, 2001.

2002. “Writing in a Domestic Space: Nineteenth Century Novelists and their Studies.” Colloquium on Domestic Space. Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre, April 2001.

2001. “Catholicism and Gender in the 1850s: Brontë, Oliphant, Yonge.” British Women Writers of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Conference. University of Kansas, March 2001.

1999. “Emma in the 1860s: Oliphant and Yonge." Paper presented to the Jane Austen Society of North America, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, October, 1999.

1998. “Mansfield Park, Past Present and Future.” Lecture to the Jane Austen Society of North America, Vancouver Branch, September, 1998.

1998. “Women’s Work, Tractarianism, and The Monthly Packet.” Paper presented to the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals Annual Conference, Vancouver, July, 1998.

1998. “'La Motte-Fouqué, Manzoni, Byron and the Victorian Domestic Novel: The Heir of Redclyffe inherits Romanticism.” Paper presented to the American Conference on Romanticism (read in my absence due to illness), University of Georgia, January, 1998.

1997. “West Indian Properties and British Families: Austen, Brontë, Yonge.” Paper presented in the British Studies Colloquium Series, Harbour Centre, SFU, November, 1997.

1997. “Obliterating Gender and Generation: Urizen as Ceres in The Four Zoas, Night the Ninth.” Paper presented to the British Association for Romantic Studies Conference, University of Leeds, July, 1997.

1997. “The Fiction Market and Women’s Traditional Work: Oliphant and Yonge in the Drawing Room and the Kitchen.” Paper presented to the Sixth Annual Conference of Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century British Woman Writers, University of California at Davis, March, 1997.

1996. “Identity in the 1790s: Blake’s Visions of the Daughters of Albion.” Keynote address given to the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs. Whistler, B.C, October, 1996.

1995. “‘Murder Will Out’: Private Life, Public Spectacle, and Popular Fiction, 1856-67.” Paper Presented to the Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada, Saskatoon, October, 1995.*

1994. “Blake’s Gendering of British History.” Paper Presented at the American Society for Romanticism conference, October, 1994.

1994 “Reputation, Revolution, and Blake’s Jerusalem.” Paper presented to the North-Western Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, February, 1994. *

1994. “Maenads, Young Ladies, and the Lovely Daughters of Albion.” Paper presented to NEMLA, April, 1994. *

1993. “William Blake: the Social Vision of the Artist.” Paper presented to Simon Fraser University's Alumni Society, October, 1993.

1992. “Protective Pastoral: Blake’s Songs and Rossetti’s Goblin Market.” Presented to English Dept. Colloquium, Simon Fraser University, Oct.,1992.

1992. “Feminized History and Blake’s Daughters of Albion.” Presented to the English Dept. Colloquium at Simon Fraser University, March, 1992.

1991. “The Bible Unperverted: Blake & the Bible.” Presented to Institute for the Humanities Public Symposium on Biblical Criticism at SFU, Oct., 1991. *

1991. “Murdoch, Wordsworth, Wordsworth, and Carroll.” Presented to the English Department Colloquium at Simon Fraser University, March, 1991.


1995 Excellence in Teaching Award, SFU
1995 Convocation Speaker, SFU
1992 SFU President's Research Grant
1985 SSHRCC Fellowshi.
1976-77 Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Manitoba
1971-73 Canada Council Doctoral Fellowship