Glenn Deefholts

Instructor, Langara College

Areas of interest

Philosophy and literature, language, Virginia Woolf, and memoir.


  • MA, Humanities, Simon Fraser University
  • MA, English, Simon Fraser University
  • BA, English and Humanities Minor, Simon Fraser University


Glenn Deefholts completed his degrees at SFU. His graduate work explored connections between philosophy and literature in the U.K., France, and Germany in the early twentieth century. His first thesis looked at ways that language can be experienced as ritual and as technology. His second thesis was about Virginia Woolf and memoir, examining Woolf's assertion that in Europe in 1910, human character changed. Glenn has a TESOL certificate and, before coming to Langara, taught English for sixteen years to students from over thirty countries. In 2005, Glenn co-edited and contributed to "The Way We Were: Anglo-Indian Chronicles," a collection of memoirs written by Anglo-Indians, describing their unique culture in India.